The final 2020 mock draft

This is my final 2020 mock draft to send to the Huddle Report for scoring.

Here’s a few quick Seahawks thoughts before getting into the mock…

— This whole draft is about working out the right range for Seattle to address all of their needs. D-line, O-line, receiver, running back, nickel.

— At the top of the draft the strength is receiver, offensive tackle and running back. In the late second and third round, there’s going to be some nice value on the defensive line.

— A lot of people will just want the team to draft a pass rusher or offensive lineman first. And that’s fine. But the objective is to adequately address a number of needs — not tick off each need by order of importance.

— John Schneider mentioned in yesterday’s press conference that the additions made to the offensive line gave them the best opportunity to go best player available with their top pick. I don’t think this means they won’t go O-line first but it was an interesting remark, combined with a reiteration of how difficult it is to find offensive linemen in the draft. Does the overloading of the O-line provide the freedom to draft a skill player first?

— Pete Carroll and Schneider both talked about how difficult it’s going to be for young players this year, with the lack of rookie camps and OTA’s. More than ever they could be seeking physically and mentally mature players with their early picks.

— The language used when discussing Jadeveon Clowney felt quite deliberate. It was basically, ‘we’ve moved on because we had to but you just never know…‘ — and I took that to mean they hold out some hope of bringing him back still. After all, they haven’t added anyone else. And while they noted the 15.5 sacks provided by Benson Mayowa and Bruce Irvin in 2019 — they combined for only 7.5 the year before. The complete lack of activity involving Clowney, Everson Griffen, Yannick Ngakoue and Matt Judon makes me think this is a situation that will be addressed after the draft. They run a serious risk of missing out altogether, of course, but it might benefit them to have the rest of the league see a glaring need if it masks your true intentions over the next three days.

Onto the mock draft… and I have the Seahawks making a first round pick…

Final 2020 mock draft

#1 Cincinnati — Joe Burrow (QB, LSU)
#2 Washington — Chase Young (EDGE, Ohio State)
#3 Detroit — Jeff Okudah (CB, Ohio State)
#4 New York Giants — Tristan Wirfs (G, Iowa)
#5 Miami — Andrew Thomas (T, Georgia)
#6 LA Chargers — Justin Herbert (QB, Miami)
#7 Carolina — Derrick Brown (DT, Auburn)
#8 Arizona — Jedrick Wills (G, Alabama)
#9 Tampa Bay (v/JAX) — Mekhi Becton (T, Louisville)
#10 Atlanta (v/CLE) — Isaiah Simmons (LB, Clemson)
#11 New York Jets — CeeDee Lamb (WR, Oklahoma)
#12 Las Vegas — Tua Tagovailoa (QB, Alabama)
#13 San Francisco — Henry Ruggs (WR, Alabama)
#14 Jacksonville — C.J. Henderson (CB, Florida)
#15 Denver — Jerry Jeudy (WR, Alabama)
#16 Cleveland (v/ATL) — Ezra Cleveland (T, Boise State)
#17 Dallas — Cesar Ruiz (C, Michigan)
#18 Miami — Jordan Love (QB Utah State)
#19 Las Vegas (v/CHI) — A.J. Terrell (CB, Clemson)
#20 Jacksonville (v/LA) — Javon Kinlaw (DT, South Carolina)
#21 Philadelphia — Justin Jefferson (WR, LSU)
#22 Minnesota (v/BUF) — Denzel Mims (WR, Baylor)
#23 New England — Kenneth Murray (LB, Oklahoma)
#24 New Orleans — Brandon Aiyuk (WR, Arizona State)
#25 Minnesota — Jaylon Johnson (CB, Utah)
#26 Miami (v/HOU) — K’Lavon Chaisson (DE, LSU)
#27 Green Bay (v/SEA) — Jalen Reagor (WR, TCU)
#28 Baltimore — Patrick Queen (LB, LSU)
#29 Tennessee — Isaiah Wilson (T, Georgia)
#30 Seattle — Jonathan Taylor (RB, Wisconsin)
#31 LA Chargers (v/SF) — Austin Jackson (T, USC)
#32 Kansas City — Clyde Edwards-Helaire (RB, LSU)

The trades explained

Trade #1 — Tampa Bay (#14) to Jacksonville (#9)
The Buccs are all-in on the Tom Brady experiment. They move up five spots to get right tackle Mekhi Becton.

Trade #2 — Atlanta (#16) to Cleveland (#14)
The Falcons are being touted for a move up. The money is on them trading up for a corner but don’t rule out Isaiah Simmons as an alternative.

Trade #3 — Green Bay (#30) to Seattle (#27)
The Packers and Seahawks have struck a deal in round one the last two years. They make it a hat-trick here — with the Packers leaping ahead of Baltimore to get the receiver they want.

Trade #4 — LA Chargers (#37) to San Francisco (#31)
The Chargers need a left tackle and the Niners need extra picks. LA moves back into the late first round for Austin Jackson.

Thoughts on the Seahawks pick

Seattle could do a number of different things. Their biggest need is pass rush — so it won’t be a surprise if they trade down into a range where a player such as Josh Uche or Julian Okwara can be selected. They could do with competition at offensive tackle — so the likes of Robert Hunt, Isaiah Wilson, Austin Jackson, Ezra Cleveland and Josh Jones are all options. They’ve regularly tapped into the strength of a draft early — and this year that’s receiver.

Over the weekend I wrote about the need to become tougher, stronger and better along both lines. I mocked Hunt, who can play guard or tackle, to the Seahawks in my seven round mock draft at the weekend.

So why Jonathan Taylor in this final scenario?

It’s a top-heavy running back class — with potential superstars available early. When John Schneider says the O-line additions give them the best possible opportunity to go BPA first up, this could be what he’s talking about.

From a sheer talent point of view, Taylor and Clyde Edwards-Helaire are top-20 in this class. They’d only be available at #27 or later because of the way the league views running back value in 2020. So while ideally you’d wait on the position and address another need — this is an opportunity to get a great player with your top pick.

The value range for defensive linemen is going to be the second and third round. So they can still address those needs later. They can get a DaVon Hamilton, Raekwon Davis, Leki Fotu or Justin Madubuike to play inside. They can get a Josh Uche, Julian Okwara, Jabari Zuniga or Darrell Taylor. They can also find a way to add a receiver — such as South Carolina’s brilliant Bryan Edwards.

Furthermore, Taylor is a perfect fit for the offensive scheme and his physical profile is perfectly matched to the Seahawks’ ideals at running back. There’s a reason he’s been expressing his interest in Seattle during interviews. He knows that this would be a good match.

Chris Carson is recovering from a broken hip and has had an injury plagued career in college and the pro’s. Rashaad Penny is recovering from a serious knee injury. Seattle wants to run the ball and the offense struggled mightily when their depth was depleted at the end of last season.

Drafting Taylor gives you a potential star to pair with Russell Wilson for the next five years. He’ll be able to contribute early, unlike many other rookies during this coronavirus impacted year. There’d be no pressure to extend Carson. Yes — it’s another running back and many would protest against that. But if you want the Seahawks to do two things — get one of the best players in the draft and still fill their needs — this is an opportunity to do that.

Taylor might not last to #27 or #30, of course. He could easily go to the Dolphins at #18 or #26. Watch out for the Buccs too. If that was the case — I think they’d probably trade deeper into the draft and that would bring the offensive linemen, Josh Uche and the receivers into play. And let’s be right here — that scenario is just as likely as them taking Taylor in the late first.

This is a draft filled with unknowns and question marks. Taylor is one of the few players with a full testing profile, a long and productive college career, high character and major upside. He’s a physical, exciting playmaker and he’d be a good selection for the Seahawks late in the first round.

Whether he’s the pick or not — the Seahawks need to come out of this draft having bolstered the D-line and pass rush, added a nickel corner and running back and they need to tap into the great receiver class at some point. If possible, they also need to draft a developmental left tackle to train behind Duane Brown.

When I review the horizontal board I published over the last few days, there’s a clear pathway to be able to address all of these needs. As with any draft, the key is to pick the spots where you can hit every position. A draft is a puzzle where you have to match up the prospects you want with positional needs and the best range to address those needs.

The Seahawks can do that this year.

Before I hand over to Dave and the mock draft competition — I wanted to say a few words to the community here. This has been, without doubt, the busiest draft season we’ve had in +11 years of doing this blog. That’s mainly been due to the lockdown, of course, but I’ve really appreciated all of your contributions in the comments section, your feedback and your support.

I’d like to give a special mention to ‘Sea Mode’ for creating the graphic at the top of the page and for his continued presence as an active member of the community. To all of the regulars, the newbies and those who don’t comment that often — thank you.

Blogging is yesterday’s news by and large. The times have moved on to YouTube and 220-character analysis on Twitter. Yet there’s still a group of people who enjoy long form articles and I’m grateful that you’re willing to indulge a bloke from Yorkshire in his interest of the Seahawks and the NFL draft.


Mock draft competition

One of our community members (Dave) wanted to put together a mock draft competition this year. He explains below how to get involved…

SDB Mock Draft Competition Submission Post

Quick recap folks,

Pick 12 players that you think Seattle will draft. They can be in any round, at any pick and you can use the same pick multiple times. The goal is to get the most ‘hits’. For tie breaking purposes, please format your picks by round & overall pick number (1.27 2.59 etc.) You can go here for a visual of who holds each pick in the draft. If you feel the need to explain your mock please do so below your entry.

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. Coin toss

Be sure to post your mock draft entries in this thread before the cut off time of 8pm EDT / 5pm PDT on Thursday, April 23rd. If you guess even 1 correct you’ll beat my sham entry posted below!

2.41 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

Enjoy! –DC–

Good luck to everyone taking part. I will arrange a prize for the winner.

Pre-draft links and podcasts

I took part in two podcasts last night. I’ve posted the embed links below for both:

Here are some other key links:

Seahawks 2020 draft guide
Seahawks seven-round mock draft
Horizontal board and thoughts on the importance of addressing the trenches

If you missed any of our lockdown interview series, here are the links to listen to all of the conversations:

Jim Nagy (Senior Bowl Executive Director)
Robert Hunt (G/T, Louisiana-Lafayette)
Damien Lewis (G, LSU)
Cesar Ruiz (C, Michigan)
Lance Zierlein ( analyst)
Scot McCloughan (former NFL GM)
Michael Lombardi (former NFL GM)
Mike Renner (PFF draft analyst)
Tony Pauline (Draft insider)
Prince Tega Wanogho (T, Auburn)
Raekwon Davis (DT, Alabama)
Amik Robertson (CB, Louisiana Tech)
Kyle Whittingham (Head Coach, Utah)

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  1. Nick

    Rob, you make being a Seahawks fan a privilege. Thanks so much for your content. And thanks to this community for the best comment section in sports journalism.

  2. Mike

    You’ve absolutely outdone yourself this year. Thank you for all of the content and for being consistently level-headed and insightful. This site has made the last month just a bit more bearable. Much appreciated, Rob. Thank you!

    • Rob Staton

      Thanks Mike

  3. no frickin clue


    Your content is first-rate in any year, but this year, it has made muddling through this Covid-19 crisis just a little bit easier. Thank you.

    • Rob Staton

      Thanks buddy

  4. Al U

    Fantastic work again this year, Rob. Thanks!

    • Rob Staton

      Thank you!

  5. Greg Haugsven

    A very special thank you to you as well Rob. I know we have locked horns a couple times on here but its never personal, its always debate because we both love our team. I agree with the special thanks to Sea Mode, Volume 12 and others as the discussions in here are as much fun as the articles Rob posts. I cant believe the draft is here as It feels like these 4 months of the year take forever. Good luck to all in the draft competition as I plan on taking home the trophy. Or coming in last place which would be fun too.

    • Greg Haugsven

      Also do we post our draft results on this thread or will there be a separate one tomorrow?

      • Trevor

        I think they are posting a blog just for the contest but not sure.

      • Rob Staton

        Post your submissions in this thread

    • Rob Staton

      Thank you

  6. Coleslaw

    Thanks for another awesome year, Rob. You’re the best.

    • Rob Staton

      Thanks Coleslaw

  7. Lewis

    Thanks for everything, Rob.

    I like the pick, though knowing this FO, if they are sitting there at 30 with Taylor, Jackson, and CEH (and others) still sitting there, I’d be surprised if they didn’t at least try to make another small move back.

    • Rob Staton

      I think you’re probably right

      • Callum Worthington

        Rob, amazing content this draft season, really appreciate the work you do and it’s been especially good during this lockdown so thanks!

  8. cha

    If they get Taylor or CEH I’ll do the “Mina Kimes”

    • CaptainJack

      Wasn’t that the person who was one of the main instigators in the Pete Carroll Jordan Peterson drama?

  9. Trevor

    Incredible work this draft season Rob!

    Truly amazing the amount and quality of the content you have put out. I think the regulars here on the blog have realized just how special the work you do is and now it is finally starting to be recognized on a more national scale which as been long overdue and I hope only the beginning.

    • Rob Staton

      Thanks Trevor

  10. Paul Cook

    I’d be fine with Jonathon Taylor. Putting Joe Burrow aside because of RW, I dream of either Chase Young, CeeDee Lamb, Derrick Brown, or Isaiah Simmons, my four favorite players at the top of the board not named Burrow. Sometimes I think Okudah might be the best player at his position in the entire draft, but I just wouldn’t go CB for the Hawks if I was to go that high. Nor could I make up my mind on who the best OLman was, so I put that aside.

    My mouth waters at the thought of Chase Young getting after the QB. Or CeeDee Lamb teaming up with Metcalf, Tyler, Olsen, Dissley, etc… to make an absolute killer team of targets for RW. Or Derrick Brown monstering the middle of the line for years. Or Isaiah Simmons just hawking everywhere in every way on the D.

    But none of those are going to happen.

    Just looking forward to the hammers finally dropping the next three days.

    Great stuff. As always. You da man.


  11. ElPasoHawk

    Love your site Rob. This is my first post even though this has been my go to site for several years. My entry into comp:

    2.33 Jonathan Taylor
    2.51 Uche
    2.51 Okwara
    2.64 Willie Gay Jr
    3.101 Leki Fotu
    4.133 Shenault
    4.133 Duvernay
    4.144 Greenard
    6.180 Tart
    6.180 Patmon
    6.214 Trey Adams

    • Rob Staton

      Thanks El Paso

    • DJ 1/2 Way (Sea/PDX)

      Posters, please comment after submission. Thanks.

      • Duceyq

        2.41 Raekwon Davis, DL, Alabama
        2.59 Julian Okwara, DE, ND
        3.71 Josh Uche, Edge, Mich
        3.72 Denzel Mims, WR, Baylor
        3.80 Jalen Reagor, WR, TCU
        3.101 A.J. Dillon, RB, Boston College
        4.121 Jabari Zuniga, Edge, FL
        4.133 Leki Fotu, DT, Utah
        4.144 Willie Gay- LB/SS Miss St.
        5.150 Trey Adams, OT, Washington
        6.210 Jonathan Greenard, Edge, FL
        6.212 Ron’Dell Carter, Edge, JMU

        Go Hawks! Definitely expect a trade for a player (hey J’ville).

    • DJ 1/2 Way (Sea/PDX)

      Love your draft. Great job being first. That is a win all by itself!

    • Hawkcrazy

      Think you are supposed to pick 12 players and you have 11… not sure if you want to adjust your submission?

      • ElPasoHawk

        2.33 Jonathan Taylor
        2.51 Uche
        2.51 Okwara
        2.64 Willie Gay Jr
        3.101 Leki Fotu
        3.101 Marlon Davidson
        4.133 Shenault
        4.133 Duvernay
        4.144 Greenard
        6.180 Tart
        6.180 Patmon
        6.214 Trey Adams

      • ElPasoHawk

        Thanks Hawkcrazy!

  12. DJ 1/2 Way (Sea/PDX)

    1/27 Jonathan Taylor

    1/27 Isaiah Wilson

    2/59 Julian Okwara

    2/59 Josh Uche

    2/64 Jabari Zuniga

    2/64 Chase Claypool

    2/64 Devon Hamilton

    3/101 Amik Robertson

    3/101 Bryan Edwards

    4/133 Leki Fotu

    4/144 Teair Tart

    6/214 Antonio Gibson

    • DJ 1/2 Way (Sea/PDX)

      We get twelve guesses, so I thought stick them on the existing Seahawks picks. It is only for tiebreakers that the round and pick matter. If I tie for the win that is good enough. Also, seems much unknown in the late rounds and positions of lesser needs, so overpick some of the perceived favorites and a couple lesser ones to up the odds.

      Thanks Rob. On and on and on we go, and still it is not enough praise and acknowledgement to convey the appreciation, enjoyment and interest. We need a poet to due it justice.

      • DJ 1/2 Way (Sea/PDX)

        …do it justice. Maybe the poet will be good at grammar?

  13. Mexican Hawk

    U da man Rob.

    For making so many lead ups to the draft so special, we thank you. Not sure if other fan bases have something this elaborate with such a unique focus on their teams.

    Viva Long Form!

    • Rob Staton

      Thank you!

  14. Fonkie

    Excellent job this draft season Rob. Even though we don’t always see things the same way, I respect your opinions & the work you put in doing this. There’s no where else to get a fraction of the content you provide. I think an impact RB is a must & would love the selection of Taylor. What would be the compensation dropping 3 spots?

    • Rob Staton

      Thanks — and possibly a R4

  15. Spencer

    1.27: RB Jonathan Taylor
    2.42: WR Jalen Reagor
    2.44: DE Josh Uche
    2.59: DT Raekwon Davis
    2.64: WR Chase Claypool
    3.73: OL Robert Hunt
    3.101: CB Bryce Hall
    4.133: LB Willie Gay Jr
    4.144: RB Cam Akers
    5.157: DT Leki Fotu
    5.165: DE Trevis Gipson
    6.189: OL Kevin Dotson

    • DJ 1/2 Way (Sea/PDX)

      Great draft. I love the balance and the names.

    • ZacScratch

      I’m just stealing all your best ideas.

      2.43 Raekwon Davis, DL, Alabama
      2.59 Chase Claypool, WR, Notre Dame
      2.64 DaVon Hamilton, DL, Ohio State
      3.70 Cam Akers, RB, Florida State
      3.101 Matt Peart, OL, UConn
      4.133 Darrell Taylor, EDGE, Tennessee
      4.144 Trevis Gipson, DE, Tulsa
      5.178 Amik Robertson, DB, Lousiana Tech
      5.178 Joe Reed, WR, Virginia
      5.196 Alex Taylor, OL, SC State
      6.214 Kevin Dotson, OL, Louisiana
      7.255 James Morgan, QB, Florida International

      • ZacScratch

        Reply fail. Its been awhile.

      • DJ 1/2 Way (Sea/PDX)

        I presented not a single original idea. My draft was a digest of the community opinions on this.

  16. Jordan

    Rob, hands down the best draft content and seahawks information this offseason. Excellent job man. Glad to see you are getting more recognition for your work.

    Also- extremely happy if this draft goes this way! Jonathan Taylor is a stud. Plus Raekwon Davis! Plus Robert Hunt & Edwards!??! These would be great fits for the Hawks both scheme and culture.

    • Rob Staton

      Thanks Jordan

  17. Seahawcrates

    Rob, thank you for helping me think more clearly about the draft, for giving my too actively worried mind a place to rest nearly every day, for the indulgence of your time to all of us. I appreciate you so much. I look forward to better times, and the opportunity to drink a beer together, talk Seahawks and to let you know personally how much your work, especially this year, has meant to me.
    I’m a better, smarter fan from reading your blog. I love sports so much. I’ve missed live games deeply. Let’s hope we get back to it all, better than we were.

