An interview with Louisiana Tech’s Amik Robertson

April 20th, 2020 | Written by Rob Staton

My latest lockdown interview is with Louisiana Tech defensive back Amik Robertson. You are going to love his energy, his confidence and his overall personality. He’s already talking about a legendary NFL career and he confirmed he had a productive FaceTime meeting with the Seahawks.

There are three positions the Seahawks haven’t hedged going into the draft — running back, defensive tackle and nickel corner. All three areas could be targeted. Robertson’s hitting, turnover production and personality could put him firmly on Seattle’s radar. Don’t forget to check out yesterday’s seven round mock draft.

It’s also the week of the draft and there are still some deals to be done — on the open market and via trades. Frank Clark was traded two days before the 2019 draft. Will we see some moves in the next 48 hours?

Check out the interview below and then continue scrolling for details on a mock draft competition, new for 2020…

Mock draft competition

I was recently approached by David, a member of the community, about setting up a mock draft competition. I told him I didn’t have time but if he was willing to organise it — I’d happily bring it to everyone’s attention. He sent me these details which you can read below.

Good luck to all involved. I’ll see if we can’t arrange for some kind of prize for the winner.

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By David C,

Welcome SDB Faithful to the inaugural, 1st annual Mock Draft Competition!!!

This is the primer to give everyone time to prepare. There will be a separate thread for your official mock draft entries posted this week.

Before we dive into it, I want to give out some major props. SDB is into its second decade now & aside from the great content, the in depth scouting, professional interviews, game day reviews, trend analysis & general all-around coolness, this site has becoming something uniquely special. It houses a real community of folks who genuinely care about each other.

In good times & especially in tough times, community is a great thing to have. SDB has the only civil & respectful comments section in the entirety of the World Wide Web as far as I know. It is hands down the best Seahawks site on the planet & as a draft geek & Hawk fanatic I spend a shamefully high amount of time here. Great thanks to Rob for creating this place for all of us to visit & for the passion, professionalism & insane amount of time and energy that he pours in. Also much gratitude to Mrs. Staton whose efforts allow the rest of us to enjoy this site. I suspect she wears a cape & can fly!

Tip of the hat to our resident NFL scout Volume 12, who routinely is the first person to identify many of the prospects I eventually crush on. If he chose to, I have not doubt that a living could be had on the payroll of some NFL organization. Honorable mention to Sea Mode & so many others for bringing awareness to so many different players. You folks actually make the draft much more painful in that I now know about way more players than I ever would have. Watching one after another get plucked by different teams is akin to giving away my dogs puppies as a kid. It hurts. Okay… enough sappiness from me. Let’s get down to business!

Here’s the framework for the competition.

In honor of the 12th man & because the current FO has yet to select more than 11 players in any given draft, while also recognizing they can go from 4 to 11 picks in a hurry, each one of us gets to choose 12 players for Seattle in their mock draft. Your picks can be in whatever round you want & do not have to be a realistic reflection whatsoever. If you believe choosing 12 different Tight Ends in the 4th round at pick 133 gets you the most ‘hits’ then have at it. “You play to win the game”.

For simplicity in scoring these mock entries after the draft & to resolve potential tie breakers, please format them as follows with the round & overall pick number for each selection. You can go here to see a listing of all 7 rounds with the corresponding overall pick number & who currently controls that pick. Also, pretty please with sugar on top, do not explain/justify any of your selections on your mock entries.

Entry Example;

1.27 Isaiah Wilson, OT, Georgia
2.42 Hingle McCringleberry, TE, Penn State
2.59 Marlon Davidson, EDGE, Auburn
2.64 Tyroil Smoochie-Wallace, WR, Miami
3.73 Zach Moss, RB, Utah
3.101 John Beckwith, P, Virginia
4.133
4.134
5.161… etc… etc… etc…

How to WIN?

1. Whoever gets the highest number of correct players drafted by the Seahawks with their 12 picks shall be crowned the winner!!!
2. In the event of a tie, whoever has the highest number of correct players chosen in the correct round wins.
3. In the event of a further tie, whoever has their correct players selected closest to their actual overall draft number is the winner. (Ex; Blogger A guessed 3.101 & the actual slot was 5.150 for a difference of 49. Blogger B guessed 6.194 & the actual slot was 6.184 for a difference of 10. Blogger B wins)
4. If it’s still a tie then I quit… Nah, we’ll just go to a coin toss to settle it. “There can be only one!”

The heavy lifting has been done. You’ve trained for this. You’ve prepared for this. You have been armed with knowledge and scouting reports via film study & by SDB, Tony Pauline, Lance Zirlein & others. You have seven years of tp in your garage & drink cucumber juice 6 times a day. You know the backstories, the drill results, the arm length, the hair length & favorite meal of every prospect by now. You know who the Seahawks have visited with and have 10 years of trend analysis on what they look for at each position. You’ve run at least 763 mock drafts via the PFN mock draft simulator. Well now it’s time to see if all of that preparation pays off. Get your ‘official’ 12 player mocks ready & look for the final submission thread to post them on in the days leading up to the draft. The cut off time for entries will be 8pm EDT / 5pm PDT on Thursday, April 23rd.

Let the game begin! I’ll kick it off with my official entry;

2.40 Raekwon Davis, DL, Alabama
2.59 Lucas Niang, OT, TCU
3.71 Akeem Davis-Gaither, OLB, Appalachian State
3.71 Bryan Edwards, WR, South Carolina
3.80 Darrell Taylor, EDGE, Tennessee
3.101 A.J. Dillon, RB, Boston College
4.121 Robert Hunt, OL, Louisiana
4.133 Leki Fotu, DT, Utah
4.144 Trevis Gipson, DE, Tulsa
6.214 Thakarius “BoPete” Keyes, CB, Tulane
6.214 Calvin Taylor Jr., DL, Kentucky
6.214 Kamren Curl, DB, Arkansas

Have fun & good luck!!!

499 Responses to “An interview with Louisiana Tech’s Amik Robertson”

  1. Matt says:

    Thanks for all you do Rob. You really provide quality work and I sincerely love the fact that disagreement (of which there isn’t a ton) is almost promoted because it sparks great dialogue.

    As for the mock draft…We trade back with the Colts (27 for 44 + 75). We also package picks 133 + 144 + future picks to get to 90 – we got a late round pick in return as well. I also based this on ProFootballNetwork rankings:

    2.44 WR KJ Hamler
    2.59 DT Raekwon Davis
    2.64 DE Curtis Weaver
    3.75 RB Cam Akers
    3.90 LB Willie Gay Jr
    3.101 DT Davon Hamilton
    6.200 OG Damien Lewis
    6.214 DE Trevis Gipson

    Here’s my rationale:

    Hamler – I firmly believe, with no insider knowledge, that the first pick is going to be spent on an offensive playmaker for RW. That could be a RB or WR – but I think they target a guy that can make a difference on Day 1. I think they have been burned too many times recently with guys who can barely contribute on Day 1. No matter what Hamler does from a playbook retention standpoint – he can contribute on special teams and provide a dynamic 3rd option.

    Davis is a no brainer IMO. He was an elite player in 2018 and fell off big time in 2019. What he has is rare size and movement skills. I think they run to the podium for this one.

    Curtis Weaver is a departure from their typical preference but Rob has hammered home “Pass Rush Win Percentage” and Curtis Weaver is absolutely elite in that regard.

    Cam Akers, again, this is a no brainer. I think Akers on a decent college team would be talked about as a top 40 pick. RB is a huge need…and this is tremendous value. Wouldn’t at all shock me if by week 9 he is getting the bulk of the carries.

    Willie Gay Jr is 100% about attitude and athleticism. This is a get faster on defense pick.

    Davon Hamilton is a wonderful player. I think it’s wishful thinking that he falls this far but he is just a perfect DT prospect in the sense that he has produced at a high level and does not have any real weakness to his game.

    Damien Lewis is a value pick. Love the attitude. I think he’s your long term answer at OG. He will probably go on the Phil Haynes track.

    Trevis Gipson reminds me a bit of Chris Clemons – I think he’s a redshirt candidate that you let learn the LEO role. Anything he can provide this year is just gravy.

  2. mishima says:

    Is trash talking allowed?

    • Kenny Sloth says:

      You draft like Ruskell fam

    • Kenny Sloth says:

      John Idzik lookin Mike Mayock head ass.

      You just got picked up to lead the Browns big turnaround huh.

      You lawn chair GM. Full-sized-couch-on-the-porch GM

      (just kidding around yo, I’m all for the banter)

      • mishima says:

        Draft Herbert to peal that ‘O’ decal off your broke-ass truck. 🙂

        • mishima says:

          *peel

          /smh

          • Kenny Sloth says:

            I’ll draft Shane Lemieux and run thru a mf face

            • mishima says:

              You can’t even pronounce his last name.

              • Kenny Sloth says:

                First name BA Last Name MF

                • mishima says:

                  LOL. Seriously, I was going to ask you your thoughts on Herbert, Lemieux, other Ducks. Hope all is well.

                  • Kenny Sloth says:

                    Herbert is kind of a pussy and leaves a legacy of underachievment despite winning the Rose Bowl for us. 3 head coaches in his time at Oregon didn’t help.

                    Troy Dye is a high character LB that can do a little of everything

                    Lemieux is a hog, can play all 3 iOL spots at the next level. 3rd round floor.

                    Throckmorton is way underrated because he’s a man without a position. Versatile G/T prospect.

                    Jake Hansen just benched 33 reps and is a 4 year starter for one of the top OLs in the country.

                    Our TE Breeland is probably the best in this class imo. Injuries hurt his stock massively. He was on pace to lead the country in TE TDs I think. Midseason All-American.

                    Juwan Johnson should go undrafted and might stick on a roster.

                  • mishima says:

                    Thanks, man.

                  • Kenny Sloth says:

                    Ur welcome Matt Miller 😘

                  • mishima says:

                    LOL / Kenny ‘Hair Like Kiper’ Sloth

      • JUJUS says:

        Al Davis 90 year old stockpile of TP has better mock drafts then you.

  3. Kenny Sloth says:

    And obviously this is not the submission thread, right?

    • Sea Mode says:

      Correct. I thought it was pretty clear:

      This is the primer to give everyone time to prepare. There will be a separate thread for your official mock draft entries posted this week.

    • Rob Staton says:

      No the submission thread is later this week I believe.

  4. Sea Mode says:

    Ian Rapoport
    @RapSheet
    ·1h

    The #Jaguars had trade talks centered around RB Leonard Fournette for more than a month, and they circled back with teams in the last three days, sources say. No takers yet. A sign Fournette could be headed out of Jacksonville before the 2020 season.

    • Rob4q says:

      Probably also a sign that if Fournette is traded, Jax will select a RB in the early part of the draft…

    • cha says:

      “no takers yet” is an interesting way to describe it.

      Is his trade value plummeting?

      • Sea Mode says:

        Similar to Yannick, they’re probably holding out hope someone will still meet their original asking price and will either have to come to terms with what’s out there and take what they can get or risk losing them for peanuts later when their value has plummeted.

  5. Gohawks5151 says:

    Thanks again for all the interviews Rob! What a great way to start off draft week. I’m torn. This guy is such a great interview. He has great energy and bravado. Something that’s been missing from the secondary in my opinion. I feel like its a guy like him in the middle rounds this year that has a chance to really be an impact for the team. However, I kind of felt that way about Amadi last year. He is similarly charismatic and has a bit of a knack for the ball. He got toasted vs GB, but he needed those reps late in the season. He was on the radio and sounded motivated and confident from the experience. They always take a corner though so the competition can’t hurt i guess.

  6. Steve Nelsen says:

    I love hearing guys with that “pissed off for greatness” attitude. I would love to see Amik have a chance to compete with Ugo for slot corner. If I remember correctly, Amik was MVP of a pretty prestigious DB camp.

  7. Pugs1 says:

    Another great interview. I’ll be willing to bet off of that interview he is on the Seahawks radar. Got to love that south Louisiana accent

  8. dcd2 says:

    Really enjoyed that interview. Amik seems like a confident dude with some pissed for greatness vibes. The whole ‘doubt me because I’m undersized’ angle is hard to miss.

    La Tech played Southern Missouri, and Quez Watkins vs Amik Robertson was a matchup that I wanted to look at. That’s probably the best WR Amik had to face last year, and is the game he got 3 INT. Quez still got his, but some his catches were against other DB’s. The play that stood out to me was Amik’s 3rd INT. He jams Quez forcefully and completely at the LOS. Watkins can’t even get into his route and the timing of the play is totally thrown off. By the time he starts to turn to look for the ball, Amik has already broken on the pass and makes the INT. Great toughness and hand-fighting in press coverage there.

    Great pull, Rob. He is almost certainly on the Hawks radar.

  9. Simo says:

    Thanks for this one Rob, what a fun interview to listen to! You have to love Amik’s energy and confidence in himself. Guys like him, with his passion and drive, will definitely have a role at the next level.

    Almost sounded like your last question sparked some real emotion in him, get the feeling that he will absolutely cherish being drafted and work his tail off for the team that does pick him!

    Great work, love to hear from guys like him!!

  10. Scot McCloughan tells @team980 that Chase Young is the best DE talent he has scouted in the 28 years of his career as a talent evaluator.

  11. Sea Mode says:

    Here’s Amik Robertson’s Pro Day clip they put out, in case anyone missed it:

    https://twitter.com/TomPelissero/status/1249089654214754304

    Also, it appears from another interview that he’s received mostly second- and third-round grades from teams.

    • Rob4q says:

      Wow, 2nd or 3rd round? You think that’s too steep for the Seahawks to go for him?

      • dcd2 says:

        I think that’s earlier than they’d look at slot/nickel. He probably deserves the grade though.

        Don’t worry boys. John Reid will ease the pain if we don’t land Amik 🙂

        • You would think with there current picks that 101 would be the earliest.

