NFL analyst pours cold water on any thoughts Seahawks offensive line has improved

Seattle made additions to the O-line this offseason but the moves were clearly not good enough in one analyst's view.
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Two months ago, the Seattle Seahawks were the worst kind of mystery. We already knew the main characters and not many of them had shown they were good at their jobs. The only question was seemingly how bad the unit was going to be not that they had the potential to turn into something efficient.

Then general manager John Schneider changed many perspectives by doing something that he does not always do in the NFL draft. Schneider chose players who fit a need rather than simply taking the best player available. Possibly many times the choices were one and the same, but Seattle obviously chose to address the trenches.

This was also after Seattle signed left guard Laken Tomlinson in free agency. Tomlinson has not been quite as good in the last two years as he was in his previous seasons, but he also played both those seasons with the New York Jets who have a knack for making their offensive linemen worse. Tomlinson should be a great veteran presence on the line and he stays healthy. He should be an upgrade.

NFL analyst still does not have high hopes for the Seahawks' offensive line in 2024

Even with those moves, though, Lou Scataglia of FanSided's NFL Spin Zone does not believe the Seahawks will have a good line this season. He ranks the group 30th in his latest ranking of offensive lines. Seattle is just ahead of the Washington Commanders (who allowed new Seattle quarterback Sam Howell to get sacked 65 times when Howell was with Washington last year), and the Tennessee Titans.

Seattle, of course, ranks last in the NFC West as well. The Arizona Cardinals are 29th while the San Francisco 49ers and Los Angeles Rams rank 14th and 12th, respectively.

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Scataglia does likely predict the way Seattle's offensive line will come together. Charles Cross will play left tackle, Tomlinson will play left guard, Olu Oluwatimi will be the center, rookie Christian Haynes the starter at right guard, and Abe Lucas at right tackle. Again, that group looks a lot better than the one Seattle might have had just two months ago. Still, Scataglia doesn't think it's very good.

But he does believe there is hope for the unit. Scataglia writes, "The Seattle Seahawks interior offensive line might be the worst in football, and their young tackles still need to find their footing, but this OL lineup has some potential." Interesting. Scataglia is a trusted source for information, but let's hope he is completely wrong about the Seattle offensive line in 2024.

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