Offensive line prospects
Next up, every Seahawks fans favorite position to discuss, center.
- Ethan Pocic – 25- 2022
- Kyle Fuller – 27 – 2022
- Brad Lucnblde – 25 -2022 (ERFA)
- Pier-Olivier Lestage – 23 – 2024 (RFA)
If the Seahawks do not pick up a free agent center via free agency for the 2021 season and persist with Ethan Pocic for another season, they will enter the close season with three of their four centers as free agents.
In that event, surely they will target a center in the draft.
My top 7 candidates at center in the 2022 draft are currently
- Alec Lindstrom (Boston College)
- Tyler Lindebaum (Iowa)
- James Empey (BYU)
- Luke Matthews (Texas A&M)
- Doug Kramer (Illinois)
- Chris Owens (Alabama)
- Liam Shanahan (LSU)
- Gabe Jackson – 29 – 2024
- Damien Lewis – 24 – 2024
- Jordan Simmons – 26 – 2022
- Phil Haynes – 25 – 2023
- Greg Eiland – 22 – 2024 (RFA)
The Seahawks do not have a great deal of depth at guard, but Jackson and Lewis are contracted until 2024, Jordan Simmons needs to produce this coming season to earn a new contract. Even if he does that, the Seahawks may well look to add at this position given the lack of depth and that Gabe Jackson will be into his thirties come the start of the 2022 season.
The top 5 candidates the Seahawks could be looking at are currently
- Kenyon Green (Texas A&M)
- Cade Mays (Tennessee)
- Ed Ingram (LSU)
- Zion Johnson (Boston College)
- Josh Sills (Oklahoma State)
- Duane Brown – 35 – 2022
- Brandon Shell – 29 – 2022
- Cedric Ogbuehi – 29 – 2022
- Stone Forsythe – 22 – 2025
- Jemarco Jones – 24 – 2022
- Tommy Champion – 24 – 2022 (ERFA)
- Jake Curhan – 22- 2024 (RFA)
Five out of the 7 tackles are free agents at the end of the 2021 season and three of those will be 30-plus.
This is clearly a position of need next close season for the Seahawks.
They could look to the draft and find the following best candidates to select to fulfil this need.
- Evan Neal (Alabama)
- Zion Nelson (Miami)
- Rasheed Walker (Penn State)
- Charles Cross (Mississippi State)
- Thayer Mumford (Ohio State)
- Wanya Morris (Oklahoma)
The potential good news for the Seahawks is that this looks like a really promising group coming out of college at OT in 2022.