        • Sea Mode says:

          I want to like John Reid. He does have the elite short area agility we look for.

          His highlights in #29 do look good… Will try to watch some more games of his.

          He does, however, turn 24 next month.

          • dcd2 says:

            I’ve seen him anywhere from top 100 to UDFA. The earlier we’d have to take him, the less excited I get. When I first started talking him up, he was pretty much universally viewed as a round 6 or 7 guy. If you have to take him in the 3rd, that’s a little rich.

            https://www.pennlive.com/pennstatefootball/2020/04/nfl-draft-analyst-is-a-big-fan-of-penn-states-john-reid-kj-hamler-could-be-a-steal-and-more.html

            This was from his DB Coach at PSU (granted: biased)

            “John Reid has the best feet in the draft, of any corner out there. This year he worked tremendously hard on his tackling. As a junior he struggled as a tackler (but) this year he led our team in missed-tackle percentage. John’s projected to be a nickle (back) in the NFL and I don’t know if there’s a better prospect going into the draft to play inside against those slot (receivers). … A lot of (cornerbacks) struggle when you put them inside. They can’t handle a receiver who has a two-way go. John Reid can handle that.”

  12. mishima says:

    Would love to add Amik Robertson to compete with Amadi for slot CB.

    With Blair, Diggs, Amadi, Hill, I won’t be surprised if they trade McDougald this week. Possible not probable.

    • Coleslaw says:

      I dont think they can afford that. I used to think BMac would be a cap casualty but really him and Diggs are our only proven safeties. Hill is looking like a JAG. I know they’re high on Blair and Amadi but I’m not sure they’ve seen enough yet.

    • lil’stink says:

      They won’t trade McD. His cap hit is reasonable, and he wouldn’t bring much in return. Also not sure if the team trusts Blair enough.

  13. Steve Nelsen says:

    There is a live interview with Isaiah Wilson and D’Andre Swift tonight. The event is set to begin at 2 p.m. ET and will be broadcast on the DawgNation Facebook and Youtube pages. Swift and Wilson will be taking questions from DawgNation’s Brandon Adams and Jeff Sentell, while also interacting with commenters and viewers.

  14. GoHawksDani says:

    Thanks for another great interview Rob and to David for this fun competition.
    #SDBMockDraftCompetition (with a hashtag like this the entries could be easier to search for 🙂 )

    My entry:
    1: R2, #38 – Robert Hunt OL, Louisiana-Lafayette
    2: R2, #59 – Raekwon Davis, DT, Alabama
    3: R2, #50 – Chase Claypool, WR, Notre Dame
    4: R2, #50 – Davon Hamilton DT, Ohio State
    5: R3, #71 – Bryce Hall, CB, Virginia
    6: R3, #101 – Zach Moss, RB, Utah
    7: R3, #101 – Leki Fotu, DT, Utah
    8: R4, #115 – Terrell Burgess, CB/S, Utah
    9: R5, #157 – Kevin Dotson OL, Louisiana-Lafayette
    10: R5, #165 – Joe Reed, WR, Virginia
    11: R6, #185 – Lamical Perine, RB, Florida
    12: R6, #214 – Javelin Guidry, S, Utah

    • GoHawksDani says:

      Sorry, misunderstood, thought this is where the entries should go (damn, a delete button could protect from the shame :D)

    • Trevor says:

      Love that group of players! My list will look very similar.

    • Jim Valvis says:

      I’d be happy with that draft. Guidry will be a steal, assuming they move him to corner, where he belongs with that kind of speed. I also think Perine is a player we have not talked about enough. He’s like a (much) better Robert Turbin and has gotten lost in this terrific, deep class. Another RB I think might fit the Seahawks mold is Michael Warren II. (I think we draft two– and I’m hoping for Taylor or Hillaire-Edwards– and then maybe Malcolm Perry or Michael Warren II.) My only problem is that you really cannot leave this draft without some kind of edge rusher, so even though I love all three of those DTs, at least one of them has to be a DE.

      Of course, I understand this is a game and it’s not about picking the perfect draft but winning the contest… Still, change Davis or Hamilton to Uche or Zuniga– and maybe an Anfernee Jennings or Khalid Kareem instead of Burgess and I’m doing dances about this haul.

  15. Lewis says:

    PSA: since many people seem toHave missed this, the player’s name is “DaVon” Hamilton. Note the capital “V”. Don’t feel bad, his own school screwed it up for three years.

  16. Tony Pauline:” number of teams, dare I say half the league, have medically failed Terrell Lewis of Alabama”

  17. Rob Staton says:

    Not a single word from PCJS in the build up to this draft.

    Several other GMs and HCs have held conference calls.

    Bit surprised.

    • cha says:

      This radio silence is very strange. You’d think there would be at least a puff piece about how excited PC is for the draft and how it’s a great time to add talent to your team, etc.

    • Gohawks5151 says:

      Is that normal for them? Or just because of what’s going on in the world makes the silence look bad? If Pete doesn’t post his draft clues i’ll be really worried.

    • Trevor says:

      They probably don’t want to answer questions about Clowney and the state of the pass rush. There is no way to sugar coat the mess this off season has been so far.

      Except for the Clark Trade I thought JS had his best off season in years last year. I would say this has been his worst at least to date.

    • Doug says:

      Per Michael-Shawn Dugar in The Athletic today… “Schneider is scheduled to speak to the media Tuesday afternoon for the first time since the scouting combine…”

      • Rob Staton says:

        I hope some proper questions will be asked about the awful state of the pass rush currently.

        • Bmseattle says:

          From the local beat writers?
          Don’t hold your breath.

          • Big Mike says:

            yeah, won’t happen

          • Hawkdawg says:

            Most of them just play pattycake with Schneider. And Schneider himself hates these pre-draft bits, as to him they are simply opportunities to blow his cover.

            • Rob Staton says:

              I’d be quite content with zero questions about the draft.

              I only want questions about the pass rush. Why have they signed 358 journeymen offensive linemen, eaten way into their cap and done barely anything to rectify the most glaring need on the roster?

              Some serious questions need to be asked about how ‘fixing the pass is a priority’ turned into losing Jefferson and potentially Clowney and only adding Mayowa and Irvin. Why didn’t they do more in free agency? How concerned are they about the situation?

              I suspect we’ll get questions about injury updates, a question on how much DK Metcalf can grow in year two, what do you think about Russell having another baby, how are you going to draft in lockdown etc etc etc

              • TomLPDX says:

                Wouldn’t it be great if you could call into that online meeting and ask those questions. Our beat writers aren’t going to rock the boat though, their livelihoods depend on sticking around.

              • brendon light says:

                I just relayed those questions to Mike Dugar and Greg Bell on Twitter. I hope that will inspire them to ask those questions tomorrow.

    • Steve Nelsen says:

      Saw some stuff from PC in the “Flying Coach” pieces you can find on the Seahawks website. One comment regarding the difference in this year’s draft preparation and this year’s draft itsestruck me as classic Pete. “We see this as a competition with the other teams. This is a one-time challenge and we want to do it better than anybody else.”

  18. Has anyone checked into CB Madre Harper? He has all the measurements of a late round project corner.

    4.42 forty
    33 7/8 arms
    6′ 2″ 196lbs

  19. Trevor says:

    Who do you guys think will be the first OL, RB, WR off the board?

    I am taking a flier on Becton, Taylor and Ruggs.

  20. Volume12 says:

    Thank you David. Your far too kind.

    And thank you Rob for giving me an outlet.

  21. Volume12 says:

    Daniel Jeremiah
    @MoveTheSticks
    Talked to a bunch of GMs over the weekend. A couple of guys that will go higher than anticipated:

    USC OT Austin Jackson
    TCU WR Jalen Reagor
    Bama CB Trevon Diggs
    TENN Edge Darrell Taylor
    7:49 AM · Apr 20, 2020

  22. Pete and John will have conference call tomorrow afternoon.

  23. ©TomPellisero
    While the #Jaguars shop RB Leonard Fournette, things are quiet with disgruntled franchise DE Yannick Ngakoue. They’ve had trade talks, but no offers, I’m told. Running short on time to finalize a deal — trade, contract and signed tender — before the draft begins Thursday .

    • Rob Staton says:

      Teams are waiting Jacksonville out, hoping the price comes down. It’ll be up to Jacksonville to take whatever the best offer is or do what the Seahawks did with Earl Thomas — keep a disgruntled player for another year and then let him walk for free.

      My guess is they move him albeit for 2021 stock — and it might be after the draft.

      • schuemansky says:

        JAX could value 2021 stock more than this year’s in order to have better chances to get Lawrence next year?

        • McZ says:

          They have an awful lot of 2020 firepower.

          Their strategy is to pay off huge cap numbers and eat them, while filling gaps with the 2020 draft.

          If Gardner Minshew is their guy at QB, they will use their already insane 2021 firepower and giant cap space to bukld a contender. If not, they break the bank to take Lawrence or another guy, still have a lot of firepower in draft and FA terms, and contend a season later.

          The only thing they would need is a coach able to build a winning culture. PC is just not given enough credit for that.

      • Jim Valvis says:

        Whatever their asking price is will be too high. He is coming off what was maybe his best season, but his best season was basically on par with Chris Carson’s injury-shortened season. You want a second for the former #4 pick? You have to tell me Fournette signed to large money is better than Taylor or Edwards-Hillare on the cheap. I can’t see them getting anything more than a fourth for him before or after the draft– and I think even that might be pressing things. It would take a team like the Seahawks missing out big time in the draft to nail that down. It’s just a bad time to move an RB. There are like 5 studs in this class (and three or six others that are intriguing and you can probably get for little or nothing. Hell, would anyone be surprised if Patrick Taylor Jr. goes undrafted? And yet healthy he’s a really impressive prospect.

        • Rob Staton says:

          I think they’ll cut him soon. They’re basically seeing if they can get anything.

          • Jim Valvis says:

            I think that’s right. Although I would not be overly surprised to see a team like the Hawks hand over a 2020 6th #214 or 2021 7th for him, in order to free up the earlier draft pick they would have spent on an Akers or Moss. He’d be a rental, then, as a hedge against the Penny and Carson injuries. And then they hit the position in next year’s draft. It depends on how PC/JS feel about taking on the salary.

            • Rob Staton says:

              I don’t think Seattle will trade for Fournette, personally. They’ve spent too long rebuilding their culture.

              • Jim Valvis says:

                That makes sense. But sometimes need overpowers sense. And of course something stinks in Jacksonville, and so you have to wonder if the problem is the players or is it the team. Clowney was said to be an attitude problem as well, but he fit in fine. Duane Brown too. Though I admit to not being overly familiar with whatever issues Fournette has at the moment. Did he bag on Tom Coughlin? Not sure if that would be a deal breaker for the Hawks, but it might be.

  24. I still cant believe…he is calling owner via twitter…😂😂😂😬

    • Volume12 says:

      I can. Tony Khan is a f***n’ mark. Has his tonuge too far up someone’s a** for praising his vanity wrestling promotion.

      • Kenny Sloth says:

        What a shambolic franchise

        • CaptainJack says:

          Yannick is starting to go down the path of Antonio Brown.

          • mishima says:

            Hardly.

          • Kenny Sloth says:

            Ummm no.

            That’s a whole criminal can of worms for which Yannick has shown ZERO propensity

            • CaptainJack says:

              If you forget about the Antonio brown case, which I personally think won’t go anywhere, Yannick is certainly giving me similar vibes to when Antonio brown was threatening to quit football over a helmet, froze his feet off, and then made a video of himself prancing around the back yard because the raiders released him

              Not that extreme yet but I’m just getting similar vibes of a player who thinks he’s way more important than he is, letting his emotions destroy his career

  25. Kenny Sloth says:

    NFL Draft dress rehearsal already experiencing malfunctions w Bengals #1 overall 🙃🙃

  26. Henry Taylor says:

    Amik is such a great listen, first one of these interviews I’ve listened to multiple time. He speaks like a guy that’s gonna be a superstar in the league if he can back it up with his play. Fortunately with everything I’ve seen of him he’ll do that too.

    I’m a bit concerned he’ll go too early for Seattle to consider, but we need some alphas and some playmakers in the defence and he brings that.

  27. Jace says:

    Not my competition mock. Just been posting all the mocks I have written up on here so I can get feedback. I have been challenging myself and picking new players each mock I make.

    Trade Back Twice gain 3rd and 4th & 6th.

    RD2- OT- Ezra Cleveland- Boise St.
    The Hawks decide to take advantage of getting a potential starting LT for the future. They nab Cleveland a local Washington kid. Great athleticism for the LT spot, but definitely a little raw and needs a year in an NFL weight room.

    RD 2- DL- Jabari Zuniga- Florida
    One of the few twitchy EDGE prospects. Can explode into the backfield. Played multiple spots on the Florida DL. He does have injury concerns though.

    RD 2- DT- DaVon Hamilton- Ohio St.
    His best football could be ahead of him. A stout run defender with great power. Only a one year starter at Ohio St.

    RD 3- OG- John Simpson- Clemson
    An absolute mauler in the run game. Opened up massive holes all year long for Travis Etienne.

    RD 3- LB- Malik Harrison- Ohio St.
    NFL comp is KJ Wright. Let him sit behind KJ for a year to take over the spot next year. Has good speed, and is a leader who loves to compete. They double dip on Ohio St. players with Hamilton and Harrison.

    RD 4- WR- Van Jefferson- Florida
    At first I wasn’t sold on Jefferson due to never putting up huge numbers in college. But he is one of the best route runners in college football. He is also a 4.4 runner that impressed at the Senior Bowl. Another double dip with Florida.

    RD 4- DT- McTelvin Agim- Arkansas
    Yes a second DT draft pick. Agim can get into the backfield with a quick first step. Posted 5 sacks in his senior season.

