Mandatory mini-camp is underway in the NFL, and the big story in the Seattle Seahawks Day 1 season was the absence of star wide receiver DK Metcalf, an interesting storyline because it related to the offensive line.
The first team’s offensive line drill included both Charles Cross and Abe Lucas in tackle positions. While Gabe Jackson was present but not participating in the drills, Phil Haynes got his right guard representative.
It’s not even a full training camp yet so don’t raise your eyebrows too high, but pay attention to the right tackle competition. Charles Cross may be an odds-on favorite to start with the left tackle after coming in at 9th overall, but the right tackle is a very different story. Lucas, a third-round pick from Washington state, will be battling Jake Curhan and possibly second-year Stone Forsyth.
Kurhan played a few snaps in the guard against the San Francisco 49ers last year, which matched Forsyth’s only offensive snaps of his career – all on the right tackle.
Reshaping this offensive line will undoubtedly be one of the stop roster storylines of the season.