    • Rob Staton

      Well said, and thank you

  18. JC

    I’m going with Patrick Queen at #27, something it’s probably best for JS and PC to keep very quiet about given the interest at #28.

  19. Paul Cook

    I usually competitions like this draft one. But I just KNOW I’m going to be wrong. So I abstain.

    Good luck to the winner. 🙂

    • DJ 1/2 Way (Sea/PDX)

      If you are going to be wrong, then pick the players you do not want. Anything for the team!

      • Paul Cook

        I feel like I’d be picking numbers on the roulette wheel. LOL I just hope I feel happy and inspired as a fan when all is said and done. I’m just not as smart or knowledgeable when it comes to this draft plotting. I just appreciate those like Rob and others who are. 🙂

    • DC

      You can do the George Costanza “opposites” & play to lose. Then the pressure is off. Besides, it’s not really about you. It’s about applying all of the passionate work everyone has done to tap into the minds and patterns of Pete & John.

      “GET IN THERE brother!!!”

      • Paul Cook

        Yup. That’s me. The George Costanza of draft predictors.

  20. Alex Mack

    Here is my entry

    2.43 OT Austin Jackson
    2.43 OT Ezra Cleveland
    2.43 C Cesar Ruiz
    2.50 WR Jalen Reagor
    2.50 WR Bryan Edwards
    2.50 WR Michael Pittman Jr
    2.59 DE Julian Okwara
    2.59 OLB Joshua Uche
    2.64 DE Curtis Weaver
    2.64 DE Jabari Zuniga
    3.101 DT Rashard Lawrence
    4.133 RB Zach Moss

    • Hawktalker#1

      Clever submission

    • DJ 1/2 Way (Sea/PDX)

      Looks like a winner.

  21. Rob Staton

    Off to bed.

    Draft day tomorrow

    • Zxvo3

      Another great year of draft content. Thanks as always Rob!

      • Rob Staton


  22. Trevor

    2020 Seahawks Draft Blog Mock Competition Picks

    R1 Johnathan Taylor (RB/Wisc)
    R2 Josh Uche (Mich)
    R2 Raekwon Davis (DL /Alb)
    R2 Chase Claypool (WR /ND)
    R2 Jabari Zungia (DE/FLA)
    R3 Cam Akers (RB/FSU)
    R3 Bryan Edwards (WR/SC)
    R3 Davon Hamilton (DT/Ohio St)
    R4 Amik Robertson (CB/Ltech)
    R4 Trevis Gipson (DE/Tulsa)
    R4 Hakeem Adeniji (OL /Kan)
    R7 Madre Harper (CB)

    • dcd2

      Get some numbers in there Trevor. Don’t want to lose on a tie-breaker via default.

  23. millhouse-serbia

    Schneiders draft room😂

  24. BoiseSeahawk

    1.27 Jonathan Taylor
    2.10 Josh Uche
    2.27 Raekwon Davis
    2.30 Jeremy Chinn
    2.32 Robert Hunt
    3.9 Darrell Taylor
    3.20 Davon Hamilton
    4.38 Lynn Bowden Jr.
    5.4 Lamical Perine
    6.4 Trevis Gipson
    6.35 Casey Toohill
    7.15 John Reid

    • BoiseSeahawk

      Sorry, here is with actual pick #s like you asked:

      1.27 Jonathan Taylor
      2.42 Josh Uche
      2.59 Raekwon Davis
      2.62 Jeremy Chinn
      2.64 Robert Hunt
      3.73 Darrell Taylor
      3.84 Davon Hamilton
      4.140 Lynn Bowden Jr.
      5.145 Lamical Perine
      6.177 Trevis Gipson
      6.208 Casey Toohill
      7.229 John Reid

      • DC

        Thanks! Makes it much easier to score. I’m too lazy to decode anything.

        • BoiseSeahawk

          Thanks for doing this DC, completely understand.

          If I posted something like this on field gills I’d get blocked. Its liberating.

    • Gohawks5151

      Here’s my draft! Good luck all. Go Hawks!

      R1 KJ Hamler

      R2 Prince Tega Wanagho

      R2 Raekwon Davis

      R2 Robert Hunt

      R2 Chase Claypool

      R2 Jabari Zuniga

      R3 Devon Hamilton

      R3 Davion Taylor

      R4 AJ Dillon

      R5 Kelvin Dotson

      R6 Oluwole Betiku Jr

      R6 Madre Harper

  25. Gaux Hawks

    thanks, i’d be on field gills without you.

    • Rob Staton


  26. Von

    1.27- Javon Kinlaw
    1.30- Jonathan Taylor
    1.30 – Isiah Wilson
    2.59 – Willie Gay
    2.59 – Chase Claypool
    2.64 – Devon Hamilton
    2.64 – Jabari Zuniga
    3.101 – Antonio Gibson
    3.101 – Darrel Taylor
    4.133 – Darnell Mooney
    4.133 – Lynn Bowden
    4.144 – Dalton Keene
    6.214 – Alex Taylor

    • DC

      Penalty flag! 13 men on the field.

      I don’t want you DQ’d on a technicality.

      • DJ 1/2 Way (Sea/PDX)

        I propose that we just drop the extras at the end if too many are submitted. Or should it be the beginning, as a form of punishment?

        • DC

          He’s got time to cut one out & resubmit. You can go under but you can’t go over.

      • Von

        I can’t count apparently. I’ll take Kinlaw off the board. Thanks for noticing.

  27. DC

    Hey guys, this link didn’t post above to tankathon for the visual of all 7 rounds and the overall pick numbers. I’ll attempt it here.

    • Von

      Thanks for this. It’s very handy.

  28. millhouse-serbia

    So Gill Brandt and Daniel Jeremiah both spoke about rumors that Chris Jones is on trade block. Please God, please.

  29. Old but Slow

    Hope you get some good sleep Rob, I likely will not.

    My picks:
    1.30 Jonathan Taylor RB
    2.50 Raekwon Davis DL
    2.50 Isaiah Wilson T
    2.59 Robert Hunt G
    2.59 Josh Ushe edge
    2.64 Davon Hamilton DL
    2.64 Bryan Edwards WR
    3.110 Bryce Hall CB
    3.110 Willie Gay Jr LB
    4.133 Cesar Ruiz C/G
    4.133 Brandon Aiyuk WR
    6.214 Darrell Taylor edge

    I have increased my draft interest (have been following for a couple decades) and it is mainly due to the incredible efforts by Rob and hordes of commenters. Keep on keeping on.

    • DJ 1/2 Way (Sea/PDX)

      Nice work!


      Cesar Ruiz in the 4th would be a huge twist…

  30. Maelstrom787

    R1/30: Jonathan Taylor, RB, Wisconsin
    R2/37: Ross Blacklock, DT/3T, TCU
    R2/59: Julian Okwara, Edge, Notre Dame
    R2/64: Van Jefferson, WR, Florida
    R3/77: AJ Dillon, RB, Boston College
    R3/77: Zack Moss, RB, Utah
    R3/91: Leki Fotu, NT/1T, Utah
    R4/112: Hunter Bryant, TE, Washington
    R4/133: Logan Stenberg, OG, Kentucky
    R5/154: Amik Robertson, NCB, Louisiana Tech
    R5/159: Darnell Mooney, WR, Tulane
    R6/196: Davion Taylor, OLB, Colorado

    Thanks Rob! Excellent content as usual.

  31. Coleslaw

    1.27. Jonathan Taylor
    1.27. Jalen Raegor
    2.36. Raekwon Davis
    2.50. Robert Hunt
    2.64. Bryan Edwards
    2.64. Ben Bartch
    2.64. DaVon Hamilton
    3.75. Bryce Hall
    3.75. Cam Akers
    3.101. Zack Moss
    3.101. KJ Hamler
    4.133. Leki Fotu

    • DJ 1/2 Way (Sea/PDX)

      That draft would kill it!

  32. millhouse-serbia

    Pauline says of Clowney that Seattle reached out to him early in process but that “I’m told he was very uncooperative with the Seahawks” and that Clowney initially wanted ‘a ridiculous’ sum of money but is now down to $13 million a year. Predicts nothing will happen for a while.

    • CaptainJack

      I’d take him back for one year on an absolute bargain but that would be IT

    • Rob Staton

      Tony said that to us last week, Bob.

  33. SoCal12

    Cheers Rob. The Seahawks fandom is immeasurably better thanks to your contributions. Here’s to many more years of draft talk to come!

    Contest Entry:

    1.30: RB Jonathan Taylor
    1.32: WR Jalen Reagor
    2.34: DE Yetur Gross-Matos
    2.35: OL Robert Hunt
    2.46: DE Josh Uche
    2.64: DT Raekwon Davis
    3.101:DT DaVon Hamilton
    4.133: LB Willie Gay Jr
    4.144: RB Joshua Kelley
    5.162: DT Leki Fotu
    5.165: CB Michael Ojemudia
    6.214: WR Devin Duvernay

  34. millhouse-serbia


    It looks like YN going to Las Vegas.

    Breaking from @DraftCampbell: The Raiders and Jaguars are close to a trade involving Yannick Ngakoue and a first-round pick –

    • Hawktalker#1

      Good. Tired of talking about him as an option.

      • DJ 1/2 Way (Sea/PDX)

        “DITTO”, AND THE COST!

    • SoCal12

      Pick 19 is pretty rich for a Yannick that you’re having to pay $21mil+ per year for.

    • J

      Good riddance.

    • charlietheunicorn

      This makes some things very clear now…. thankfully.

      • Greg Haugsven

        The Jags are being greedy bitches and want 12. I’d tell them to pick a cheek at that point.

    • CaptainJack


      But seriously after his twitter shenanigans that is a headache I don’t want to take on

    • CaptainJack

      On another note

      Walter seriously needs another graphics update

    • Mark Taylor

      Why would anyone give up an R1 after YNs twitter rant at the owner this week? Apart from Bill O’Brien of course…

  35. Zeke

    Would love to take Taylor in hopes that he improves the fumbling issues, pass blocking and becomes a better receiver.

    Do you guys think those three things are what’s keeping him from being a top 10 pick?

  36. Michael Burt

    Man trading out of the spot where Jalen Reagor gets drafted to take a RB breaks my heart but Thanks for helping fill a lot of time during the virus Rob.
    My picks
    1.27 Austin Jackson OT USC
    1.32 Jalen Reagor WR TCU
    2.42 Isaiah Wilson OT Georgia
    2.59 Julian Okwara DE Notre Dame
    3.70 Jabari Zuniga DE Florida
    3.75 Jordan Elliott DT Missouri
    3.101 Zack Moss RB Utah
    3.101 Willie Gay Jr. OLB Mississippi State
    4.133 Robert Hunt OT Louisiana
    4.133 John Hightower WR Boise State
    5.154 Hunter Bryant TE Washington
    6.214 Kendall Coleman DE Syracuse

  37. dtrain

    2.42 Julian Okwara, DE, Notre Dame
    2.59 Davon Hamilton, DT, Ohio St
    2.64 Robert Hunt,T/G, La-Lafayette
    3.75 Antonio Gibson, RB, Memphis
    3.101 Quez Watkins, WR, So Miss
    4.116 John Reid, CB, Penn St
    4.120 Devin Asiasi, TE, UCLA
    4.133 Cameron Brown, LB, Penn St
    5.153 Freddie Swain, WR, Florida
    6.185 Madre Harper, CB, SIU
    6.214 Nate Evans, LB, Central Florida
    7.223 Tevien Feaster, RB, South Carolina

    • DJ 1/2 Way (Sea/PDX)

      Good form, and nice late detail. A definite contender!

  38. Vik


    I’m currently a college student and your content has kept me sufficiently distracted during my monotonous online classes. For that, I thank you.

    • Rob Staton

      Thanks Vik!

  39. Saxon

    Thanks for the incredible content this year and every year, Rob.

    Not a fan of RB with our top pick, though. I sincerely hope we focus on the LoS early and often. Taylor is a nice player but the positional value of RBs is low. We should prioritize OT, DT, DE and get a running back, like Dillon or Akers, in the middle rounds.

    Taylor might be the BPA when our pick comes up but we’re so desperate for DL that this is the year I want them to draft for NEED over BPA. Let’s just get a half dozen defenders at the top of the draft and see who emerges. OL, WR, RB are deep enough that we might get some bargains later…

    • DJ 1/2 Way (Sea/PDX)

      Defend-able position, but what defenders early. This is what makes this draft interesting, and worth our debate. I can only speculate all over myself, but many others say offense at the end of the first start of the 2nd. Remember, only 11 on the field at a time and that means you need somebody really good at every position. Nickle corner, DE, DT, RB, RT all look really important. Maybe FB?

    • Rob Staton

      Thanks Saxon

    • EmperorMA

      Definitely a defendable position. My only concern is that there is a good possibility that all half-dozen of those DL picks at the top of the draft (although we don’t actually have any picks at the top of the draft) could never emerge. There just isn’t anyone who stands out after about pick #20.

  40. DougM

    2.46 Zack Baun
    2.46 Ross Blacklock
    2.59 Clyde Edweards-Helaire
    2.59 Cam Akers
    2.64 Michael Pittman
    3.77 Robert Hunt
    3.95 Chase Claypool
    3.95 Van Jefferson
    3.101 Damien Lewis
    4.133 Trevis Gipson
    4.144 Nick Harris
    6.214 Tanner Muse

  41. Shane

    1.27: Jonathan Taylor
    2.35: Isaiah Wilson
    2.59: Raekwon Davis
    2.59: Jabari Zuniga
    2.59: JK Dobbins
    2.64: Bryan Edwards
    2.64: DaVon Hamilton
    3.101: Cam Akers
    4.133: Zach Moss
    4.144: Hakeem Adeniji
    5.162: Madre Harper
    6.214: Trey Adams

    Thanks for another great year on the blog Rob! This blog and community is truly one of a kind and I am very appreciative of all your hard work through the years to keep this blog going! Cheers

  42. BigCatbw

    Rob, really enjoy the website and no doubt the best place for Hawks analysis. Here we go…

    2.39 Julian Okwara
    2.45 Joshua Uche
    2.59 Raekwon Davis
    2.64 Brandon Aiyuk
    3.64 Willy Gay
    3.70 Prince Tega Wanogho
    3.101 Cam Akers
    3.101 Ben Bartch
    4.117 Davon Hamilton
    4.133 Bryce Hall
    4.144 Robert Hunt
    4.144 Van Jefferson

    • Rob Staton


  43. Will

    Trade back with Denver and Minnesota

    2.46 OT Isaiah Wilson
    2.59 DE Jabari Zuniga
    3.83 SAM/LEO Darrell Taylor
    3.89 LB Willie Gay Jr
    3.95 DT Davon Hamilton
    3.101 WR Donovan Peoples-Jones
    3.105 RB Zack Moss
    4.133 CB Michael Ojemudia
    4.144 G Robert Hunt
    5.178 WR Joe Reed
    6.181 LB Anfernee Jennings
    6.214 OT Trey Adams

  44. Chadzilla3000

    Long time uber lurker here. Rob you are incredible, thank you for what you do!

    1.27 Yetur Gross-Matos
    1.27 Jonathan Taylor
    1.30 Raekwon Davis
    2.35 Michael Pittman Jr.
    2.45 Julian Okwara
    2.50 Darrell Taylor
    2.59 Robert Hunt
    2.59 Jeremy Chinn
    2.64 Ashtyn Davis
    3.101 Van Jefferson
    4.133 Amik Robertson
    4.133 Leki Fetu

    • Rob Staton

      Thanks Chadzilla (great name)

  45. ShaneWest

    1.30 DE Yetur Gross-Matos
    2.34 WR Jalen Reagor
    2.37 LB Josh Uche
    2. 41 DT Raekwon Davis
    2. 59 WR Chase Claypool
    2. 64 DE Jabari Zuniga
    3. 75 DT Davon Hamilton
    3. 95 CB Amik Robertson
    3. 101 WR Antonio Gandy-Golden
    4. 133 WR Joe Reed
    4. 144 DB Julian Blackmon
    6. 214 OL Daishawn Dixon

  46. HammerTime

    2.39 Tee Higgins, WR, Clemson
    2.39 Denzel Mims, WR, Baylor
    2.39 Josh Uche, OLB, Michigan
    2.59 Lucas Niang, OT, TCU
    2.64 Clyde Edwards-Helaire, RB, LSU
    3.70 Davon Hamilton, DT, OSU
    3.101 Amik Robertson, CB, Louisiana Tech
    3.101 Devin Asiasi, TE, UCLA
    4.133 Davion Taylor, OLB, Colorado
    4.144 Trevis Gipson, DE, Tulsa
    4.144 Antoine Brooks Jr., S, Maryland
    6.214 Michael Onwenu, OG, Michigan

  47. Hawkcrazy

    2.35 Jonathon Taylor
    2.35 Isaiah Wilson
    2.50 Zach Uche
    2.50 Raekon Davis
    2.59 Robert Hunt
    2.64 Chase Claypool
    2.64 DaVon Hamilton
    3.75 Willie Gay
    3.75 Logan Wilson
    4.133 Trevis Gipson
    5.162 Amik Robertson
    6.214 Tyler Biadasz


    • Bayahawk

      Is Zach Uche the result of a science experiment gone right?

      • Jace

        Maybe he is hoping for half a point credit on getting either Baun or Uche correct…

      • Hawkcrazy

        lol … took me bit to get Jace’s half point comment re Zack Baun and Josh Uche 1/2 of each name and a science experiment you guys are way more clever than someone just old and slow. But I meant Josh Ushe. Just typed it in wrong… like many others I need an edit button please accept this as changing my entry to reflect the proper person. Good luck everyone.

        • Hawkcrazy

          So amended submission with Josh Uche proper name is
          2.35 Jonathon Taylor
          2.35 Isaiah Wilson
          2.50 Zosh Uche
          2.50 Raekon Davis
          2.59 Robert Hunt
          2.64 Chase Claypool
          2.64 DaVon Hamilton
          3.75 Willie Gay
          3.75 Logan Wilson
          4.133 Trevis Gipson
          5.162 Amik Robertson
          6.214 Tyler Biadasz

          • DC

            Zosh Uche is getting pretty close. Heck, close enough for horse shoes and hand grenades.

            • Derek

              Haha best thread ever.. needed that today!

              • Jace

                Hahaha for this thread alone, I hope the Hawks pick one of Baun or Uche

  48. Jimmy

    Thanks for putting this together Dave!

    And thanks for the great content Rob! I have never thought to comment before but I think I have read most of the articles since 2013.

    Here goes!

    2.42: Raekwon Davis, DL
    2.50: Jabari Zuniga, DE
    2.64: Chase Claypool, WR
    3.82: Matt Peart, OT
    3.101: Kyle Dugger, S
    4.133: Zack Moss, RB
    4.144: Trevis Gipson, DE
    5.170: Joe Reed, WR (KR)
    6.201: John Reid, Nickel
    6.214: Tyler Biadiasz, C
    7.233: Benito Jones, DT
    7.251: Evan Weaver, LB

    • DC

      My pleasure Jimmy!

  49. Scot04

    Thanks for all the great content. Truly made some difficult times a bit easier. Nice having something to give our minds a little getaway.
    Contest Entry:

    2. (42) Raquan Davis
    2. (59) Davon Hamilton
    2. (59) Jabari Zuniga
    2. (64) Robert Hunt
    2. (64) Matt Peart
    3. (99) Cam Akers
    3. (99) Bryan Edwards
    3. (101) Van Jefferson
    3. (101) Zack Moss
    4. (110) Davion Taylor
    4. (110) Leki Fotu
    4. (137) Trevis Gipson

    • Rob Staton

      Cheers Scot

  50. Alex

    Hi Rob, first time posting for me. I found your blog in 2012 and I think I’ve read every post in the last eight years. Your content is tremendous and adds a lot to my Seahawks fandom. Thanks for all of your hard work, you have a true talent. Enjoy this weekend!

    • Rob Staton

      Thanks Alex! Enjoy the draft!

  51. Gohawks5151

    Crap I messed up above.

    Here’s my draft! Good luck all. Go Hawks!

    R1 KJ Hamler

    R2 Prince Tega Wanagho

    R2 Raekwon Davis

    R2 Robert Hunt

    R2 Chase Claypool

    R2 Jabari Zuniga

    R3 Devon Hamilton

    R3 Davion Taylor

    R4 AJ Dillon

    R5 Kelvin Dotson

    R6 Oluwole Betiku Jr

    R6 Madre Harper

    • Hawktalker#1

      Need to fix your round and position formatting as well. See DC’s example at the top.

      • Gohawks5151

        Jeez. Don’t do this when trying to put a 2 year old to bed. One last try. Thanks Hawktalker#.

        R1. (27) KJ Hamler

        R2. (59) Prince Tega Wanagho

        R2. (59) Raekwon Davis

        R2 (59) Robert Hunt

        R2 (64) Chase Claypool

        R2 (64) Jabari Zuniga

        R3 (85) Devon Hamilton

        R3 (101) Davion Taylor

        R4 (133) AJ Dillon

        R5 (173) Kelvin Dotson

        R6 (214) Oluwole Betiku Jr

        R6 (214) Madre Harper

  52. AusHawkfan

    Just want say many thanks Rob!, for all the great content that you have put out this year and past. I check the site quite a few times daily, and with the draft almost upon us it’s been really exciting reading and learning over these few months about all these players and who the hawks could potentially draft, big thanks to you and the great community here!. Here’s my entry for the comp:

    2.35 (RB) Jonathan Taylor
    2.59 (DT) Justin Madubuike
    2.64 (OT) Robert Hunt
    3.85 (DE) Bradlee Anae
    3.101 (WR) Devin Duvernay
    4.133 (CB) Amik Robertson
    4.144 (DE) Trevis Gipson
    6.214 (S) Tanner Muse

    • Rob Staton

      Thanks AusHawkfan!

  53. James

    Taylor is a great talent and would prove a godsend if Carson again gets injured. But the Seahawks won’t select him because of his fumbling. He fumbles, on average, in every other game, and loses almost all of them. He had 1000 carries to learn to pin the ball against his body, but never could get it. He carries the ball low, cradled in his arm, and pro LBs will strip him raw. Pete will never take this on.

    • Rob Staton

      There are statistics that show fumbling doesn’t often translate between college and the pro’s.

      • GoHawksDani

        Fumbling is probably physical traits + bad technique. The latter can be fixed, so if they think it’s not about his arm/hand size etc it’s not a huge deal. But I agree with James that it can be a risk and a concern. As does the many snaps. I like multiple RBs in this class but there are some crazy carry numbers.
        I think these reasons can be magnified by COVID, so it should push back prospects with risks a bit more.
        I’m OK with Taylor, but would like CEH a bit more. And both in early R2 after a trade back which gives us an R3

        • Rob Staton

          It can also be facing a stacked box all the time and having to work through loads of bodies

          • Derek

            Is there a stat showing fumble per carry percentage? Taylor had a TON of carries over his career ame was basically the focus of the Wisconsin offense and every defense gave all they had to try and stop him every game… That won’t be the case every week in NFL and he is going to be a stud IMHO.

  54. Jace

    Here is my submission for the contest! Thanks for doing it!

    1. 30: RB Jonathan Taylor
    1. 30: WR Jalen Reagor
    2. 34: OT Isaiah Wilson
    2. 34: OT Ezra Cleveland
    2. 50: DE Julian Okwara
    2. 50: RB J.K. Dobbins
    2. 59: DE Jabari Zuniga
    2. 64: DT DaVon Hamilton
    3. 94: LB Willie Gay Jr.
    3. 101: WR Van Jefferson
    5. 173: DT McTelvin Agim
    6. 214: RB Michael Warren II

  55. Jordan

    1.27. Josh Jones
    1.27 Cesar Ruiz
    1.30. Jalen Reagor
    2.34 Terrell Lewis
    2.59 Raekwon Davis
    2.59 Matt Hennessey
    2.59 Justin Madubike
    2.64. Curtis Weaver
    2.64 Jabari Zuniga
    3.101 Van Jefferson
    3.101 Zach Moss
    6.214 Reggie Robinson

  56. CaptainJack

    Draft day is my favorite day of the year, every year.

    • CaptainJack

      I think that goes to show how uneventful my life is. Lol

      • DC

        It’s Christmas Day/s for NFL teams & fans. What shiny new toys will be joining the team?

    • GoHawksDani

      For Hawks fan, the second day of the draft is the best 😀 I have a feeling we won’t pick in R1

      • CaptainJack

        Ah yes.

        I am a Husky fan first. Seahawks fan second. College football fan third. NFL fan fourth.

        All these things make the draft exciting to me. I am just as excited to see where Jacob Eason and Hunter Bryant go as I am to see the Seahawks make their picks. I also love watching each team make their top pick.

  57. Lee wilkie

    Hi rob
    As a fellow Yorkshire man ,and first time commenter
    I’d like to say this blog has really helped me to understand how all the
    Process works with the nfl ,draft etc,etc
    I been following the Seahawks for about 6 seasons now,my late father in law
    Is the main reason ,he picked his nfl team many years ago when it was shown
    On channel 4 ,with us both being Sheffield Wednesday fans ,he introduced me to the Seahawks, since his death 4 years ago, I’ve continued with supporting the seahawks ,also getting my 2 boys into it,this blog has helped me no end,and I find myself looking for it Daily, so a massive thank you for thisblog and long may it continue

    • Rob Staton

      Thanks pal! It means a lot to read that. Top man.

  58. EranUngar

    If the final 1st pick is Taylor at 30, what would the updated seahawks 7 round mock draft look like?

    • Rob Staton

      DL and WR focus in rounds 2-3, then find a developmental tackle and a nickel.

  59. no frickin clue

    My contest entry:
    2.37 Isaiah Wilson, OT, Georgia
    2.59 Joshua Uche, OLB, Michigan
    2.59 Davon Hamilton, DT, Ohio State
    3.101 Van Jefferson, WR, Florida
    3.101 Devin Duvernay, WR, Texas
    4.122 Terrell Burgess, S, Utah
    4.123 Zack Moss, RB, Utah
    4.133 Keith Ismael, C, San Diego State
    4.144 Davion Taylor, LB, Colorado
    5.151 Madre Harper, CB, Southern Illinois
    6.197 Bryce Huff, DE, Memphis
    6.214 Charlie Taumopeau, TE, Portland State

  60. Stillpacing

    1.27 Johnathan Taylor
    1.27 Carlos Ruiz

    2.45 Joshua Uche
    2.59 Raekwon Davis
    2.59 Kyle Dugger

    2.64 Jabari Zuniga

    3.75 Willie Gay Jr
    3.75 Lynn Bowden

    4. 144 Tyler Johnson
    4. 144 Amik Robertson

    5. 155 Michael Ojemudia

    6. 214 Julian Blackmon

  61. Kenny Sloth

    1.32 Jonathan Taylor, RB Wisconsin
    2.42: Julian Okwara, DE, Notre Dame
    2.44: Raekwon Davis, DT, Alabama
    2.59: Jabari Zuniga, DE, Florida
    2.64: DaVon Hamilton, DT, Ohio State
    3.70: Leki Fotu, DT, Utah
    3.73: Marlon Davidson, DT, Auburn
    3.84: Bryce Hall, CB, UVA
    3.101: AJ Dillon, RB, Boston College
    4.133: Trevis Gipson, DE, Tulane
    4.144: Michael Ojemudia, CB, Iowa
    5.157: Michael Jacquet, CB, La.-Lafeyette

    Get wrekt, scrubs. This isn’t what I think they’ll do obviously, just trying to win

    • Kenny Sloth

      Should’ve put Van Jefferson in the third, maybe? Too low?

      • DC

        You definitely blew it Kenny… Good luck sleeping tonight.

        • Kenny Sloth

          I only took DL, CB, and RB 🙇

          Meet 🍖 + Potat 🍟

        • Kenny Sloth

          You cursed me to not sleep

          • DC

            I wished you luck! 🍀 😉

  62. LindyGuy

    2.44 Chase Claypool, WR Notre Dame
    2.59 Willie Gay Jr, OLB Mississippi State
    2.64 Robert Hunt, OT Louisiana
    3.79 Terrell Lewis, DE Alabama
    3.101 K’Von Wallace, Nickel CB Clemson
    4.133 Leki Fotu, DT Utah
    4.144 James Robinson, RB Illinois State
    6.191 Joe Reed, WR UVA
    6.197 L’Jarius Sneed, CB La. Tech
    6.214 Ron’Dell Carter, DE J. Madison

    • LindyGuy

      Missed my last 2.

      6.214 Madre Harper CB S. Illinois
      6.214 Miles Dorn S UNC

  63. Tomahawk

    Rob, thanks as always. I don’t often post comments, but I’ve been reading this blog since the early days with Kip Earlywine. Reading your blog is part of my daily routine and I hope it goes on for years to come. Quick question on Taylor. Matt Waldman’s RSP lists Taylor as the best pure rusher in this class, but he also lists pass protection as a major weakness of his (not to mention the ball security issues). His #1 rated back in this class is Dobbins. Thoughts on his assessment?

    • Rob Staton

      I really like Dobbins. Explosive, athletic. Quality player. I think the top five runners will be gone by late two or early three.

  64. PDXHawks

    2. Raekwon Davis (DT)
    2. Davon Hamilton (DT)
    3. Antonio Gibson (RB)
    3. Brian Edwards (WR)
    3. Willie Gay (LB)
    3. Bryce Hall (CB)
    4. Alton Robinson (DE)
    4. Donovan People-Jones (WR)
    4. Michael Ojemudia (CB)
    5. Lamar Jackson (CB)
    6. Mike Warren (RB)
    6. Kenny Robinson JR. (S)

  65. Stillpacing

    Also Rob,
    You have received many great and honest accolades from your readership. They are all correct and I agree. I hope that you know (when it’s tedious) how much more enjoyable this process of football is because of the work you put in. Many folks (including myself) eagerly lap up this information regardless of opinion. A heartfelt thank you.

    • Rob Staton

      Thank you — these messages really mean a lot to me. Appreciate them all so much.

  66. Christopher L

    1.30 Jonathan Taylor. Or 1.30 JK Dobbins
    2.59 Prince Tega Wanagho. Or 2.59. Davon Hamilton
    2.64 Jabari Zuniga. Or. 2.64. Josh Uche
    3.101. Kyle Dugger.
    3.104. Devin Duvernay
    4.133 Rashard Lawerence
    4.144. Logan Wilson
    6.. 214 Darney Holmes

    I made trade with GB packers to move back a few slots in first round and picked up extra 3rd round pick.

  67. Christopher L

    I had option to list 12 players and only listed 11 above. For round 3 at pick 104 Hawks might pick Chase Claypool instead of Duvernay. That gives me 12 selections

  68. Utah Gross MaToast

    1.27 Jalen Reagor
    1.30 Jonathon Taylor
    1.30 Josh Uche
    2.59 Jabari Zuniga
    2.59 Raekwon Davis
    2.64 Davon Hamilton
    2.64 Michael Pittman Jr.
    3.94 Donovan Peoples-Jones
    3.101 Amik Robertson
    4.133 Hakeem Adeniji
    4.144 Trevis Gipson
    6.214 Javelin Guidry

  69. Luca Brasi

    Contest Entry…

    2.34 – Julian Okwara
    2.59 – Raekwon Davis
    2.64 – Robert Hunt
    2.64 – Chase Claypool
    2.64 – DaVon Hamilton
    2.64 – Justin Madubuike
    3.101 – Willie Gay Jr
    3.101 – Cam Akers
    3.101 – Darrell Taylor
    3.101 – Devin Duvernay
    3.133 – Terrell Burgess
    4.144 – Antonio Gibson

  70. Aaron

    You’re being quoted on Seahawks Twitter again Rob…

    Evan (@EvaninSEA) Tweeted:
    God help us

    Going to be funny to see Seahawks Twitter go into meltdown if the Hawks pick a RB in round one.

    • Rob Staton


    • Ishmael

      Didn’t even have it in him to tag Rob, miserable coward. Good thing he’s sticking around to give us his trade Bobby Wagner takes. The internet was a mistake.

      • Rob Staton

        He blocked me ages ago on twitter.

        Still reads the blog though, it seems…

    • GerryG

      You know you’re doing something right when Evan Hill disagrees

      • Matt

        The Mental Midget of Hawkblogger.

        Kind of amazed Brian surrounds himself with a few of those guys.

  71. Shane W

    2.34 WR Jalen Reagor
    2.37 EDGE K’Lavon Chaisson
    2.41 DT Raekwon Davis
    2.45 DE Jabari Zuniga
    2.59 WR Chase Claypool
    3.75 DT Rashard Lawrence
    3.95 CB Amik Robertson
    4.133 WR Joe Reed
    4.144 OG Kevin Dotson
    4.144 DB Julian Blackmon
    6.214 OL Daishawn Dixon
    6.214 TE Stephen Sullivan

    Thanks for all the amazing work this draft season, Rob! You made quarantine much more bearable.

  72. Tony

    2.34 Julian Okwara
    2.42 CEH
    2.54 Chase Claypool
    2.59 Raekwon Davis
    2.64: DaVon Hamilton
    3.75 Rashard Lawrence
    3.84 Amik Robertson
    3.101 Cam Akers
    4.133 Anthony McFarland
    4.144 Tyler Biadiasz
    5.156 Trey Adams
    7.242 Steven Montez

  73. The_Cal 253

    I am the guy who rarely posts, but reading this blog is what I do every night before bed. This community is so amazing. Thank you for all your hard work and time. Tomorrow is Christmas…except not because we’ll be picking in the 2nd again!

    • Rob Staton

      Thank you!

  74. JamesP

    As an everyday reader but only very infrequent commenter this is my annual Rob appreciation post! As always it’s clear a mind boggling amount of work goes into SDB, and it’s a truely rare thing – long form articles full of superb writing backed by research and journalistic integrity. To find that on the internet, for free – awesome!
    So thank you Rob for SDB and thank you to the community for the comments section. Go Hawks!

    • Rob Staton

      Thanks James, really appreciate you saying that! Enjoy the draft.

  75. Peter

    And this bloke from the borders of Scotland loves the long read. Excellent work. Many thanks.

    • Rob Staton

      Thanks Peter! Hope all is well at the borders.

  76. Erik

    Has Hunter Bryant dropped across the boards of all 32 teams? Or just our boards? Curious as a huge Hunter fan

    • Ishmael

      He’s undersized and isn’t a stellar athlete. He’ll probably end up getting taken in the third by the Cardinals and have an annoyingly good career because he knows how to play football. The draft is silly sometimes.

    • Rob Staton

      I think the perception is he has dropped. I still really like him. He’s my TE1, with Devin Asiasi TE2.

  77. Richard aka Desert Seahawk

    Darryton Evans would be a great late addition at RB.

  78. Martin

    2.35. Joshua Uche OLB Michigan
    2.59. Raekwon Davis DT Alabama
    2.64. Brandon Aiyuk WR Arizona State
    3.101. Lloyd Cushenberry C LSU
    3.105. Davon Hamilton DT Ohio State
    4.107. Zack Moss RB Utah
    4.133. Alton Robinson DE Syracuse
    4.144. Hunter Bryant TE Washington
    5.166. Evan Weaver ILB Cal
    6.185. Antoine Brooks Jr. S Maryland
    6.205. John Reid CB Penn State
    6.214. Steven Montez QB Colorado

  79. Ghost Mutt

    1.27 – Yetur Gross-Matos
    1.27 – Josh Jones
    1.27 – Austin Jackson
    2.10 – Julian Okwara
    2.59 – Justin Madubuike
    2.59 – Jabari Zuniga
    2.64 – Michael Pittman Jr.
    2.64 – Cam Akers
    2.64 – Wille Gay Jr.
    3.101 – Matt Peart
    3.101 – Ben Bartch
    3.101 – Bryce Hall

  80. French Seahawks

    You made a reference about “those who don’t comment often” so I fell free to post today !

    Reading your blog his one of the rare bright spot of my days during this lockdown. It’s just amazing to still find a such high quality of content every fucking day when I go on this website.

    I discovered your work during last year building of the draft and thank to you, I learnt so much about the Seahawks as an organization but also about the game. I only started to watch the Seahawks and football on regular basis during the last 4 years, so your work help me a lot to understand many things.

    I’m also a big soccer fan and I wanted to say that the content you post on Twitter for your work a the BBC his also top notch !

    Enjoy the draft Rob and I can’t wait to read you the next few days here

    Go Hawks

    • Rob Staton

      Thank you! Or should I say, merci!

  81. Donny Henson

    So with less than 16 hours to go til the clock starts for the Cincinnati Bengals to make their first pick, ive been brainstorming about what direction PC/JS will go in this draft, besides the obvious trade down from Pick 27.

    1. I think Seattle originally wanted to targeted Julian Okwara, however with the COVID-19 situation affecting medicals, i think they will wait to see if he drops to them in the second round, but rumors are saying he could be picked in late 1st/early 2nd round
    2. With John Schneider confirming my suspicion of the offensive line, they don’t believe the second wave of offensive lineman in the draft will make a impact this season. Whether it was due to COVID that remains up in the air.
    3. So with the LEO and O-Line options not available, it comes down to skill players and defensive tackle. Top Running Back on the board for them is Jonathan Taylor, Wide Receiver is probably Bryon Edwards, and Defensive Tackle is Raekwon Davis. Order on the overall board will be Taylor, Davis, and Edwards and so with Penny probably starting on PUP, PC/JS will put their trust in Taylor to be the dynamic playmaker needed for this offensive to go with Carson, Lockett, Metcalf, and Olsen.
    4. I can’t effin believe that something this community talked about at the start of the offseason might actually come into fruition Friday night.
    5. Happy Draft Weekend everyone and thanks, praises, and appreciations to Mr. Stanton for his hard work and dedication to figuring out the madness and thought processes of two gentleman that brought us a Super Bowl and hopefully one more before the end of the Russell Wilson era.

    • Spencer

      Sign me up.

