First-year players who may not even play a snap for the Seahawks

Seattle has turned over their roster a bit this offseason, but some of these new players might not play a down for Seattle.
Tremayne Anchrum, Jr. of the Seattle Seahawks
Tremayne Anchrum, Jr. of the Seattle Seahawks / Ric Tapia/GettyImages

This has been perhaps the most entertaining offseason since 2010 for the Seattle Seahawks. Former head coach Pete Carroll no longer has a real job with the franchise and new head coach Mike Macdonald was brought in to reshape the defense. Seattle will obviously look different this season than in the recent past.

Along with an almost entirely new coaching staff, many starters will be new, too. The inside linebacker position will be manned by Jerome Baker and Tyrel Dodson, both new to Seattle. Seattle's offensive line could have three new full-time starters.

Not every player Seattle brought in is going to make the team or play at all. This, of course, happens every season. The following three players might not see any action. This doesn't necessarily mean only 2024 NFL draftees (or signed undrafted free agents), but offseason additions entering year one with the Seahawks.

These Seahawks may never play a snap for the team

Tremayne Anchrum, Jr., Guard

Anchrum could still make the active roster ahead of Week 1, but the hope is that he never has to play a down. He certainly won't be starting at left guard because Seattle signed free agent Laken Tomlinson and Tomlinson usually stays healthy. Plus, Tomlinson is simply a better player than Anchrum.

On the right side, there could be a starting battle between second-year Anthony Bradford and rookie Christian Haynes. Behind Tomlinson on the left could be rookie Sataoa Laumea. Keeping a veteran around as a third-string guard might be a nice idea, but Seattle probably would be set with four guards on the roster and letting Anchrum walk.

Nick Harris, Center

Like Anchrum, Harris might also make the team. He has not yet proven to be worthy of earning a lot of reps in the league, however. He spent three years with the Cleveland Browns before being signed by the Seahawks this offseason. Harris only got four starts in those Cleveland seasons, though he did get 311 snaps in 2023.

Harris at least graded pretty well, according to Pro Football Focus (subscription required), in terms of pass protection in the last two years. Seattle struggled mightily with pass-pro last season, so if Harris does play, maybe he is capable of helping. The hope, though, is that second-year center Olu Oluwatimi takes ownership of the spot and stays that way for years. If Oluwatimi is healthy and efficient, Harris doesn't play.

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Mike Jerrell, Offensive tackle

Jerrell is an interesting prospect, but choosing him almost seemed more of a homage to Pete Carroll's draft than anything else. Carroll liked to take chances - even as early as the first round sometimes - and quite a few times those risks paid off positively. Jerrell is a huge unknown, though, as he played at small-school Findlay and even Pro Football Focus did not have any statistics on him.

He does have good size at 6'5" and 310 pounds and he is an excellent athlete for his size. He played such a low level of competition in college, though, that getting any reading on him cannot truly start until he shows what he can do against opposing teams. Making a leap from NCAA Division II to the NFL seems like too much. Plus, Seattle has Charles Cross, Abe Lucas, and George Fant at tackle. Jerrell would appear to have no home.

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