SEATTLE SEAHAWKS

Two Seahawks standing out in offseason program

May 14, 2018, 11:06 AM | Updated: 11:18 am

seahawks, seattle seahawks, bobby wagner, wagner...

Seahawks linebacker Bobby Wagner enters his seventh season with Seattle. (AP)

(AP)

The Seahawks are one month into their offseason program and are set to kick off OTAs Monday, May 14. Already it’s been a busy few weeks – a few rookies stole the show during the NFL Draft and rumors of an Earl Thomas trade have fans keeping their eyes glued to news about the All-Pro safety.

But outside of rumors and new players are two Seahawks who have stood out to 710 ESPN Seattle’s Brock Huard: offensive lineman Ethan Pocic and linebacker Bobby Wagner.

Pat Kirwin talks Seahawks’ rookie class, Wilson’s upcoming contract

“By all accounts, (Ethan Pocic) is just a different guy,” Huard said during his Blue 42 segment of Brock and Salk Monday morning. “If there was a little bit of a transformation for (center) Justin Britt from year two to year three as he finally found his footing, well maybe that was sped up a couple years for Pocic. Because he finally found his footing last year in the second half of the season.”

The Seahawks selected Pocic in the second round of last year’s draft, and by season’s end the guard named to the PFWA’s All-Rookie team.

“He was a guy who graded out as far as rookies go, especially in the second half, very well,” Huard said. “He’s added nearly 20 pounds to his size, focusing on nothing but his craft. I think he’s got a chance to continue to be a difference maker up front. Add Britt, add Duane Brown, and now you’ve got at least hopefully a confident offensive line.”

Veteran linebacker Bobby Wagner also made an impression on Huard. It wasn’t just for his play, which has been solid for years, but for his ever-emerging leadership.

“For all the talk of all the losses of everybody – Richard Sherman, Kam Chancellor, Cliff Avril and Michael Bennett – one guy is still in the middle, and that’s Bobby,” Huard said. “And he was on last week with Gee Scott on KIRO Nights and you just hear a maturity. You hear a total investment in this community and in this team. I don’t think there’s any doubt that his voice is going to grow on that side of the ball.”

Listen to the full Blue 42 segment here, where Huard also talks about this year’s group of undrafted rookie free agents.

Brock and Salk podcast

Seattle Seahawks

Seattle Seahawks DK Metcalf...

Zac Hereth

Will Seahawks sign DK Metcalf to second extension? Insider weighs in

ESPN NFL insider Bill Barnwell assesses the potential of a second contract extension for Seattle Seahawks wide receiver DK Metcalf.

15 hours ago

Dallas Cowboys QB Dak Prescott Seattle Seahawks...

Zac Hereth

Insider: Why Seahawks could be in on Dak Prescott next offseason

ESPN NFL insider Bill Barnwell explains why Dak Prescott to the Seattle Seahawks next offseason isn't as far-fetched as it sounds.

2 days ago

Seattle Seahawks Ryan Grubb 2024 rookie minicamp...

Cameron Van Til

Baldinger: The biggest jump new Seahawks OC Grubb will face in NFL

NFL Network's Brian Baldinger explains the biggest transition for Seattle Seahawks offensive coordinator Ryan Grubb as he moves to the NFL.

2 days ago

Seattle Seahawks Riq Woolen Devon Witherspoon...

Brent Stecker

Will Seahawks be missing on the NFL’s annual Top 100 list?

Members of the Seattle Seahawks used to be all over the NFL Top 100 list, but that seems unlikely this year. So which players have a case?

3 days ago

Potential Seattle Seahawks UFL target Carlos Davis...

Zac Hereth

ESPN insider names two more UFL players Seahawks could target

ESPN Seattle Seahawks insider Brady Henderson assesses if Seattle could be in on more UFL players after signing RB Ricky Person Jr.

3 days ago

Seattle Seahawks Mike Macdonald 2024 minicamp...

Cameron Van Til

What Seahawks players are saying about new coach Mike Macdonald

Who is Mike Macdonald? Here's what Seattle Seahawks players had to say about their new 36-year-old head coach during OTAs and minicamp.

3 days ago

Two Seahawks standing out in offseason program