    • Rob Staton

      Thanks man — and thanks for sharing your thoughts

  82. mr peapants

    48. rb jk dobbins
    59. DT j madubukie
    64. OL j simpson
    96. DT r Lawrence
    101 OLB d taylor
    122. DE t Gipson
    133. OLB d taylor(col)
    141. TE h Bryant
    144. RB a Gibson
    158. OL h adenjii
    163. CB m ojemudia
    214. WR s guidry

  83. Benjamin I. DAVIS

    2.33 Jonathan Taylor – Wisconsin RB
    2.40 Julian Okwara -Notre Dame DE
    2.49 Joshua Uche – Michigan OLB
    2.56 Raekwon Davis – Alabama DT
    2.58 Clyde Edward’s-Helaire LSU RB
    3.101 Bryan Edward’s South Carolina WR
    4.119 Willie Gay Jr. Mississippi St. OLB
    4.123 Leki Fotu Utah DT
    4.143 Robert Hunt Louisiana OT
    6.201 Josiah Scott Michigan St. CB
    6.205 Damien Lewis LSU G
    7.225 Michael Warren II Cincinnati RB

  84. GoHawksDani

    My entry:
    1: R2, #38 – Robert Hunt OL, Louisiana-Lafayette
    2: R2, #59 – Cam Akers, RB, Florida State
    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 – Amik Robertson, CB, Luisiana Tech
    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

      Made some changes to the previous version. I think Davis has some questionmarks, so I think they won’t be as interested as we thought. Removed Fotu too…just too many negative vibes coming lately.
      Added Akers and Robertson.
      I think they need and want a good nCB. A good secondary can help with sacks. Hall is a higher potential more risk option, Robertson is the fire, so I really hope they’ll choose one of the paths from these two.
      Claypool seems like a guy they need. Bigger, good speed, good athlete, A+ blocker. He’ll be a star. Reed can be a huge sleeper as a RS with solid WR upside

  85. Benjamin I. DAVIS

    I’ll be jumping for joy if we land CEH or Johnathan Taylor “Thomas”. Just kidding. Seriously, both would be major factors in this Seahawks offense. Schneider at times has been a fox in the hen house. Let’s see if we can pull off a few hens before this draft is over.

    So if everything goes according to plan, we won’t be making a pick on the 1st day?! Ehhh eh eh? Enjoy the draft guys. I can’t say it enough, Rob Staton you are the true definition of the 12th Man, thanks again.

    Let’s Go Hawks!!!!!

  86. Ishmael

    Jonathan Taylor is one of those ones where I love the guy but I’d rather they looked elsewhere.

    No idea who they end up taking, but I can really easily see this being a draft where they keep trading all the way down into the 40s. There are guys I like who sound like they’ll be available, Delpitt I love, but there’s not much point for the Seahawks. If they somehow wrangle some combination of Okwara/Davis/Zuniga I’ll be pretty happy.

    • Rob Staton

      I could see that. There are going to be good players available in the 40’s. And ideally they get another pick between 64-101 to fill that big gap.

      • Ishmael

        That’s what I’m thinking. There’s a big old wash of players who are there or thereabouts, and we know Schneider doesn’t like having big gaps where he just has to sit and wait. Didn’t work out especially well in 2014, for example, but it’s not inherently bad as a strategy.

        • Rob Staton

          I also think they’ll feel some pressure to land this draft and come out of it with some quality additions. So can imagine either scenario.

  87. Rob Staton

    Another podcast here — talking about how I became a Seahawks fan as well as the draft

    • downtownjewelrybryan

      this will help make the work day and countdown to 5pm go by faster…cant wait! thanks Rob and happy draft day/weekend everyone!

      • Rob Staton


    • Ashish

      Good to know more about you Rob. Good podcast.

  88. Henry Taylor

    Competition entry:

    R1 27. Jalen Raegor, WR TCU
    R2 38. Clyde Edwards-Helaire, RB LSU
    R2 38. Grant Delpit, S LSU
    R2 59. Justin Madubuike, DT Texas A&M
    R2 64. Jeremy Chinn, S Southern Illinois
    R3 77. Bryan Edwards, WR South Carolina
    R3 94. Amik Robertson, CB Louisiana Tech
    R4 116. Trevis Gipson, DE Tulsa
    R4 144. Hakeem Adeniji, OT Kansas
    R6 184. Alex Taylor, OT SC State
    R6 189. Quez Watkins, WR Southern Miss
    R6 214. Tanner Muse, S Clemson

  89. Sneekes

    Long-time lurker and fellow Brit. Love this blog, thanks Rob
    Staying up late the next three nights as there’s something sports related actually happening!

    2.37 Josh Uche
    2.42 Brandon Aiyuk
    2.62 Matt Peart
    2.62 Davon Hamilton
    2.62 Jabari Zuniga
    3.71 Curtis Weaver
    3.101 Darrell Taylor
    4.133 Zack Moss
    4.133 Van Jefferson
    4.133 Hakeem Adenjii
    6.214 Anfernee Jennings
    7.236 John Reid

    • Rob Staton

      Cheers Sneekes!

      Bring on the late nights!

  90. millhouse-serbia

    Its fascinating how many people posted these mocks, and that’s the proof how many guys reading and posting here…Rob, You should be proud for what you manage to do with this Blog…

    1st round Trade for Chris Jones…
    1st Round YGM
    1st round Grant Delpit
    2nd round Jabari Zuniga
    2nd round Ashtyn Davis
    2nd round Julian Okwara
    2nd round Isaiah Wilson
    2nd round Matt Peart
    3rd round Bryan Edwards
    3rd round Derrel Taylor
    3rd round Van Jefferson
    3rd round Zack Moss

    • millhouse-serbia

      Now I saw I need to ad No of pick. never mind, don’t count my mock at all.

    • Rob Staton

      Thanks man, that’s really nice of you to say

    • Trevor

      Millhouse I would love if you were right about the Hawks using their 1st round pick to trade for Chris Jones. KC is said to really want Ruggs. They could trade their 1st and the Hawks 1st to SF to move up and get him. Go all in on giving Mahones the fastest WR group in history.

      • Rob Staton

        Any team trading a high pick for Chris Jones on draft day would need to negotiate a contract (and he will expect Aaron Donald money), get a medical arranged. You’d need the framework to a deal done already.

        Let’s be realistic.

        • Trevor

          It is not realistic at all but it would be the best use of the first round pick given the state of the DL. Not going to happen because KC would be crazy to trade him but he is type of player the Hawks need to add for the this defense to be even average next year.

          • Rob Staton

            I don’t think it would be the best use of a first round pick.

            He’s a classic great selection who has provided KC with amazing value for four years. But when you start talking about making him one of the top three paid defensive players ever — then you pause. Because he’s not a freak like Aaron Donald and Khalil Mack. So many of these big men mail it in after getting big money.

            The Seahawks need to get their own value interior rusher, not pay twice (pick & massive salary) for someone else’s. And unlike OT and EDGE — you can find these guys from late R1 onwards.

            • Trevor

              Can’t argue with that I just don’t see any DL in this draft who are truly going to have an impact on this defense in 2020 and as it stands right now at least this is not a playoff caliber much less Super Bowl caliber defense.

              Still hoping for Clowney and they keep the draft capital but it is looking like that ship has sailed.

  91. Henry Taylor

    Also, before the draft finally kicks off, can’t wait, I’ll say one last time that you’ve really outdone yourself with the blog this year Rob. In times such as these it’s been more appreciated than ever, so thank you and everyone else who contributes to making this place what it is.

    Here’s to a draft full of players we’ve talked about extensively, if we just come out with Amik Robertson tho, I’ll be a happy camper.

    • Rob Staton

      Thanks Henry

  92. Noah

    Here’s my submission:

    2.34 Isaiah Wilson
    2.34 Julian Okwara
    2.39 Raekwon Davis
    2.59 Cam Akers
    3.101 Willie Gay
    3.101 Amik Robertson
    3.101 Isaiah Gandy Golden
    3.101 Michael Pittman
    4.133 Zach Moss
    4.133 AJ Dillon
    4.133 Quez Watkins
    4.133Hunter Bryant

  93. McZ

    Just caught up watching the interviews and the options summary. I must say… premium stuff.
    You outdid yourself again. So, thank you so much for being here, and for being a fan of the best football franchise on earth.

    That said, I see where you are coming from, and I really like Jonathan Tayler as a player and as a guy. More than any halfback in the last 5 years, actually, apart from CEH, and perhaps AJ Dillon.

    Plus this pick makes a lot of sense from a purely Seahawks standpoint, and I can easily see PC falling in love with the idea, leading to such a pick.

    I’m just not a fan of drafting skill positions first round. This is just atrocious value, and picking RBs that high has not delivered anything to the franchises involved.

    • Rob Staton

      I’d argue drafting Derrick Henry has worked out pretty well for the Titans. He nearly got them to a Super Bowl against the odds.

      Nick Chubb has been good value for Cleveland.

      Christian McCaffrey was top-10.

      You can’t say Zeke was a bad pick for Dallas.

      Josh Jacobs looked really good for the Raiders.

      Dalvin Cook went in a similar range.

      Mark Ingram’s had a great career.

      Adrian Peterson has been a legendary player.

      Not sure how you can say picking RB’s as high as 30 has not delivered anything for their teams.

      • McZ

        Not a single superbowl among them, and most of those franchises are in limbo, some of them massively overpaying on certain players.

        Don’t wanna reopen that debate; if you watch my entry, my first pick actually is JT.

        • Rob Staton

          So you’re only judging a running back in terms of being a good pick based on whether he won a Super Bowl?

          By that process then, Philip Rivers was a bad pick by the Chargers was he?

          Dan Marino a crappy pick for Miami?

          Champ Bailey, Jim Kelly, Randy Moss — not worth the investment presumably?

          Was James Carpenter a world class draft pick because he won a Super Bowl in Seattle?

          Come on.

  94. DriveByPoster

    Just to echo what everyone else has said, great job Rob! Loved the interviews particularly.

    Here is my mock entry (no trades):-

    1.27 Isaiah Wilson, OT Georgia
    1.27 Jonathan Taylor, RB Wisconsin
    2.59 Jabari Zuniga, DE Florida
    2.59 Robert Hunt, OT Louisiana
    2.64 Cam Akers, RB Florida State
    3.101 Davon Hamilton, DT Ohio State
    3.101 Bryan Edwards, WR South Carolina
    4.133 Davion Taylor, OLB Colorado
    4.133 Leki Fotu, DT Utah
    4.144 L’Jarius Sneed, CB Louisiana Tech
    4.144 Trevis Gipson, DE Tulsa
    6.214 John Reid, CB Penn State

    In truth I think that they will trade down a bit in order to fill some gaps in the mid-rounds. So I think a trade down with Green Bay to 1.30 makes sense. Also the Giants at 36 & the Bucs at 46 look like potential trade partners.

    I’m not quite so high on the WR class as some, so that’s where I’ve missed out in my mock. Bryan Edwards might be the one that they pick up simply because I think he will drop a bit due to his injury. That is where the ‘hawks can afford to take a chance as WR is not such a burning need as other positions. Brandon Aiyuk is really the one I would like them to take but I think he will go too high.

    Thanks again for the great coverage & serious entertainment value!

    • Rob Staton


  95. Sea Mode

    Haha, imagine that as the first clue:


    Give us a Taylor Swift song so we won’t know which RB you’ll be taking in the first round

  96. McZ

    Competition entry

    44. Jonathan Taylor RB Wisconsin
    44. Chase Claypool WR Notre Dame
    59. Matt Hennessy C Temple
    64. Raekwon Davis DT Alabama
    73. Jabari Zuniga DE Florida
    75. Ashtyn Davis S Cal
    101. Robert Hunt OT Louisiana
    133. Hunter Bryant TE Washington
    137. Alton Robinson DE Syracuse
    165. Azur Kamara OLB Kansas
    204. Jon Runyan Jr. G Michigan
    214. Jace Whittaker CB Arizona

  97. JoeHawk

    Thought I’d pile on as one of the long-time readers, first time commenters in this thread…

    Rob, thank you so much for all your hard and brilliant work. I love this blog and check it every day. It’s always been great though it feels like you took it up ten notches this year. You deserve all the accolades you receive.

    I also appreciate the many regular contributors in the comment threads. Great community!

    • Rob Staton

      Thanks Joe!

  98. David Ashton

    My entry;
    1.32 Jonathan Taylor, RB, Wisconsin
    2.33 Yetur Gross-Matos, DE, Penn State
    2.34 Raekwon Davis, DT, Alabama
    2.64 DaVon Hamilton, DT, Ohio State
    3.67 Bradlee Anae, DE, Utah
    3.68 John Simpson, G, Clemson
    3.69 Robert Hunt, T, Louisiana Tech
    3.75 Bryan Edwards, WR, South Carolina
    4.113 Kenny Robinson, S, XFL/West Virginia
    4.114 Trevis Gipson, DE, Tulsa
    4.115 Van Jefferson, WR, Clemson
    4.116 Zack Moss, RB, Utah

    Thanks for running this and Rob for all your work.

  99. sonicreducer

    1.27 Jonathan Taylor
    2.35 DaVon Hamilton
    2.59 Hakeem Adeniji
    2.59 Cam Akers
    3.71 Darrell Taylor
    3.71 Julian Okwara
    3.71 Willie Gay Jr
    3.101 Van Jefferson
    4.133 Matt Peart
    1.144 Leki Fotu
    4.144 Trevis Gipson
    6.215 Madre Harper

    • sonicreducer

      First time poster. Been lurking for years, a little friendly competition finally got me off my butt to post. lol Thanks Rob for all you do. You have built a great community here, big props to you! Best Hawks site around and it not even close!

      • Rob Staton

        Thank you!

  100. Trevor

    Who is the prospect you feel is most likely to be a Seahawk once the draft is complete.

    Raekwon Davis is my pick. I think PC/JS have been looking for that body type of player for years and thought they had something similar when they took Mcdowell. They take another swing with Davis at some point in Rd #2.

    • mishima

      Curtis Weaver.

  101. Largent80

    I would just like to say first of all, I have been a member of various Hawks message boards for almost 2 decades. The majority of them wreak with over moderation, personal attacks and the like……That being said THIS is the only place to come for SEAHAWK content without all of the B.S. associated with forums that have categories that lend themselves to people being jackasses to each other.

    This is appreciated like you will never know….Rob you have stepped up to the plate and nailed one Grand Salami after the next….absolutely amazing…Thank Y O U !!!!!!

    • Rob Staton

      Thanks man

  102. Bankhawk

    I’m too shy to post a mock-so many attractive ideas out there already. But I do have to say, you’về so, so outdone yourself this year with all the fine, fine interviews, Rob. About all one can say is ‘kudos, my man!’.

    • Rob Staton

      Thanks Bankhawk

  103. brendon light

    can’t wait for the picks to start! Great input this offseason and great job to Rob this year! The interviews were another level!
    42 Zuniga
    99 Hamilton
    64 Robert Hunt
    27 J Taylor
    101 Darrell Taylor
    27 I Wilson
    59 Madabuike
    59 R Davis
    27 Reagor
    64 Edwards
    64 Pittman jr
    144 Z Moss

  104. Rob Staton

    Peter Schrager’s final mock has the Seahawks trading down with Green Bay to #30 and selecting….

    Darrell Taylor.

    • Sea Mode

      Whoops… I think he got confused about which “Taylor” they wrote on the card…

      • Rob Staton

        I could see Darrell Taylor. Very ‘Seahawks’.

        • Sea Mode

          In the 1st?

          • drewdawg11

            Man, if we took that guy anywhere earlier than early round 3, I would be crushed. I’m not convinced that he’s going to be an impact player. There would be so many more intriguing and safe options at 30. He’s not even in my top 15 of possibilities.

            • CaptainJack

              I’d be fine with Taylor in later round 2. Every pass rusher this class you’re taking a chance with, Taylor’s no different. If PCJS see something there to work it, that’s as good as it’s going to get this class.

    • Ishmael

      That would be very on brand. Has physical traits, production, character. Can set the edge, plenty of room to improve. Draft media have only just started talking about him so he’ll get called a reach. Guaranteed to tilt the entire Seahawks internet off the face of the planet. Can just about lock it in.

      • CaptainJack

        Oh yeah

        I wouldn’t be thrilled. But it would be classic. I just think you can pick him up later easily.

    • CaptainJack

      yuck But that is CLASSIC John Schneider

  105. mishima

    Why not?

    2.44 Brandon Aiyuk
    2.59. Curtis Weaver
    2.64. Robert Hunt
    3.85 Cam Akers
    4.101 Willie Gay Jr.
    4.122 Leki Fotu
    5.133 Trevis Gipson
    6.144 L’Jarius Sneed

    • Lewis

      Gay laying that long seems like a stretch (and hunt, maybe), but otherwise great.

  106. Cameron

    Feels surreal that the draft is actually here. This has been both the longest and quickest draft season I can remember, if that makes any sense.

    1.27 Jalen Reagor, WR
    1.27 Isaiah Wilson, OT
    1.27 Ezra Cleveland, OT
    2.34 Julian Okwara, DE
    2.36 Josh Uche, OLB
    2.49 Robert Hunt, OT
    2.64 Matt Peart, OT
    3.75 Devin Duvernay, WR
    3.101 A.J. Dillon, RB
    4.133 Trevis Gipson, DE
    4.133 Amik Robertson, DB
    6.215 Joe Reed, WR

    • Cameron

      Shoot, I already want to make edits.

      If allowed, I’d:
      – Remove 1.27 Ezra Cleveland and 2.64 Matt Peart; and instead
      – Add 2.59 Davon Hamilton and 2.59 Justin Madubuike.

  107. TCHawk

    Rob, I can’t begin to say how much I love and appreciate your efforts and insights in the blog and moderating an excellent commenter forum. Thank you! This is my favorite website. I can share my passion for the Seahawks with other devoted fans in a fun and respectful atmosphere, and the posts and comments broaden my perspective and insights into prospective players.

    My entry:
    1.30 Jonathan Taylor, RB
    2.35 Josh Jones, OT
    2.46 Julian Okwara, EDGE
    2.54 Raekwon Davis, 3T
    2.64 Jabari Zuniga, DE
    3.95 Cam Akers, RB
    3.101 Davon Hamilton, DT
    3.101 Bryan Edwards, WR
    4.133 Alton Robinson, EDGE
    4.133 Leki Fotu, DT Utah
    5.168 Joe Reed, WR
    6.214 Steven Montez, QB

    My wife tolerates my interest (devotion? obsession?) here. When I explained the draft simulations, she looked at me quizzically and asked if I understood this doesn’t really impact who the Seahawks choose, right? Haha! At least it’s a fun distraction right now. Go Hawks!

    • Rob Staton


      Thanks man

    • Sea Mode

      lol. shoutout to the wives during draft season. keeping everybody grounded. 👍

  108. GerryG

    I’m too swamped with work to enter the draft contest, but just wanted to raise a glass (of coffee now, beer this evening) to all my fellow Hawk fans to enjoy the draft this weekend. I love talking ball with you all here, and have for at least 5-6 years now.

    Rob, thanks for an amazing draft season, the interviews were so great.

    Enjoy the draft friends!


    • Rob Staton

      Thanks Gerry

      I will raise a beer to you all at the start of round one.

    • Sea Mode

      Here’s to a good one, Gerry!

  109. Jordie2120

    Excellent Draft coverage as always Rob.

    Comp Entry
    1.25 Jonathan Taylor RB
    1.27 Epenesa DE
    1.31 I Wilson OT
    2.37 Josh Uche OLB/Edge
    2.53 J Reagor WR
    2.59 C Weaver OLB/Edge
    2.64 B Aiyuk WR
    3.101 Logan Wilson LB
    4. 133 Davon Hamilton
    4.144 Hunter Bryant TE
    5.178 Bryce Hall CE
    5.214 Julian Blackmon S

    • Rob Staton


  110. Javiosullivan

    Another year we are here again. Before we start the league I think we will sign Everson Griffen or maybe Clowney.