    RD 6- RB- Deejay Dallas- Miami
    Miami RB draft picks in back to back years? He fits the mold of what the Hawks look for in a RB and has low mileage. Didn’t fumble once during the 2019 season. Has also returned kicks and punts in his college career.

    RD 6- OG- Marcus Keyes- Oklahoma St.
    Another OG!? They already have a ton on the roster. It’s all about competition. And do you really trust any of the options currently on the roster to be a long term starter at OG? Keyes is a first team All Big 12 selection at guard. Helped lead one of the best running games in the country for OSU who averaged 229.6 yards per game.

  28. Nick says:

    Brian Kelly on Chase Claypool: “I haven’t had a player that has his kind of consistent competitive drive week-in and week-out and that’s how he practices as well.”

    Always compete Pete will love this.

    • Trevor says:

      If the Hawks go WR in the first 2 rounds I think Claypool as to be a target. He ticks all the boxes. I just don’t know if they can afford to spend an early pick on WR given their other needs. I really hope they do however.

    • Matt says:

      Really wouldn’t shock me if he’s the guy after a small trade down, with our first pick. He really is kind of the perfect #3 in this type of offense. Hell, blocks better than half the TEs in the league now (not saying much).

      I said it earlier and I have nothing to back it up, but I really do think the first pick is going to be an offensive weapon – they will get the one they want then will switch focus to the trenches the rest of the time. I think they saw what DK was capable of doing and I think they will absolutely find another premium talent, whether at WR or RB, who can threaten a defense.

      There are a lot of great trench options in R2-4.

  29. dcd2 says:

    Rob, do you see Hunt and Adeniji both as Guards?

    If so, do you see it as Hunt>Simpson>Adeniji?

    What is your take on Simpson? He seems like the kind of guy Solari would love.

  30. Geoff Shull says:

    39: Julian Okwara, DE
    59: Matt Peart: OT
    77: Bryan Edwards, WR
    83: Jonathan Greenard, DE
    101: Davon Hamilton, DT
    122: Logan Stenberg, G
    144: Lemical Perine, RB
    160: Nick Harris, C
    192: Harrison Hand, CB
    214: Jonathan Garvin, DE
    248: Nate Staley, QB
    252: Isaiah Coulter, WR

  31. Rob Staton says:

    Yannick Ngakoue embarrassing himself on twitter.

  32. Kenny Sloth says:

    Man how hard would it be to just have GMs call Goodell w their picks. Have him posted up w a couple HoFers to announce picks and then switch between roundtables and war room footage

    Really making a mess out of this production

    • Cheese22 says:

      One thing about this draft that I won’t miss is when ESPN flashes a shot of a teams war room after their pick and everyone’s going crazy like they just sealed the SB. Some of those guys really overreact like it’s gonna get them that promotion.

  33. Ralphy says:

    Rob,

    Do you think two fourth round picks from TB would be enough for them to move up to 27 from 45? It sounds a little light to me but I’m curious what you think.

    • Matt says:

      I think staying in the top 100-110 picks is critical this year. Maybe you can get away with 120-5…but anything after that I think you are really taking a massive flyer, more than usual in most years.

    • Kenny Sloth says:

      Jump half a round over some of the best spots in the draft?????? In front of all those QB needy teams too.

      I want to at least get another pick in the top 100.

      Who do you want at 27? Jonathan Taylor?

      • The trade chart points for a trade of 27 for 45, 117, and 139 would be 216 to 169. No way they do that. They would need 45, 76 and 117 which would be an even 216 for 216.

        • Kenny Sloth says:

          Much better.

          It’s also not like other teams won’t be open for business with either party thats why I wondered why he wanted 27!

          That’s ahead of Baltimore who could do anything imo.

  34. Kim Swift says:

    Just re-watched the game vs Pats in 2016. Man, it would have been so nice if CJ Prosise could have stayed healthy. He is such a weapon out of the backfield an a mismatch lined out wide. I hope we can come away with a pass catching back in the draft. Edwards Helaire would be the guy I would want, but what other back could you guys see being a target to fill that role?

  35. cha says:

    Good point. We should see some movement very soon.

    Tom Pelissero
    @TomPelissero
    Another challenge to any draft-week deals: Physicals. Teams still can’t bring in players to their facilities. And to get a deal finalized by Thursday, you’d want that piece done soon, probably by tomorrow.

  36. Todd says:

    Hey Rob, have you watched any tape on Alex Highsmith, edge from Charlotte? Smaller school guy that dominated his competition. Looks real quick off edge, shows multiple pass rush moves, good pursuit speed, fights through blocks to get to ball carrier. Combine results don’t wow, but maybe he didn’t have elite trainers. Rd 4-5 guy?

    6-3 1/8 Height, 248 lbs, 9 1/8 Hands, 33 1/8 Arms, 76 7/8 Wingspan
    4.70 40YD, 33.0 Vert, 125 Broad, 7.32 3-cone, 4.31 Shuttle

  37. Donny Henson says:

    Another pass rusher might be available to Seattle, but the cap hit would be roughly 16 million.

    https://nfltraderumors.co/report-49ers-have-several-veterans-available-for-trade-including-dee-ford-kwon-alexander/

    • Donny Henson says:

      and according to OverTheCap, the base salary in 2020 is fully guaranteed.

      • Ben Ft. Worth says:

        My SF buddy saying Ford cannot stay healthy and therefore are ready to cut bait with him. Can’t blame him for saying that, since their window of contention is open right now.

  38. RWIII says:

    Rob: It is getting bad in Jacksonville. So far no offers for Ngakoue. Their is an on going UGLY twitter war between Ngakoue and the owner of Jacksonville. The price for Ngakoue is going down. If Ngakoue is not traded before or during the 2020 draft. Jacksonville might not get a first round pick next year.

    • Rob Staton says:

      Well no. They probably weren’t getting a R1 anyway. But they’ve got no leverage, just like the Seahawks and Earl Thomas. Seattle should’ve just taken the best offer for Earl when they had the chance. Now Jacksonville face the same dilemma. They run the serious risk of an ugly holdout next season to prove a point. Or they can get what they can now. Tough call.

      • Ralphy says:

        John Clayton said the Jags would take a 5th for Fournette and the Seahawks would be dumb to do it. What do you think Rob?

        • Rob Staton says:

          Well if he’s falling asleep in meetings and acting like a diva, of course they’d be dumb to do it. Plus they don’t have a fifth.

          But if he’s actually willing to come in and work to make a career of this, they’d be dumb not to. You’d be getting a talented runner for a day three pick. So unless they’ve got their heart set on Jonathan Taylor or big Clyde, there’d be no reason not to consider it.

          • Ralphy says:

            Yeah it seems like a move they would be all over. They get a tone setter for a late round pick who should be motivated. It would free them from having to use an early pick on a RB but maybe they are set on one of them?

  39. Spencer says:

    I wonder if Ngakoue would still demand an extension if he were actually traded or be willing to play on the tag for a year if it gets him out of Jacksonville.

    • Sea Mode says:

      It’s a great question. I’m thinking at this point he might be willing to play on the tag just to get out, but would probably demand a “no tag” agreement/clause similar to Clowney.

      • I would think for sure he would want the no tag deal. It would then put us in a similar situation next year. Im guessing the Seahawks wouldnt want a $17.8m cap hit either so they might want some salary relief the same way they got for Clowney.

      • cha says:

        Only thing is he’s acting like an idiot.

        Would be an even worse look, after publicly bashing the owner to #FREEYAN, then turn around and try and nix a trade because he didn’t get the no tag agreement.

        But sounds like it wouldn’t be out of character for him.

        • drewdawg11 says:

          And if I were John, I would never agree to give up player control again. What a mess this has turned out to be. Zero compensation if he leaves. Nope. Can’t agree to that.

  40. cha says:

    Ian Rapoport
    @RapSheet
    A surprise: The #Jaguars are releasing WR Marqise Lee, source said. One of their most productive receivers is now a free agent – fully healthy and completely cleared medically — right before the draft.
    11:47 AM · Apr 20, 2020

  41. PreFightDonut says:

    Seattle trades 27 to Detroit for 35, 85, 182.

    Pick 35 – Julian Okwara, EDGE, Notre Dame
    Pick 59 – Raekwon Davis, DT, Alabama
    Pick 64 – Jeremy Chinn, S, Southern Illinois
    Pick 85 – Chase Claypool, WR, Notre Dame
    Pick 101 – Joshua Kelley, RB, UCLA
    Pick 133 – Davon Hamilton, DT, Ohio State
    Pick 144 – Kindle Vildor, CB, Georgia Southern
    Pick 182 – Saahdiq Charles, T, LSU
    Pick 214 – Julian Blackmon, CB, Utah

    • I would also be stoked about this draft as well. Good job

    • Positrac says:

      No trades because JT was available at 27:

      SEA 27.Jonathan Taylor RB Wisconsin
      SEA 59.Joshua UcheOLB Michigan
      SEA 64.Justin MadubuikeDT Texas A&M
      SEA 101.Jonathan GreenardOLB Florida
      SEA 133.A.J. DillonRB Boston College
      SEA 144.Hakeem AdenijiOT Kansas
      SEA 214.Calvin ThrockmortonC Oregon

    • Kenny Sloth says:

      I’d quibble with some of these ranges but I like the thought process. Really hope we look for OL help earlier than that in such a robust class. I’m not banking on any of the guys currently on the roster to be a starter in 2 years.

    • CaptainJack says:

      Like all mock drafts…

      would be an insane haul but DaVon Hamilton at pick 133 is pure fantasy.

    • CaptainJack says:

      I’m actually ok with waiting on OT. We have so many olinemen on the roster right now, and so few defensive linemen, something eventually has to give.

    • Logan Lynch says:

      I also have a feeling they draft at least one of Okwara and Davis. I think Davis will be very high on their board. They always talk about Calais and already tried once with McDowell.

    • MoBo says:

      I looked over the trades from 2017-2019 for late first round too mid second rounds (21 trades without trading future picks). The average difference in the value of picks trading up/down in the area of pick 21 to 45 was 5,57 (Rich Hill chart) or 25,9 (Jimmy Johnson chart)

      The last three years JS traded up four times with our first pick for two additional picks:

      2019: 21 to 30, 114, 118. Good deal for GB
      Rich Hill: 260,82 to 246,86 (equals to pick 143) or Jimmy Johnson 800 to 744 (pick 120)

      2019: 30 to 37, 132, 142. Also favores the Giants
      Rich Hill: 196,31 to 193,5 (pick 215) or Jimmy Johnson 620 to 605 (pick 192)

      2018: 18, 248 to GB 27, 76, 186. seems balanced
      Rich Hill: 288,1 to 282,3 (pick 183) favores GB, JImmy Johnson 901 to 907 (pick 214) favores Seattle.

      2017: 26 to Atlanta 31, 95, 249. Better deal for us
      Rich Hill: 222,74 to 231,78 (pick 163) or Jimmy Johnson 700 to 720,9 (pick 177)

      I would expect the same this year, maybe with the same two trade partners like 2019. Guess our position doesnt improve with the 49ers and Titans also open for a trade up. Making trades for a mid 3rd pick more complicated: 27 to …
      Colts 34 and 75: +21,62 (123) or +95 (102)
      Lions 35 and 85: +4,74 (192) or +35 (143)
      Chargers 37 and 71: +14,16 (142) or +85 (105)
      Dolphins 39 and 70: +7,43 (171) or +70 (113)

      Only scenario possible for me is a team reaching for a QB. Also trading 133 or 144 additionaly doesnt feel the JS way.

      27 to later picks:
      Browns 41 and 74: +6,29 (RH) or -30 (JJ) from Seattle perspective
      Jags 42 and 73: +8,63 or -25
      Colts 44 and 75: -18,69 or -5
      Broncos 46 amd 77: -27,25 or -35

      Browns got two third round picks. Could trade up for Cleveland or Winfield
      Jags got three 4th rounders. Maybe (CB?)
      Why should the Colts trade down from 44 and not 34?
      Denver got three 3rd rounders. If they pick a WR first they could trade up for a better OT.

      27 to 46, 77, 118, 252 seems realistic from a point of value (-1,88 or +23,75) and from JS preference to get additional picks. 181 instead of 252 feels like it would favor us too much in terms of quantity (4 picks) and value (+2,84 or +42)

  42. James says:

    I have finally figured out why John has made no move to acquire either a DE or a “superstar” on offense (per the request of one R. Wilson)… like many people telecommuting under the current circumstances, he is blowing off work. All evidence points to the fact that John is binge-ing on Mad Men rather than actually doing work.

    I accept that he has not gone after Clowney, who absurdly priced himself totally out of the market. All 32 teams seem to be in agreement, based on radical inconsistency, injury histories, and only sporadic bursts of outstanding play, that he is worth no more than about $14M/per. But to do nothing when Griffen falls into their laps? To not have even made a low-ball offer on Yannick (which the Jags might be desperate enough after today’s tweet-storm to accept)? I like the adds of Bruce and Mayowa, but John must acquire one more DE/Leo. If he is aiming for the draft, perhaps he thinks K’Lavon will fall to #27? Perhaps he thinks Okwara is the guy if we trade down into early R2? Perhaps he believes that Zuniga/Taylor/Uche is this year’s Chase Winovich sitting there for the plucking late R2?

    And whither our next LT? Big Duane is in the injury-phase of his brilliant career, so is Ogbueki his sure-to-play backup? A legit R1 OT is almost sure to be there at #27, but do you spend that value on a guy to groom for two years before called upon to replace Duane? Could this spot be filled later by a developmental player such as Bartch or Peart?

    John achieved GM immortality with his 2010/2011 drafts, but may we point out that was a decade ago? Thankfully, his greatest pick, Russell Wilson, is here for 15 more years, but our QB pleads for more superstars. John has, of late, added guys like No-E, Dissly, J-Reed and DK, but not near enough of them.

