A detailed plan for the Seahawks offseason post-Geno Smith extension

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Seahawks first-round picks

Round 1 pick 5: Anthony Richardson, QB, Florida

I’ve been extremely high on Anthony Richardson all season. He’s consistently been my number 2 ranked QB in this class and has jumped to my number 4 overall prospect after his incredible combine. Guys his size should be as physically perfect as Richardson is. The fact he was the most impressive QB in the interviews, is just more reason to believe he can be a better version of prime Cam Newton, who happened to become an MVP and lead his team to multiple division titles and a Super Bowl appearance.

TRADE- Seahawks trade picks 20 and 237 to Cincinnati for picks 28 and 60

Round 1 Pick 28: Keion White, Edge, Georgia Tech

While I agree with Staton’s pick, I do believe pick 20 is a little bit of a no man’s land for the draft, and jumped at an opportunity to trade back, collecting another valuable top-60 pick in the process. Keion White was the lone bright spot for a terrible Georgia Tech football program. White looks the part, standing 6’5″ and 285 lbs with long 34” arms. A former tight end at Old Dominion, White converted to defense, transferred, and turned into a number 1 level pass rusher for GT.

He fits the type of edge rusher the Seahawks like, plays with a violent aggressiveness that this Seahawks defense has lacked, and was a Senior Bowl star, always a hint to potential Seahawks draft picks. A guy like Kansas State’s Felix Anudike-Uzomah may be available and a better player right now, but over the next half-decade, I believe in White’s ceiling more.