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Seattle Seahawks Select LSU Offensive Lineman Ethan Pocic With No. 58 Overall Pick In 2017 NFL Draft

The Seahawks used their second pick in the 2017 NFL Draft on LSU center Ethan Pocic.

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.

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