Russell Wilson called for the Seahawks to bring more star power to Seattle. Could the team target a wide receiver early in the draft to give the superstar QB another premier offensive weapon?
Seattle typically dips into the strength of the draft within the first 3 rounds. 2018 was a dominant defensive line class, in turn, we picked LJ Collier 29th overall. 2018 was the year of the running back, the Seahawks drafted Rashaad Penny out of San Diego State 27th overall. 2017 had an incredibly deep cornerback class. Seattle picked Shaquille Griffin in the third round. To put this into perspective, that was the earliest Seattle has picked a cornerback in the John Schneider, Pete Carroll era.
The 2020 draft is being called ‘the year of the wide receiver’, understandably so. The top-level talent is so abundant, first-round talents could be available well into the second, maybe even third round. There is talk this draft could be the best since the 2014 draft brought the NFL Odell Beckham Jr., Devante Adams, Allen Robinson, Sammy Watkins, Mike Evans, Brandon Cooks and Jarvis Landry in the first two rounds. The excitement around this years’ wide receiver class is really that high.
Seattle has two stars in Tyler Lockett and DK Metcalf. The only other WR on the roster for 2020 is John Ursua. The Hawks need to accumulate more weapons to put into Russell Wilson’s arsenal and to gain additional depth at the position. The draft would be an inexpensive route to get Russell Wilson another top tier threat in the passing game.
Over the next few pages, I will be going over the receivers the Seahawks need to target in the 2020 NFL draft. As you’ll see, no matter where they pick, Seattle will land a talented player.