Seattle chooses Brandon Dorlus
- Defensive lineman from Oregon
- Round 2
The only drawback with Dorlus is he is a bit of a tweener. He's got good size at 6'3" and 285 pounds, but he needs to get stronger when initially contacted. His lower body needs work or he will simply get pushed around by NFL offensive linemen. But he should get stronger in an NFL weight training program. Basically, whatever limits Dorlus currently has can be improved through work.
Dorlus has great versatility, so Seattle could use him the same way they did Michael Bennett. The Oregon product can line up inside or outside the offensive line and would be a fantastic fit in either a 3-4 or 4-3 and since Seattle changes its principles some based on personnel, Dorlus could be a three-down player who never has to leave the field.
He has great hands and has been taught the right technique on how to use them in college. He is massively strong in his upper body, and has fantastic athletic ability. His quickness is excellent. He can penetrate in the interior but has enough speed to beat offensive tackles as well.
He wouldn't likely be a Week 1 starter in his rookie season and he needs time to get better against the run, but he at least has the potential to be good in that area as well. But he should be a rotational pass rusher straight away and could sub out for Jarran Reed and Dre'Mont Jones, and both of those guys are currently signed through at least 2024.