The Seahawks used their first of two fourth-round picks to add interior offensive line depth, selecting Anthony Bradford, a guard out of Louisiana State University, with pick No. 108.
Bradford started 12 games for the Tigers last year, 11 at right guard, one at left tackle. His 2021 season was limited by injuries, but he started five games, four at left tackle and one at guard. While the Seahawks see him as a guard, that versatility should give Bradford extra value.
"They prize versatility a lot, for me being able to move from the right side to the left side, either inside or outside," he said. "They liked me at guard right now, because they like their tackle situation right now, and I understand that. So, it looks like inside for me."
Bradford is the second LSU guard the Seahawks have selected in recent drafts, joining former teammate Damien Lewis, who has started 45 games over the past three seasons. The two were able to connect when Bradford took a pre-draft visit to Seattle, and talked about the possibility of being teammates.
"When I was taking my visit I was talking to him," he said. "I'm geeked up to get down there with him. We were saying that if it did happen (get drafted by the Seahawks), we would have to go to work. It happened, so it's time to go to work."
Asked to describe his game, Bradford said, "I feel like I'm an aggressive player, but I'm an aggressive smart player. There are times when I may look passive, but I'm coming aggressive. I really take pride in my feet and my technique. So, I feel like I'm an aggressive player, with good technique."
In addition to joining Lewis in Seattle, Bradford is also now teammates with a player he matched up against at times in college, Auburn outside linebacker Derick Hall, who the Seahawks picked in the second round on Friday.
"Derek Hall, he's a fantastic player," Bradford said. "He's speed, power, everything that you need in an edge rusher. It was pretty fun playing against him, he's a good player. I'm happy that he's on my team."
Take a look at photos of guard Anthony Bradford during his three years at Louisiana State University. Bradford was selected by the Seahawks with the 108th overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft.