5 reasons Seahawks fans should be excited for the future
No. 3: Year 2 of the Seahawks 2019 Draft
Again, save your snarky L.J. Collier response. Because if you think the 2019 draft class isn’t something to be excited about, you’re flat out stupid. Yes, Collier is a massive disappointment. But DK Metcalf looks like a young Julio Jones. Cody Barton showed he can be a good starting LB in the NFL.
Ugo Amadi and Marquise Blair flashed all year, both looking like good starters. Phil Haynes stepped in at LG in the divisional round and held his own. Ben Burr-Kirven was a special team mainstay, and Travis Homer the skills that make him appear to be a James White like 3rd down back.
It was a really good year for the Seahawks rookies. Conservatively, they found a #2 WR and a versatile LB who can play all 3 spots, as well as a versatile backup safety and serviceable nickel corner. And that is on the low end.
It isn’t unreasonable to assume the Seahawks added 4 future starters and 2 solid role players in this draft. And I wouldn’t give up on Collier just yet either. But even if all the Seahawks get major production from is DK Metcalf and Cody Barton, that is still a really good draft class.
Now, with a year of experience under their belt, and an entire off-season to get bigger and learn the game, the 2019 draft class could be the best in Seattle since the heralded 2012 class. Take a bow, Mr. Schneider. You deserve it.