    Help us, Obi-wan-John, you are our only hope.

  43. Coach says:

    Two questions:

    1. I’m hoping for a wr at 59 and was wondering who you think would have the greatest impact for the Hawks who realistically could be there:

    1. Claypool
    2. Hamler
    3. Reagor

    I’m having a hard time deciding which one I like the best – I see positives for all of them!

    2. I’m really hoping one of these 3 will be there and be our selection, but if they are gone who do you think all 3 will be gone, who is our best option at wr at 59 or 64?

    Thanks and Go Hawks!

    • LLLOGOSSS says:

      I don’t think any of them will be there. They are all easily top-50 players.

    • bigten says:

      For me, its Raegor and Claypool. Though I like Reager more, I also think he is going to go higher, and I think Claypool is a better fit, or will have the greater impact. I was not a fan of Claypool, and admit I was wrong about him, he has quietly become one of the ones I hope we get. Him and Raekwon are my top two, with Zuniga and Taylor in there. Im really hope we go with the boom or bust types this year.

    • Jim Valvis says:

      I admit, although I can see why his is, I’m not the Reagor fan others are. We need to fix the lines, and so OL and DE and DT are priorities, even RB is a bigger priority than WR, but of those that might be available with our third pick– I wouldn;t take a WR sooner– Shenault is the player that I think screams Seahawks.I mean, the combine was a disaster for him, but his game tape is good and so I’m chalking the bad 40 up to the core injury. There’s some risk involved, but I love Shenault early in the third after trading back from 64. If not, Duvernay might still be available at pick 70 or such.

      Late round options I like are Tyrie Cleveland and, for someone completely off the radar, Lawrence Cager. I’m not sure why this guy is never talked about as a possible late-round steal. A lot of people like Hightower too, but I think he’s too slim for the Seahawks.

    • EmperorMA says:

      No way Reagor is there. He might well be gone by #27. Hamler might make it, but I doubt he gets past #50. That leaves Claypool. He could go before Reagor or be like DK and drop all the way to #64. He’s a wild card for me.

  44. Paul G says:

    49. Joshua Uche – OLB Michigan
    59. Raekwon Davis – DT Alabama
    71. Chase Claypool – WR Notre Dame
    92. Matt Peart – OT UConn
    101. Willie Gay Jr. – OLB Mississippi State
    106. Cam Akers – RB Florida State
    133. Robert Hunt – OT Louisiana
    138. Hunter Bryant – TE Washington
    144. Anfernee Jennings – DE Alabama
    174. Julian Blackmon – CB Utah
    214. John Penisini – DT Utah
    243.Trey Adams – OT Washington

  45. Rashi says:

    Seahawks sign OL, Kalil McKenzie. Bring on more depth.

    • Rashi says:

      That is 18 OL on the roster now.

      • Rob4q says:

        Just saw this about him:

        The Chiefs drafted McKenzie in the sixth round in 2018, moving him from defensive tackle to the offensive line.

      • LLLOGOSSS says:

        Couldn’t risk losing this guy to… uh, the CFL? Had to act swiftly, we’ll sort it out later.

        Insanity.

      • Kenny Sloth says:

        He’s with us as a DL this time

        • TomLPDX says:

          That was going to be my question…are we bringing him in to compete on the DLine or OLine?

        • bigten says:

          Where did you see this? or are you being sarcastic? He was playing in the XFL and was playing guard, I don’t see any reason why he would move to DT. It does continue to be strange the amount of OL we are signing though.

            • bigten says:

              Where does it say that he is moving to DL? I don’t see that anywhere.

              • Rob4q says:

                The article doesn’t say that and niether did I – it says he played DL in college and once the KC Chiefs drafted him, they moved him to OL. And that is where he has played since then…

                “The Chiefs drafted McKenzie in the sixth round in 2018, moving him from defensive tackle to the offensive line.”

              • Bigten says:

                You responded to my question asking where it was said he was moving back to DL, with that hyperlink. So in essence, you did. Was known that he played DL in college, wanted to know where Kenny Sloth saw that he was moving back to DL for us, or if that was just sarcasm.

                • TomLPDX says:

                  That was my question too. I really don’t like hit-and-run posts, especially here on SDB. Give us some background.

                  • TomLPDX says:

                    Rob4q, this wasn’t in response to you but in response to Kenny above. I read the same article on PFT and didn’t make a judgement on it, only that we had signed another OL who used to play DL in college…and he happens to be Reggie’s son…a very good friend of JS.

    • CaptainJack says:

      Incredible.

      Dude is thick. Another thick stumpy guard. Huh.

  46. Can anyone off the top of there head remember the earliest we have ever drafted an interior lineman? Both Carp and Britt were drafted as tackles.

  47. Sea Mode says:

    Per Bucky Brooks:

    If you’re looking for a fast riser up draft boards heading into the 2020 draft, you might want to put an asterisk by Justin Jefferson’s name. Although the former LSU standout has been viewed as a first-round talent for most of the pre-draft process, the buzz is building that he might be the third receiver taken in Round 1 on Thursday.

    […]

    “He’s one of the best receivers that I’ve ever studied in 40-plus years,” said a former long-time NFL offensive coordinator/receivers coach. “He can do it all and has no fear and can play slot or outside. … He’s a baller who is much better than he’s been credited. Trust me. The kid is a baller.”

    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000001109887/article/team-fits-for-jameis-winston-panthers-smart-to-pay-mccaffrey

    • Kenny Sloth says:

      That’s what I’ve heard too.

      Gonna be a massive run on receivers in the late 1st that could last into the second.

      • Jim Valvis says:

        Good. Let them go. The more they pick WRs, the more they don’t pick the things we need like OL, DE, DT, and even RB.

    • Ben Ft. Worth says:

      That’s what I’m talking about!

      Geaux Tigas!

    • Cortez Kennedy’s says:

      If Jefferson and Aiyuk are sitting there at 27 we will regret the draft flexibility the current state of our defensive line affords us.

      Edwards (who could go early in the 2nd and probably wouldn’t be an option if he didn’t break his foot), Claypool (could also go anywhere in the 2nd) Van Jefferson and Quez Watkins all seem like realistic 3rd wrs for us.

  48. Kenny Sloth says:

    What are some cliffs and talent bubbles you guys see in this draft?

    Since Rob updated his big board it helped me visual positional talent better. Obviously the best talent is at the top, but where are the sweet spots and when’s the latest you can get a contributor at the position?

    • Kenny Sloth says:

      There will be OTs going all over the first two days. Probably a small shelf with the top 3 options. Then I think a clear tier two with about 5 interchangeable names, all else equal. Gonna be fun to see who slips to round 3.

    • Volume12 says:

      I think the sweet spot is 40-85. Probably want to get as many picks there as you possibly can.

      What position in particular? You can always get contributors at RB throughout the draft. WR? 4th round.

      • Kenny Sloth says:

        Yeah I’m hoping for Tampa Bay to give up 45 + 76 for 27. Maybe a fourth too.

        Big WR cliff in mid-4 depending. Might be a ton of WR in round 1 if teams are willing to wait for QBs.

        Lots of value in round 3 at that position.

        We can wait on RB obviously unless you can’t leave without someone like JonTay.

        I was mostly trying to work out the cliffs and pockets for DE and DT. Maybe figure out how the OL class will land and what positions people consider for them.

        • Volume12 says:

          If there’s a big run on receivers before Seattle selects late in the 2nd and they haven’t taken one, it’ll be interesting to see who’d they consider if they aren’t eyeing someone later.

          I would think RT for them. Maybe a C if it’s really good value.

          DT? IMO the pocket is early 2nd-late 3rd. DE? Mid 2nd-late 4th. I’m including base and wide ends in that. Some really good, intriguing 5t’s there. Strowbridge, Anfernee Jennings, Khalid Kareem for example.

          • Rob Staton says:

            I won’t be shocked if they skip the edge class.

            Just too many unknowns, incomplete players, injury flags.

            There are probably only a small pocket of players they’ll pick from.

            The key at DE/EDGE is clearly going to be Clowney, Griffen or anyone else still out there.

            • Kenny Sloth says:

              Been thinking this, too. They might rate some in house talent higher than we could. Shaq and Rasheem did what they could at the end of last season.

              Might be comfortable with Clowney/Everson situation

    • Matt says:

      Nothing like using your most valuable piece of draft capital to net an extra……6th round pick?

      If that wasn’t bad enough, then you use #64 on……Jalen Hurts?

      Does this person get paid to do this?

    • bigten says:

      Trade back from 27 to 34 and only get a second?! WTAF…

      But, I have actually thought about the Hurts idea, moreso the thought that if this draft class is going to be seen as null anyways due to the fact rookies cant have camp and all that (hence why we are signing all these OL) we could draft him later third, he gets to learn remotely from RW, play a season under RW, then before draft next year, really develop him, and trade him for a first. lol

      • RWIII says:

        I know most QBs don’t to like to be a back up in the N.F.L. Trust me. Jalen Hurts will not be happy being a backup. Let me say this. Jalen Hurts is one of the fastest risers in the draft. He transferred from Alabama to Oklahoma so that he could play under Lincoln Riley. Lincoln Riley has produced first overall pick in the 2018 and 2019 N.F.L. drafts. In my opinion Hurts might be the second best QB in this draft.

        • Bigten says:

          You act like that information is somehow news, or breaking news. Might I remind you that Hurts also stayed at Alabama for a year behind Tua for his team. I’m in agreement, that I think he is actually going to be something. But his personality is exactly why I think he would love to sit behind RW for a year, he seems humble and down to earth and NOT a prima dona as you would make him out to be. And regardless, it doesn’t matter if “Jalen Hurts will not be happy” to back up someone or not. He will do what the team he is drafted by has him do. And if he is smart, his best route to become a starter is to sit behind a proven QB like Rivers, Rodgers, or RW. Besides, it was just a fun thought and response to someone having us draft him. Not a call to arms that the hawks MUST draft Jalen Hurts because he was coached by Lincoln Riley who coached Mayfield and Murray. Which both are irrelevant and don’t prove any point.

  49. RWIII says:

    Just got done listening to Robertson. I am never listened to interview where a player is as confident in his ability as Robertson. One thing for sure. Robertson is not lacking in confidence. It sounds like this guy is willing to put in the time and effort to do whatever it takes to make it in the N.F.L.

  50. Kenny Sloth says:

    Via Theo Ash

    OnTarget Catch Rate
    @SportsInfo_SIS

    Justin Jefferson – 96.3%
    Brandon Aiyuk – 93.5%
    Michael Pittman – 93.4%
    Van Jefferson – 91.8%
    Bryan Edwards – 90.9%
    Tyler Johnson – 89.3%
    Laviska Shenault – 88.7%
    Tee Higgins – 87.3%
    Denzel Mims- 86.8%
    Jalen Reagor – 83.3%
    KJ Hamler – 80.7%

    • Rob Staton says:

      Now this IS something to pay attention to.

      Aiyuk and Edwards are ideal third wheels at receiver for this offense IMO.

      • Kenny Sloth says:

        Twitter is great if you do it right

      • Kenny Sloth says:

        I know we’ve discussed it before but with Shenault do you not believe he’s a special enough athlete to warrant package plays as a WR3.

        I think his vision could add an element we don’t really have on the roster. Great size and flashed legit star potential in college.

        High character and tragically witnessed his father cut down right in front of him

        • Rob Staton says:

          I don’t think he’s a special athlete at all to be honest. I’ve not seen anything on tape to suggest twitch or the ability to create easy separation. He’s not sudden like Percy despite operating in a similar role.

          At SPARQ he ran a 4.59 and at the combine he ran a 4.58. That’s just what he is. Not fast.

          He’s caught between running back and receiver. His best role, probably, is to just embrace that and try to become a plus receiving back who can be matched up on a creative offense.

          I don’t see any appeal for the Seahawks really.

          • Kenny Sloth says:

            Wow! Thats a take I wasnt expecting but I can certainly see it. I wasn’t suggesting he was any kind of special athlete so that’s just down to poor syntax from me.

            To your point he only separates on comebacks hitches and outs. The speed of the NFL might really catch up with his game. Even on kick returns you don’t have the time to pick your lane that you do in college.

            I think he’s weighing around 225 and that’s not a bad weight for a receiving back at all. In that role he could find a fit in the modern NFL but like you’ve said before he doesnt have a role in our limited touch offense

          • Matt says:

            I have constantly wondered what people see in Shenault…he’s just a gadget player that is extremely rudimentary as a WR. And his athletic testing + injury history makes me scratch my head. I bet he ends up in R4 – too many WR options that I’d trust more than him.

            And I don’t think Seattle would know how to use him.

    • Sea Mode says:

      Great info.

      What’s the downside of Justin Jefferson for Seattle? Ideal frame, required speed and explosion, some of the most reliable hands, ultra productive, can slide in the slot, one of the youngest prospects in the draft (he’s not quite 21 yet).

      I guess the only question is which of him, Reagor, Aiyuk, Claypool is available at the end of R1-top of R2, and can we afford to pick one. Or does Bryan Edwards offer more value in the R2-R3 range considering our other needs?

        • Kenny Sloth says:

          That’s based on the same data source! Sports Info Solutions they work with a few NFL teams. They’re hiring NFL scouts right now!!

      • Kenny Sloth says:

        We cant afford to take a WR that early imo

        Have to address DL. Have to. Can’t afford to wait for Rashard Lawrence and Trevis Gibson to be our best options

      • Eburgz says:

        I can’t imagine Jefferson will be there at our pick. My preferred is to wait until the end of round 2 to see if a good WR option is available due to the depth at the position. Claypool at the end of R2 is my ideal scenario because I think it’s the best fit/value/impact. Reagor in R1 is also tempting due to his explosive playmaking ability and added value as a return man.

    • God of Thunder says:

      Are any of these guys teammates? Ie catching passes from the same QB?

