The Seahawks rookies in 2020 were a hit and miss bunch. One player started every game and one was becoming a major player by the end of the season. Overall, however, Seattle’s draft class might not make a big difference in the coming seasons. Seattle appears to have drafted a lot of role players and only a couple of long-term starters.
So who was the least impressive to most impressive of the Seahawks rookies this season? Here is a ranking.
Incomplete to number five
Number 8: defensive end Darrell Taylor
Darrell Taylor did not play at all in 2020. To be honest, I am not sure how much he contributes to the Seahawks going forward even once he gets healthy. Taylor was probably chosen too high (second round pick), is a bit of undersized defensive end and won’t play linebacker and was inconsistent in college.
Number 7: defensive end (?) Stephen Sullivan
So, when the Seahawks chose Stephen Sullivan I guess they weren’t thinking he was going to be a tight end. Sullivan was transitioned to defensive end and played in one game and was in on a stuffed run. He played 22 snaps in week 8 against the 49ers and didn’t play anymore the rest of the year. Weird.
Number 6: tight end Colby Parkinson
Colby Parkinson is the last of the Seahawks draft picks who contributed next-to-little in the 2020 season. Parkinson might take on a bigger role next season since tight end Greg Olsen is likely to retire and Jacob Hollister is an unrestricted free agent. But Parkinson missed most of the first part of the year with a foot injury and then caught only 2 passes for 16 years when returned.
Number 5: running back DeeJay Dallas
The Seahawks got so depleted at running back once again in 2020 that rookie DeeJay Dallas had to start two games. In week 8 against the 49ers, Dallas wasn’t great but still mildly productive and had 58 total yards and 2 touchdowns. Overall, Dallas finished with 108 yards rushing and 3 touchdowns this year.