2. Pick 69: Damien Lewis, G, LSU
If you have read the site over the past month, you know that this is a pro-Damien Lewis account. Nineteen picks after the Chicago Bears passed over Lewis; the Seattle Seahawks jumped on him.
Now, Seattle is not known for its offensive line pedigree, but that also could be why they are looking to a player such as Lewis. They are finally looking to stack their depth chart. They signed Brandon Shell, Cedric Ogbuhei, and B.J. Finney to stack depth, similar to Detroit. They are hoping to let competition bring out the best.
Lewis knows competition. He won the national championship with LSU, went to the Senior Bowl, and worked the whole week then finished with a solid showing at the combine. Most LSU took the offseason events off; he just increased his pre-draft stock.
Lewis is an excellent fit in Seattle as a power runner who takes no prisoners. The Seahawks run-first approach showed with this pick. Still, is this not a description of what the Bears want? To add nasty to the line? To add a competitor? He is likely to be their starting right guard Week One for the Seattle Seahawks. The Bears are starting an old Seahawk at right guard instead.
This one might be the one to watch the most considering the Ifedi ties, and the direct right guard value that Damien Lewis provides.