If we did not know it already, Russell Wilson has made us all acutely aware of the need to strengthen the O line, my round 5 selection will help do that.
Again referring to Lee Vowell’s earlier piece, and subsequent pieces, Lee has espoused the qualities of Landon Dickerson at C, Trey Smith at OT and Robert Hainsey at guard. I have Dickerson going with the 42nd pick, Smith going at 71 and Hainsey going at 129. So none of those will be on the board by the time we get to the Seahawks fifth-round pick for me.
All of those would be valuable additions, but my preference was to go CB, RB than OL.
So my pick in round 5 would be Jack Anderson, guard, from Texas Tech.
Anderson stands at 6’5″, weighs in at 309 and is a powerhouse.
His modus operandi on running plays is to simply blast his opposite number out of the way or preferably into the ground. He can be a devastating presence if he is able to overpower his opponent, but is a bit one-dimensional in his approach.
He is also vulnerable to D linemen with quickness that may be able to outmaneuver him.
But hey, he is going in round 5 not round 2, so you are not going to get everything. With the right coaching, these weaknesses can be developed to make him a better all-around guard.
He is also a stout pass blocker, that will please Russell Wilson. He is able to use his power to ward off pass rushers effectively and could well be a starting Guard in his rookie season.
He will certainly be a useful plug-in for certain situations from the off and will continue to develop into a good all-around guard.