Seahawks Draft 2020: 7-round mock including trades
By Geoff Shull
Round 3, pick 77: Bryan Edwards, WR South Carolina
The upper management of the Seahawks has openly said they hope to repeat last year with a day 2 pick of a receiver like they did with DK Metcalf. Seattle is very lucky that Bryan Edwards was unable to participate in the combine due to injury, he would have blown it up. He stands at 6’3”, 212lbs and I have no doubt that he would have run in the 4.4s at the combine, if he had been able to partcipate.
Edwards is this years Deebo Samuel. Both players are incredibly physical receivers, who have strong hands and play contested catches exceptionally. Like Samuel, Edwards is an absolute monster when utilized in short slants, crossing routes and screens. His run after catch ability is near elite. The main difference between the two would be that Samuel possessed more elusiveness, whereas Edwards really hones in on using his hulking frame to truck defenders.
When I think of Edwards, I think of untapped potential. Throughout his college stint at the University of South Carolina, he was paired with subpar quarterbacks in a poor offensive system. Being that USC is my alma matter, I have watched a lot of their games. What I can tell you, his physical style of play alongside DK Metcalf would make for a perfect pairing of twin towers for Russell to throw the ball to. Put Tyler Locket in the slot, lineup Metcalf and Edwards as the X and Z and watch Russell Wilson cook.
Round 3, pick 83: Jonathan Greenard, DE Florida
It was simply a matter of time until I double-dipped at Seattle’s weakest position grouping, the defensive end. Jonathan Greenard is a completely different type of defensive end than Okwara. Where Okwara wins with speed and is better rushing the passer than playing the run (LEO), Greenard excels with stopping the run and setting the edge (base end). The pair of the two could be Seattle’s next dynamic duo.
Greenard is an athletic defender who has great explosiveness off the line of scrimmage. He won’t win with straight-line speed, but his power, agility and bull rush are more than enough to cause havoc on the offensive line. Last season he accumulated 9.5 sacks, 16 tackles for a loss, 3 forced fumbled, 4 passes defended and 1 interception. He was the clear on-field leader for a talented Florida defense.
There are 3 things to me that make Greenard my favorite pick of the draft for the Seahawks. First, he has a sky-high football IQ. Watching his film, you can see him breaking down the play and making the adjustments needed on the fly. Second, he is a true alpha. He has a way about him that people can’t help but respect. With many of the other Seahawks defensive lineman being more of a lead by example type, Greenard could be the voice of the unit.
Finally, his motor is red hot. He gives you 100% effort every snap, he leaves it all on the field. I will take effort over God-given gifts any day. Your gifts can only take you so far. If a player wants to be great and puts enough time and effort in, they can get there with the right attitude.
Round 3, pick 101: Logan Stenberg, OG Kentucky
When you think of a Seahawk’s type of offensive lineman, you probably think of Logan Stenberg. He is a 6’6”, 317lb mauler built from nothing but muscle, testosterone and power. He has plug-and-play ability at guard at the next level. He displays a violent style of football and lives to drive his opponents into the dirt. He has solid functional strength and a heavy base making him an anchor on the interior.
His bread and butter is in the run game, but has shown improvements in his pass sets. Stenberg has started every game over the last 3 years for the Kentucky Wildcats. He is an absolute bully on the line and works well-exploiting angles. He appears to have a high football IQ and does well with understanding and executing his blocking assignments. You rarely see him out of alignment.
The main negatives to his game would be that he lacks functional athleticism. Fortunately, working in a zone-blocking scheme, this will be semi-negated. Between his competitive toughness, heavy hands, anchored base, and power at the point of attack, he looks to be a reincarnate of Mike Iupati in his early years.