  51. mac says:

    How many offensive lineman do the Hawks need? lol
    For the cost of what we’re paying for all this depth, we could of gotten Clowney and drafted some players who will probably be about as good.

    • Sea Mode says:

      It is what it is… keep throwing darts until they stick? 🤷‍♂️

      Field Yates
      @FieldYates
      ·2h

      The Seahawks have signed OL Kahlil McKenzie, the son of former Raiders GM and current Dolphins exec Reggie McKenzie, who most recently spent time in the XFL. Kahlil McKenzie also spent time with Seattle in 2019.

    • Bigten says:

      My money says they are doing this in preparation for rookies not having an impact due to restrictions. No rookie minicamp, limited training camp, etc. plus a thought came to mind that maybe with these limitations also comes players being in not as good of shape, so the idea is to stack up on Oline and have a rotation hahah we all laugh now until PC/JS are seen as geniuses once the season starts.

  52. Brik says:

    I’m curious about your thoughts on Fournette, any chance we try? Normally the Hawks at least inquire about players of his caliber. I’m thinking we could even trade for both him and Yannick, but that’s hopeful wishing. Got the feeling Clowney returns if we ain’t making any moves before draft.

    • Rob Staton says:

      I think it’s possible. But the reports today about him sleeping during meetings and being a diva don’t chime with the culture in Seattle.

      • Brik says:

        Yea that doesn’t sound good for Fournette. If I remember correctly though, I think Marshawn had things like that said about him too, that’s why we got him fairly cheap. Jacksonville doesn’t have a good track record with their players either. Maybe it’s just him being unhappy in his situation, acting out. To be honest though I didn’t like him much coming out of college, always thought he was overrated. Other people like him though so I wasn’t sure.

  53. Rob Staton says:

    I just posted this on twitter:

    https://twitter.com/robstaton/status/1252372320108216321

    Inspired by the fact Jonathan Taylor keeps bringing up the Seahawks in every national interview. He wants Seattle. Bring it on.

    • Ralphy says:

      Love this!

    • Zxvo3 says:

      Well if we don’t have the ability to draft him this year, he could be a free agent candidate in the future 😂.

    • Eburgz says:

      Imagine if he dropped to 64 ala Metcalf. Due to wear and tearand ball security concerns along with the devaluation of the RB position. I always think it’s funny to knock a guy for proving to be a bell cow without any major injury concerns.

      I know… it won’t happen. I’d take him at 27 myself.

    • Rob Staton says:

      Let me also say this — I want the Seahawks to draft players who want to play for this team.

      It’s definitely a ‘fan’ type of thing to say. But that’s fine. I am a fan.

      I want players who want to embrace the culture in Seattle and go for it. Because they’re going to be what they’re going to be. And you can’t win with people pulling in different directions.

      So if that’s Jonathan Taylor because he admires the club, or Chase Claypool because he grew up a ‘Hawks fan, or Amik Robertson because he’ll be fired up to play for this club… bring it on. They’re all tough, talented and physical. And they want to be here.

      I want to hear some excited phone calls on Thurs/Fri/Sat.

    • Matt says:

      Man this would be amazing. He is special and would fit this city/team like a glove.

    • Lewis says:

      Russel liked the tweet? LOL

    • STTBM says:

      I agree Rob! How cool would it be to see him get his wish?!

  54. JJ says:

    Alright finally did a mock. Glad I didn’t do this earlier or I wouldn’t have gotten any work done. Traded back to 48. Picked a couple extra picks. Think it is solid.

    48.
    Michael Pittman Jr.
    WR USC

    SEA 59.
    Jabari Zuniga
    DE Florida

    SEA 64.
    Davon Hamilton
    DT Ohio State

    SEA 79.
    Willie Gay Jr.
    OLB Mississippi State

    SEA 101.
    Logan Stenberg
    G Kentucky

    SEA 133.
    Anthony McFarland
    RB Maryland

    SEA 144.
    Michael Ojemudia
    CB Iowa

    SEA 158.
    Hakeem Adeniji
    OT Kansas

    SEA 214.
    Josh Metellus
    S Michigan

    • Kenny Sloth says:

      Love Zuniga and Hamilton. Would prefer Taylor to a WR if he’s there and I take exception to Willie Gay at 79, but overall extremely good draft for me

      • JJ says:

        Taylor was gone early 2nd. I love McFarland and I know it is unlikely, but a boy can dream.

        • Kenny Sloth says:

          Shame. I’m not as high on McFarland as some others. Size is really important at RB and a scout just referred to his character as “absolutely atrocious” “like a child”

  55. TomLPDX says:

    It’s official, Joey Hunt signed his tender and he’s back. I might be the only happy about this but, well…I am!

    • Kingdome1976 says:

      ugh…Too many times have I seen Joey get knocked on his back, straight up pancaked.

      • TomLPDX says:

        Yeah, I’ve seen that too, several times, and like I said before, good on the nose tackle for getting the leverage. I’ve also seen Joey hold his position and drive guys back and own the center of the line during a play.

        • Jeff108 says:

          But not for an extended amount of time. Hunt does not hold up over the course of multiple games.

          • TomLPDX says:

            I disagree. I’ve watched him over many games and he holds his own. Sometimes he gets bowled over but many times he owns his space. Look at the whole picture, don’t just nitpick where it is convenient.

            • BobbyK says:

              Look at the MVP candidacy of Russell Wilson and what happened to it and his stats after Joey Hunt took over at Center.

              • TomLPDX says:

                Really Bobby? You going to blame all that on Joey? What else happened during that time. Is he a first string C, no, but he stepped up and sure they heck held his own on more than one occasion and I believe he was injured the entire time. I’m talking to the wall here, I’ll stop.

    • mishima says:

      Not guaranteed. I could be wrong.

    • CaptainJack says:

      Short and fat. That seems to be how Solari likes his interior guys.

  56. Rob Staton says:

    Russell Wilson liked my Jonathan Taylor tweet.

    Russ is involved now.

    This is his superstar.

  57. MoBo says:

    I looked over the trades from 2017-2019 for late first round too mid second rounds (21 trades without trading future picks). The average difference in the value of picks trading up/down in the area of pick 21 to 45 was 5,57 (Rich Hill chart) or 25,9 (Jimmy Johnson chart)

    The last three years JS traded up four times with our first pick for two additional picks:

    2019: 21 to 30, 114, 118. Good deal for GB
    Rich Hill: 260,82 to 246,86 (equals to pick 143) or Jimmy Johnson 800 to 744 (pick 120)

    2019: 30 to 37, 132, 142. Also favores the Giants
    Rich Hill: 196,31 to 193,5 (pick 215) or Jimmy Johnson 620 to 605 (pick 192)

    2018: 18, 248 to GB 27, 76, 186. seems balanced
    Rich Hill: 288,1 to 282,3 (pick 183) favores GB, JImmy Johnson 901 to 907 (pick 214) favores Seattle.

    2017: 26 to Atlanta 31, 95, 249. Better deal for us
    Rich Hill: 222,74 to 231,78 (pick 163) or Jimmy Johnson 700 to 720,9 (pick 177)

    I would expect the same this year, maybe with the same two trade partners like 2019. Guess our position doesnt improve with the 49ers and Titans also open for a trade up. Making trades for a mid 3rd pick more complicated: 27 to …
    Colts 34 and 75: +21,62 (123) or +95 (102)
    Lions 35 and 85: +4,74 (192) or +35 (143)
    Chargers 37 and 71: +14,16 (142) or +85 (105)
    Dolphins 39 and 70: +7,43 (171) or +70 (113)

    Only scenario possible for me is a team reaching for a QB. Also trading 133 or 144 additionaly doesnt feel the JS way.

    27 to later picks:
    Browns 41 and 74: +6,29 (RH) or -30 (JJ) from Seattle perspective
    Jags 42 and 73: +8,63 or -25
    Colts 44 and 75: -18,69 or -5
    Broncos 46 amd 77: -27,25 or -35

    Browns got two third round picks. Could trade up for Cleveland or Winfield
    Jags got three 4th rounders. Maybe (CB?)
    Why should the Colts trade down from 44 and not 34?
    Denver got three 3rd rounders. If they pick a WR first they could trade up for a better OT.

    27 to 46, 77, 118, 252 seems realistic from a point of value (-1,88 or +23,75) and from JS preference to get additional picks. 181 instead of 252 feels like it would favor us too much in terms of quantity (4 picks) and value (+2,84 or +42)

    • MoBo says:

      Don’t know why it was posted also in a comment above.

      Tried a mock gaining draft capital first without favoring one team (Rich Hill for one team, Jimmy Johnson for the other)
      27 to GB 30, 137, 175
      30 to Giants for 36, 110, 218
      64 and 133 to Chargers 71, 112

      11 Picks: 36, 59, 71, 101, 110, 112, 136, 144, 175, 214, 218

      36. Josh Jones OT
      59. Justin Madabuike DT
      71. OLB Malik Harrison
      101. Van Jefferson WR
      110. Zack Moss RB
      112. Amik Robertson CB
      136. Kevin Dotson G
      144. Trevis Gipson DE
      175. Joe Reed WR
      214. Josh Metellus S
      218. Steven Montez QB

  58. charlietheunicorn says:

    Kenny ‘Hair Like Kiper’ Sloth

    Oh shi….. it going down now

    LOL

    • Kenny Sloth says:

      I got somr good ones in but there’s no coming back from that

      • charlietheunicorn says:

        What is your favorite hair product….. I mean, the hair doesn’t move… ever

        • Kenny Sloth says:

          Idk man I also called the Rose Bowl MVP a P***y in that thread so Mel Kiper is pretty on point

          • charlietheunicorn says:

            “I think this is a pretty good draft class overall. It’s really shaping up that way because of the underclassmen …” ~ Mel Kiper

  59. charlietheunicorn says:

    This is a hell of a stat

    Taylor is the only RB who has gone for over 6000 yards in 3 seasons…. EVER in FBS history

    wowza

  60. no frickin clue says:

    My mock for entry to the contest:

    2.38 Isaiah Wilson, OT, Georgia
    2.59 Jabari Zuniga, DE, Florida
    3.69 Cam Akers, RB, Florida State
    3.82 Davon Hamilton, DT, Ohio State
    4.101 Van Jefferson, WR, Florida
    4.116 Terrell Burgess, S, Utah
    5.144 Trevis Gipson, DE, Tulsa
    6.164 Cameron Clark, G, Charlotte

  61. Coach says:

    Chris Simms undervalued sleepers

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWP8W0OchGk

    He talks a ton about a lot of the guys we’ve talked about on this board – not first rounders, but value picks after the first round.

    I’m hoping we trade back twice and end up with 5 or 6 picks in the 2nd and 3rd rounds and get a lot of the guys Simms talks about here. Here are a few:

    Claypool WR
    Van Jefferson WR
    Anae DE
    Zuniga DE
    Taylor DE
    Asiasi TE
    Harrison OLB
    McFarland RB

    Go Hawks!

    • Matt says:

      What I love about the draft is how you can really like an analyst and agree about 90% of what they say…and the 10% you couldn’t be more adamantly opposed.

      I really like Chris Simms – I think his enthusiasm is great. I really like his underrated list, but hilariously, he said Cole Kmet is a bonafide 1st rounder and he looks at Seattle and sees a great landing spot.

      First, Kmet is a poor athlete. Second, the Seahawks have 23 Tight Ends.

      Anyways, not picking on Simms, whom I really like. The draft is just amazing because all of us can agree on so much yet see players in completely opposite ways.

  62. millhouse-serbia says:

    Because I am sure we will take one DT early I read about all DT from Bob McGinn reports, bruglers draft guide and Zierlein profiles and here are notes about everyones character:

    Marlon Davidson :

    Scouts:”has tremendous leadership ability and overwhelming love of the game”…“He ran that room,”…”he Is a badass”…

    Brugler:”known as one of the harder workers in the program and called “emotionally mature” by his coaches”…

    Justin Madubuike:

    Scouts: “He’s got some character concerns. Just personality and small things off the field with his teammates.”…”he doesn’t love football”…” I don’t think he’s a tough guy”

    Brugler: “An active competitor”

    Ross Blacklock:

    Brugler:”mature mindset and named a team captain as a junior (Blacklock: “I’m not your average 21-year-old. I’m all business.”).

    Scouts from Bob articles:”He’s immature….I don’t think he’s very tough or competitive”

    Jordan Elliot:

    Brugler:”voted a team captain in 2019 and well liked in the football building…emotional maturity was an issue for him at previous stops and his team interviews will ultimately determine where he is drafted”\

    Neville Gallimore:

    Brugler:”competes like a warrior in games, practice and the weight room…blue collar background and work ethic was instilled in him at a young age…steadily matured as a leader at OU (defensive coordinator Alex Grinch: “When he speaks up, the guys listen to him”).”

    Zierlein;”Motor runs hot and never takes plays off…Never content and always looking for work

    Raekwon Davis:

    Brugler:’maturity has been questioned after he admittedly “got caught up” with all the hype following his sophomore season, struggling as a junior and senior.”

    Zierlein;”Scouts say maturity has been a concern in the past”

    Leki Fotu:

    Brugler:’plays through pain and pushes himself during practice and games…well-respected by coaches and teammates alike due to his humble but dogged mentality, never feeling content.”

