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A Final Word on John Moffitt

Well, now we can officially declare John Moffitt a bust. Sealver Siliga, a defensive tackle whom the Seahawks recieved from the Broncos in an August trade for Moffitt, has now been released. The last remnant of Seattle's ill-advised 75th overall draft pick in 2011 is now gone.

Replacing Siliga is Adewale Ojomo, who was on the Giants' active roster for Week 1. Ojomo was an undrafted rookie free agent out of Miami (FL) in 2012 and spent the entire season on the Giants' active roster. He only played in one game though (Week 5 against the Browns), appearing solely on special teams. In the preseason though, Ojomo was a pass-rushing beast, tallying 6.5 sacks through two preseasons. This post isn't about Ojomo though.

This post is intended to be a final word on the misguided pick of John Moffitt and his tenure in Seattle. And I will start by contradicting that. It actually wasn't that misguided. Moffitt did start 15 games over a two year span, and he was never bad. He was always a solid player to have on the roster and it seemed like he was a good locker room presence. He only played in 17 total games though as he was often hurt and was suspended for PEDs, and when he did play, he was never great.

I always saw Moffitt as a solid backup who could play multiple spots on the line, but didn't quite have the skillset to take it to the next level and be a reliable starter. The Seahawks front office saw that as well and when J.R. Sweezy showed more potential and the offensive line became a numbers game, Moffitt was traded. In Denver, Moffitt made the 53-man roster but has been inactive the first two weeks. He is currently the back-up right guard on the Broncos' depth chart, behind Louis Vasquez.

Many (myself included) were sad to see him go though for his regular appearances on the Real Rob Report and for his humorous run-ins with the police which generally involved urination or a mall. But, humor doesn't get you far on the gridiron and at the end of the day, Moffit was simply an average lineman who was not worth the 75th overall pick.

The Seahawks did better with their 75th overall pick the next year, selecting Russell Wilson.

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