Pro Football Focus' Seahawks player to breakout in 2024 feels like a miracle

This player who greatly improve a troubled position group.
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The Seattle Seahawks have made an incredible amount of changes this offseason. The coaching staff has turned over except for defensive backs coach Karl Scott and a number of starters will be different. Many of these new starters are new to the team as well.

Among the second-year Seahawks who could improve, though, are running back Zach Charbonnet and edge rusher Derick Hall. Charbonnet simply did not get a lot of chances to run the ball under former offensive coordinator Shane Waldron. Hall still needs to prove he will not be a bust because he was atrocious in all facets as a rookie.

Pro Football Focus, though, thinks another second-year player will be the Seahawks' breakout star in 2024 and that is center Olu Oluwatimi. If that happens, Seattle's offensive line should go from still being somewhat of a question mark even after adding free agent guard Laken Tomlinson and drafting right guard Christian Haynes to potentially a group of strength.

Pro Football Focus thinks Seattle Seahawks center Olu Oluwatimi can ascend in 2024

Tomlinson has been quite as good in the last two seasons when he was with the New York Jets, but in his prior seven seasons, he was a well-rounded guard who was at times elite at run blocking. Maybe his issue was just being on a Jets offense that struggled for most of the time he was there. Perhaps under the coaching of offensive line coach Scott Huff, Tomlinson will bounce back to his 2021 level.

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Oluwatimi will take over for Evan Brown who started most games for the Seahawks at center in 2023. After a solid first two games, Brown was much worse as the season grew old. The center gave up multiple pressures in every game past Week 2 except for three. He was especially overpowered by good teams such as the San Francisco 49ers who got 5 pressures against Brown in two games.

PFF believes Oluwatimi might already be a solid pass protector (he did grade at a solid 75.5 in limited snaps in 2023) and with more playing time he could greatly improve as a run blocker. If so, Oluwatimi might become the long-term answer in the middle of the Seahawks offensive line that the team has not truly had since they traded Max Unger after the 2014 season.

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