TRADE- Seahawks trade picks 83 and 154 to New York Giants for picks 89 and 128
Round 3 Pick 89- Olusegun Oluwatimi, Center, Michigan
Oluwatimi was the best center in the ACC when he was at Virginia and then transferred to Michigan, only to become the best center in college football, winning both the Outland and Rimington awards. In the regular season, where Michigan went 13-0, Oluwatimi allowed 0 sacks on 360 pass attempts. This dude is getting slept on, he’s my #1 center in the draft.
Round 4 Pick 123- Nathaniel Dell, WR, Houston
If I told you the Seahawks selected a wide receiver who in the past two seasons had nearly 200 receptions, 2,700 yards, and 29 touchdowns, you’d be stoked with that 1st round pick. In Round 5, the Seahawks drafted such a talent in Nathaniel “Tank” Dell.
Dell has been arguably the best slot receiver and punt/kick returner for the Houston Cougars for the past two seasons. Why is he not drafted higher? Cause he’s only 5’10” and 155 pounds. It’s a risk-taking such a diminutive player, but Dell has the speed and route running to be both a solid 4th wide receiver deep threat, as well as a return star.
Round 4 Pick 128- Mike Morris, DL, Michigan
The Seahawks selected a big defensive end in the first round with Lukas Van Ness, and they nab another to really need up their 3-4 defense with Michigan’s Mike Morris. Morris had a fantastic season for Michigan, recording 7.5 sacks in 12 games for the Wolverines, and is a great DE rotational player for Boye Mafe.
Round 5 Pick 151- Corey Trice, CB, Purdue
It was around this part of the draft last year that the Seahawks selected a physical freak at cornerback, and struck gold in Tariq Woolen. Does lightning strike twice with Seattle drafting the 6-3 206 lbs corner from Purdue? He did not have the greatest combine, but this is the type of player that could potentially be a star under Pete Carroll’s tutelage after a couple of seasons.
Round 6 Pick 198- Deuce Vaughn, Running Back, Kansas State
A small, but mighty running back that helped carry Kansas State to a Big 12 Championship? No, the Seahawks aren’t drafting Darren Sproles, but we are going to draft his clone in KSU’s Deuce Vaughn. The heart of KSU’s program, Vaughn produced nearly 3,800 total yards and 34 total touchdowns over the past two seasons. Yes, he’s 5-6, but I really think he can be an upgrade over Travis Homer in the 3rd down game, as a receiving back, and potentially some special teams return opportunities.