Wide receivers the Seahawks should target in the 2020 NFL Draft
By Geoff Shull
Seahawks target six: Lynn Bowden: Junior, Kentucky
Lynn Bowden is about as versatile of a player as you can get. He has gotten consistent snaps at wide receiver, running back, with some quarterback sprinkled in. He is an exciting prospect because of his versatility and athleticism.
Over his sophomore and junior years with Kentucky, Bowden had 1,493 rushing yards, 1,093 reviving yards, 403 passing yards with 22 total touchdowns. The versatility he brings is exceptional.
Bowden’s route-running tree is adequate, he lost a lot of training time this past season due to playing option QB for the first time in his career. He has strong hands and catches about anything thrown his way. He plays with an impressive amount of toughness and determination. He refuses to go down on first contact. His blocking is superb, he is very effective as the lead blocker.
His cons really are the same as his pros. Because he is so versatile and spread out so much, he’s a jack of all trades and master of none. He has room to grow in his route running, contested catching and his release. This is all coachable, and given the upside he brings, it is all very minor. It will simply take time, effort and patience.
The easiest comparison I can give is actually a quarterback, Taysom Hill with the New Orleans Saints. Hill is an extraordinary athlete, he plays running back, full back, wide receiver, tight end, and quarterback. He is a Swiss Army Knife that can hurt you in so many different ways. If Bowden develops how I think he will, he would be a nightmare for defensive play-callers to call against. A very dangerous weapon for any offense to have at their disposal, and a great one for the Seahawks.
Draft comparison: Taysom Hill
Draft projection: 5th round