Seahawks Draft 2020: 7-round mock including trades
By Geoff Shull
Round 4, pick 122: Davon Hamilton, DT OSU
Seattle ranked amongst the worst in the NFL last year in defending the run. It’s clear, we need to beef up the defensive tackles and add not only run defending but upside as a pass rusher. This brings me to Davon Hamilton.
Hamilton is very effective in stacking the blocks, he knows how to eat up the offensive lineman and plug the running lanes. He is one of those players who makes everyone around him better, as he does the dirty work. He has solid hand technique and a really potent jab. I mean my god, the power he creates is just incredible. He has very nimble feet and keeps them churning throughout his rep, his motor stays hot.
Last season Hamilton accumulated 9.5 tackles for a loss and 6 sacks. He is phenomenal against the run which gives him plug-and-play upside. His pass-rushing moves are still very raw. It’s quite clear that he doesn’t have much of a game plan when he attacks. This is very coachable; he has the explosiveness a team looks for and the athleticism to have 3-down upside. Plug him in year one as a run stuffer and give it a season to see how his pass-rushing toolbox begins to form. The talent is there, and he is one of the biggest sleepers in this draft class.
Round 4, pick 144: Lamical Perine, RB Florida
Lamical Perine is one of the forgotten running backs of this class. He plays with great contact balance. He is very decisive in his moves and is not afraid to truck a defender. His best running comes between the tackles. He has very soft hands and is actually quite good in the passing game. He has above average field vision, and excels in finding holes in both levels. He has the strength to be a real last line of defense in the blocking game for Russell Wilson.
All in all, he is a prototypical Seahawk running back. He isn’t the fastest or the most elusive. However, he more than makes up for that with his agility, contact balance and vision. For him to succeed in the Seahawks scheme he will need to pack on some weight. His senior year he averaged 5.2 YPC, with 5 rushing touchdowns, 40 receptions and 5 receiving touchdowns.
I am pretty high on Chris Carson; I just love his style of bruising play. Lamical Perine to me is Chris Carson 2.0. He has the potential in the right situation to become a very valuable running back. If Carson leaves in free agency next year, Perine should have no issue slotting in to be the bruising back the Seahawks are known for.