Mike Iupati: The New Steve Hutchinson

February 23, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

It has been called by many names:
Posion pill , Ruskell's blunder , and my new favorite "Hutch-Gate." Of course it is still a sour subject in Seattle, that being the loss of All-Pro guard Steve Hutchinson.
Perhaps the biggest miscue to ever happen to the franchise, Tim Ruskell could not shake the mistake of losing Hutchinson. Since his loss, the Seahawks have gone from third in the league in rushing in 2005, to 26th in 2009.
Pass protection has also been an achillies heal to this team. The Seahawks allowed 41 sacks this season.
However, the Seahawks own two first round picks in the upcoming draft and they need to use these selections to help solidify the foundation of their team.
They should use one of them on guard Mike Iupati out of Idaho.
I watched him compete both in person against the University of Washington and I happened to catch him against Bowling Green in the Humanitarian Bowl. The kid is legit.
At 6' 6" and 330 lbs., he may be rather larg...

Read Complete Article at Bleacher Report - NFL
Article is property of BleacherReport.com

readers comments