    A night with multiple trades awaits us.
    1º trade. Pick 27 to Chargers for picks 37 and 71
    2º trade. Pick 37 to Miami for 39 and 173
    3º trade. Pick 64 to Raiders for 81 and 121

    My final mock draft:

    2.39 Josh Jones OT
    2.59 Josh Uche OLB
    3.71 Robert Hunt OT/G
    3.81 A.J. Dillon RB
    3.101 Van Jefferson WR
    4.121 Leki Fotu DT
    4.133 Rashard Lawrence DT
    4.144 Kevin Dotson G
    5.173 Madre Harper or Reggie Robinson. Both CB
    6.214 Nate Evans LB or experimental freaky S

    Go Hawks!

  111. RWIII

    Rob. You might find this interesting. Peter Schrager in his mock draft. Schrager has Seattle trading down three spots with Green Bay. Now get this. Schrager has John Schneider selecting Darrell Taylor. That was kind of an eye opener.

    Anyway. When the Hawks make their first pick(which is more than likely Friday night) take the best player available.

    • Sea Mode

      He mentioned this like 5 comments above.

      • RWIII

        Sea Mode: You are correct. My bad.

  112. Ross

    Rob, I’ve been a daily visitor and reader of this blog since 2011. My comments are few and far between. But i just wanted to say thank you for all that you do here. During this incredibly difficult pandemic time where there is very little to break the monotony of #quarantinelife your thoughtful analysis and commitment to smart journalism is so very much appreciated. Thank you.

    Now my challenge entry:
    2.35 J Reagor
    2.35 J Taylor
    2.59 R Davis
    2.64 L Wilson
    2.64 J Zuniga
    3.79 R Hunt
    3.101 T Lewis
    4.120 V Jefferson
    4.133 C Akers
    4.133 L Fotu
    4.144 Amik Robertson
    6.214 J Guidry

    • Rob Staton

      Thanks Ross!

  113. Dave O.

    Rob, absolutely unreal job this year, thank you so much.

    Comp Entry:

    2.40 Jonathan Taylor
    2.45 Raekwon Davis
    2.50 Chase Claypool
    2.55 Justin Madubuike
    2.59 Jabari Zuniga
    2.60 Bradlee Anae
    2.64 Josh Uche
    2.65 Robert Hunt
    3.101 Amik Robertson
    4.133 Saahdiq Charles
    4.135 Bryce Hall
    4.136 Damien Lewis

    • Rob Staton

      Thanks Dave

  114. bv eburg

    1.2 Chase Young, Edge
    1.27 CEH, Running back
    2.59 Davon Hamilton, DT,
    2.64 Robert Hunt,T/G, La-Lafayette
    3.1, Jalen Hurts, QB
    3.75 Chase Claypool, WR
    3.101 Logan Stenberg, G
    4.116 Devin Asiasi, TE
    4.120 Matt Peart, DT
    4.133 Malik Harrison, LB
    5.153 Amik Robertson, CB
    6.185 Michael Ojemudia, CB

    • Sea Mode

      1.2 Chase Young, Edge

      Go big or go home, eh? 😁

      • bv eburg

        You know it Sea Mode!
        Rob touched on something above about this community. You are a big part of its quality as are many others. It’s nice to come to a place where there is level headed conversation and content.

    • bv eburg

      How everyone else picked will be closer than this but I thought I would go off the rails a bit.
      Seattle trades Russell Wilson to the Washington Redskins for the #1.2, #3.1 and Trent Williams. And next years 1,2,3.
      With the 2nd pick in the draft we get our edge. In the 3rd round we pick an undersized, under-appreciated very mobile QB, Jalen Hurts. History repeats itself and we save about 30 million! Money to spend on veteran DE’s
      When Rob said CEH reminded him of Barry sanders I was hooked.

      So your Oline is Brown and Williams at tackles, Britt center, And huge competition at guard between rookies and veterans.

      Rob, draft is my favorite season here on the blog. Please keep the long format as it’s old school and hard to find anymore. Enjoy your family and stay healthy.

      • Rob Staton

        Thans man

        • Producehawk

          Nice out of the Box thinking. JS would be in a box if he did it. Lol

          • bv eburg

            Completely outside the box but we needed to do 12 picks so this was one fun way.
            So I thought what level of QB would you need with that mauling Oline and thunder and lightning in both the backfield and recieving corps? There is both youth and experience in every group. Backup QB would be important in overall picture for tutoring Hurts.
            In hindsight probably would switch Asiata with Fotu as interior Dline more of a need than TE.
            With 25-30 million in savings sign Griffen. But more important sign Clowney to incentive laden contract. If he produces he gets that 20 million he’s looking for and the Seahawks get a wrecking machine. That Dline is now stacked, dynamic and has good veteran/rookie mix. With our upgraded pieces in DB/safety that defense becomes a force to be reckoned with.
            Bold and not gonna happen. But I think it’s a plan that could work.

            • Hawkcrazy

              You are right it is not going to happen. Even if both teams wanted a trade not going to happen. Russ has a no trade contract.

  115. Tecmo Bowl

    37. Julian Okwara EDGE
    37. Josh Uche LB/DPR
    59. Prince Tega Wanogho OT
    59. JK Dobbins RB
    64. Jeremy Chinn S/LB
    64. Raekwon Davis DT
    71. Devin Duvernay WR
    71. Davon Hamilton DT
    101. Van Jefferson WR
    133. Cam Akers RB
    144. Myles Bryant CB
    214. Quez Watkins WR

  116. MoBo

    Hope all of you can enjoy the draft the next days. Go Hawks!

    2.36 Josh Jones OT
    2.36 Joshua Uche OLB
    2.59 Justin Madubuike DT
    2.64 Jabari Zuniga DE
    2.64 Cam Akers RB
    3.71 Davon Hamilton DT
    3.71 Bryan Edwards WR
    3.101 Van Jefferson WR
    3.101 Hakeem Adeniji OT
    3.101 AJ Dillon RB
    3.110 Amik Robertson CB
    5.175 Joe Reed WR

  117. Ben Ft. Worth

    I wonder if the NFL will bring all the 1st rd picks from this year to next year’s draft to honor them? Would be cool.

  118. Justin Mullikin


    2.59 Robert Hunt (T) Mississippi
    2.64 Josh Uche (Edge) Michigan
    2.65 Julian Akwara (Edge) Notre Dame
    3.80 Jabari Zuniga (Edge) Florida
    3.81 Malik Harrison (LB) Ohio State
    3.82 Willis Gay Jr (LB) Miss St.
    3.83 Prince Tega Wanogho (T) Auburn
    4.145 Damien Lewis (G) LSU
    6.213 Thaddeus Moss (TE) LSU
    6.214 Anthony McFarland (RB) Maryland
    6.215 Trey Adams (T) Washington
    6.216 Amik Robertson (CB) Louisiana Tech

  119. CaptainJack

    My final prediction:

    The first player we select will make your stomach drop with disappointment. It will be someone you see as a third or fourth rounder. The Seahawks twitter verse will be in an uproar.

    • Denver Hawker

      Seahawk Twitter is like a train wreck- you don’t want to watch but you can’t look away.

      I think it’s really important to rethink our concept of ‘rounds’ and player selection. If you rearrange last years picks to take DK first, then Collier and Blair, I’d bet people would like the picks more.

      Your prediction is rooted well in history. They have guys they want and will draft them earlier than we think they’ll go and guys we want that will be on the Board longer than we think.

    • Eburgz

      Lol. You got to reign yourself in this year.

      I remember you in particular freaking out after every pick last year. Enjoy the process bro.

  120. Bigten

    2.38 Jonathon Taylor
    2.43 Raekwon Davis
    2.50 Chase Claypool
    2.59 DaVon Hamilton
    2.64 DE Curtis Weaver
    2.64 DE Jonathan Greenard
    3.101Bradlee Anae
    3.101Amik Robertson
    3.101Trevon Diggs
    4.133 Donovan Peoples-Jones
    4.133 Tyler Johnson
    5.160 Trey Adams

    Just to make one a little different than others.

    • Bigten

      It cannot be said enough Rob, you have done a masterful job, as always, but this year was exceptional. We are not deserving of such content, and are very lucky. You go above and beyond, and are truly the top shelf. I would not be surprised if you were snatched up somewhere after this year, and if you are, will be very happy for you as you deserve it.

      • Rob Staton

        Thanks Bigten. I think you’re all stuck with me I’m afraid!

  121. peppapig

    Amazing work Mr Staton.

    I really hope they take Taylor if he’s available.

    • Rob Staton

      Thanks peppa

  122. Producehawk

    1.30 Isaiah Wilson OT Georgia

    2.35 Josh Uche LB Michigan

    2.40 Robert Hunt OT Louisiana

    2.59 Jabari Zuniga DE Florida

    2.64 Wille Gay jr OLB Miss State

    3.85 Chase Claypool WR Notre Dame

    3.85 A.J. Dillon TB Boston College

    3.101 Devon Hamilton FT Ohio st

    4.133 Hunter Bryant TE Washington

    4.133 John Hightower WR Boise

    4.144 Kindle Vildor CB Georgia Southern

    6.214 Steven Montez QB Colorado

    • Producehawk

      Yuck. Tried to be a little different.

  123. AlaskaHawk

    A lot of sport writers – including Forbes Magazine, has the Seahawks picking A.J. Epenesa in first round. It seems like doubling down on the Collier pick from last year. Could Epenesa start? I guess the Seahawks are desperate for pass rushers. In 2019 he had 49 tackles and 11.5 sacks. He does weigh 275 so he should hold up physically.

    • Ashish

      Till season starts there will be many opportunity to improve pass rushes. I don’t think JS/PC will draft expecting anyone has to contribute this year. Let alone the situation were we might have shorter training camp.
      So we are going to pick best available player.

    • AlaskaHawk

      I was just looking at Walter Football mock. They have the top three running backs gone in the top of the second round.
      Epenesa gone at #40, after the running backs..

      Seahawks better be careful about trading below #40.

      Personally I consider it a bad draft choice if their number one pick can’t start next year.

    • Rob Staton

      It won’t be Epenesa

  124. Tom

    Hi Rob,

    Cheers from a fellow UK Seahawker for your great work in explaining the draft, prospects, and how it all might play out for the Seahawks. I hope the late nights aren’t too difficult this week!

    The lack of sport due to the lockdown has meant I’ve done about 1000000 Mock Drafts on the PFN Simulator. So hopefully I have some success with the pick guesses competition. My guesses for the most Seahawks-y players are below. I know they will make a few trades but I’m sticking with the early native picks –

    1/27 Jonathan Taylor
    2/59 Josh Uche
    2/59 Robert Hunt
    2/64 Josh Uche
    2/64 Robert Hunt
    2/64 DaVon Hamilton
    3/101 DaVon Hamilton
    3/101 Leki Fotu
    3/101 Cam Akers
    3/101 Devin Duvernay
    3/101 Leki Fotu
    4/144 Antonio Gibson

    • Rob Staton

      Thanks Tom!

    • Tom Fitzpatrick

      Just realised I wrote the same pick twice – meant to write 4/144 for the second Leki Fotu

  125. Producehawk

    DT not FT lol

  126. JD

    Thanks Rob. Really amazing stuff. Please thank your family from all of us!

    I have been using that Green Bay trade in my mocks a lot as well. I then look at the Giants trying to get back in to Round 1. Reasons are this exact thing happened last year with both teams as well as it seems that Green Bay and Baltimore have similar needs so it would make sense for GB to try to slide in right before the Ravens. Also would make sense for the Giants to try to get the 5th year option on another player to go with whatever position they don’t go at the #4 pick.

    Interested to hear other trade back options and reasoning! Trying to prepare for all eventualities tonight.

    • Rob Staton

      Thanks JD!

  127. Sean

    1.27 Darrell Taylor
    2.35 Jalen Reagor
    2.59 Robert Hunt
    2.59 Josh Uche
    3.71 AJ Dillon
    3.71 Julian Okwara
    3.71 Willie Gay Jr
    3.101 Bradlee Anae
    4.133 Matt Peart
    1.144 James Proche
    4.144 Kenny Robinson
    6.215 James Robinson

  128. Bertelli

    1.6 Isaiah Simmons, LB Clemson
    1.27 Jonathan Taylor, RB Wisconsin
    2.33 Joshua Uche, LB Michigan
    2.33 Jalon Reagor, WR TCU
    2.49 Willie Gay, Jr. Miss State
    2.49 Raekwon Davis, DL Alabama
    2.49 Julian Okwara, DE Notre Dame
    2.59 Cam Akers, RB Fla St.
    2.59 Bradlee Anue, DE Utah
    2.59 Chase Claypool, WR Notre Dame
    3.101 Logan Sternberg, G Kentucky
    4.133 Joe Reed, WR West Virginia

  129. Aaron Bostrom

    Rob, thanks for all of your work. You have put out a fabulous work product, which we all enjoy very much. It’s been awesome reading and learning over the last few months. With your help, I feel ready for the draft to begin. It should be fun.

    Contest entry: Here goes nothing!

    1. Round 2: 34 – RB Jonathan Taylor
    2. Round 2: 37 – DE Joshua Uche
    3. Round 2: 56: WR KJ Hamler
    4. Round 2: 59 T Robert Hunt
    5. Round 2: 64 DT DaVon Hamilton
    6. Round 3: 77 DE Bradley Anae
    7. Round 3: 83 – NB Amik Robertson
    8. Round 3: 101 – DT Leki Fotu
    9. Round 3: 101 – WR Bryan Edwards
    10. Round 4: 133 – RB Zachary Moss
    11. Round 6: 144 – Logan Stenberg
    12. Round 7: 214 – TE Dalton Keene

    • Aaron Bostrom

      I messed up the round numbers, disregard those, and just look at the pick numbers, which are correct.

      *Round 4: 144 – Logan Stenberg
      *Round 6: 214 – Dalton Keene

    • Rob Staton

      Thanks Aaron!

  130. TomLPDX

    Rob, outstanding job again this year, you just keep getting better at this. Does the BBC also have you cover the NFL for them? If not, they should!

    To the SDB crew, good work people!

    Here’s a question: Which network will you watch the draft on? ABC, ESPN of NFLN?

    • Rob Staton

      I used to co-host the NFL live Sunday show on BBC national radio but we lost the radio rights a few years ago.

      • TomLPDX

        Is that owned by SKY now? The BBC is losing out on an expert, maybe they will get some form of rights back and you can jump back into it.

        • Rob Staton

          No Talksport claimed the radio rights.

  131. schwefelfell

    1.30 Jonathan Taylor, RB, Wisconsin
    2.38 Julian Okwara, DE, Notre Dame
    2.45 Justin Madubuike, DT, Texas A&M
    2.59 Bryan Edwards, WR, South Carolina
    2.59 Raekwon Davis, DT, Alabama
    2.64 Robert Hunt, OT, Louisiana-Lafayette
    2.64 Jabari Zuniga, DE, Florida
    3.69 Cam Akers, RB, Florida State
    3.101 Bryce Hall, CB, Virginia
    4.133 Hakeem Adeniji, OT, Kansas
    5.144 Lynn Bowden, WR, Kentucky
    6.214 K’Von Wallace, S, Clemson

  132. Todd

    Rob, thank you for the wonderful work this year. I am so impressed how you produce daily interesting content while serving as researcher, writer, editor, and moderator for this community. Even when SEA don’t draft like we expect, this process is fun and you provide a great platform.

    1: R2, #40 – Jalen Reagor, WR TCU
    2: R2, #50 – Raekwon Davis, DT Alabama
    3: R2, #59 – Robert Hunt, OL Louisiana-Lafayette
    4: R2, #64 – Julian Okwara, DE Notre Dame
    5: R3, #83 – Zach Moss, RB Utah
    6: R3, #101 – Hunter Bryant, TE Washington
    7: R3, #101 – Alex Highsmith, DE Charlotte
    8: R4, #133 – Leki Fotu, DT Utah
    9: R5, #153 – Brandon Jones, S Texas
    10: R5, #153 – Van Jefferson, WR Florida
    11: R6, #215 – Ron’dell Carter, DE James Madison
    12: R6, #215 – Nate Evans, LB Central Florida

    • Rob Staton

      Thanks Todd!

  133. Hawk Metal

    Thanks to Rob and all the community!

    I’ll take a stab at a mock draft:

    2 33 Julian Okwara
    2 33 Jonathan Taylor
    2 47 KJ Hamler
    2 52 Jabari Zuniga
    2 64 DaVon Hamilton
    3 69 Cam Akers
    3 101 Matt Peart
    4 116 Amik Robertson
    5 165 Kevin Dotson
    6 185 Steven Montez
    6 214 Charlie Taumoepeau
    7 227 Tyler Clark

    • Rob Staton


  134. Logan Lynch

    1.27 Isaiah Wilson
    2.35 Josh Uche
    2.59 Julian Okwara
    2.59 Raekwon Davis
    3.101 AJ Dillon
    2.64 JK Dobbins
    2.64 Jabari Zuniga
    3.101 Chase Claypool
    4.133 Kyle Dugger
    4.144 Logan Stenberg
    4.144 Adam Trautman
    6.214 Joe Reed

    • Logan Lynch

      Dammit, forgot to put AJ in the right order. Oh well.

      Further thoughts, I think SEA will end up with 10 picks overall and will be defense heavy. I see the breakdown being something like this:

      DE/DT/Edge/Rush Backer (3)

      Off ball LB (1)

      Outside CB (1)

      S/Matchup Nickel (1) Think Akeem King or someone bigger to match up against TE

      RB (1)

      WR (1)

      OT (1)

      Hybrid WR/RB/KR (1)

  135. Turp


    I’ve been reading your long form articles since you’ve started SDB. I prefer these to twitter and YT 10 out of 10 times. No comparison. THANK YOU for maintaining a Russell Wilson-like consistency of awesomeness. Cheers man!

    • Rob Staton

      Thanks Turp!

  136. Greg in Alaska

    Hi Rob, Daily reader, but only post once a year. Today is the day! I want to add my thanks to those many posts of appreciation that you have already received. You can’t understand the value that you add to us Seahawks fans around the world. You provide the absolutely best coverage of the Seahawks team anywhere. In addition to your phenomenal coverage, you provide a place for calm and reasoned debate unlike any other I have seen on the net. The contributors you have attracted to this site add to the content with their reasoned comments to each of your blog posts. To name a couple that stand out; Volume 12 and Sea Mode. There are too many others to name them all. Please share this note of appreciation with your wife. She probably finds it hard to understand your dedication of time to this blog and the time you take away from family to work on it. What you do has value and is appreciated greatly around the world! It truly has a world wide reach. I write you from a small fishing village in northern Alaska. Thanks to you for all you do, it is a very important part of my day, each and every day.

    • Rob Staton

      Thanks Greg — I really appreciate that. I’m going to show my wife now!

  137. Sea Mode

    2.58 Raekwon Davis, DT, Alabama
    2.58 Robert Hunt, OT, La. Lafayette
    2.59 J.K. Dobbins, RB, Ohio St.
    2.64 Cam Akers, RB, Florida
    2.64 Logan Wilson, LB, Wyoming
    2.64 Jabari Zuniga, DE, Florida
    2.64 DaVon Hamilton, DT, Ohio St.
    3.101 Devin Duvernay, WR, Texas
    3.101 Bryan Edwards, WR, South Carolina
    3.101 K’Von Wallace, DB, Clemson
    4.144 Isaiah Rodgers, CB/KR, UMass
    6.215 Ron’Dell Carter, DE, James Madison

    Well, I’m just gonna get this out of my system and go take a break before PC’s draft clues start popping up! Catch you all in a couple hours!

