The Seahawks went with some interior depth on the offensive line with Anthony Bradford. The 6’4 332 pound from LSU is an excellent run block who needs some polishing when it comes to his pass blocking. Bradford should be able to provide immediate depth.
Played 13 games last year starting 12 games at right guard and one at left tackle. He missed one game due to a coach’s decision
WHY THIS MAKES SENSE
Big player with size and strength. His strength is in run blocking. During his conference call with the media, Anthony said the Seahawks spoke with him and that the team was happy with its tackle situation. A sure sign that he is expected to play the guard position.
SHORT-TERM / LONG-TERM IMPACT
Anthony is not ready to start right away. Given his weakness in pass blocking. His strength in run blocking means that he could be a long-term solution at the guard position if he progresses. The Seahawks are thin at the guard position so picking Anthony makes sense.
Starters at guard Damien Lewis on the left side and Gabe Jackson are solid for next season.
Anthony Bradford Conference Call with Seattle Media
WHAT THEY SAID