Seattle Seahawks Draft Olusegun Oluwatimi with the 152nd overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft
The Seattle Seahawks selected center Olusegun Oluwatimi with the 152nd overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft. Oluwatimi is a 6’3”, 295-pound center from the University of Virginia. He was a three-year starter for the Cavaliers and was named a first-team All-ACC selection in 2022.
Oluwatimi is a very athletic center who is known for his mobility and his ability to get to the second level. He is also a very good technician and is very good at blocking at the point of attack.
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Oluwatimi is a bit of a raw prospect, but he has a lot of potential. He needs to work on his strength and his consistency, but he has the tools to be a very good center in the NFL.
The Seahawks are hoping that Oluwatimi can help them improve their offensive line. The Seahawks allowed the 10th most sacks in the NFL in 2022. Oluwatimi’s addition should help the Seahawks improve their offensive line and make them a more balanced team in 2023.
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Here are some additional details about Olusegun Oluwatimi:
- He was born in Washington, D.C. on January 12, 2001.
- He played high school football at DeMatha Catholic High School in Hyattsville, Maryland.
- He was a three-star recruit out of high school and was ranked as the 111th best center in the country by 247Sports.
- He committed to play college football at the University of Virginia.
- He played in 47 games for the Cavaliers and started 38 of them.
- He recorded 126 knockdown blocks and 121 solo blocks during his college career.
- He was named a first-team All-ACC selection in 2022.
- He is expected to compete for a starting job at center for the Seattle Seahawks in 2023.