The Seahawks used their second pick in the second round to add to their offensive line, selecting Louisiana State offensive lineman Ethan Pocic.
Pocic, who was named first-team All-American by the Football Writers Association of America, was a three-year starter for the Tigers, primarily at center though he also has experience at right guard and right tackle. He was also named a second-team All-American by Walter Camp, the Sporting News and the American Football Coaches Association last year, a third-team All-American by the Associated Press, and first-team All-SEC.
The Seahawks have not been shy about moving offensive linemen around, and Justin Britt thrived after moving to center last season, so it's possible Seattle envisions the 6-foot-6, 317-pound Pocic playing another position. Pocic said on a conference call that the Seahawks have not yet told him where he'll play, but noted that he views himself as a linemen rather than as a center.
"One thing I do well is I'm versatile," Pocic said. "That's kind of my best skill. I'm just really here to work, wherever it is… I can play all five in my mind. I kind of consider myself just an O-lineman."
Pocic, who was a captain at LSU as a senior, is from Lemont, Ill., where he was a Parade All-American before going to LSU. Interestingly enough, Pocic had been compared to Britt by draft analysts, a comparison he made himself.
"Honestly, as a center, I thought I was kind of like Britt—a taller guy, he's a good athlete," Pocic said. "So as a center, I kind of compared myself to Britt."
Photos of the Seahawks' second draft selection of 2017, offensive lineman Ethan Pocic from LSU.