The Seattle Seahawks have a very good roster, but what's especially nice and hopeful about their team is that the vast majority of current Seahawks are young and signed through 2017, at least. This series leading up to the regular season opener on September 11 will take a closer look at 30 such players, all of whom won't be turning 30 this year.
Player: Mark Glowinski, G
How acquired: Fourth round pick (134th overall) out of West Virginia in 2015
Free Agent: 2019
When the Seahawks drafted a pair of offensive lineman within four picks of each other in the draft last year, it was hard to assess which, if either, was the better choice. A year later, it seems quite obvious that it was Glowinski because he's projected to be the starting left guard while the other guy -- Terry Poole -- was cut prior to the 2015 season and is currently still fighting for a job with the team.
During his one start last season while filling in for an injured J.R. Sweezy at right guard, Glowinski seemed to play above-average in pass protection while struggling to open running lanes for Christine Michael -- though he gained 102 yards against the Cardinals that day and Seattle won by 30 points.
The Seahawks are hopeful then that Glowinski can be an adequate guard for the next three years before ultimately being let free to sign with another team in 2019, much like they do with literally every other offensive lineman who has started for Pete Carroll during his tenure.
I can't say that Glowinski seems especially "special" right now, but if Seattle had even four offensive lineman that I could include on this "30 Under 30" list that would be great. Unfortunately, they do not, and for that reason, Glowinski is even more valuable to the Seahawks.