Demetrius Knox is getting his opportunity to compete for a spot on an NFL roster.
The former Ohio State guard agreed to sign with the Seattle Seahawks as an undrafted free agent shortly after going unselected in the 2019 NFL draft on Saturday.
Blessed to say Im a Seahawk!— Demetrius Knox (@Meech_Dream14) April 27, 2019
Knox started 20 games at right guard for Ohio State over the past two seasons, but suffered a Lisfranc foot injury in last season's regular-season finale against Michigan, which ended his season early and limited him in his pre-draft workouts. That said, Knox told Eleven Warriors this week that he is fully recovered from the injury, so he expects to be able to participate in his new team's upcoming rookie minicamp.
The Seahawks showed interest in Knox in the pre-draft process, bringing him in for a team visit, so it's no surprise that they quickly snapped him up as a free agent after the draft was over.
Knox joins his former teammate Jamarco Jones, who Seattle selected in the fifth round of last year's draft, as Buckeyes on the Seahawks' offensive line.
The Seahawks also drafted a guard this year, selecting Wake Forest's Phil Haynes in the fourth round, but don't have a ton of interior offensive line depth – leaving the door open for Knox to compete and have a legitimate shot to earn a roster spot.