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Week 6 Outlook
Newly acquired Germain Ifedi has moved from tackle to right guard and Bears OL coach Juan Castillo has been impressed, specifically with his ability to hold his own against Akiem Hicks.
Ifedi was a four-year starter for the Seahawks and was signed over the offseason by the Bears. Although he played tackle in Seattle, the Bears are hoping he can fill the vacated right tackle spot left from Kyle Long's retirement. The Bears had an abysmal 3.7 yards per carry last season and the additional of Ifedi should help improve that.
Former Seahawks OL Germain Ifedi is signing a one-year deal with the Chicago Bears.
The former 2016 first-round pick out of Texas A&M will get a fresh start in Chicago after spending four years in Seattle. According to sources, he may be used at the guard spot with the Bears rather than as a tackle like he was with the Seahawks.
Seattle has drafted offensive tackle Germain Ifedi out of Texas A&M to end the first day of the draft.
Ifedi is a versatile lineman who can play both tackle and guard, much like many of the lineman favored by Seattle's offensive line coordinator Tom Cable. Russell Wilson and Thomas Rawls can only benefit from an improved offensive line, but the loss of Russell Okung will be create big shoes for Ifedi to fill.
The Seahawks selected OL Germain Ifedi with the No. 31 overall pick of the 2016 NFL Draft.
There are some that question Ifedi's ability to play tackle in the NFL, but he should be able to find a starting role on the Seahawks' offensive line. He has great size and measurables that you can't teach, and he has an opportunity to be a force in whatever position he finds.