The Seattle Seahawks drafted LSU center Ethan Pocic with the 58th pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. Coming as a surprise to many Seahawks fans and draft analysts because the Seahawks current center Justin Britt, was coming off a year where he was nominated a pro bowl center. The LSU standout can contribute at several positions along the Seattle line, being touted as a five position lineman, as well as the most polished offensive lineman the Seahawks have drafted in years.
The Seahawks Should Start Ethan Pocic
Ethan Pocic was an ALL-SEC lineman as a center and earned honors as a second and third team All-American lineman at the other positions he played along the LSU line. During his 2014 season, he led all LSU lineman with 132.5 knockdown blocks. Pocic is a physical blocker who has no qualms about laying a nasty block to protect his quarterback.
When watching film on fellow LSU standout and 2017 4th overall pick Leonard Fournette it’s impossible not to notice Pocic. He’s often leading the way on running back screens and more than a few power runs. He brings strong technique and solid feet and hands. His grit and determination can bring a new facet to a young offensive line that seems so sought after by the coaching staff.
– Coleman Crawford, Three Step Drop
“If you would have told me that the Seahawks were going to draft Pocic I would have said you were crazy, not because I don’t like him more because I didn’t think the Seahawks would! I already had my eye on this guy since December of last year. So it’s nice to see that we picked him, with that said I think Pocic will be a tremendous addition because from what I saw he can bring things to this team both mentally and physically that we have been lacking. Ethan is a player that checks all boxes, and when it comes to Seattle he’s their type of guy, versatile and hard working.”
-Pedro Periera ‘PTNFLFAN.Blogspot.pt’