Seattle Seahawks finish off their 2024 NFL draft by adding more depth to trenches

Seattle took a small-school tackle with their final pick.
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With their last pick in the 2024 NFL Draft, the Seattle Seahawks selected one more offensive lineman to round out their draft. Taking offensive lineman Mike Jerrell a tackle from the University of Findlay. For those not familiar with the University of Findlay, the school is a private, NCAA Division II university in Findlay, Ohio. With the selection of Jerrell, the Seahawks once again decided to draft another offensive lineman to go with Christian Haynes and Sataoa Laumea.

Mike Jerrell is the exclamation point of a draft that focused primarily on the defensive and offensive line. With a big emphasis on rebuilding the interior of the offensive line. Jerrell is a nice depth piece that the Seahawks can try to develop into a backup tackle or guard. After the Seahawks lost starting guard Damien Lewis to free agency along with starting center Evan Brown, Seattle absolutely needed to rebuild their offensive line.

With the selection of Jerrell, the Seahawks could decide to move him to guard, even though he has played tackle during college. Though he did play at a smaller school, Jerrell is a solid run-blocker, with the ability to handle pass rushers in the passing game as well. He is quite athletic, having shifted from basketball as a kid to football in sixth grade. He made 40 starts at right tackle for the University of Findlay.

What Mike Jerrell can bring to the Seahawks

Scott Huff, the Seahawks' new offensive line coach, will have plenty of young talent to work with in mini-camp and preseason. Seattle selected three interior offensive linemen in this draft, after taking two in last year's draft. The competition between Olu Oluwatimi, Anthony Bradford, Christian Haynes, Sataoa Laumea, and Mike Jerrell will be fun to watch during training camp and preseason.

Seattle added three offensive linemen in this draft guard Christian Haynes, guard/tackle Sataoa Laumea, and guard/tackle Mike Jerrell. The Seahawks added two offensive linemen in each of the last two drafts and now have a total of seven picks used on their offensive line combined in their past three drafts. The last time the Seahawks drafted three offensive linemen in the draft was 2016.

By selecting three offensive linemen in 2024, John Schneider tied his own record for most offensive linemen selected in a single draft during his tenure with the Seahawks.

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