Seahawks 2022 draftees Charles Cross and Abe Lucas are going to be great
First of all, kudos to offensive coordinator Shane Waldron for trusting himself and making a coaching change for the offensive line. Former coach Mike Solari wasn’t bad but he also didn’t know Waldron’s system and Waldron’s system is based on Sean McVay’s system with the Rams. Still, Andy Dickerson was hired last year and then this offseason took Solari’s place as the O-line coach.
So far, so extremely good. Dickerson is doing amazing things with rookies Charles Cross and Abe Lucas. Cross was expected to be good as he was taken 9th overall in the 2022 draft. But for a rookie left tackle to be so comfortable early means he has been well coached. The same can be said of third-round pick Lucas.
Lucas just destroyed a defender on his first run-block of the game. Cross didn’t allow any pressures through all of the first half and some of the start of the second. He also was good at run-blocking which was the only real question he had about him when he was drafted.
Seattle might have chosen the talent correctly with Cross and Lucas in the draft, but Dickerson is coaching them into high-end players already. Seattle might just have its starting offensive tackles for the next 10 seasons on the team.