    There is nothing about Davon Hamilton

  63. Kenny Sloth says:

    Kristian Fulton, CB LSU
    Trevon Diggs, CB Alabama
    Madre Harper, CB S. Illinois
    Bryce Hall, CB Virginia
    James Pierre, CB Florida Atlantic
    Cameron Danzler, CB Miss. St.
    Amik Robertson, DB Louisiana Tech
    Jonathan Greenard, DE Florida
    Yetur Gross-Matos, DE Penn St.
    Bradley Anae, DE Utah
    Julian Okwara, DE Notre Dame
    Ron’Dell Carter, DE James Madison
    Trevis Gipson, DE Tulane
    Alex Highsmith, DE Charlotte
    Raekwon Davis, DT Alabama
    Leki Fotu, DT Utah
    Ross Blacklock, DT TCU
    Zack Baun, EDGE Wisconsin
    Terrell Lewis, EDGE Alabama
    Nate Evans, LB UCF
    DAVION TAYLOR, LB COLORADO PER SI.COM
    Robert Hunt, OL La.-Lafayette
    Kevin Dotson, OL La.-Lafayette
    Logan Stenberg, OL Kentucky
    Cordel Iwuagwu, OL TCU
    Marcus Keyes, OL OK St.
    Damien Lewis, OL LSU
    Gus Lavaka, OL Oregon St.
    James Morgan, QB Florida International
    Jonathan Taylor, RB Wisconsin
    AJ Dillon, RB Boston College
    Zack Moss, RB Utah
    Brandon Jones, S Texas
    Ashtyn Davis, S Cal
    Jeremy Chinn, S S. Illinois
    Hunter Bryant, TE Washington
    Nigel Kilby, TE Northwestern
    Josiah Deguara, TE Cincinnati
    Jalen Reagor, WR TCU
    Van Jefferson, WR Florida

    Was going to update Sea Mode’s excellent tracker, but the only added name was Davion Taylor out of Colorado. Track athlete, JUCO transfer that didnt play in high school due to family religious beliefs.

    Also via SI “Taylor continued to excite scouts at the NFL Scouting Combine last month, where he ran a 4.49-second 40-yard dash. On Wednesday, he dramatically increased his draft stock, clocking an unofficial 4.37s 40.

    Taylor improved his vertical jump as well, recording 35 inches at the Combine and 36 inches at his pro day. ”

    4.35-4.39 via Jim Nagy

  64. GoHawksDani says:

    OL is the new toilet paper. You gotta buy them all

  65. Donny Henson says:

    So i decided to look at positional spending for the 2020 year, (numbers provided by OverTheCap)*

    QB- 31 M (1)
    Skill- 38.4 M (16) AVG 2.4 M
    * RB/FB- 7.6 M (5)
    * WR- 18.2 M (7)
    * TE- 12.6 M (4)
    O-Line- 49.6 M (18) AVG 2.76 M
    * OT- 19.8 M (5)
    * OG- 12.8 M (10)
    * OC- 17 M (3)

    D-Line- 22.3 M (11) AVG 2.03 M
    * DE- 9.3 M (5)
    * DT- 13 M (6)
    Linebackers- 32.5 M (8) AVG 4.06 M
    * OLB- 16.9 M (6)
    * MLB- 15.6 M (2)
    Secondary-22. 8 M (11) AVG 2.07 M
    * CB- 8.2 M (5)
    * S- 14.6 M (6)

    Special Teams- 5.5 M (3) AVG 1.83 M
    * K- 3.6 M
    * P- 822.5 K
    * LS- 1.04 M

    * I have included Bruce Irvin (4M cap hit prediction), Mike Iupati (2M cap hit prediction), Luke Willson (887.5 K under the new CBA), and Khalil McKenzie (750K cap hit due to having only 2 accrued seasons).

    Noticed that the least amount of money spent on a positional group besides Special Teams this year is the D-line. Also noticed that we have now 10 guards on the roster, which makes me think we might take a left and right tackle in this draft and probably within the first three rounds.

    So depending on how much Seattle likes Julian Okwara (the only legit LEO candidate in the early rounds), I could see Seattle doing the following (assuming we have 5 day 2 picks)

    1. Julian Okwara
    2. Matt Peart
    3. Lucas Niang
    4. Davon Hamilton
    5. Zack Moss or Antonio Gibson or John Hightower

    • GoHawksDani says:

      I like it. I like Okwara a lot, Hamilton too. Not sure I’d want two OTs, maybe one other rusher like Zuniga or Uche or Baun instead, but I like it all in all

  66. GoHawksDani says:

    I’ll be honest…I have absolutely zero clue of what will be our first pick.
    I feel like there is almost equal chance for WR (strength of the draft), RB (sort of strength and also sort of need), OL (strength and sort of need but we have ton of mediocre depth on the roster already), DE/EDGE (huge need, but weak class), DT (have some interesting prospects but we have Reed and there are questionmarks about most of the prospects), LB (kinda need with KJ’s getting old, Barton/BBK didn’t show much, we need a SAM, it could generate passrush but that’s not rushing with four, not sure about how good the LBs are), CB (we never draft CB early, like 90% unlikely…but the draft is shallow, some interesting guys earlier, nCB is huge need…really unlikely, but after this offseason I don’t even know PCJS anymore lol)

    QB, TE, S is really-really-really unlikely. As we have like 10 OGs, I’d say OG is unlikely too.

    I’d give odds of like:
    35% EDGE/DE
    18% DT
    17% OT
    10% RB
    10% WR
    6% LB
    3% CB
    1% S

  67. Rob Staton says:

    Today I will be publishing a big draft preview. I’m also joining a zoom conference with Kyle Whittingham the Utah coach.

  68. millhouse-serbia says:

    I think in next 24h Seahawks will send this year 2nd round (probably 59th pick) and next year 3rd round pick to JAX for YN and will give him 16-18apy on 4 years.

    • Rob Staton says:

      I think there’s more chance of Euro 2020 taking place this summer after all

      • millhouse-serbia says:

        What is so unreal to you, that they will trade for him at all or that compensation would be so low?

        • Rob Staton says:

          That they will trade for him in the next 24 hours.

          It’s impossible to get a medical arranged in that timeframe for starters. And we have to appreciate the difficulty of a situation like this. It’s Earl Thomas all over again. Jacksonville open to trading a key player, just like Seattle was. But teams know that and aren’t willing to pay a big price. But as a team you can’t/won’t give him away. So you end up in a stalemate.

          My expectation is he won’t be moved and that Jacksonville will eventually trade him for 2021 compensation later in the year.

          • millhouse-serbia says:

            Fair enough…

            Yes I agree its the same situation as with Thomas…maybe Jax will play smarter then John did with Earl…

            I agree its a problem to do medicals but its the same for players who are free now…Griffen, Clowney etc…I still think there is chance they sign someone of that 3 (not big one though)

            Sincerely I don’t know what to think…YN is player who didn’t have problems with injuries, and you always can cancle the trade if he doesn’t pass medical tests…but problem would be if you think you have him, don’t draft for edge and then he doesn’t pass phisicals…we will see…

            • millhouse-serbia says:

              Oooooppppsss…I forgot that they cant cancel trade if JAX use that pick during draft…

              • Rob Staton says:

                Exactly. Jacksonville basically have to do something today or this aint happening in all likelihood. And I can’t see them going from being nowhere near a trade yesterday and today having a trade agreed, a contract sorted, a medical arranged. That isn’t happening. I think the likelihood is Seattle will still be waiting to try and fix the pass rush after the draft and Jacksonville will settle on making a trade later in the year for 2021 compensation.

                • millhouse-serbia says:

                  Yes…when I realized that, in a joke I wanted to say “then it will happen in next 6-8 hours”… 😀

                • millhouse-serbia says:

                  Just one more note…they don’t need to sort contract before draft…he will need to sign tag with JAX before trade, and he will be under that contract (price tag for 2020) with new team until he sign new one…

  69. Good luck to all. Thanks to David C., PFN and Rob for this fun exercise. Peace, Brian

    SDB Mock

    1.27 Patrick Queen LB Louisiana State
    2.39 Raekwon Davis DT Alabama
    2.39 Julian Okwara DE Notre Dame
    2.59 Malik Harrison LB Ohio State
    2.64 Chase Claypool WR Notre Dame
    3.92 Cam Akers RB Florida State
    4.101 Davon Hamilton DT Ohio State
    5.133 Alton Robinson DE Syracuse
    5.144 Antonio Gibson RB/WR Memphis
    6.185 Anfernee Jennings DE Alabama
    6.214 Tipa Galea’i DE Utah State
    7.218 Tanner Muse S Clemson

  70. Henry Taylor says:

    I just did a PFN mock (not my mock draft competition entry, don’t worry I know that’s not this thread) that I thought was quite interesting. I grabbed two excellent players at need positions early on and then with my third second round pick Jeremy Chinn was still on the board, and with two picks already spent filling more obvious needs, I felt he would be exactly the kind of player they would draft to develop. I moved down multiple times with the 71st pick I got from the initial trade down out of the first, targeting a group of WRs and ended up still getting my preference. I also moved up for Amik, even though he would probably have still been there in the sim, but I wanted to reflect his rising stock. It’s also the first time in a while I’ve not taken Rob Hunt, who I’m a big fan of, but I also think that having added so much Oline depth already I think they’ll stick with the plan of playing vets and drafting developmental guys on day 3.

    I think it’s a cool draft anyway and, hopefully, somewhat realistic.

    37. Raekwon Davis, DT Alabama
    54. Clyde Edwards-Helaire, RB LSU
    64. Jeremy Chinn, S Southern Illinois
    84. Bryan Edwards, WR South Carolina
    96. Amik Robertson, CB Louisiana Tech
    144. Trevis Gipson, DE Tulsa
    165. Alex Taylor, OT SC State
    186. Quez Watkins,WR Southern Miss
    214. Kevin Dotson, G Louisiana

  71. Tweet about Logan Wilson…there were some reports that he is riser and could be 1st round pick…

    Not a riser. The media is just finally catching up. Plug & play. From a GM today “he’s better than Vander Esch coming out of Boise.”

  72. Sea Mode says:

    Let the buildup begin (to nothing happening…)

    Ian Rapoport
    @RapSheet
    · 1h

    Early fireworks? The #Redskins have begun to receive calls from teams interested in trading up to the No. 2 overall selection, sources say. They aren’t intent on moving out of the pick many believe will be #OSU DE Chase Young, but they are listening. Teams are laying groundwork.

    Tom Pelissero
    @TomPelissero
    ·33m

    The #Redskins know they’re not one player away, so the sense in the league has been that No. 2 can be bought. But at what price?

    • Rob Staton says:

      Almost feels like they’re trying to generate something to talk about because there’s nothing going on.

      • Bigten says:

        If I were a redskins fan, I would want them to trade back. They are seriously lacking in draft capital and have a lot of holes.

        • cha says:

          Josina reported the Browns are talking to them about Trent Williams, that might help their draft capital if they can work something out, but it’d have to all fall in place very quickly, with physicals etc.

  73. Tommy says:

    You want to be the bully again?

    44. Isaiah Wilson, OT Georgia
    59. Joshua Uche, OLB Michigan
    64. Davon Hamilton, DT Ohio State
    75. Bryan Edwards, WR South Carolina
    94. Darrell Taylor, OLB Tennessee
    101. Zack Moss, RB Utah
    133. Ben Bredeson, G Michigan
    144. Trevis Gipson, DE Tulsa
    246. Jake Hanson, C Oregon
    251. Rodrigo Blankenship, K Georgia

    All players are tough, played at the highest level in college, and are winners. I don’t think Uche lasts that long, but the mock had Okwara and Zuniga going way before, so I would swap him out with either of those two. Sign Clowney (hopefully), or Griffen and this is a great start to a potential SB run.

    • Sea Mode says:

      The 👓 kicker really puts us over the top. Doesn’t get much more BAMF than that…

      (like the draft, though!)

      • Tommy says:

        Haha I want that kicker… Think it would be great to get a cheap and quality kicker. But yeah, I would love this draft. Focuses on the lines and like you said, some BAMF.

  74. Trevor says:

    Rob thought you might be interested in this. I checked out walter football because the two writers had the most accurate mock drafts last year. Here is the link if anyone is interested.

    https://www.fantasypros.com/nfl/accuracy/mock-drafts.php

    Here is what he said in his most recent mock after he mocked Josh Uche to the Hawks. He referenced your work directly.

    “I would be shocked if the Seahawks remain at No. 27. They always trade down, so here’s another instance in which they’ll do so. They can then obtain someone like Josh Uche in the 35-45 range.

    Rob Staton of SeahawksDraftBlog.com did a great job of breaking down what the Seahawks look for in the draft. The Seahawks tend to select players who thrive at the Senior Bowl. Uche was certainly one of the winners at Mobile, and he compares to Bruce Irvin, whom the Seahawks selected in the first round long ago. “

  75. Matt says:

    Danny & Gallant had a nice segment this morning and brought up an interesting question – with the bevy of OL already on the roster; do the Seahawks just punt on an early round OL this year?

    They said that 2011 had a shorter offseason and the OL was a disaster, with specific references to Carpenter and Moffit. Carpenter ended up being an average OL, but it took time.

    I mentioned it earlier, but my guess is that the first few picks are guys that can get on the field right away without having to master the playbook/offseason. I think Uche fits that bill – rush the passer on 3rd down and we will bring you up to speed on other nuances. I think Hamler and Reagor fit the mold – threaten opposing defenses with a simpler route tree. I think Taylor and CEH fit the bill as guys who could step in right away and contribute.

    I think that’s what makes this year so interesting. We need immediate impact but there’s also the notion that this could be a lost season for a lot of younger players that need time to develop. They don’t get the usual offseason.

    Food for thought and while I don’t necessarily agree with punting on early OL – I don’t think the thought behind it is that crazy. In fact, it does make sense to me. Last point, Seattle hardly ever exercises the 5th year option – so you are talking 4 years with a R1/R2 OL where you are pretty much redshirting them in year 1. I don’t know if that’s a wise investment when you are in your SB window (not that the roster is there – more of a reflection of the QB we have).

    • Ralphy says:

      Good post. You would think that a team in their window would be even more likely to trade a draft pick for a veteran because of this.

      • Matt says:

        Agreed. And just to expound, maybe there is some self reflection with “the OL we have drafted haven’t exactly done well in our system.”

