Seahawks 2020 draft: 5 things you may not know about Jordyn Brooks
By Lee Vowell
The Seahawks always seem to have perplexing drafts. But taking linebacker Jordyn Brooks first in 2020 seems odd. Here is why Seattle did that.
The Seahawks have a recent history of their first picks not working out so well. Seattle usually does the unexpected with early picks and 2020 was no different. Just when everyone thought that the Seahawks would go edge rusher or offensive tackle first, Seattle choose a linebacker. And why not? But for the Seahawks to maintain their success Jordyn Brooks needs to work out well.
Seattle chose Brooks with the 27th overall pick in this year’s draft. In college, Brooks was a tackling machine who plays aggressively. He sounds like the kind of player that Seattle likes on defense. Oh, and he is fast too and fast enough to have been capable of playing on the Seattle defenses of 2013 and 2014.
Seattle over the last few seasons seems to like that same kind of speed. Bobby Wagner and K.J. Wright are still very good but getting older and as players age, they slow down. Wagner and Wright will still be the starters in 2020, but Brooks wasn’t drafted to be really good in 2020, he was drafted to be a starter and productive for many seasons beyond this coming year.
To find out more about how good Jordyn Brooks can be, among other things, as I asked Matthew Connor of FanSided’s Texas Tech site, Wreck ‘Em Red, five questions about that the Seahawks newest linebacker.