Former Boise State offensive lineman Rees Odhiambo was a little surprised to be taken during the second day of the NFL Draft in April, going late in the third round to the Seattle Seahawks.
Odhiambo was making dinner when he got the call. Coming into the draft process, he expected to play guard, but also has moved around at both tackle spots. He was a tackle with the Broncos.
“You’re going to see him really start to play multiple spots now,” Seahawks offensive line coach Tom Cable said. “Kind of taught him as a left side player but you’ll start seeing him play that left guard spot, some left tackle and even right tackle.”
On Friday, Odhiambo opened practice with the first-team offense at right tackle. Sunday, he played right and left tackle in a simulated game. With his versatility added to an area of need for Seattle, Cable said “We feel pretty lucky that we have him.”
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First preseason game: at Kansas City, 2:30 p.m. Saturday
Over the next few days we’ll check in with former Boise State players in NFL camps, by division. On Monday, we took a look at the NFC North. Odhiambo is the lone former Bronco in the NFC West. Tomorrow we’ll look at the NFC East, chock full of former Boise State stars. Here’s the current list of former Broncos on rosters, as of today:
Kamalei Correa, LB, Baltimore
Charles Leno, OL, Chicago
George Iloka, S, Cincinnati
Jamar Taylor, CB, Cleveland
Tyrone Crawford, DL, Dallas
DeMarcus Lawrence, DL, Dallas
Kellen Moore, QB, Dallas
Orlando Scandrick, CB, Dallas
Matt Paradis, C, Denver
Billy Winn, DL, Denver
Jeron Johnson, S, Kansas City
Jay Ajayi, RB, Miami
Tyler Gray, LB, Miami
Blake Renaud, FB, Minnesota
Shea McClellin, LB, New England
Marcus Henry, C, New Orleans
Kyle Wilson, CB, New Orleans
Ryan Clady, OT, New York Jets
Donte Deayon, CB, New York Giants
Darian Thompson, S, New York Giants
Rees Odhiambo, OL, Seattle
Doug Martin, RB, Tampa Bay
Kelsey Young, RB, Washington
Note: Lee Hightower, who played at Boise State in 2011 and 2012 before transferring to Houston for his final three seasons, is on the Indianapolis Colts’ roster.