Brandon Braasch | April 16th, 2020
The Seahawks had some holes to fill this offseason. They didn’t make any splashy moves but were able to get some quality players. They lost offensive tackles George Fant and Germain Ifedi. To fill those holes the signed Cedric Ogbuehi and Brandon Shell. They also signed offensive lineman Chance Warmack and B.J. Finney. They will still need some more offensive lineman and I’ll address that in this mock draft.
The Seahawks made one trade in the offseason. They acquired Quinton Dunbar from the Washington Redskins. Dunbar only cost them a fifth-round pick. That gave them more help at cornerback but I still expect them to draft another corner in the draft. They needed to improve the defensive line so they re-signed Jarran Reed. They also signed defensive end Benson Mayowa. Jadeveon Clowney but he has been getting more interest from other teams but they are still trying to re-sign him.
The Seahawks didn’t really focus too much on skill players in free agency. Other than Greg Olsen, the only skill player they got was Phillip Dorsett. I expect them to draft a couple of skill players in the draft. They have seven draft picks in the draft with six of those being in the first four rounds. That leaves them plenty of talent to draft from so let’s get started with my 2020 Seahawks seven-round mock draft.
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Round 1, Pick 27: Yetur Gross-Matos, EDGE, Penn State
This is a prime spot for the Seahawks to trade back. They have a history of trading back to add more picks. However, if they don’t trade back and are unable to re-sign Clowney an edge rusher will be a huge hole to fill. Even if he does resign they could pair him with Matos and have a great pass rush. Matos had 9.5 sacks in his junior year. He has very good size, strength, and speed. Matos needs to perfect his craft and add some more moves on the line but he has the potential to be one of the top pass rushers in the league.
Round 2, Pick 59: Lucas Niang, OT, TCU
The Seahawks love to run the football. They need offensive lineman to be able to do this. They don’t have an immediate need at the tackle position. However, age is a factor with there tackles. Duane Brown is 36 years old. With the Seahawks signing Ogbuehi to a one year deal Niang would have to come in and compete for the right tackle job this season. He could also be the long term replacement for Brown. Niang has a great football mind he is a very good run blocker. Niang struggles against pass rushers but with Brown as a mentor, he can help Niang clean that up and become a very good NFL tackle.
Round 2, Pick 64: Cameron Dantzler, CB, Mississippi State
The Seahawks already have a really good corner in Shaquill Griffin. However, Dantzler would be able to compete with Tre Flowers and Dunbar for the starting job immediately. Dantzler still needs some work to become good at the NFL level. He tends to get too handsy resulting in penalties. However, he has good length for a corner and is a great athlete so the talent is there for him to be a starting cornerback in the NFL.
Round 3, Pick 101: Damien Lewis, IOL, LSU
Like I said earlier the Seahawks love to run the football. It’s very tough to run the football without a good offensive line. Lewis like Niang is a very good run blocker but struggles with the pass. He would fit perfectly with what the Seahawks like to do. Competition and Depth are always a good thing in the NFL, especially on the offensive line. All it takes is one bad landing on a lineman’s leg and they could be out for the season.
Round 4, Pick 133: Lynn Bowden Jr., WR, Kentucky
The Seahawks are in need of a number three receiver. They already have D.K. Metcalf and Tyler Lockett as one and two. They signed Dorset but Bowden would be a perfect match for them. He plays out of the slot and is very versatile. He can be used as a runner which would allow play-caller Brian Schottenheimer to get very creative. He has good hands and strength. He was even a quarterback for Kentucky in there last eight games. He can do it all and might be just what the Seahawks need to spice up the offense.
Round 4, Pick 144: AJ Dillon, RB, Boston College
The Seahawks saw Rashaad Penny and Chris Carson go down to injury (what a surprise, I know). That led them to bring back Marshawn Lynch for the playoffs. They need to add some depth to the running back position. Carson is also scheduled to become a free agent after this season. They could choose to go forward with Dillon and Penny instead of signing Carson to an extension. Dillon is a bulldozer at 247 pounds and can run through lines and get into the end zone. He is very athletic for his size and would be a steal at this pick.
Round 6, Pick 214: Darrion Daniels, DT, Nebraska
This is the last pick in round six so It’s basically a seventh-round pick. The seventh-round is tough to find NFL caliber players that are ready to go right away. However, teams can find good developmental players that can be good down the road. Daniels is one of those guys. He is big and quick. He is a hustler and works hard. However, he was hurt multiple different times in college. He flashes signs to be a good defensive tackle but at times looks rough.
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