5 Seahawks who could follow new GM Scott Fitterer to Carolina

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Brandon Shell – OT

This would need to be done via the trade market with Brandon Shell under contract with the Seahawks for one more year. But bringing the former South Carolina college player back to the area is something to consider providing the organization doesn’t have to give up much in the way of compensation.

Shell is a man mountain at 6-foot-5 and 325 pounds. He has the power and quickness to protect the edge or on the interior – positional groups that the Carolina Panthers need to bolster considerably in the weeks and months ahead.

The 2016 fifth-round pick struggled somewhat during his first year in Seattle before making marked improvements in year two. Shell gave up three sacks and conceded four penalties on his way to an impressive 72.1 grade from Pro Football Focus from 63 percent of the team’s snaps on offense.

Scott Fitterer was part of the front office that opted to bring Shell to the Seahawks from the New York Jets, so he’ll have a good indication of what he could bring to Carolina in this particular scenario.

The Panthers don’t possess much in the way of draft capital, which is a potential problem. But if the lineman builds on a promising campaign next time around then Shell could potentially be a real asset to the organization.