    • DC

      Thanks for all the great contributions! Where’s your TE after all that hard work? Wonder how late Breeland will go. He’d be a great udfa or late round pickup to redshirt in 2020.

  138. cha

    Yes — it’s another running back and many would protest against that.

    So you’re saying the Seahawks will get a great player AND Seahawks Twitter will lose their minds?


    • Huggie Hawk

      Double win!

  139. Jon

    Hi ROb,

    Thanks for great content!

    Wow I would love to see Jonathan Taylor fall all the way to 27 and for the hawks to grab him there. That would be unbelievable and even better if we could trade back and get him at 30! Fantasy, though I think, despite all these draft pundits on The Ringer etc. saying 3rd round is the earliest any sane GM would take a RB.

    Don’t you guys think that anything Schneider says the day before the draft would only be aimed at throwing other teams off the scent?

    “When John Schneider says the O-line additions give them the best possible opportunity to go BPA first up, this could be what he’s talking about.”

    • Rob Staton

      To be honest, I doubt many GM’s watch each others press conferences.

  140. Alec B

    1.29 Jonathan Taylor
    2.38 Chase Claypool
    2.45 Darrell Taylor
    2.45 Jabari Zuniga
    2.56 Robert Hunt
    2.56 DaVon Hamilton
    2.64 Cam Akers
    3.94 Bryan Edwards
    3.101 Leki Fotu
    3.101 Rashard Lawrence
    4.133 Amik Robertson
    4.133 Zack Moss

    • Alec B

      Hey Rob I know you are getting a lot of this but I have been an avid reader of this blog for years but this was my first comment. Love all the content you produce and multiple times a day I check to see if there has been a new post. Keep up the great work!

      • Rob Staton

        Thanks Alec!

  141. mishima

    I blew it above by not reading the rules. Here’s my revised 12:

    2.44 Brandon Aiyuk
    2.44 Raekwon Davis
    2.44 Jalen Reagor
    2.59. Curtis Weaver
    2.64. Robert Hunt
    3.85 Cam Akers
    3.85 Zach Moss
    4.101 Willie Gay Jr.
    4.122 Leki Fotu
    5.133 Trevis Gipson
    6.144 L’Jarius Sneed
    6.144 Julian Blackmon

    Slow learner, so if I didn’t get it right, again, let me know.

  142. Matt

    Buzz about Darrell Taylor to Seattle in R1…(and no, not from Stanger tweet).

    Don’t love that.

    • Greg Haugsven

      I like Darrell Taylor but not that early. Maybe 59 or 64.

      • Matt

        Oh totally…didn’t mean to imply I don’t like the player. Just don’t like it that high – it wouldn’t surprise me though. JS has a weird history of absolutely nailing value…also completely over drafting people.

    • Rob Staton

      Let me guess, Stanger has tweeted about everyone the Seahawks are about to pick and is furiously retweeting his own stuff from September because he’s literally tweeted about everyone just in case???

      On a serious note… Taylor to Seattle in R1 would, admittedly, be a reach. But when you fail to address the pass rush adequately, this is the kind of thing you talk yourself in to (if it happens). He flashes and he wins in the way they need to win. But it would still be surprising, two days after they talked about rookies struggling to make an impact, because he’s one of the biggest ‘developmental’ types in the draft. Round two? If they want to shoot their shot, go for it. Round one? Go for a safer bet IMO.

      • Matt


        I was going off Schrager’s mock/tweet.

      • Matt

        And totally agree – they have to nail their first pick and unless that guy is the eventual LT; they need to be a big contributor this year. They can no longer afford to get little to nothing in year 1 from these guys. Yes, DK nailed it last year but that doesn’t excuse your first pick being unable to be active at a position of dire need.

        We need to expect more from the high picks.

  143. kousindoug

    2.35 Jalen Reagor, WR, TCU
    2.35 Josh Uche, EDGE, Michigan
    2.35 Darrell Taylor, EDGE, Tennessee
    2.35 Isaiah Wilson, OL, Georgia
    2.59 Jeremy Chinn, S, Southern Illinois
    2.64 Raekwon Davis, DL, Alabama
    3.85 Jalen Hurts, QB, Oklahoma
    3.85 Zack Moss, RB, Utah
    3.101 Davion Taylor, LB, Colorado
    4.133 Hakeem Adeniji, OL, Kansas
    4.144 Alex Highsmith, EDGE, Charlotte
    6.214 Madre Harper, CB, Southern Illinois

  144. Simo

    1.30 Jonathan Taylor
    2.37 Josh Uche
    2.41 Julian Okwara
    2.46 Raekwon Davis
    2.59 Jabari Zuniga
    2.64 PT Wanogho
    3.74 Robert Hunt
    3.77 Devin Duvernay
    3.101 Chase Claypool
    4.133 Terrell Burgess
    4.144 Bryce Hall
    6.214 Zack Moss

    Wow, this made my head spin trying to select only 12 players, wanted to select 20-25! Good luck all, and thanks for this great environment!

  145. Kingdome1976

    Draft weekend is finally here:)

    My Entry:

    34 – Justin Madubuike
    34 – I. Wilson
    34 – Julian Okwara
    34 – Jonathan Taylor.
    50 – Darrell Taylor
    50 – DaVon Hamilton
    50 – Raekwon Davis
    75 – Tyler Johhnson
    75 – Bryce Hall
    101 – Zack Moss
    101 – AJ Dillon
    133 – Hunter Bryant

  146. Jose Luis

    Upon visiting the blog today, I fully expected an interview with John Schneider about who he plans to take and why.

    Disappointed as I am, this year’s coverage has been remarkable. It’s a greater pleasure than the draft itself.

    We’re blessed.

    • Rob Staton

      Ha! Thanks 👍🏻

  147. Kenny Sloth

    Calm before the storm yall

    • Lewis

      Got my Seahawks shirt on and hyped to wait ah day to trade out of the first! 😄

      • Kenny Sloth

        Hawks hat and crown royal facemask

  148. EmperorMA

    I’m not going to submit a mock but will just discuss a few players I’d like to see wearing a Seahawks uniform. In tiers:

    JT, CEH, Reagor, Mims, Hamler, I. Wilson, Jackson – I want a homerun hitter for Russ or a Tackle, also for Russ.

    Higgins, Pittman, Akers, Davidson, R. Davis, Hamilton, Zuniga, Uche, Chinn Winfield, L. Wilson, Gay – Tall, reliable possession receiver, reliable 3-down RB, run stuffer, speed rusher, stud LB or a playmaker/enforcer in the secondary.

    R. Lawrence, Greenard, A. Robinson, T. Lewis, D. Taylor, Harrison, Hall, Niang, DuVernay, Blackmon, Dotson, V. Jefferson, Edwards, A. Gibson, T. Gipson, Agim, Tart, Robertson, Guidry, McFarland – These are guys who I think can contribute or have a chance to contribute at their positions and many who would be studs on special teams. I even see some future starters in this group.

    Adams, Muti – Take a flyer on an injury-prone stud. Muti might actually get picked up early by someone but he could drop.

    As you can see, I am defense-heavy with multiple interests in DT and DE. We need to get faster and bigger and stronger and I’d love to see some stocking up on players with good qualities. I also want guys on offense who can contribute right away and give Russ some weapons. I think we are going to have to score a lot of points this year if we want to win.

  149. Michael Hasslinger

    1.32 Jonathan Taylor
    2.39 Austin Jackson
    2.39 Julian Okwara
    2.59 Raekwon Davis
    2.59 Jabari Zuniga
    2.64 DaVon Hamilton
    3.64 Robert Hunt
    3.70 Darrell Taylor
    3.70 Willie Gay Jr.
    3.101 Devin Duvernay
    3.101 Bryan Edwards
    4.133 Bryce Hall

    Wild-arse guesses. I love all these players and hope the fall this way.

  150. Greg Haugsven

    Ok, here is my losing effort.

    27…Isaiah Wilson
    27…Jonathon Taylor
    30…Austin Jackson
    30…Jaelon Reagor
    35…Josh Uche
    35…Marlon Davidson
    59…Raekwon Davis
    64…Robert Hunt
    64…Jabari Zuniga
    101…Amik Robertson
    133…Zack Moss
    144…Alton Robinson

    • Greg Haugsven

      This is the wrong one Dave. It was supposed to be like this…sorry. Basically out with Davidson and in with Taylor.

      27…Isaih Wilson
      27…Jonathon Taylor
      30…Austin Jackson
      30…Jaelon Reagor
      35…Josh Uche
      59…Darrell Taylor
      59…Raekwon Davis
      64…Robert Hunt
      64…Jabari Zuniga
      101…Amik Robertson
      133…Zack Moss
      144…Alton Robinson

  151. ZRey

    2.37 Josh Uche OLB/Michigan
    2.37 Julian Okwara DE/Notre Dame
    2.59 Raekwon Davis DT/Alabama
    2.59 Jordan Elliott DT/Missouri
    2.64 Devin Duvernay WR/Texas
    3.71 Willie Gay LB/Mississippi State
    3.101 Damien Lewis G/LSU
    3.101 AJ Dillon RB/Boston College
    4.133 L’Jarius Sneed CB/Louisiana Tech
    4.144 Alex Taylor T/South Carolina State
    6.214 Javelin Guidry S/Utah
    6.214 Khaleke Hudson S/Michigan

  152. Geoff

    First time poster, long-time lurker :D. My entry:

    2.35 Jaelen Reagor
    2.50 Julian Okwara
    2.50 Grant Delpit
    2.55 Jeremy Chinn
    2.55 Raekwon davis
    2.64 Prince Tega Wanogho
    3.70 KJ Hamler
    3.80 Cam akers
    3.101 Davon Hamilton 3rd comp
    4.133 Matt Peart
    4.144 Amik robertson
    6.214 Charlie Taumopeau

    • Geoff

      – I think Jonathan Taylor is gone by the time they pick, and Jaelen Raegor has Golden Tate-esque improvisational skills that would complement Lockett and Metcalf perfectly.
      – After getting that first explosive playmaker, They obviously need D-line help
      – Listening to their assessment of college OL, I think it’s more likely they draft a high upside developmental tackle than one ready to start.
      – The safety situation is a lot thinner than it initially looks at first glance. McDougald is competent rather than a star, Blair doesn’t seem to have their confidence yet, and Hill hasn’t really shown much. It seems like some really high upside safeties might slip, so I think it’s a wildcard that they take one.
      – If Jonathan Taylor is gone, Cam Akers seems a must given the RB injury situation.

      • EmperorMA

        If Hamler lasts until 70 and we get him AND Reagor I will crap my pants.

        Ditto Hamilton at 101.

        • Geoff

          Hah – I agree that’s a little crazy. Thinking of Hamler more as their second option if they don’t get Raegor – just trying to get something right 😛

          Valid point on Hamilton being too low.

          • EmperorMA

            Can you imagine Reagor, Lockett, Dorsett and Metcalf all out wide with Hamler lined up in the backfield?

            How on Earth would you defend that?

            Plus Reagor returning punts and Hamler returning kickoffs!

            • Lewis

              Akers in the backfield and I like it even better 😁

              • EmperorMA

                CEH in the backfield!

    • Geoff

      Also, Rob, I really wanted to thank you for all the effort you put into this. I’ve been reading since 2010, and this is consistently the best Seahawks-related analysis I read anywhere, yet somehow this year you managed to outdo yourself. This site and community bring an amazing combination of deep thinking and rational positivity that is hard to find anywhere, and we’re all lucky that you’ve decided to give it so much!

  153. Nick

    Here’s my mock for submission! I’ll be pumped if I get one right!

    2.41 Josh Uche, OLB, Michigan
    2.59 Raekwon Davis, DL, Alabama
    3.71 Cam Akers, RB, Florida State
    3.71 Devin Duvernay, WR, Texas
    3.80 Alex Highsmith, EDGE, Charlotte
    3.101 Hakeem Adenniji, OT, Kansas
    4.121 Malik Harrison, OLB, Ohio St
    4.133 Bryce Hall, CB, Virginia
    4.144 Trevis Gipson, DE, Tulsa
    6.214 Lynn Bowden, WR/RB, Kentucky
    6.214 Joe Reed, WR, Virginia
    6.214 Kamren Curl, DB, Arkansas

  154. Michael Hasslinger

    Thank you, Rob, for the quality content this year and all the years prior. You are an inspiration.

    • Rob Staton

      Thanks Michael

  155. JD

    2.40 Julian Okwara, DE
    2.45 Josh Uche, DE
    2.50 Jabari Zuniga, DE
    2.40 Jonathan Taylor, RB
    2.45 JK Dobbins, RB
    2.40 Isaiah Wilson, OT
    2.45 Robert Hunt, OT
    2.45 Davon Hamilton, DT
    2.45 Raekwon Davis, DT
    2.45 Brandon Aiyuk, WR
    2.45 Chase Claypool, WR
    2.50 Bryan Edwards, WR

    Thanks for compiling and initiating this David!
    Wanted to try and get as many players in that 2nd round range as possible because of the uncertainty later in the draft combined with our draft ammo from 27 – 64. It will be a huge win for me to get two players on this list (even one!) I also tried to get a hedge at each of the main position groups of need like Rob hit on his podcast (trading down to select either of two players in the same range: Wagner or Kendricks, Lacy or Christine Michael, Hubbard or Rasheem Green). Also tried to go with smart players who are ready to contribute in some way year one despite a shortened offseason.

  156. cha

    Rob once again it’s time to thank your wife for “sharing” you with us. This difficult time we look to heroes like doctors and researchers working on a cure, but the everyday people who maybe don’t have those skills can still make a difference. And judging by the outpouring of comments, you certainly have. Make sure your wife hears about all that.

    Also I think the community should treat her to a nice bottle of her favorite beverage or a future spa day or something.

  157. Seahawk65

    1.27 Cesar Ruiz
    1.31 Jonathon Taylor
    2.45 Curtis Weaver
    2.59 Darrell Taylor
    2.64 Davon Hamilton
    3.75 Cam Akers
    3.101 Case Claypool
    4.133 Hunter Bryant
    4.144 Ashtyn Davis
    6.204 Logan Sternberg
    6.214 RonDell Carter
    7.240 Rico Dowdle

  158. Coleslaw

    Yall I need your help.

    Where should I watch the draft? Idk who the commentators are and I dont wanna be stuck with trash lol.

    ABC or ESPN?

    • TomLPDX

      I’m going with ESPN or NFLN, I tried to watch ABC last year and it was just horrible.

    • Von

      Cole, ESPN & NFL Network are going to have the same broadcast. Everything is being run from ESPN headquarters. D.J. and Kiper will be on there tonight. McShay is going to be the main draft analyst on the ABC broadcast. McShay moves over to the main stage for Fri/Sat. Hope that helps

      • Rob Staton

        McShay actually isn’t involved. He’s just tweeted he has coronavirus.

  159. Madmark

    mock 2020.
    the first day I got 2 trades to give me 37,59,64,71,101,133,144,175, and 214. The funny thing is the start of the second day couldn’t find a trade.
    37 Raekwon Davis DT Alabama
    59 Chase Claypool WR Notre Dame
    64 Malik Harrison OLB Ohio St.
    71 Davon Hamilton DT Ohio St.
    101 A.J. Dillion RB Boston College
    133 Hakeem Adeniji T Kansas
    144 Michael Ojemudia CB Iowa
    175 Stephen Sullivan TE LSU
    214 Michael Warran II RB Cincinnati
    That’s my group.

  160. Rob4q

    Thanks again for all you do with this Blog Rob! Truly awesome work this draft season!

    1.27 Jabari Zuniga, DE, Florida
    2.36 Robert Hunt, OT, Louisiana
    2.36 Raekwon Davis, DT, Alabama
    2.59 Bradlee Anaee, EDGE, Utah
    3.75 Davon Hamilton, DT, Ohio St
    3.75. Bryan Edwards, WR, South Carolina
    3.101 Antonio Gibson, RB Memphis
    4.133 Leki Fotu, DT, Utah
    4.144 Hunter Bryant, TE, Washington
    5.174 Joe Reed, WR, Virginia
    6.214 Rico Dowdle, RB, South Carolina
    7.243 Reggie Robinson, CB Tulsa

    Pretty confident the Seahawks will draft one of those three DT – Davis, Hamilton, Fotu. And they should come away with at least 1 EDGE player – Zuniga, Taylor, Highsmith, Okwara, Garvin.

    Don’t think they’ll look at RB until later unless Taylor or CEH is available mid 2nd round and I doubt they will be! There are some interesting RB later in the draft – Patrick Taylor, Rico Dowdle etc. WR seems like another spot they can wait on and still get someone like Edwards, Duvernay, Claypool.

    And they need a player who can be a ST stud – reurning kicks, covering kicks and playing some on offense – Gibson and Reed are those types.

    The three most likely players I think they’ll draft are Robert Hunt, Hunter Bryant and Bradlee Anaee.

    Let’s get this Started!!!

    • Rob Staton

      Thank you!

  161. Gohawks5151

    I know, i know. Its the most important position in all of sports but, Miami offering 5 1st round picks to Cinci for Burrow. I think Burrow is great but Miami is bad and most of those picks will be in top 10. Cinci is horrible and not 1 player away from being anything near good. AJ Green probably wants to leave, their best defensive players are aging, they need help on the lines and they have to decide on keeping Mixon. You got to think they would consider it.

  162. Trevor

    Walter Football final mock for the Seahawks. They must read Rob’s blog regularly.

    Pick #1 Johnathan Taylor
    Pick #2 Josh Uche
    Pick #3 Antonio Winfeild
    Pick #4 Jabari Zungia

    • MoBo

      Wouldn’t disagree with that one

    • Volume12

      Is that 3 different guys picking? If Winfield, jr falls to what’s essentially the 3rd, something is wrong with him.

    • Matt

      Would love that draft.

  163. Cloud

    Thanks Rob. You add a lot to enjoying the Seahawks.

    1. 30 Jonathan Taylor

    2. 34 Cesar Ruiz

    2. 37 Julian Okwara

    2. 59 Raekwon Davis

    2. 64 Davon Hamilton

    3. 71 Laviska Shenault

    3. 101 Leki Fotu

    4. 133 Kenny Robinson

    4. 144 Michael Ojemudia

    5. 173 Hakeem Adeniji

    6. 214 Dezmon Patmon

    7. 233 Cole McDonald

  164. Albert Butler

    Here’s my final entry, I changed it slightly from the last thread.

    2.41 Julian Okwara DE Notre Dame
    2.59 Raekwon Davis DT Alabama
    2.64 Jabari Zuniga DE Florida
    3.101 Willie Gay Jr. ILB 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 Tanner Muse S Clemson
    6.214 Julian Blackmon CB Utah
    7.244. Trey Adams OT Washington

  165. Volume12

    Couldn’t be ‘wronger.’ Missing 1-2 guys we haven’t discussed

    1.30 Jalen Reagor, WR, TCU
    1.30 Ezra Cleveland, OT, Boise St.
    2.40 Darrell Taylor, EDGE, Tennessee
    2.40 Josh Uche, Michigan
    2.50 Raekwon Davis, DT, ‘Bama
    2.64 Bryan Edwards, WR, S. Carolina
    3.70 Devin Asiasi, TE, UCLA
    3.70 Ashtyn Davis, S, Cal
    3.101 Matt Peart, OT, UCONN
    4.121 AJ Dillon, HB, BC
    4.133 Trevis Gipson, EDGE, Tulsa
    4. 144 Julian Blackmon, DB, Utah

    I really wanted to add Ross Blacklock. That’s the guy I think Seattle will be higher on than the consensus. Question is, would they overlook his lack of length?