        While I wasn’t a fan of Ifedi, Britt, Carpenter…I wouldn’t call them failures by any stretch of the imagination. I would argue that they were not worth the draft capital – mainly because they were average talents at positions that I’d contend are not premium.

        I’ve evolved to the point that unless you think said IOL prospect can be a top guy at their position or said prospect can play LT – I don’t think I’d invest early on the OL. I’d rather pay a premium in Free Agency knowing said player can perform. I’d save the early draft capital for guys you think can be difference makers – I said it before, but I had no problem with the Malik McDowell pick because he had difference making talent. It’s why I didn’t like Collier because I just saw an average ceiling.

        Last point – I would also not draft overaged OL/DL. I’m beating a dead horse, but there is such a physical maturity discrepancy in college when you are 23+ that I am always concerned that this is why guys have success rather than them being “actual good O-lineman.”

        While it is paramount to have depth on your roster, that depth doesn’t mean a whole lot if you don’t have high end talent. It’s hard to win a Super Bowl…it’s much harder when you have a middling roster.

    • mishima says:

      I expect them to take only one developmental OT, mid/late rounds.

      • Matt says:

        That’s my hope…I really don’t want to see an early OL pick this year, unless it is Cesar Ruiz.

        • Coleslaw says:

          Then you’ll be begging them to pick one next year in a worse class. We’re picking a tackle with 1 of our first 3 picks. Lock it in.

          • mishima says:

            OK. Locked.

            I think the first 4 picks will be either ‘weapons for Russ’ (WR or RB) or DL, whichever way the board falls.

            • mishima says:

              Not ‘either/or,’ but ‘and.’

              First 4 picks: RB, WR, DL, Edge in any order.

            • Coleslaw says:

              Get back to me when we pick an OT lol. It’s happening.

            • Coleslaw says:

              Tony P. already said they want to address both lines. Does that sound like waiting til the what, 5th round to pick an OL? You think they would add another WR (not a huge need) or a RB that early?

              Weapons are a luxury pick that early, OT is a legitimate need now and in the future.

              • Matt says:

                Dude, nobody knows what they will do – not even Tony Pauline, as much as I respect his work. And yes, he’s most likely right and not claiming that I know more than him (that’s idiotic).

                WR is absolutely a need, as is RB. We can debate where that is on the priority list. This offense was barely functional when Tyler Lockett got hurt and Lockett is no spring chicken. Also, we have 2 RBs coming off major injuries, and again, when they were out – it dramatically changed the run game.

                Again – debate the priority of that need, but they are needs no doubt. I know people like to think “games are won in the trenches,” but they are not. They are won by great QBs and difference makers that threaten the opposing team. Can those players be in the trenches? Of course, but I hate this “you need an elite OL to win” mentality. It’s simply not true.

                OT is absolutely a long term need, which is why I have said that if they do draft an OT early, it better be a guy they think is the heir apparent to Duane Brown. This team doesn’t need Germain Ifedi 2.0 or a non-pass rushing 5T – they need guys who can create turnovers, sacks, touchdowns – difference makers. I’m actually fine with drafting an OT if the outlook is “he’s definitely the LT of the future.” That’s a long term need that every team should always be on the lookout for.

                Where I differ from many on this board is, I don’t think drafting a non-LT in the first round is smart idea unless you think said player can be one of the top guys in the NFL. This team needs to stop accumulating middling talent at non-premium positions with their top picks – it is the reason why the roster is in such bad shape as it is now.

                This entire comment thread was predicated on a talking point about how this unique offseason *might* lend credence to the idea that they are willing to punt on “developmental guys” or players who won’t contribute in year one. This team has a diminishing Super Bowl window – I’d rather take my chances on a one dimensional difference maker, this year, over drafting a guy who needs a few years to become a league average Tackle.

                Chances are I’m wrong about that. I’m just presenting a different scenario based on the most unique offseason the NFL has or will ever have (virus). I will totally blunt here – I don’t care who Russell’s Left Tackle is when he’s 35 years old. I care about what this team can do to win a Super Bowl in the next 3 years because 35 year old RW is a whole different animal than the guy we have now. The roster will have to be dramatically different at that point.

          • Matt says:

            What’s with the attitude here?

            I won’t be begging them next year to draft one. I’d rather see us utilize free agency or trades to address OL.

            • mishima says:

              Agree. If Finney and Shell work out, play to Seahawk standards, they might only need a veteran OG to replace Fluker.

              Upgrade but don’t reach.

              • Coleslaw says:

                Finney isn’t a tackle. And if people complained about Ifedi, they’re going to complain about Shell.

                Even if Shell is an All-Pro, The only OTs we have on the roster are 33 year old Duane Brown, Shell, Ogbuehi and Chad Wheeler. We’re picking an OT early.

            • Coleslaw says:

              What attitude? Lol

            • Coleslaw says:

              It’s an expression to point out that what we have is not enough. If we don’t pick one early, you won’t like the results. Not to mention how thin we are for the future. Didn’t mean anything negative by it, just words man lol

              • mishima says:

                OK, I’m locking it in, getting back to you, expecting an OT early.

                Who? When?

                Are you talking Wilson at #27 or Peart at #64 or other? Easy to bluster without specifics. And if and when they do take an OL early, you’ll be the first to let us know, confusing your generalizations for reasoned analysis.

                Just words, man. LOL.

                • Coleslaw says:

                  Get your panties out of the bunch. You misinterpreted my comment and got butthurt. Which BTW my comment wasn’t even to you. So idk why you’re being such a little girl.

                  I’ve posted many times here multiple options and have gone in depth multiple times on why OT is going to be likely our top pick. I’ve been saying it all off season.

                  I would give you my list and possible ranges, but something tells me that you don’t care to hear that. Have a good day man.

                  • mishima says:

                    ‘Panties’ and ‘butthurt’ are non-starters with me. Move on.

                  • Coleslaw says:

                    You’re the one who started being a smarta** over nothing. Like I said have a good day.

                  • Bayahawk says:

                    Worth noting that my “little girl” is more composed than the person using that descriptor as an insult.

                    Keep the attacks isolated to comments on Field Gulls. This is a chill place to discuss the Seahawks and should remain that way.

                  • Rob Staton says:

                    This is true.

                    Personal attacks won’t be tolerated.

                  • Coleslaw says:

                    Bayahawk, Mishima came at me sideways and it was disrespectful. I explained to Matt that I didn’t mean anything by what I said and Mishima continued. Am I supposed to just take that? No lol. I was speaking draft and got smart*** remarks repeatedly. I’m not just going to let someone talk to me like that.

                  • Rob Staton says:

                    Can everyone just chill out please?

                    Thank you

    • Steve Nelsen says:

      There is some logic to this up to a point. The loss of early season workouts and practices will certainly make it harder for rookies in general to make an impact, some positions in particular, including the O-line.

      I don’t think Seattle’s FO thinks of Russell as being in a 3-year window. That is a media-manufactured story line used to create some drama that fans have begun repeating. Have you ever heard PCJS ever say anything remotely like that? No. And if they don’t believe it, it won’t affect their drafting. With Russell’s past health and his dedication to training, he is far more likely to play 7 more years than 3 in my opinion.

      What could affect their drafting of OL is the new coach and power blocking scheme which favors size. If you look at Solari’s draft history before coming to Seattle it seemed to favor mid-round developmental players. But, if there is a big guy who is an accomplished run and pass blocker with Pro-Bowl potential and great TEF (Isaiah Wilson) you know they will consider him.

      The Seahawks don’t overpay at any position so I wouldn’t make a broad claim that OL won’t get second contracts. I don’t think they would have any problems paying to keep a really good OL. Britt got a second contract. Nobody else really earned one.

      • Matt says:

        Never said Pete said Russell has 3 more years.

        I am saying you probably have 3 more years of RW being arguably a top 3 QB in the NFL. Once he hits 35, there will absolutely be regression. I’m not saying he will be bad, not at all. But, there is a monumental difference between being a top 3 QB and a top 10 QB. And the quality of roster needed to win with the 8th best QB is far different than the roster needed to win with the 2nd best QB. That’s just reality.

        I have no doubt that RW will play until he is 40. I’m simply making a point as to what the quality of his will be the rest of his career. I don’t think it’s crazy to say 3 years is probably the window of him at his peak/prime. He will absolutely not be the same QB when he loses another step and arm strength ticks down.

        I think you are taking some of my points a little too literal. I’m not making a broad claim that they will never sign an OL to a second contract. I made a point that they haven’t exercised the 5th year option on players. That’s the trend…not that they will NEVER do it.

        I have no doubt that they would draft an OL in R1, like they have…I was simply raising a question/point that was brought up on local sports radio that made some sense to me. This season is unprecedented in many ways. I have no doubt that teams will approach things differently this year. The Seahawks happen to be in a unique position where they have a smaller window with an Elite level QB. We aren’t the Chiefs that have an All-World QB who is 25 – our QB is in his 30s. Not to mention, we are also in an incredibly tough division that is getting significantly stronger. I’m merely raising the point that we don’t necessarily have the same time/window to slowly develop guys like the Cardinals (for example) can.

    • cha says:

      Generally I’d agree with that Matt.

      But what I keep coming back to, is this is a rich draft for OTs. You could get quality into the second round, and that aint nothing. Usually there are good starters at tackle in the top 15 and the rest are projects and prospects. Either raw guys with great size but need technique work or guys with experience but physical limitations.

      But not this year.

      The Hawks’ swing tackle signed a $30m contract. The tackle market is insane.

      It might be worth it to punt on playing your OL draft pick in 2020 but not punt on drafting an OL pick.

      • Matt says:

        Fair take.

        If they draft a Tackle with their first pick, it has to be a guy they think can play Left Tackle. I don’t want any part of a non-LT Tackle with the first pick. Said player might play RT for a few years, but I hope it’s a guy that they truly think is the heir apparent to Duane Brown.

        Bottom line – they need their first pick to contribute. They can’t keep whiffing in R1 with guys who don’t play or guys who are middling at best. It’s why this roster is where it is at today.

        • Matt says:

          Not to mention, as bad as the OL has been – the offense has performed extremely well. So that begs the question – do they really need to sink a bunch of resources into the OL? I think it’s a legitimate question.

          Really, at the end of the day (for me), I just don’t trust this staff to draft/develop a good Tackle – which is why I prefer the FA or trade route, on that front.

      • mishima says:

        You know that the way the Jets structured that contract protects them if Fant doesn’t work out. Only about $13 million guaranteed, most in 1st year. IMO, it’s a low risk, high potential reward for the Jets.

        I would have no problem with them drafting Wilson, Hunt, etc. early, but also think they have greater needs.

  76. Rob Staton says:

    Tom Pelissero just listed Robert Hunt among five potential surprise R1 picks.

    • Rob4q says:

      Wow, that is quite the rise up the draft board if it happens! That must also mean that teams are looking at him as a tackle…

    • Gohawks5151 says:

      To Seattle right?? That would be a bit surprising but they always take THEIR guy no matter what. (Cue up the confused Nick Saban mouthing, “James Carpenter??” clip)

      • Matt says:

        Funny you mention that one…in the Saban-Belichick documentary he said (summarizing), “I have guys drafted by organizations who never call me. Like, how do you not call and ask about the player? I will tell you everything.”

        So…while I appreciate them “wanting to get their guy no matter what,” it is not necessarily a great business practice.

        • Gohawks5151 says:

          It was when they had a more complete team. Maybe they were willing to take more risk? Though i guess Collier and Penny could be viewed in a similar way. Great doc though. The Two Bills is great also.

    • Aaron Bostrom says:

      Dang, you’ve been right about this kid all along. I really hopes he lasts a bit though, at least to wherever we trade down from.

    • TJ says:

      Just watched an amazing profile on Robert Hunt on NFL Network’s Good Morning Football. What an amazing story! Definitely hope he lands in Seattle.

  77. Logan Lynch says:

    Based on absolutely nothing but gut feeling, I think SEA will draft 2 players from the following pool, possibly 3 depending on who falls:

    -Raekwon Davis
    -Julian Okwara
    -Jabari Zuniga
    -Josh Uche
    -Zack Baun

    I know this is the content you guys come here for…all intuition, no analysis or reason given!

    • Rob quick question for you what do think about the supplemental draft this summer do you think more guys might enter it . because the uncertainty of the college football season this year.just your thoughts.or do you think there might not even have one.. for some reason I can see some guys saying sign me up

      • Ralphy says:

        For me Raekwon Davis feels like a lock.

        • Rob Staton says:

          I like Raekwon and they desperately need someone like him on the DL.

          But this is a draft loaded with gritty players who absolutely fit them like a glove personality wise. And that, sadly, isn’t Raekwon. So we’ll see.

          • Logan Lynch says:

            I’ll be honest, that was probably the most disappointing interview you posted for me, personally. He’s such a fit physically, but the personality that came through on the interview was not what I was expecting at all. Compare his interview to Hunt or Robertson…that’s what I want.

            He’s on my list for the physical profile alone.

            • dcd2 says:

              That’s what’s so cool about the interviews Rob has done. It’s a huge piece of the evaluation process that we rarely get to see (combine podium interviews) and didn’t see at all this year.

              I agree, that Raekwon VS Robertson was night and day. Really liked Amik’s fire and attitude. Davis doesn’t seem like he has that same passion for the game.

      • Rob Staton says:

        I don’t know to be honest Robert. It might be more beneficial to stay in college. Teams are in flux and don’t know what the future holds. So they might be less inclined to use the supp draft.

  78. Sea Mode says:

    Here’s a late day 3/UDFA CB to look at: Luq Barcoo, San Diego State. Was at the Shrine Game.

    Led the nation in INT (9) and PBU (16) in 2019. (Dropped one in the game I watched vs. Jordan Love as well.)

    6’1″, 180, 32 arm, 75.25 wing, 9 hand, 4.43 40 (laser), 4.11 SS, 6.84 3C, 41 vert, 11’3″ broad.

