While ESPN’s Bill Barnwell might think that the . file Seattle Seahawks It was worse than any team in the NFLThere are many fans who see the changes to the roster and coaching staff as cause for optimism. One of the position combinations that has received the most attention, not only this season but over the past several years as well, is the offensive line.
Fans, of course, are excited about the possibility of improving the unit after replacing both the starting tackle, as well as the signing of free agency veteran Austin Blyth center. In terms of what the offensive line’s on-pitch performance could look like, some fans are convinced the group will improve entirely in 2022 with the addition of Blythe and the selection of Charles Cross and Abraham Lucas in the first two days of the draft. . However, it’s important to keep in mind that this isn’t the first time the Seahawks have used early picks in the same draft up front.
Now, it’s done in meme format because it’s not meant to be a serious analysis of the situation, just a reminder that playing interference in the NFL is tough, and even for highly drafted players, there’s often a steep learning curve. That’s not always the case, but there are enough cautionary tales regarding highly drafted offensive linemen who didn’t turn out to be highly performing in the NFL that it can’t be assumed that Kroos and Lucas will develop into stars, or even rookies. qualified .
That, of course, doesn’t mean they won’t become beginners in time, just a reminder that as younger players it wouldn’t be surprising if they struggled early on while learning to play in the NFL. Penei Sewell, a selection among the top ten of Detroit Lions The year 2021 is a good example of this. The junior season breaks down as follows:
- Games 1-8: 26 push-ups, 4 bags allowed
- Games 9-16: 9 stresses, 1 bag allowed
The simple truth is that small interventions take time to develop. This has come up over and over again in the past few years. Back in 2018 the field gulls Considered an approximate development curve of pass blocking interventions based on the pass blocking efficiency measure developed by the PFF..
Other research, including 2020 pieces of Similarly, Timo Riske of the PFF has found that it often takes offensive linemen until their third or fourth season to reach their potential..
So, the early struggles wouldn’t be so unexpected for novice players, assuming they both ended up doing it. According to reports, Jake Corhan has been the man of the year so far in the right tackle, with Lucas working with the second team.
Nor have we seen Marquis Blair. And with Gabby Jackson not here, Phil Haynes worked with the juniors on guard. The rest of OL is as expected for now with Cross at LT, Curhan at RT, Blythe at center and Lewis at LG. Abe Lucas worked with the second team at RT.
– Bob Condotta (@bcondotta) May 23 2022
That, of course, means nothing given that it’s still May and the regular season is still more than three months away, which means it’s a situation to watch during training camp to see if Corhan can hold off the rookie.
Whether or not Corhan is able to hold the starting mission on correct tackle, the fight at that spot is an intriguing example of the changes in personnel preferences for the team in the wake of Mike Solari’s dismissal. Solari, as most fans know, prefers giant bats with long arms on the inside, and long armed handlers which may not be the larger fleet. To that end, here are the handlers the Seahawks have added during the four years of the Solari’s tenure, along with their time in the 40-yard dash.
- Jamarco Jones: 5.50
- Chad Wheeler: 5.42
- Elijah Nkensa: 5.09
- Jake Corhan: 5.45
- Brandon Shell: 5.22
- Cedric Ogboyhe: 4.98
- Forsyth stone: 5.13
Interestingly, although it is likely to be completely random, there is a strong correlation between the number of shots a player gets and how fast — or rather how slow — they run a 40-yard dash. Anyway, for comparison, here’s Cross and Lucas:
- Charles Cross: 4.95
- Abraham Lucas: 4.92
It’s certainly interesting that both of the Seahawks’ selected tackle in the draft this year had 40 under five seconds, because that’s definitely not a common trait. According to Pro Football Reference, Only 50 interventions have been recorded 40 times in less than five seconds since 2000, with Cross and Lucas, two of the 30 that ran it at 4.95 or less. There are definitely players in the group who haven’t made it out in the NFL, but there are plenty of names on the roster that will get Seahawks fans excited.
Interventions recorded 40 times in less than five seconds since 2000
|2013||Tyrone Armstead||extra time||62||4.71|
|2013||Lynn Johnson||extra time||68||4.72|
|2010||Bruce Campbell||extra time||1||4.75|
|2007||Joe Staley||extra time||104||4.79|
|2010||Trent Williams||extra time||97||4.81|
|2018||Brian O’Neill||extra time||32||4.82|
|2009||Lydon Mortha||extra time||2||4.82|
|2007||Allen Barber||extra time||25||4.84|
|2014||Taylor Liwan||extra time||54||4.87|
|2005||Alex Barron||extra time||30||4.87|
|2022||Dare Rosenthal||extra time||4.88|
|2022||Trevor Benning||extra time||4.89|
|2022||Keelen Desh||extra time||4.89|
|2018||Desmond Harrison||extra time||3||4.9|
|2007||Gaby Hall||extra time||4.91|
|2005||Khalif Barnes||extra time||61||4.92|
|2014||Greg Robinson||extra time||27||4.92|
|2022||Abraham Lucas||extra time||4.92|
|2007||Joe Thomas||extra time||108||4.92|
|2022||Akim Ikuno||extra time||4.93|
|2011||Tyrone Smith||extra time||101||4.93|
|2012||Donald Stephenson||extra time||20||4.94|
|2016||Jason Spurgess||extra time||10||4.94|
|2006||Eric Winston||extra time||64||4.94|
|2018||Colton Miller||extra time||29||4.95|
|2013||Vinston the painter||extra time||0||4.95|
|2016||Joe Thune||extra time||54||4.95|
|2022||Charles Cross||extra time||4.95|
|2017||Garrett Bullseye||extra time||36||4.95|
|2019||Andre Dillard||extra time||6||4.96|
|2018||Joseph Notbaum||extra time||11||4.96|
|2011||nit solder||extra time||79||4.96|
|2012||Khalil died||extra time||38||4.96|
|2006||whimper man||extra time||14||4.96|
|2009||Andrew Gardner||extra time||7||4.96|
|2022||Braxton Jones||extra time||4.97|
|2014||Matt Bachchan||extra time||4.97|
|2004||Adrian Jones||extra time||12||4.97|
|2015||Cameron Claire||extra time||4.98|
|2015||Cedric Ogboye||extra time||16||4.98|
|2016||Caleb Bennock||extra time||12||4.98|
|2000||Adrian Klim||extra time||10||4.98|
|2004||Robert . Gallery||extra time||44||4.98|
|2008||Jeremy Zote||extra time||55||4.99|
|2003||John Stinchcombe||extra time||49||4.99|
|2009||Jamon Meredith||extra time||15th||4.99|
|2009||Gerald Cadogan||extra time||4.99|
|2016||Jack Conklin||extra time||53||5|
|2021||Landon Young||extra time||1||5|
|2011||Derek Newton||extra time||30||5|
Putting it all together, fans may have been surprised to see Solari sacked several weeks into the off season, however, it seems that the use of two early draft picks in the tackles, as well as the sporting profile of those tackles shed light on why he is. He is no longer with the team. Now, it’s simply a matter of giving Lucas and Cross time and opportunities to develop, with fans hopeful that their top-tier sport combined with changes in style along the offensive line, there is certainly reason to be optimistic moving forward. However, it will be important for fans to be patient, as playing offensive line in the NFL is difficult and will likely take a long time for the juniors to develop and fully perform at the level that many fans hope to see right away.