  166. CaptRon33

    Rob, absolutely fantastic work again this year. I come to this site every day while I’m drinking my first cup of coffee (and probably a few additional times throughout the the day this time of year) and I’m always impressed. I’m also impressed by all of you commentators out there, this is the only comment section on the internet I take the time to look at. Cheers, here is to what is hopefully a Seahawks draft full of contributors. And here is my guess on who those contributors might be.

    42. Jabari Zuniga
    59. Matt Peart
    64. Davon Hamilton
    80. Devin Duvernay
    101. Jonathan Greenard
    116. Antonio Gibson
    133. Davion Taylor
    157. Damien Lewis
    165. McTelvin Agrim
    170. K’Von Wallace
    189. Thakarius “BoPete” Keyes
    206. Patrick Taylor

  167. Jace

    Two players I would love to be Seahawks are Jalen Reagor and CEH. But I could easily picture Reagor in a Saints uniform and CEH in a Chiefs uniform. Both players would make those offenses even scarier.

    • EmperorMA

      Those are the two I want, as well. Reagor and CEH would make us SCARY.

      If not Reagor, Hamler.

      • Ralphy

        Hamler’s hands don’t look close to Reagor’s in my opinion.

        • Jace

          I agree. I think Reagor is the guy I want the most for the Hawks.

          • EmperorMA

            Yep, Reagor is my pick, too.

            But if we trade down and don’t get him, I like what Hamler brings as a potential return man and a deep threat. The dude just looks faster than anyone on the field every time he plays. Tyreek Hill style.

  168. NickATL

    My random attempt. I’m sure there will be many guys selected I don’t know in slots they currently don’t own. Such is following a Seahawks draft.

    2.37 – Isaiah Wilson
    2.37 – Chase Claypool
    2.50 – Robert Hunt
    2.50 – Raekwan Davis
    2.64 – DaVon Hamilton
    2.64 – Bryan Edwards
    3.70 – Cam Akers
    3.101 – Zach Moss
    3.101 – Damien Lewis
    4.133 – Amik Robertson
    5.188 – Alton Robinson
    6.214 – Joe Reed

  169. SemperFi Hawk

    1.30: Isaiah Wilson
    2.34: Jonathan Taylor
    2.34 CEH
    2.42 Robert Hunt
    2.59 Raekwon Davis
    2.59 Chris Claypool
    2.64: DaVon Hamilton
    2.64: Justin Madibuke
    3.75 Rashard Lawrence
    3.84 Amik Robertson
    3.101 Leki Fotu
    4.133 Tevis Gibson

  170. JD

    Hey Rob,

    Are you posting a big board/tier list today? I think something like that is ideal for us to follow along as names come off the board. I know you did a final notes and tier list last year so I was just curious if something similar is coming today. Don’t get me wrong I’m extremely appreciative of the image at the top ( thanks Sea Mode for the layout) and the horizontal board but I remember you saying you’ve updated your tier list recently and I would love to see your final version for the draft. Thanks for everything!

    • Rob Staton

      I posted the updated board a few days ago. In this piece at the top is a big board

    • Lewis

      He did two days ago with the draft guide

  171. Qoolio

    2.34 Jonathan Taylor
    2.45 Robert Hunt
    2.45 Josh Uche
    2.59 DaVon Hamilton
    2.64 Chase Claypool
    2.64 Jabari Zuniga
    3.75 Cam Akers
    3.75 Willie Gay Jr.
    3.101 Leki Fotu
    3.101 Terrell Burgess
    4.133 Kevin Dotson
    4.144 McTelvin Agim

    • Qoolio

      I had to submit my picks quickly before my break was up. Came back to say thanks Rob for everything over the past few weeks. The content has been incredibly insightful and so much more detailed than what I can find anywhere else. You have led the way and the great group of posters and contributors have followed admirably.

      I enjoy the draft lead-up because of the great conversations, the surprises, the what-ifs and the puzzle solving. This has been a great year on a great site. Cheers!

      • Rob Staton

        Thanks Qoolio!

  172. Cawww

    Danny Kelly’s Final Mock on The Ringer:

    1. 27. Isaiah Wilson
    2. 59. Darrell Taylor
    2. 64. Chase Claypool

    • Rob Staton

      Claypool won’t last that far but all three make sense

      • Trevor

        Agree completely but I would be so pumped if those were our first 3 picks.

  173. MaxC14

    My mock draft entry:
    1.27 Jonathan Taylor, RB, Wisconsin,
    2.59 Raekwon Davis, DL, Alabama
    2.64 Robert Hunt, OL, Louisiana Lafayette
    2.64 Jalen Reagor, WR, TCU
    3.70 Jonathan Greenard, DE, Florida
    3.101 Van Jefferson, WR, Florida
    4.133 Hunter Bryant TE, Washington
    4.137 Ashtyn Davis, S, Cal
    4.144 Damien Lewis, OL, LSU
    5.170 James Pierre CB, FAU
    6.214 Davion Taylor, LB, Colorado
    7.249 James Morgan, QB, Florida International

  174. Kenny Sloth

    So blessed to be back to work today. See you all in a few hours

  175. Volume12

    Are there really people out there that think Joe Burrows is the best QB prospect in a decade +?

    • Kenny Sloth

      Wonderful for one year

    • Kenny Sloth

      In seriousness it has to be Luck, right?

      • Kenny Sloth

        Will TLaw surpass him in this regard?

      • Volume12


        • Kenny Sloth

          It would be Baker if it weren’t for his unwillingness to compete for the statting spot before transferring and also getting tackled by the cops.

          Huge turnoff for me.

          Kyler Murray too small to be considered over luck.

          Winston is a WEIRDO. Easy choice Luck

          • Volume12

            I just don’t think any of those guys possessed all the intangibles Luck had.

            Burrows will have to speed his release up at the next level. He’s gonna see a ton of Cover 1 and be asked to be pinpoint accurate. Haven’t seen that from him on tape. A lot of his balls die when he has to make a throw outside the opposite hash/#’s. Not saying he can’t do these things, just issues I see in his game.

            • DC

              Burrows probably wins the ‘highest single season riser of the decade’ award. What was he rated coming in? Late rounder? Udfa?

              It’s almost as if he made a deal with… no, no… couldn’t be.

    • Gohawks5151

      I was just saying above. I like the kid a lot but I’d lean towards taking the Dolphins offer. FIVE 1st round picks! Plus have a shot a T Law next year.

      • Volume12

        Wait. What? The ‘Phins offered 5 1st round picks?!?

        • TomLPDX

          That’s the rumor, assuming they can get #3 without using #5 to pay for it.

        • Gohawks5151

          According to “Reports” Lebatard on the radio

      • Greg Haugsven

        No, personally I wonder how he will work at the next level. Its so hard to tell with QB’s when you have all day to throw to receivers who are wide open.

    • Matt

      I’m definitely one of those people. He processes the game at an absurd level. Amazing accuracy. Good enough arm and athleticism.

      The guys who succeed are the ones that process the game well. Burrow is on a level I’ve never seen, even if it’s only for 1 year. We are talking about totally dominating SEVEN (7) top 10 opponents. His game passes the eye test as well – he is making a lot of reads and difficult throws. This isn’t the Oregon offense. This is a complex passing game even if it is the spread.

      I’ve seen way too many “great tools but no brain” fail at the NFL level. His arm is absolutely good enough. Great accuracy and good athleticism – physically he is more than fine.

  176. Scooterball14

    I’ve followed this site for over 5 years and have never posted! I’ve enjoyed your awesome analysis. You run your site with class!

    Here’s my not-so-good mock.

    1.30 Jonathan Taylor
    1.30 Isaiah Wilson
    2.62 Terrell Lewis
    2.62 Jabari Zuniga
    2.64 Raekwon Davis
    2.64 Lynn Bowden
    3.94 Cameron Dantzler
    3.101 A.J. Dillon
    4.133 Trevis Gipson
    4.144 Hunter Bryant
    6.208 Alex Taylor
    6. 214 Anfernee Jennings

    • Rob Staton

      Thank you! 👍🏻

    • Lewis

      Welcome! Don’t be afraid to post more. Most of us don’t bite.

  177. Kenny Sloth

    Matt Valdovinos of Fansided has us taking JoTay at 27

    • mishima

      Can’t see him getting passed the Phins.

  178. Dawgma

    Okay, I just ran a Sim for this and used the horizontal draft chart. It is NUTS, and represents some crazy slides (Reagor was almost 30 picks later than his grade, could run the Sim a hundred times ant not see that) and valuations I think are off DaVon)…but it’s also guys I suspect they will *really* like, so here goes:

    Round: 2
    Jonathan Taylor
    RB | Wisconsin

    Round: 2
    Raekwon Davis
    DL | Alabama

    Round: 2
    Jalen Reagor
    WR | TCU

    Round: 3
    Jabari Zuniga
    EDGE | Florida

    Round: 4
    Davion Taylor
    LB | Colorado

    Round: 4
    Trevis Gipson
    EDGE | Tulsa

    Round: 4
    Davon Hamilton
    DL | Ohio State

    Round: 6
    Joe Reed
    WR | Virginia

    Round: 6
    Colton McKivitz
    OT | West Virginia

    • Dawgma

      Realized the formatting needs to be updated, so….

      2.36 Jonathan Taylor RB | Wisconsin

      2.54 Raekwon Davis DL | Alabama

      2.64 Jalen Reagor WR | TCU

      3.95 Jabari Zuniga EDGE | Florida

      4.116 Davion Taylor LB | Colorado

      4.133 Trevis Gipson EDGE | Tulsa

      4.137 Davon Hamilton DL | Ohio State

      6.193 Joe Reed WR | Virginia

      6.210 Colton McKivitz OT | West Virginia

    • Hawktalker#1

      What a bunch of losers. LOLOL

  179. jujus

    Here’s my entry for the Mock Contest

    2.46 Raekwon Davis
    2.46 Curtis Weaver
    2.64 Willie Gay
    3.77 Robert Hunt
    3.80 Davon Hamilton
    3.91 Chase Claypool
    3.95 Darrell Taylor
    3.101 Lloyd Cushenberry
    4.133 Hunter Bryant
    4.144 McTelvin Agim
    5.181 Madre Harper
    6.214 Sewo Olonilua

  180. Diehard82

    Here’s my entry for the draft contest.

    1.27 Jonathon Martin, RB, Wisconsin
    2.37 Raekwon Davis, DT, Alabama
    2.40 Kyle Dugger, S, Lenoir-Rhyne
    2.59 Jabari Zuniga, DE, Florida
    2.64 Devin Duvernay, WR, Texas
    3.71 Matt Peart, T, UConn
    3.79 Cam Akers, RB, Florida St
    3.101 Robert Hunt, T, Louisiana
    4.133 Michael Ojemudia, CB, Iowa
    4.144 John Hightower, WR, Boise St
    6.214 Michael Warren II, RB, Cincinnati
    7.233 Cole McDonald, QB, Hawaii

    • Gohawks5151

      Taylor? Don’t lose the championship on a typo my bro

    • Diehard82

      Jonathon Taylor, duh!

      1.27 Jonathon Taylor, RB, Wisconsin
      2.37 Raekwon Davis, DT, Alabama
      2.40 Kyle Dugger, S, Lenoir-Rhyne
      2.59 Jabari Zuniga, DE, Florida
      2.64 Devin Duvernay, WR, Texas
      3.71 Matt Peart, T, UConn
      3.79 Cam Akers, RB, Florida St
      3.101 Robert Hunt, T, Louisiana
      4.133 Michael Ojemudia, CB, Iowa
      4.144 John Hightower, WR, Boise St
      6.214 Michael Warren II, RB, Cincinnati
      7.233 Cole McDonald, QB, Hawaii

  181. Comfect

    As always, Rob, thanks for your amazing work. This has been a great draft season to be following you.

    Thanks also to Dave for organizing this little competition in fun!

    2.34 Jonathan Taylor
    2.34 Clyde Edwards-Helaire
    2.34 Cesar Ruiz
    2.44 Chase Claypool
    2.59 Raekwon Davis
    2.59 Jabari Zuniga
    2.59 Josh Uche
    2.64 Willie Gay, Jr.
    2.64 Jeremy Chinn
    3.75 DaVon Hamilton
    3.101 Leki Fotu
    3.101 Bryan Edwards

    • Rob Staton


  182. Grant G

    1.30 Isaiah Wilson
    2.34 Julian Okwara
    2.37 CEH
    2.59 Lucas Niang
    2.64 Justin Madubuike
    3.68 Jabari Zuniga
    3.71 Prince Tega Wanogho
    3.94 Cam Akers
    3.101 Van Jefferson
    4.133 Bryce Hall
    4.144 Trevis Gipson
    5.187 Joe Reed
    6.214 Julie’n Blackmon

    Rob, a huge thank you for all of the content and analysis this year. It’s been such a pleasure to have this outlet to turn to and this community to hear from. Also, curse you for linking to that draft simulator as I’ve logged more hours on that than I ever did on Red Dead Redemption. Cheers to a great draft season!!

    • Rob Staton

      Thanks Grant!

      • Robert Las Vegas

        Here is my list for the contest,. 1 Josh Uche, 2 Isiah Wilson, 3 Jeremy Chinn, 4 Bryan Edwards, 5 Raekwon Davis 6 Jonathan Greenard, 7 Jabari Zuniga, 8 Zach Moss, 9 Deejay Dallas, 10 Michael onwenu, 11 Auzoyah Alufohai. 12 Damien Lewis

  183. TDD

    1.32 Jonathan Taylor, RB, Wisconsin
    2.36 Yetur Gross-Matos, DE, Penn State
    2.38 Isaiah Wilson, T, Georgia
    2.59 Raekwon Davis, DT, Alabama
    2.59 Josh Uche, OLB, Michigan
    2.64 Darrell Taylor, DE, Tennessee
    3.69 Robert Hunt, T, Louisiana
    3.69 Bryan Edwards, WR, South Carolina
    3.101 Rashard Lawrence, DT, LSU
    4.133 A.J. Dillon, RB, Boston College
    4.133 Damien Lewis, G, LSU
    4.144 Lamical Perine, RB, Florida

  184. Osprey

    Great site and fantastic content this year Rob!
    Watching NFL network a bit the week and of course got a ton of Burrow puff pieces. Maybe it’s just me, but even with the proverbial soft lens he comes off as a total douche. Will that sell in the NFL when he’s not playing on a stacked team? He’s obviously accomplished at the college level, but I just don’t see transcendent skills that will outpace the personality.

    • Rob Staton

      Thank you!

      He certainly treads the fine line between douche and acceptable arrogance.

  185. schuemansky

    Many thanks for giving us this comp, David!

    Here is my entry:

    2.34 Jalen Raegor
    2.40 Raekwon Davis
    2.40 Chase Claypool
    2.59 DaVon Hamilton
    2.64 Robert Hunt
    3.68 Amik Robertson
    3.68 Malik Harrison
    3.101 Hunter Bryant
    4.133 Zack Moss
    4.133 Van Jefferson
    6.214 Lamical Perine
    5.166 John Reid

  186. DAWGfan

    While we know know the Hawks will likely have multiple trades for the draft it really is too hard to predict those. Here is my prediction/want as they currently stand:
    1 – 27 Isaiah Wilson, T
    2 – 59 Julian Okwara, DE
    2 – 64 Raekwon Davis, DT
    3 – 101 Chase Claypool, WR/TE
    4 – 133 Cam Akers, RB
    4 – 144 Tevis Gibson, Edge
    6 – 218 Stantley Thomas-Oliver, CB

    • Volume12

      Holy sh**. Isn’t that ironic? My uncle was just talking about that corner from FIU not 5 minutes ago.

      • Lewis

        Think you’d be lucky to get Claypool at 59 and Akers at 101. Maybe a Greenard or Lawrence at 133.

  187. Coach

    Thanks Rob and everyone who contributed to the comments section this year! I’ve always loved the draft and love it even more because of this blog!

    Here are my picks – I’d be thrilled if we got multiple Taylor’s in this year’s haul (I’d even be happy with Taylor DE Ten also)!

    Go Hawks!!

    1.30 Taylor RB Wisc
    2.27 Davis DT Bama
    2.32 Zuniga DE UF
    3.27 Claypool WR
    3.27 Akers RB FSU
    3.30 Hamilton DT OSU
    4.27 Van Jefferson WR UF
    4.27 Taylor OLB Colorado
    4.32 Fotu DT Utah
    4.32 Biadecz C Wisconsin
    5.27 Gipson DE Tulsa
    6.27 Julian Blackmon S

  188. cha

    The Falcons must have the framework of a trade all worked out, right?

    Is it for Chase Young?

    Atlanta Falcons
    A trade that changed everything.
    Who’s next?

    • Sea Mode

      Who knows. Maybe the PR guy is just as bored as everybody else waiting…

    • Hawktalker#1

      That would be my bet.

  189. Murphy

    1.10 Isaiah Simmons
    1.30 Jonathan Taylor
    1.30 Jalen Raegor
    2.2 CEH
    2.13 Robert Hunt
    2.13 Uche
    2.27 Raekwon Davis
    2.27 Davon Hamilton
    2.32 Bryan Edwards
    3.27 Claypool
    4.27 Bryce Hall
    4.27 Damien Lewis

    • Murphy

      To reiterate what everyone is saying. This website has made being a Seahawks fan such a privelage. Thank you Rob and everyone else who provides great content here. It has always been top notch but this year has been specially. Let’s go Hawks, so excited for the draft!! Really hoping for Taylor or CEH first. Primarily because of the quality but also watching the apocalyptic reaction from the Seahawks Twitter would be fun.

      • Rob Staton

        Thank you Murphy. Those words mean a great deal to me.

  190. Sea Mode

    10 more min…

    Pete Carroll

    One hour till #SeahawksDraftClues….!!

  191. dcd2

    Rob, have you listened to Pauline’s latest podcast? It is simply incredible your eye for talent and the conviction to make the call when no one else is! TP’s risers/fallers is a laundry list of risers, who you’ve been high on and mocking earlier than everyone for weeks or months: Andrew Thomas, Robert Hunt, Josh Uche, CEH… while the fallers also include many that you’ve touted as overrated.

    Some vindication for Trevor who’s been soap-boxing for Claypool for months now, as he’s seen both as a TE & WR and getting 1st round buzz.

    I didn’t get a chance to finish it, but wanted to hop over here and let you know before I try to cram in the rest of my work and get my mock up.

    Excellent work, and for those of us in the know, no surprise.

    • Rob Staton

      Thanks — and I’m glad it’s been noticed too. Because a lot of internet types get pumped up all the time. And they never pull names out like we do on here, year after year, long before the crowd catch up. So it’s much appreciated that you noticed that dcd2.

  192. Sea Mode

    First clue is up!

    Schofield Run from the movie 1917

    • Sea Mode

      Probably means the trenches?

      • cha

        Or that’s to throw you off the scent. A RB or a WR w KR capability.

      • Rob Staton

        The thing with these clues is they can pretty much mean anything. You can twist this to fit about 10 players.

    • Sea Mode

      ‘You’ll have to wait until the first wave is over’ — Trading out of Round 1 confirmed.

