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Thursday Round-Up: Gil Brandt's 2017 All-Rookie Team Includes Seahawks Offensive Lineman Ethan Pocic
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NFL.com's 2017 All-Rookie Team
Gil Brandt, the former vice president of player personnel for the Dallas Cowboys who now works as a senior analyst at NFL.com, released an all-rookie all-star team on the League website today and the best of the rookie-best list features one Seahawks draft pick.
Ethan Pocic, who Seattle selected in the second round (No. 58 overall) of the 2017 NFL Draft out of LSU, is one of two offensive guards to earn a spot on Brandt's position-by-position breakdown. This past season, Pocic primarily saw action on special teams to start the year, but was inserted into the starting lineup after the Seahawks' bye week with Luke Joeckel having undergone surgery. Pocic started Seattle's final 11 games of the season and proved to be a versatile player as he saw snaps at both right and left guard. He was also listed as the Seahawks' backup center behind Justin Britt.
On Pocic, Brandt writes, "While he might never climb to the level of a Pro Bowler, Pocic -- who allowed two sacks -- projects as a long-time starter after playing reasonably well in his first pro season. He's a versatile lineman who can play guard or tackle."
Social Post Of The Day
Today's 'Social Post of the Day' comes from Russell Wilson, who shared a chat with New Orleans Saints signal caller Drew Brees on the Seahawks quarterback's TraceMe app. The two players are in Orlando, Florida this week for the Pro Bowl. Read
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Also at the Pro Bowl, here's photos from Wednesday's taping of the Skills Showdown, which features Wilson as a participant and former Seahawks quarterback Matt Hasselbeck commentating the action. The Skills Showdown airs at 6 p.m. PT today on ESPN.
The Seahawks Pro Shop has plenty of Pro Bowl merchandise available online.
One Seahawks play from this past season is up for Play of the Year at NFL.com.Read