Coug Alum Abraham Lucas looking to start in Seattle

Lucas finding success with Seahawks



Coug fans will see a familiar face in Seattle this year when Abraham Lucas as he turns in his crimson and gray for blue and green.

TREVOR JUNT, Evergreen deputy sports editor

Abraham Lucas looks like a stud in Seattle.

A home-grown Washingtonian from Everett, former WSU football player and team captain.

Lucas is now playing for the Seattle Seahawks.

Lucas played four years at WSU, started 42 games and is the first four-time All-Pac-12 Conference offensive lineman in WSU football’s history. He is one of the greatest offensive linemen to ever play for WSU.

Lucas is a massive human being, he is 6 feet 6 inches, 322 pounds, with 34-inch-long arms and 10 ½-inch hands.

He was rated as the best pass-blocking offensive lineman in the Pac-12 and ranked as the third-best pass-blocking offensive tackle nationally. He allowed zero sacks in 477 snaps, according to PFF.

He was drafted 72 overall in the 2022 NFL Draft in April. At this spot and in this current moment, it looks like a steal for Seattle.

Both he and Charles Cross, the ninth overall pick and Seattle’s first pick in the 2022 NFL Draft, look like a great tackle duo for years to come. Seattle’s offensive line is looking very solid and full of young talent.

In each of Seattle’s preseason games, Lucas has been showing off his talent not only with pass blocking but also with dominant run blocking. Coming from offenses at WSU that were so focused on the pass it was important for Lucas to show off that he is at least capable of solid run blocking in the NFL.

Lucas has worked his way from the beginning of the offseason as a backup to a likely starter for the Seattle Seahawks at right tackle. He has taken this job from the starter from last season, Jake Curhan.

Throughout their time in Seattle, general manager John Schneider and head coach Pete Carroll have never really been able to land big difference-making tackles. In the 12 years that they have been in Seattle, only two players have stood out: Russell Okung and Duane Brown. The Seahawks drafted Okung sixth overall in 2010 and he played through 2015. The Seahawks acquired Brown in a trade with the Houston Texans in 2017. He was their starting left tackle through last season.

Lucas has been dominant in most facets and has been able to land many pancake blocks, pinning his defender to the ground quite often in his preseason action.

Seattle will be going into the 2022 season with a very different and retooled offensive line. Lucas and Cross look as if they can be cornerstone tackles for the future of Seattle.