Seahawks Rookie Wins Starting Tackle Job

The Seattle Seahawks have had problems building their offensive line over the past few years, and while this latest news may not crown them one of the best in the game in this position, it's certainly a credit to the hard work and talent of rookie Abraham Lucas, who was the 72nd overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft. Lucas started the pre-season finale against the Cowboys, and played well yet again, and with the man who he beat for the job listed now as a guard along this line, it appears more and more like Lucas has won the starting right tackle job in Seattle.

The Seahawks, like plenty of teams this off-season have had a nightmare run with injury along the offensive line, and while this may not have been Seattle's plan at the beginning of training camp, it's the direction that they're going in now. With Geno Smith as the starting QB in Week 1, this team will need to be even better along the line, and with DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett on the outside, this team has the talent to win games if they can protect the QB.

Lucas came from Washington State and was the 72nd pick in this years draft, and after a slow start during camp, he's done everything he can to make this position his. According to Pro Football Focus he allowed just one pressure in 63 pass-rush snaps in the first two games and he appeared to play similarly well against the Cowboys, going the entire first half. Does this mean the Seahawks are going to win a lot of extra games now? Probably not, but it's a good sign that they're finding rookies in the third round ready to start, as that is how Championship teams are really built.

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