7. Ethan Pocic, OL
I listed Ethan Pocic simply as an offensive lineman because he could end up playing almost any position on Cable’s line. Pocic was a second-round pick by the Seahawks in this year’s draft, so he’s on his rookie deal, a four-year, $4.4 million contract.
Your guess is as good as mine as to where Pocic will play on the line and how much he will see the field this season. He was a versatile punisher up front for the LSU Tigers last season, and there’s a reasonable assumption he’ll carve out a starting role either out of Training Camp or sometime this season.
Pocic will most likely stay away from the center position, the position he’s listed at, because of incumbent starter Justin Britt, who was the only passable Seahawks offensive lineman all season last year. But both guard spots are open to competition, and if Pocic plays well in camp, he could have a shot at a tackle position, too.
With the offensive line in flux and the Seahawks’ coaching staff considering many options, Pocic could find himself on the bench, or he could find himself thrust into a starting role. The scouts seem to agree that Pocic is at least an average pass protector, moving quickly to pick up blitzers and possessing an adequate power base to keep pressure off the quarterback. If those skills translate to the NFL, the Seahawks could finally start creating some stability on their offensive line, making Pocic incredibly valuable.