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Tuesday Round-Up: Pro Football Focus Names Seahawks' Abraham Lucas A Rookie to Watch in Preseason

Abraham Lucas, who is competing for the starting job at right tackle, is a rookie to watch according to Pro Football Focus. 

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Good afternoon, 12s. Here's a look at what's out there today – Tuesday, August 9 – about your Seattle Seahawks.

The NFL preseason is the first look for teams and fans alike at rookies going against opposing teams. Michael Renner of Pro Football Focus reveals one rookie to watch for every NFL team during the upcoming preseason, selecting Seahawks tackle Abraham Lucas.

With the No.72 pick in the 2022 NFL Draft, the Seattle Seahawks selected Washington State tackle Abraham Lucas.

Renner named Lucas one of the Top-10 risers at the 2022 Reese's Senior Bowl, where the hometown Washington kid shined in practices and on gameday.

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Renner gives rationale behind the list, and why the preseason is key for evaluation:

You've probably heard that situation can be as important as talent in the NFL draft. But just because a player enters into an ideal team environment, though, doesn't guarantee their success. Let's take a look at the rookie on each team who is worth watching closely throughout training camp and the preseason because of the opportunity in front of them.

Renner gives his reasoning for selecting Lucas and his expectations.

The Who:

Lucas is a nimble, 6-foot-6, 315-pound tackle who played 3,006 snaps in his Washington State career. On 660 pass-blocking snaps the past two seasons, Lucas allowed only 13 pressures. It was surprising he lasted to the third round, as he was the 49th-ranked player on the PFF draft board.

The Why:

Lucas is the dreaded Air Raid offensive tackle. The scheme doesn't prepare linemen for many of the things they'll be asked to do in an NFL run game, but it definitely still racks up the reps in pass protection. Lucas is the starting right tackle by default and should at least show it in pass protection during the preseason.

Read the full list of rookies to watch for the preseason here.

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