Justin Senior lands on the practice squad and gets in shape
Justin Senior appears headed to the practice squad largely because he’s not in game shape. Schneider said he was 30 pounds over his optimal weight at Mississippi State. Senior will need to prove it on the practice field, and I don’t think he can turn his body into the one his coaches like before Week One.
That said, Senior could very well start on this line as early as the 2018 season, at least as long as Tom Cable is around. If Senior shows up after next season in NFL shape, there’s no reason to think the Seahawks will suddenly abandon their ‘throw-anybody-in-there’ mentality when it comes to their offensive line. Now, Seattle is attempting to rebuild the line this year, and it’s true that they were the most successful when they had a decent o-line in front of Wilson.
The days of Russell Okung, Max Unger, and James Carpenter are long gone, but with the drafting of Ethan Pocic and the addition of Oday Aboushi, Cable and Carroll’s crew are trying to dig themselves out of the worst offensive line in football cellar.
Where Senior fits into that picture remains to be seen. He could be a swing tackle (or guard) in the future. Another versatile lineman, Senior could be plugged into several different roles and given a chance to succeed. That’s all some players need.