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Seahawks Post-Offseason Depth Chart Review: Guards

While the Seahawks have endured significant turnover at tackle, the opposite has happened inside at the guard spots with a pair of starters and a capable swing reserve returning to the fold.

Steering towards the start of the 2022 season, the Seahawks will be guaranteed to have three new starters along the offensive line. But while sweeping changes were made at tackle and center this spring, the team opted to stick with status quo at the guard spots to provide some much-needed continuity in the trenches.

Last season, Seattle brought in veteran Gabe Jackson from Las Vegas and plugged him into the starting lineup at right guard, while Damien Lewis flipped over to the left side after starting all 16 games as a rookie in 2020. Both players will return for their second season playing together, with Lewis expected to be far more comfortable on the opposite side of the line and Jackson set to rebound after offseason knee surgery. 

Behind them, Phil Haynes used a strong finish filling in for Lewis and Jackson to receive an original round tender as a restricted free agent. The team also will give tackle Jake Curhan as well as centers Kyle Fuller and Dakoda Shepley some snaps at guard during camp and undrafted rookie Shamarious Gilmore will also compete at both positions.

In the midst of their annual six-week moratorium between organized team activities and training camp, how does the Seahawks guard group look? Diving into the depth chart, here's an updated look at the projected starters, a sleeper to watch, a potential wild card to keep an eye on, and a player squarely on the roster bubble.

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Damien Lewis
Abraham Lucas Shamarious Gilmore
Phil Haynes
Kyle Fuller

Seattle values versatility along the offensive line and coach Andy Dickerson would prefer to have eight or nine players who can play more than one position. While he hasn't necessarily played well for long stretches as a starter at center or guard, Fuller does have extensive game action on his resume at both positions and has shown he can step into the lineup in a pinch when needed. He's well-respected by the coaching staff and has improved during his time in the league. With that said, it has become evident in recent seasons that he doesn't have the ceiling to be a starter in the NFL and if a player such as Gilmore or Dakoda Shepley surfaces as a viable reserve option in camp, Fuller could be the one on the outside looking in when final roster cuts happen in late August.

Seahawks Post-Offseason Depth Chart Reviews

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