How will the Seahawks offensive line fill out?
One of the biggest items to watch in Seahawks training camp is who is playing where along the offensive line. We can assume three spots. That would be Charles Cross at left tackle, Damien Lewis at left guard, and Abraham Lucas at right tackle. But if 40 percent of the offensive line is a bit unsettled heading into training camp, that could be a problem.
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What isn't a problem, though, is that Seattle does appear to have a bit more talent and depth along the O-line in 2023. Gabe Jackson started at right guard in 2022 and wasn't very good. Seattle ended up rotating snaps between Jackson and Phil Haynes at the spot and Haynes was the better of the two. Haynes returns on a one-year deal in 2023 and Jackson was released. Plus, Seattle drafted LSU's Anthony Bradford in this year's draft and he could be good enough to start this season.
At center, Seattle signed Evan Brown in free agency and he was solid at the position for the Detroit Lions in 2021. But Seattle drafted Olu Oluwatimi out of Michigan this year and Oluwatimi has the size, strength, and brains to possibly be an instant starter. Oluwatimi versus Brown is definitely one of the biggest position battles to watch in Seattle's training camp.
Of course, an offensive line must quickly build cohesion to be good, and that goes for any offensive line, not just the Seahawks. So while Cross, Lewis, and Lucas played together last year, there could be two new starters. Lewis will be entering his fourth season and if Seattle starts Bradford and Oluwatimi, Lewis would have two more years in the league than any other starter. But talent should outweigh anything else, so if Oluwatimi and Bradford end up being starters then Seattle could have one of the better offensive lines in the NFC by the end of the season.