What if the Seattle Seahawks could have a do-over of their 2019 draft class. What might it look like? Maybe something like this.
As we near the 2020 NFL draft and 12s ready themselves for which players will become new Seahawks, we should have a little fun and take a look at 2019 and which players Seattle chose and which ones they should have chosen.
Seattle currently has 7 picks in the 2020 draft, but general manager John Schneider is going to wheel and deal until Seattle has at least 9 in this weekend draft. Hopefully, a few of these players hit big and help the team win in 2020 and beyond. However, a few will be misses as well. How does the 2019 class look in retrospect? Like this.
First round, pick 29
Seahawks chose: Defensive end L.J. Collier. Our original grade for Collier was a B. He earned an F in 2019 as he was a healthy scratch for several games and ineffective when he did play.
Should have chosen: Seattle should have done what they normally do and traded out of the first round. This would have probably given them three second round picks and saved them a little money long-term. Then the Seahawks should have used that pick on Jawaan Taylor who spent his rookie season playing right tackle for the Jaguars. There was no way Seattle was going to bring back Germain Ifedi after the 2019 season and Taylor would have been his long-term replacement.