Who is RT Morgan Moses and why do the Seahawks need him?
Morgan Moses was selected in the third round of the 2014 draft by the Washington Football Team. He was known for his massive size and mauling tendencies. Standing at 6’6″ with vines for arms he stood above the rest of the competition.
Similar to the way Russell Wilson does, Moses embodies durability for the offensive line position. He has played in 96 straight games and has yet to miss a game since claiming the starting spot back in 2015.
This is honestly one of his strongest selling points. Seattle struggled mightily when Brandon Shell went down on the right-hand side of the line. When Shell came back from injury, he looked like a shell (yeah, I know) of himself. Having a player as tough and durable as Moses is something Seattle could truly use.
The second big selling point: Continuing to invest in the offensive line would show Russell Wilson that the team is truly willing to do whatever they can to give him the protection he needs. The more that can be done this season will help make next off-season that much smoother with their star QB.
Finally, Moses is coming off his best year as a pro last season. He accumulated 6 penalties and 5 sacks allowed across 1065 offensive snaps. To put into context: Brandon Shell accumulated 4 penalties and 3 sacks in nearly 500 fewer offensive snaps.
PFF also thought very highly of his performance with a rock-solid 80.6 grade. That would have been the second-highest grade on Seattle’s offensive line last year behind only Duane Brown.