Seahawks 2018 draft: Best options for Seattle at receiver

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Wide receivers

Courtland Sutton, SMU

Sutton has lots of size at 6’4″. And frankly, the Seahawks need a player Russell Wilson can throw the ball up to on deep routes. Jimmy Graham was a big target but not as quick as a wide receiver. And while Sutton isn’t the fastest receiver in the draft, he has enough athletic ability to overcome his lack of sub-4.4 40 speed.

Sutton is also a good blocker and Pete Carroll loves his receivers to man-up in the running game.

Auden Tate, Florida State

Tate is even taller than Sutton at 6’5″. But he is a little less seasoned. Tate had plenty of bad quarterback play at FSU in 2017 and that held him back.

Still, he does run crisp routes and can out-jump opponents. Tate had only 40 catches this year but 10 of them were touchdowns.

Simmie Cobbs Jr., Indiana

Cobbs had a great game against Ohio State in 2017 with 11 catches for 149 yards and a touchdown. This kind of performance against a team with plenty of NFL-type talent will impress coaches. Cobbs also is another big receiver Seattle might want to grab early in the draft as Cobbs is 6’4″ and 220 pounds.

Cobbs finished with 72 catches and eight touchdowns.

Equanimeous St. Brown, Notre Dame

If there any better name anywhere? The only drawback for St. Brown is that he didn’t get much use in 2017 as his quarterbacks with the Fighting Irish were not good throwing the ball. He only had 33 catches and four touchdowns.

But in the NFL, I am pretty sure offensive coordinators will find a way to get the 6’4″ receiver who runs excellent routes the ball in the red zone.

Again, I don’t think the Seahawks get a wideout with their first pick in the draft, but if they do I think they choose one with a lot of size.