Seahawks 2020 NFL Draft: Predicting Seattle’s first-round pick
By Lee Vowell
Several pundits have selected who the Seahawks will choose with their first pick in the 2020 NFL draft. Here is who they choose and who we choose.
It is draft day! At least the first round anyway. The Seahawks, as all 12s know, currently are slated to pick 27th in the first round. There is absolutely no consensus on who Seattle might choose. Heck, the pundits don’t even have a definite position in mind when guessing what Seattle will do. This is what it is like to live in a John Schneider world.
But which players might go to the Seahawks? This is what some NFL talking heads think and what I think (and I am probably the one least likely to be correct).
Mel Kiper, Jr
ESPN’s Kiper, Jr. has the Seahawks choosing receiver Tee Higgins from Clemson first. I like Higgins too (he is from my hometown, so there’s that). He is big and fast and the idea of a receiving corps with Tyler Lockett, D.K. Metcalf and Higgins for Russell Wilson to throw to is a good one. But Seattle needs an edge rusher first.
Jeremiah of the NFL Network has Seattle picking cornerback Trevon Diggs from Alabama first. Jeremiah thinks Seattle will move out of the number 27 slot, though. And Diggs doesn’t seem like a good choice because Seattle traded for Quinton Dunbar this offseason.
McShay of ESPN has Seattle going with edge rusher K’Lavon Chaisson from LSU. This is a good choice as Chaisson has big upside, though I think he might still be around at the beginning of the second round.
NBC Sports’ King, like McShay, has the Seahawks picking an edge rusher first. In King’s case, he thinks that player is Yetur Gross-Matos from Penn State. Gross-Matos would be a solid choice if he is still around when Seattle chooses their first pick.
12th Man Rising
So who will the Seahawks actually pick in the first round? Nobody. 12s know the drill. Seattle, at nearly the last minute before they pick, will make a trade. This means 12s will go to bed sleepy and not yet knowing what Seattle is going to do in the NFL draft. This is a yearly ritual. I do think Seattle chooses early in the second round after making said trade and picks Chaisson, though.