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Seahawks rookie Abe Lucas may have blocked his way to a runway

While there has been a lot of attention for rookie left tackle Charles Cross, one of the other preseason bright spots for the Seattle Seahawks was third round rookie right tackle Abraham Lucas.

The former Washington State Cougar competed with Jake Curhan for the starting position in the right tackle, and he has strongly advocated for Seattle to end their revamped offensive line with rookie tackles. One of Lucas’ preseason themes has been blocking defenders from running plays, including this Friday night against the Dallas Cowboys.

Or this one against the Chicago Bears.

Or his debut against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

But blocking isn’t just about another guy’s pancakes, and so far Lucas and Charles Cross have both risen to the challenge.

“Overall, I’m very happy with him,” Carroll said of Lucas after the Dallas Cowboys game on Friday night. β€œHe did a fantastic job for a first [year] boy. But both guys, who come from the same system, different parts of the country, made the switch to be run. They come from the rock, they are both physical, athletic. Finishing well, that’s the stuff I’m looking for.

Jake Curhan played on the right-wing for quite some time and with Damien Lewis’ injury he can eventually get more depth on the position alongside Phil Haynes as Lewis recovers from his ankle injury. Nothing is certain now that Lucas gets the job, but he has seen his first team reps increase in practice and his performance on the pitch may have tipped the scales in his favor.

We don’t want to get too excited just yet because the regular season is a different beast, but there may finally be reason to be optimistic about the young talent in the Seahawks offensive line.

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