    Pro day video: https://twitter.com/luqmanbarcoo/status/1248328859268734976

    Highlights: https://youtu.be/AgoM2lH7_bI

    Said he has had interest from about 20 teams. Hard to project him to the slot though since he played outside.

  79. Sea Mode says:

    Per Pelissero and Rapoport:

    Javon Kinlaw, DT, South Carolina: Lower-body injuries are always concerning with big men such as Kinlaw (6-foot-5 1/8, 324 pounds), a first-team Associated Press All-American in 2019 who previously had a labrum repaired in one of his hips, as well as a past back injury and two knees that multiple teams have flagged as at risk of arthritis. “Wear and tear” is the term most used following Kinlaw’s combine MRIs; no team is known to have failed him on a physical. Several teams — including a few picking high — say they have no issue with Kinlaw’s medical, making it unlikely a top-20 talent falls out of the first round.

    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000001110281/article/2020-nfl-draft-will-injury-issues-impact-five-notable-prospects

  80. cha says:

    https://twitter.com/AdamSchefter/status/1252595784945672199

    New Chargers unis.

    Love them. I’ve always liked their uniforms. The all-navy and powder jersey/yellow pants are the favorites.

    Not sure I like the numbers on the helmets though. A bit old-timey but I’m willing to give them a shot.

    • Matt says:

      Oh I love those…they were already my favorite uniform. That dark jersey is amazing.

    • mishima says:

      Love them.

      I dig the numbers on the helmets. Old school and/or Bama-esque.

    • CaptainJack says:

      The chargers should have stayed in San Diego. It’s a great place that deserves a pro team. Two nfl teams makes no sense in la where they can’t even fill up UCLA games anymore. It’s not a football town. Plus the rams and chargers have way too similar color schemes to share a city.

      The rams are the perfect fit for la because outside of Donald they’re a tacky team and la is a tacky town. San Diego fans deserve a team, and San Diego is much nicer to visit these days than la, even if their stadium was a hellscape

  81. Erik says:

    Rob, have you ever done a post where you looked back a few years and evaluated how you did with your draft projections? Not so much where or by whom the guys you liked were drafted, but how they performed in their careers. My suspicion is that you have had more “hits” than “misses”. I for one would find that really interesting. On an unrelated note, thank you for all of your hard work. I look at your site multiple times a day (probably when I shouldn’t be) and always learn interesting things.

    • Matt says:

      It would be a fun exercise and I agree that Rob would have a ton of hits. You always have to wonder how much of the “misses” have to do with the circumstances, rather than simply missing on the talent.

  82. Kenny Sloth says:

    AJ Dillon had the lowest forced missed tackle per carry rate at .25, it’s a big part of the reason a lot of people have him solidly in the 3rd/4th tier of backs in this class (depending on how you rate the top guys)

    • Gohawks5151 says:

      Maybe not surprising but on the flip side he was the best RB through contact. 79 missed tackles forced, 1,104 yards after contact. Not going to force a miss, but going to break a tackle. Depends on your style.

    • Jhams says:

      I love him as a short yardage between the tackles grinder who can occasionally break a big run. I don’t think he’s your 3 down bellcow though, so taking him in the 3rd might be too early. I think he’d be a great compliment to Penny though.

  83. @MikeGarafolo just said on @nflnetwork that a team that was interested in Ngakoue, said after yesterday they really don’t see any interest being there moving forward. @TomPelissero followed w/ Ngakoue made a calculated risk and passed up a large offer & gtd $ & it didn’t pay off.

    • cha says:

      Feels like if nothing happens today on the trade front it’s not going to happen until summer.

      Getting physicals organized is hard enough. Then you have a contract extension, etc.

      So it’s really hard to count on any blockbuster deals involving players.

  84. Zeke says:

    Would it be better getting Taylor/Helaire with an early 2nd, or Akers/Moss/Dillon in the late 3rd?

    Also, when the heck are the Panthers gonna cut Mike Davis lol. Personally hoping they can add Davis for close to vet minimum, and one of the rookies above.

    • Matt says:

      Akers in the late 3rd is the best “value” and most ideal scenario, IMO. He really could be a game changing RB in the NFL.

      I’m not that high on Moss and Dillon. Dillon just leaves so much to be desired once you watch him. Love the size and speed…it just doesn’t pop on tape.

      I know I’m an outlier with Moss. He’s certainly physical, but the injury history and the lack of athleticism worries me. I don’t know how long he will hold up in the NFL. And I just don’t think he’s a difference maker to justify a R3 selection. I’m probably just jaded because I think so lowly of the Pac-12.

      IF we do go RB early-ish – it’s gotta be a guy who we think will be a big time difference maker. To me, that’s limited to Taylor, Swift, Dobbins, CEH, and Akers. If you don’t get one of those guys, just wait and grab a flyer or two in the late rounds. I have the same stance with WR – unless you think a guy is a bonafide #1 or #2 – find a complimentary guy later on with a specific trait you want.

    • mishima says:

      Good question.

      IMO, I think Taylor and Swift go top 25 and I’m not a fan of Moss or Dillon, so for me, it’s between CEH with our first pick (after trade down) or Akers with our 2nd or 3rd pick.

      Split between CEH/Hamilton, Uche/Akers, Davis/X with Moss, later.

  85. Rob4q says:

    Realistic? No way! But so freakin’ awesome – I would love a draft like this one!

    36.
    Jonathan Taylor
    RB Wisconsin

    59.
    Raekwon Davis
    DT Alabama

    64.
    Robert Hunt
    OT Louisiana

    92.
    Chase Claypool
    WR Notre Dame

    106.
    Davon Hamilton
    DT Ohio State

    133.
    Trevis Gipson
    DE Tulsa

    149.
    Antonio Gibson
    RB Memphis

    170.
    Alex Taylor
    OT SC State

    191.
    Julian Blackmon
    CB Utah

    235.
    Jonathan Garvin
    OLB Miami

  86. Happy Hawk says:

    We need to fix our pass rush, don’t have a lot of cap space, next college season could be a year away…why not go all in and get Chase Young on a rookie deal. Trade our #1 this year, and our #1’s the following 2 years. Washington is looking to trade and our number ones don’t mean as much to the Hawks as other teams. Gamble on the here and now and get a young stud and still keep our 2 #2’s this year. Would Washington do that deal? Maybe yes. Would the Hawks do that deal given the steep price? Maybe yes. Thoughts?

    • schuemansky says:

      Pick 2 = 2600 pts, pick 27 = 680.
      Not even three 2020 first round picks in our range would equal pick 2 let alone discounted future picks.
      So PC probably would consider it, WAS definitely not.

  87. Volume12 says:

    What is this!? 😂😂 I’ve been laughing over this for a good 5 minutes.

    https://twitter.com/i/status/1252254908360863745

  88. dcd2 says:

    I know everyone is probably tired of looking at each others mocks, but the conversation above (that devolved) about taking a OT early got me thinking. How do you draft a LT if you’re picking at the end of the 1st every year? To that end, how do you get a top 5 pick without giving up a fortune in draft capital to move up?

    You do what JS always does, and trade back. JAX has holes all over their roster and the worst odds to reach the SB from Vegas, sooooo…. I traded #27 & 144 to JAX for 2021 (R1), 73, 116 & 206.

    Microscopic chance of this happening of course, but a bit of fun as we wait for Friday. I made one more trade down & ended up with

    59 Julian Okwara EDGE
    64 Brandon Aiyuk WR
    73 DaVon Hamilton DT
    101 Willie Gay Jr LB
    116 Bryce Hall CB
    141 Hunter Bryant TE
    206 Jake Hanson C
    214 John Reid Slot CB
    227 Sewo Olonulia (RB – TCU)

    R1a 2021 – Penei Sewell

    Pretty good haul that gets us a potential top 5 pick next year.

    • bigten says:

      Would love this draft, and I love the idea of trading down to pick up capital next year. I have always thought that is a good way of doing things, for instance, the dolphins should do that this year. Keep collecting future round 1s until you can finally attack.

      Unfortunately, I don’t see jax as being in the position to do this. I don’t think they are n win now mode, hence why they are cutting and trading. They may want to see what they have in Minshew, and then if not good go after someone next year

    • Gohawks5151 says:

      Great pick in 2021. That dude is a beast. I just wonder if this is the wrong year. It should have been last year when they had 2 firsts maybe. I like the idea though. We haven’t done that since we got the Broncos pick in the Okung/Earl draft.

  89. RWIII says:

    Hot players that are rising up the draft board.

    Jalen Hurts: QB Oklahoma
    Ezra Cleveland: OT Boise State
    Ashtyn Davis: DB California
    Jeremy Chinn: S. So Ilinois
    Darrell Taylor: Pass Rush Tennessee

  90. Producehawk says:

    The Hawks now have 18 Offensive line men under contract. Does that mean they will be targeting other areas?

    • Volume12 says:

      Maybe? Could be wrong, but I still think this is a PC draft. What does that mean? Defensive heavy, RB with one of their top 5 or 6 picks, a run blocking O-lineman, and a receiver that can dominate/win the ‘red line.’

    • Steve Nelsen says:

      Not necessarily. There was a very insightful comment a few days ago, “If the Seahawks have 15 offensive linemen, that means they don’t have 5 they like.” This is all about creating competition and adding a couple hungry young talented rookies to the mix would improve the competition.

  91. Sea Mode says:

    Per Pauline:

    Debunking the anonymous scout quote about RB Anthony McFarland

    A quote recently attributed to an anonymous scout alleged that running back Anthony McFarland of Maryland had “horrible football character.” That’s news to the people at Maryland. I spoke at length with Terrapins running backs coach Elijah Brooks yesterday, and he described McFarland in glowing terms.

    “Anthony always showed up at practice. He loved competing, and we never had issues getting him going during the week,” Brooks told me. He described his time with McFarland as “fantastic” and said the running back was “a fierce competitor and also respectful … he was a great teammate, and other players gravitated to Anthony.”

    More importantly for McFarland, coach Brooks told me that he’s spoken with almost two dozen NFL teams and passed on these same sentiments about his star running back.

    Also says teams have Zuniga early R3, so maybe we would be able to get him with one of our late R2s.

    Lastly, he also cites the Seahawks as one of the teams high on Utah CB Jaylon Johnson. Maybe Rob’s upcoming teleconference will shed some light on this.

    https://www.profootballnetwork.com/2020-nfl-draft-news-rumors-tony-pauline/

    • Volume12 says:

      “Lastly, he also cites the Seahawks as one of the teams high on Utah CB Jaylon Johnson. Maybe Rob’s upcoming teleconference will shed some light on this.’

      Yes, yes!

    • Volume12 says:

      DB is gonna be a higher pick than intially thought isn’t it?

      • Sea Mode says:

        I don’t think so. A slot guy from R3 is what I see.

      • Volume12 says:

        I don’t mean 1st round or anything, but could 100% see the 3rd round. Or if a DB they’ve rated highly is still on the board in the late 2nd and the board has gone away from them with another position.

    • Cameron says:

      The comment on Jaylon Johnson is interesting, given his 31 3/8″ arms. Perhaps viewed as a good nickel prospect if he somehow lasts beyond the top 100?

  92. FLSeahawk says:

    Here is my entry:

    2.35 Brandon Aiyuk, WR Arizona State
    2.35 Josh Uche, Edge Michigan
    2.59 Raekwon Davis, DL Alabama
    3.70 Lucas Niang, OT Texas Christian
    3.99 Lynn Bowden Jr., WR Kentucky
    3.99 Cam Akers, RB Florida State
    3.101 Davon Hamilton, DL Ohio State
    4.133 Jalen Hurts, QB Oklahoma
    4.144 Zack Moss, RB Utah
    5.153 Michael Ojemudia, CB Iowa
    6.214 Benito Jones, DL Mississippi
    7.255 Anfernee Jennings, Edge Alabama

  93. Albert Butler says:

    Here’s my entry:

    2.41 Julian Okwara DE Notre Dame
    2.59 Raekwon Davis DT Alabama
    2.64 Jabari Zuniga DE Florida
    3.101 Willie Gay Jr. OLB Mississippi State
    4.133 Robert Hunt OT Louisiana
    4.137 Antonio Gibson RB/WR Memphis
    4.141 Hakeem Adeniji OT/OG Kansas
    4.144 Kindle Vildor CB Georgia Southern
    6.187 Anfernee Jennings DE Alabama
    6.192 Charlie Taumoepeau TE Portland State
    6.214 Julian Blackmon CB Utah
    7.244. Trey Adams OT Washington

    • Albert Butler says:

      But they’ll draft Jennings as a linebacker and Blackmon as a safety. Also Doug Farrar compared Willie Gay Jr. to Bobby Wagner in his top 50 article, so I’m going with ILB for him,

  94. Frank says:

    32 Julian Okwara
    59 Willie Gay JR
    64 Robert Hunt
    97 Zack Moss
    101 Bryce Hall
    133 Leki Fotu
    144 Cole McDonald
    This is probably more what I’d do, than what the Hawks will do but I’d flip out about this draft for the Hawks personally. Love Duggar, and Trautman but the board didn’t fall to get Duggar, and signing Olsen made TE a lower priority which is a shame as I think both are going to be superstars in this league. I probably should have targeted a kick returner, but Homer will be alright back there.

  95. Scot04 says:

    Rob will be posting a specific link for the contest entries i believe

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  97. John caudill says:

    Here is my entry:

    #27 Jonathan Taylor
    #42 Josh Uche
    #59 Davon Hamilton
    #64 Raekwon Davis
    #73 Denzel Mims
    #101 Damien Lewis
    #150 Willie Gay Jr
    #170 Jaylon Johnson
    #209 Logan Wilson
    #213 Anthony McFarland
    #246 Jeremy China
    #270 KJ Hill