The Duel

Tackles the Seahawks Must Target Now That Jack Conklin is Off the Market

Zach Brunner
Demar Dotson has played all 10 of his NFL seasons for Tampa Bay Buccaneers since being drafted in 2009.
Demar Dotson has played all 10 of his NFL seasons for Tampa Bay Buccaneers since being drafted in 2009. / Gregory Shamus/Getty Images
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The offensive line has been a weakness for the Seattle Seahawks for the majority of Russell Wilson's time with the team. With left tackle Duane Brown proving the only consistently reliable player on the unit, they need to stabilize the front line in order to keep Wilson upright and the strong running game going.

One of the top available right tackle options on the market was Jack Conklin, but he was also claimed early, with a contract to play for the Cleveland Browns next season. With him off the table, these are the three offensive right tackles that the Seahawks should be looking to sign as soon as possible.

1. Demar Dotson

Demar Dotson will be 35 years old next season.
Demar Dotson will be 35 years old next season. / Julio Aguilar/Getty Images

Demar Dotson has enjoyed an extremely successful NFL career, but with him turning 35 years old in October of next season, acquiring him would only be a short-term fix to this unit. However, the 6-foot-9-inch monster would surely help open running lanes for a Seahawks team that averaged the third-most rushing attempts per game (29.5) last season.

2. Mike Remmers

Mike Remmers played both guard and tackle in the NFL.
Mike Remmers played both guard and tackle in the NFL. / Scott Taetsch/Getty Images

Mike Remmers does not suddenly solve your offensive line problems nor make an average unit great, however, he has been consistent in his protection and would provide versatility on a Seattle offensive line that could use it. He is best when slotted in at right tackle, but he has shown the ability to also play right guard in the NFL. This versatility cannot be understated as something useful for offensive lines that lack depth, just like Seattle does.

3. Germain Ifedi

Germain Ifedi played right tackle for Seattle last season.
Germain Ifedi played right tackle for Seattle last season. / Alika Jenner/Getty Images

The arguments for Germain Ifedi are simple. First, he is just 26 years old. He still has some developing to do and he isn't worn down like the other more senior names on this list. Second, he should come at a much more affordable price tag as he is not exactly a highly sought-after talent. Lastly, Ifedi was the starting right tackle for Seattle last season and he's been a part of this offensive line since the Seahawks drafted him in 2016, so he is already familiar with this supporting cast.


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