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Wednesday Roundup: Damien Lewis and Abe Lucas Ranked Top 75 In Offensive Line Players 

Brandon Thorn, an offensive and defensive line analyst ranks the top 75 offensive line players ahead of the 2023 season. 


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

Damien Lewis and Abe Lucas Ranked Among the Top 75 offensive line players.

 Left guard Damien Lewis is in his fourth season in the NFL. During his rookie year he started all 16 games and was the first rookie offensive lineman to do so since 2014. Thorn says Lewis is big, strong and able to deliver high impact blocks. 

Thorn uses a tier system, one through four, to rank the players. Lewis and Lucas were listed in tier three -- here's how Thorn defines tier three players: 

3 = Good or above average. These players compete with the majority of competition across the NFL. They rarely win any rep handily, lose most of them when isolated against higher tiers, and are referred to as 'red chip starters.' Red chip players, or above average/good starters, can have Pro Bowl selections on their resume with some blue chip traits. However, they lack the consistency of higher tiered players and are often more dependent on the system and players around them for success.

9. Damien Lewis - Lewis isn't as technically proficient as Ben Powers or Dalton Risner, but he is bigger, stronger, more powerful and capable of delivering a higher rate of impact blocks. After studying every snap of Lewis this summer, I came away convinced that his 'trump card' traits led to elements of tier two play in his game (anchoringfinishing) despite the breakdowns in finer aspects such as strike timing and hand placement in pass-protection that result in too many quick losses.

If the observer/evaluator/decision-maker wanted a little more polish, there may be a couple of tier three options to roll with instead of Lewis. I'd feel good about betting on Lewis if I am seeking impact blocks with superior physical traits that can still be improved upon at 26-years old and suggest a higher ceiling with a functional floor.

Also included in tier three was tackle Charles Cross, Seattle's first-round selection that started all 17 games in 2022.

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Seahawks social team asked the players who on the team is ranked over 90 on Madden.

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Fans came out to see the Seahawks on day 11 of Training Camp at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center on Aug. 9, 2023. Today was also Military and Seahawks Legends Day presented by USAA.

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