The Seattle Seahawks finished second to the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC West with an 11-5 record. They were good throughout the regular season, but weren’t able to get past the Green Bay Packers in the playoffs.
Seattle’s ground attack suffered when it lost multiple running backs to season-ending injuries toward the end of the year, making its offense one dimensional. But that wasn’t the only thing it struggled with. The pass rush dropped off despite the addition of Jadeveon Clowney. The Seahawks have some work to do on the defensive end, but made a solid addition in trading for cornerback Quinton Dunbar.
2020 Draft Picks
Round 1, pick 27 (No. 27 overall): Jordyn Brooks, LB, Texas Tech
Round 2, pick 16 (No. 48): Darrell Taylor, Edge, Tennessee
Round 3, pick 5 (No. 69): Damien Lewis, OG, LSU
Round 4, pick 27 (No. 133): Colby Parkinson, TE, Stanford
Round 4, pick 38 (No. 144): DeeJay Dallas, RB, Miami
Round 5, pick 2 (No. 148): Alton Robinson, DE, Syracus
Round 6, pick 35 (No. 214): Freddie Swain, WR, Florida
Seattle got a steal when it grabbed DK Metcalf in the 2019 draft, and it could use another to pair with him and Tyler Lockett moving forward. It could also use some help on the offensive line. Russell Wilson covered up a lot of holes with his ability to throw on the run and improvise, but the team still gave up 48 sacks.
Jadeveon Clowney is seeking a pay raise in 2020 and wants to play for a contender. While he didn’t put up big numbers in 2019, he’s still the Seahawks’ premier pass rusher. They were second to last in sacks (28) last season and will have to be better at getting after opposing quarterbacks moving forward.
Dream first pick
It’s hard to gauge what Seattle’s first move could be, but their late first round pick should go toward strengthening its defense. Edge rushers like Wisconsin’s Zack Baun or Penn State’s Yetur Gross-Matos should be within reach at No. 27 overall.