The last of the presumed starting five offensive linemen for the Seahawks is Brandon Shell. Shell’s PFF grade for 2020 was 72.1, which is slightly above the NFL average of 70.61, but just below the NFC average of 73.5 and ranks third of the four starting right tackles in the NFC West.
29-year-old Shell joined Seattle from the Jets last season ad as the statistics indicate is a solid presence at RT. Rankings-wise from last season’s grades, Shell is fourteenth of the 32 starters in the NFL and tenth of the sixteen in the NFC.
Along with Gabe Jackson, they would form a solid right side of the O-line, if not as strong as the left side of the line. Shell provided a decent upgrade over Germain Ifedi last season and was a real presence as a pass blocker, which again should keep the QB happy.
This is a contract year for Shell, so he should be keen to show his best form as he approaches his thirties. The two words that seem to sum Brandon Shell up are solid and reliable. These are two words that all coaches would like to attribute to their O-linemen.
All Russell Wilson will want him to do is what he is doing in the image above. To summarise the Seattle O-line, the starting five achieved a rating of 355.7 last season. As per the required stats at the top of this article, the O-line is just above the 350 mark that gives them what they require of a playoff-bound O-line.
But in order to go deep into the playoffs, the Seahawks would need to be stronger in other departments of the roster.