Four things to know about the Seahawks' third-round selection out of Washington State University.
In April, the Seattle Seahawks selected former Washington State tackle Abraham Lucas with the No.72 pick in the 2022 NFL Draft. The 2021 First Team All-Pac-12 selection gets an opportunity to help bolster the Seahawks offensive line. Here are four things to know about the hometown Washington kid.
Abraham Lucas became the Washington State Cougars starting right tackle as a redshirt freshman; and never relinquished the role. The three-time second-team All-Pac 12 selection finished his career at Washington State by earning first-team honors in 2021.
In addition to showing growth and progression on the field; Lucas displayed durability. Over the course of his time at Washington State, Lucas started 42 games for the Cougars exclusively at right tackle. In that span, Lucas played over 3000 snaps.
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2. Hoop Dreams
Before he was a standout tackle for Washington State, Lucas wanted to play professional basketball. In addition to starring on the field, Lucas lettered on the court at Archbishop Murphy in Everett; just 25 miles away from Seattle. He was coached on the field by fellow Everett native and former NFL player Jerry Jensen.
Lucas started on the court for Archbishop Murphy as a freshman in 2013, the same year Jensen took over as football coach. The multi-sport athlete would go on to letter on the basketball court for the Wildcats, averaging over 16 points per game and 10 rebounds.
But Jensen advised Lucas that he had a great chance at playing in the NFL. Jensen suggested that Lucas and teammate Kyler Gordon could potentially be drafted to the league. In an interview with Bleacher Report leading up to the 2022 NFL Draft, Jensen reflected on his thoughts nearly 10 years ago.
"A lot of kids that size are led to believe they are basketball players, or pushed to that," Jensen said.
"I talked to his parents very early in his high school career about his potential in football to do some really good things, and they said, 'Good luck!'"
Turns out Jensen was right after all.
3. Guitar Hero
Many athletes have a hobby in their downtime, something they like to do that doesn't involve sports. For Lucas, that very well may be playing his guitar. In a 2019 interview with 24/7Sports, Lucas discussed his love for music as a then-sophomore.
- Lucas has other All-American aspirations, though he's unsure if such awards are handed out. He wants to become an All-American guitar player, a hobby he said occupies much of his free time. "You can pretty much find me any time in my room just, you know, strumming."
The Washington native is apparently a fan of legendary heavy thrash metal band Slayer.
4. Eat and Lift
Upon coming into the Washington State Cougars training facility as a true freshman in 2017, Lucas weighed 260 pounds. The two-way standout at Archbishop Murphy was a star defensive end when he wasn't dominating on the offensive line.
"Coming in, I saw all of the food and I was like, 'This is awesome. I can eat as much as I want," Lucas told 24/7Sports.
During that initial summer period, Lucas beefed up to 281 pounds, eating and taking full-advantage of the Cougars' weight room.
Cougars' offensive line coach Mason Miller took note of Lucas' work ethic early.
"I'm not exaggerating – he's the first one on the field every day," he said. "There's no question. He's the first guy out there."
At the NFL Combine in March, Lucas weighed in at 315-pounds. The Cougar alum ran a 4.92 40-yard-dash, tying for fourth-best among all offensive linemen to participate.
Check out photos of Seahawks third-round pick Abraham Lucas from his 2022 offseason in Seattle. The offensive tackle out of Washington State was selected No. 72 overall in the 2022 NFL Draft.