Where to Start: 3 Seahawks Draft Scenarios
By Brad Howell
In the second scenario, I started with Chris Wormley, my highest rated defensive end/tackle hybrid. Wormley has great size and athleticism as the top SPARQ athlete in this year’s group of defensive linemen.
With my next two picks I went after a cornerback and wide receiver. Realistically, Witherspoon and Godwin should switch places in my draft order as I have Godwin as the higher rated player. Witherspoon has the length and athleticism Seattle craves with its corners, but his poor tackling would need to be cleaned up quickly if he wanted to get on the field. Godwin is one of my draft crushes this year and I will be beyond excited if he lands in Seattle – massive upgrade from Kearse.
Later in the third I again grabbed Asiata due to the drop in talent and athleticism after him. George Kittle offers athletic upside (he’s the top SPARQ TE), an ability and willingness to block, and excellent hands.
John Johnson is a rangy free safety with superb ball skills. He’d likely immediately stand out on special teams too.
I have no idea where the next two players will actually go in the real draft, but they were available for me and I think they have traits the Seahawks will like. James Conner is a big and physical running back with enough long speed to breakaway when he gets to the second level. His “grit” factor is also extremely high. Joshua Dobbs has the intelligence, athleticism, and deep ball accuracy to develop into an above average backup quarterback.
I ended this draft scenario with a developmental nose tackle prospect. D.J. Jones possesses some intriguing athletic traits and pass rush skills that the Seahawks coaching staff could use in their defensive line rotation.
Overall, I like this scenario more than the last but I feel like it again came out a little light on defensive talent. I would have preferred an edge player and maybe some more splash in the secondary. With all of the defensive back talent in this draft it felt strangely disappointing only walking away with Johnson and Witherspoon.
Time to finish up with a repeat of last year – offensive tackle first.