      • BobbyK

        Or Run as in a RB who has carried the ball over and over and over again like Taylor did at Wisconsin.

  193. Comrade Blitz

    2.39 Josh Uche
    2.39 Julian Okwara
    2.39 Jonathan Taylor
    2.59 Jabari Zuniga
    2.59 Robert Hunt
    2.59 Justin Madubuike
    2.64 DaVon Hamilton
    2.64 Adam Trautman
    2.64 Chase Claypool
    3.101 Leki Fotu
    3.101 Bryce Hall
    3.101 Willie Gay

  194. BobbyK

    I’d be so ecstatic to get one of the Big 3 RBs (Taylor, Dobbins or Clyde) with our first pick. Then Defense, Defense, Defense, with a WR sprinkled in somewhere.

    • Sea Mode

      Me too, but who knows if the value will be there on the DL this year.

  195. BobbyK

    Anyone else hoping they don’t draft a WR in the 4th round?

    • TomLPDX

      Raises hand…

  196. Volume12

    1st clue is in.

    Schofield run from ‘1917’

    • Volume12

      Sea Mode beat me to it.

  197. Pearedu

    Rob , awesome content as always!!

    I wanted to ask about Colton McKivitz OT from WVU, 4 year starter. He is not being discussed by the media too much. What are your thoughts on him?
    He was Teammates with yodne cajuste who the patriots took at the end of the 3rd round in 2019 draft

    Cheers from Argentina

    • Rob Staton

      I think he has athletic limitations. As a guard convert though there’s some potential there.

  198. Volume12

    O’Brien Schofield= Wisconsin (alma mater)
    Run= RB from Wisconsin


    • Sea Mode

      Yup. Just saw that one and was about to post it.

      “Wait till after the first wave”- trade back

      Schofield- Wisconsin

      Run- RB

      fast- Taylor was the fastest RB time

      • Volume12

        And in the clip dude is running through as well as bouncing off bodies.

  199. pdxDave

    SDB 2020 hawks draft predictions:
    1.26 Justin Madubuike, DT, Texas A&M
    2.59 Jonathan Taylor, RB, Wisconsin
    2.59 Chase Claypool, WR, Notre Dame
    2.64 Davon Hamilton, DT, Ohio St
    2.64 Akeem Davis-Gaither, LB, Appalachian State
    3.101 Matthew Peart, OT, Connecticut
    3.101 Devin Duvernay, WR, Texas
    4.133 Jonathan Garvin, EDGE, Miami (Fla.)
    4.133 Leki Fotu, DT, Utah
    4.144 AJ Dillon, RB, Boston College
    4.144 Julian Blackmon, S, Utah
    6.214 Madre Harper, CB, Southern Illinois

  200. Shead Seven

    As another long-time lurker,and first time-poster (lured by the mock draft competition) I’d like to add my thanks to those of everyone else Rob – like many this site is always my first port of call for anything Seahawks related, and as a complete draft geek, for me, the content on here really enhances the entire run-up to these next 3 days.

    Anyway, here’s the mock entry:

    2.48 Raekwon Davis, DT, Alabama
    2.59 Jabari Zuniga, DE, Florida
    2.64 Robert Hunt, OT, Louisiana
    3.74 Willie Gay Jr, OLB, Missisippi State
    3.94 DaVon Hamilton, DT, Ohio State
    3.101 Antonio Gibson, RB/WR, Memphis
    4.133 K’Von Wallace, S, Clemson
    5.158 Kevin Dotson, G, Louisiana
    5.160 Dalton Keene, TE, Virginia Tech
    5.163 Josiah Scott, CB, Michigan State
    6.214 Tavien Feaster, RB South Carolina
    7.226 Innis Gaines, S, TCU

    • Rob Staton


  201. WallaSean

    1.27 Isaiah Wilson
    2.2 Jonathan Taylor
    2.2 Jeremy Chinn
    2.27 Jabari Zuniga
    2.27 Willie Gay Jr.
    2.32 Davon Hamilton
    2.32 Raekwon Davis
    3.11 Bryce Hall
    3.11 Hunter Bryant
    3.27 Matt Peart
    3.27 Darrell Taylor
    3.27 Antonio Gibson

  202. Volume12

    Surprised I didn’t see more Lynn Bowden in the mocks that included picks after the 4th round.

    • Matt

      I think the concern with Bowden is that for being a raw player – he doesn’t necessarily have extraordinary athleticism, by NFL standards. I bet he is a 4.55 guy with average explosiveness. I think he can become a nice player – but I think that’s why you don’t see him in the top 125. Just my opinion.

      • Volume12

        Yeah, I get that.

        He strikes me as someone that has enough versatility to attract Seattle. BJ Daniels, Keenan Reynolds, those guys. Bowdem has more ability to help on teams. After the 4th round.

        • Bayahawk

          I would hope we could avoid spending a draft pick on someone who is compared to practice squad warriors that offered little value to the active roster. Those roles can be filled by UDFAs.

      • Rob Staton


        Bowden dodged the combine.

  203. James Z

    Great call on J. Taylor! Most of the final mock drafts I’ve looked at have Taylor dropping because teams have more significant needs other than an RB. Would love to see the SH’s drop down a few, pick-up another draft pick and grab Taylor. I’m sure RW would be thrilled to have a Wisconsin player to hand the ball off to. May it be so, Rob! Great website, great content, great comment section!

  204. Jace

    Alright folks here is my attempt at a two round mock. Feel free to tear it apart if you disagree. I tried to do some unique things as the draft is unpredictable.

    * Represents Trade

    1- Bengals- Joe Burrow
    2- Redskins- Chase Young
    3- *Chargers- Tua Tagovoila
    4- Giants- Derrick Brown
    5- Dolphins- Justin Herbert
    6- *Lions- Jeff Okudah
    7- Panthers- Isaiah Simmons
    8- * Broncos- Jerry Jeudy
    9- Jaguars- Tristan Wirfs
    10- Browns- Mekhi Becton
    11- Jets- Andrew Thomas
    12- Raiders- CeeDee Lamb
    13- *Falcons- C.J. Henderson
    14- Bucs- Kristian Fulton
    15- *Cardinals- Jedrick Wills
    16- *49ers- Henry Ruggs
    17- Cowboys- Cesar Ruiz
    18-Dolphins- Javon Kinlaw
    19- Raiders- Jordan Love
    20- Jaguars- Jonathan Taylor
    21- Eagles- Justin Jefferson
    22- Vikings- AJ Terrell
    23- *Titans- K’lavon Chaisson
    24- Saints- Jalen Reagor
    25- Vikings- Yetur Grotos Matos
    26- Dolphins- D’andre Swift
    27- *Packers- Patrick Queen
    28- Ravens- Kenneth Murray
    29- Patriots- Zack Baun
    30- *Colts- Ezra Cleveland
    31- 49ers- Raekwon Davis
    32- Chiefs- Clyde Edwards-Helaire

    33- Bengals- Austin Jackson
    34- *Seahawks- Isaiah Wilson
    35- Lions- AJ Espenesa
    36- Giants- Josh Jones
    37- Lions- Ross Blacklock
    38- Panthers- Josh Uche
    39- Dolphins- Xavier Mckinney
    40- Texans- Jeff Gladney
    41- Browns- Antoine Winfield
    42- Jaguars- Trevon Diggs
    43- Bears- Brandon Aiyuk
    44- Colts- Jaylon Johnson
    45- Bucs- JK Dobbins
    46- Broncos- Noah Igbinoghene
    47- Falcons- Grant Delpit
    48- Jets- Denzel Mims
    49- Steelers- Prince Tega Wanogho
    50- *Seahawks- Julian Okwara
    51- Cowboys- Jeremy Chinn
    52- Rams- KJ Hamler
    53- Eagles- Kyle Dugger
    54- Bills- Marlon Davidson
    55- Ravens- Michael Pittman JR.
    56- Dolphins- Robert Hunt
    57- Rams- Jordyn Brooks
    58- Vikings- Chase Claypool
    59- *Bears- Bradley Anae
    60- Ravens- Lloyd Cushenberry
    61- Titans- Justin Madubuike
    62- Packers- Tee Higgins
    63- Chiefs- Damon Arnette
    64- Seahawks- DaVon Hamilton

    • EmperorMA

      Nice job. I simply don’t see Gruden taking Jordan Love, though, not when he has a top 10 QB just entering is prime.

      • Jace

        Thank you! I appreciate it! I just feel like he isn’t sold on Carr, and they need some excitement going to the new city.

  205. dcd2

    2.33 Johnathan Taylor
    2.33 Josh Uche
    2.59 DaVon Hamilton
    2.64 Jabari Zuniga
    2.64 John Simpson
    3.101 Amik Robertson
    3.101 Devin Duvernay
    4.107 Hakeem Adeniji
    4.133 Akeem Davis-Gaither
    5.172 John Reid
    6.204 Quez Watkins
    6.214 Rico Dowdle

  206. Adog

    2-rashard Lawrence
    2-tevon diggs
    3-logan stenberg
    4-aj Dillon
    4-j chinn

    6-terrel Burgess
    7-thaddues moss

    • Adog

      2-Rakwon Davis…not rashard Lawrence

  207. Cooper

    Thank you Rob for great reading all season long. I’m working as an analyst at the other “football”, soccer of course, and reading you always fascinated me.

    Here is my mock:
    2.59 John Uche
    2.59 Jalen Reagor
    2.64 Raekwon Davis
    2.64 Julian Okwara
    3.101 Jonah Jackson
    3.101 A.J. Dillon
    4.133 Leki Fotu
    4.133 Keith Ismael
    4.144 Hunter Bryant
    4.144 Davion Taylor
    6.215 A.J. Green
    6.215 Lavert Hill

    • Rob Staton

      Thanks man!

  208. Volume12

    We’ll never figure these clues out, but I’m having fun trying. Gives me something to do other than being bored AF.

    Saw this one on Pete’s timeline: 1917= Michigan joined the BIG10
    Sam Mendes directed it= SAM
    Was supposed to be filmed in Glasgow= Glasgow bro’s. played for Michigan

    • Sea Mode

      Same. I’m not sure whether to try and snatch 4 hrs of sleep or just wait for it to start.

      Though of course the clues can be twisted to fit just about anyone, I don’t think Pete really goes much further than the title of the video, if it really does mean something. Kind of like Eddie ‘Ifedi’ Murphy a few years ago.

      • Volume12

        Which is why I think he don’t care about putting ’em out there. You can make it about whoever, like you said.

        Good point.

  209. Sea Mode

    Wait, what? NBA player Admiral Schofield went to the university of Tennessee.

    Maybe Shrager got an inside tip on Darrell Taylor…

    • Volume12

      Oooh, I Iike that one

      Unless it’s blatantly obvious, the clue being about Jonathan Taylor seems too on the nose.

      • Sea Mode

        There’s also this, cause the clues aren’t necessarily in order by picks

        Schofield = O’Brien Schofield = Wisconsin DE/LB.
        2020 Wisconsin LB/DE = Zack Baun

        • Volume12

          That’s a good guess too.

  210. Steve Nelsen

    1.27 Jonathan Taylor, RB, Wisconsin
    2.59 DaVon Hamilton, DT, Ohio State
    3.101 Terrell Lewis, DE, Alabama
    2.59 Julian Okwara, DE, Notre Dame
    2.59 Jabari Zuniga, DE, Florida
    2.64 Chase Claypool, WR, Notre Dame
    2.64 Robert Hunt, OL, La-Lafayette
    3.101 Zack Moss, RB, Utah
    3.101 Hunter Bryant, TE, Washington
    4.133 Lynn Bowden, WR, Kentucky
    4.144 Amik Robertson, CB, Louisiana Tech
    6.214 Michael Jacquet, CB, Louisiana

  211. John Paul Gryffys

    2.42 Julian Okwara, DE
    2.59 Raekwon Davis, DT
    2.64 Jeremy Chinn, S
    3.75 Robert Hunt, T
    3.101 Devin Duvernay WR

    4.116 Hunter Bryant TE
    4.120 Nick Harris, C
4.133 Ashtyn Davis, S

    5.153 Amik Robertson Slot Corner
    6.185 Joe Reed, Returner

    6.214 Shaun Bradley, LB
    7.223 Charlie Taumoepeau, TE

  212. Jhams

    1.32 Josh Uche
    2.59 Chase Claypool
    2.62 Jabari Zuniga
    2.63 Cam Akers
    2.64 DaVon Hamilton
    3.94 Amik Robertson
    3.101 Leki Fotu
    4.133 Hunter Bryant
    4.138 Robert Hunt
    4.144 Trevis Gipson
    5.177 Teair Tart
    6.214 Javelin Guidry

  213. Daniel L

    1.27 Jonathan Taylor
    1.27 Austin Jackson
    2.53 Josh Uche
    2.53 Raekwon Davis
    2.59 DaVon Hamilton
    2.59 Chase Claypool
    3.75 Van Jefferson
    3.75 Devin Duvernay
    3.101 Leki Fotu
    4.133 AJ Dillon
    5.161 Amik Robertson
    6.215 Trey Adams

    Great content as always Rob, there’s no one else in the business like you.

    And thanks for setting up this competition Dave! I loaded up on the earlier round guesses to hopefully get one correct haha (because let’s be honest, trying to nail the late round Seahawks selections is dang near impossible..)

    • Rob Staton

      Thanks Daniel

  214. Hughz

    PCs first clue is out.

    And with Seattle’s first pick they choose a special teams gunner? DB?

  215. Rashi

    In the past have the ever given a clue about a player and then not been able to draft that player?

    • Rob Staton

      I think it’s just Pete having fun. These things are so vague.

      • Matt

        Um, Jared knows…

        Didn’t you know that, lol.

        • Rob Staton

          That’s one of my all time favourite draft moments… Jared trying to turn that into ‘Jared knows’.

          Classic Stanger.

          And then one of the reporters even asked a question about it after.

          Goes to show how things spread on social media.

          • Matt

            He had another doozy today, implying they intentionally avoid the prospects he likes.

            “Whoop, Stanger likes this guy…gotta cross him off our board just to spite him and make sure he doesn’t get credit.”

            Probably not fun to make fun of somebody with such delusion, but what the heck.

            • Rob Staton

              Are you serious??

              Did he actually do that??

    • CaptainJack

      I think they’re always completely random. Meant to give the fans something to do before the draft

      • Volume12

        The only 1 I know that Pete admitted to was the Catalina wine mixer clip from the Step brothers movie. It was Bruce Irvin.

        • CaptainJack

          In that case he would have known Bruce would still be on the board. Could be a similar situation today.

          • CaptainJack

            In other words they’re going to take someone round one, probably after a small trade down, most of the fans will see as a “reach”

            • Logan Lynch

              So, business as usual then?

              • CaptainJack


  216. Strategicdust

    A heartfelt thanks for your work this year, Rob. You’ve become the consistent best read for Seahawks coverage and draft day always feels like a big party. Here are my picks:
    1.27 Isaiah Wilson
    2.42 Willie Gay Jr
    2.59 Devin Duvernay
    2.62 Davon Hamilton
    2.64 Cam Akers
    3.73 Jonathan Greenard
    3.84 Amik Robertson
    4.140 Leki Fotu
    5.145 Michael Ojimudia
    6.177 J.R.Reed
    6.189 Hakeem Adeniji
    7.229 Josh Metellus

    • EmperorMA

      This would be outstanding.

  217. CaptainJack

    Schofield = O’Brien Schofield = mediocre pass rusher = Darrell Taylor

  218. Jim Valvis

    More a wish-list than a prediction, but the fun in this is seeing everyone else’s. Rock on, Rob. Another great draft for you. And yes, please keep blogging. This dinosaur still prefers it over tiresome Twitter hot takes.

    1. 31. Jonathan Taylor RB Wisconsin
    2. 59. Justin Madubuike DT Texas A&M
    2. 64. Jabari Zuniga DE Florida
    3.94. Chase Claypool WR Notre Dame
    3.101. Matt Peart OT UConn
    4.123. Leki Fotu DT Utah
    4. 133. Robert Hunt OT Louisiana
    5. 156. Michael Ojemudia CB Iowa
    5. 176. Nick Harris C Washington
    6. 195. Tyrie Cleveland WR Florida
    6. 208. Josh Metellus S Michigan
    7. 218. Tanner Muse S Clemson
    7. 218. RB Michael Warren II RB Cincinnati
    7. 245. Charlie Taumoepeau TE Portland State

    • Rob Staton

      Thanks Jim

      • Jim Valvis

        Welcome, Rob. Looks like I’m 0-6 going into the last day.

  219. Volume12

    Sea Mode. If we’re going off of the title or plot of the movie, 1917 is about dude trying to save or get a message to his BROTHER, right?

    Trevon Diggs is Stefon’s. Unlikely the go corner 1st overall (it’ll hapoen one of these years) so let’s cross his name off.

    Romeo Okwara’s brother is…?? And he was born where…???

    • Sea Mode

      Literally give me any name and I’ll find a way to connect it… 😝 🙃

      • TomLPDX

        ok, Kevin Bacon

        • Sea Mode

          lol. 2nd degree of Kevin Bacon. 😂

          1917 lead actor George MacKay was in The Old Curiosity Shop with Toby Jones, who was in Frost/Nixon with Kevin Bacon. Duh.

          (I kind of meant an NFL prospect name, though…)

  220. CaptainJack

    I am going to have a blast watching Darrell Taylor highlights all day before the draft.

    • CaptainJack

      from lance:

      Chiseled out of granite
      Physical traits are NFL-worthy
      Play strength is a big plus
      Holds his own at point of attack against top-flight SEC tackles
      Balanced base with first hands into initial contact
      Hearty edge-setting with good punch, extend and sink
      Get-them-down tackler with adequate range
      Flashes burst to threaten the edge
      Impressive ability to bend and dip at the top of the rush
      Corners and flattens sharply around the turn
      Looks for strip sacks when he gets there

      • CaptainJack

        Cliff Avril 2.0 if the seahawks can develop him correctly

        • Greg Haugsven

          He is like a Cliff 2.0. 6’3″ 260 with good burst. Nice arm length. Just need more consistency from the guy. Maybe Bruce can get his mitts on him and shape him up. Wish he had more combine numbers like a 10 yard split.

          • Greg Haugsven

            Last guy I saw with the notes “chiseled like granite” was Chris Carson, now a Seahawk.

            • CaptainJack

              This is the year the draft media has been “more off the mark than ever”

              Just remember that

  221. Greg Haugsven

    Less than 4 hours now gents. What time does everyone start that first cocktail?

    • mishima

      Yerba mate and soda in about an hour.

      • Greg Haugsven

        Well done, Ill hit that captain and coke starting about 4.

    • TomLPDX

      About 30 minutes ago… 🙂

  222. Paul G

    2.39 – Jonathan Taylor – RB Wisconsin
    2.62 – Zack Baun – OLB Wisconsin
    3.70 – Bryan Edwards – WR South Carolina
    3.71 – Willie Gay Jr. – OLB Mississippi State
    4.101 – Davon Hamilton – DT Ohio State
    4.133 – Hunter Bryant – TE Washington
    4.144 – Nick Harris – C Washington
    5.151 – Anfernee Jennings – DE Alabama
    5.175 – Julian Blackmon – CB Utah
    6.214 – Carlos Davis – DT Nebraska
    7.246 – Trey Adams – OT Washington
    7.251 – Sewo Olonilua – RB TCU

  223. CWagner

    Hey Rob been following your blog for years now and this was a super fun off-season to follow. I threw an early CB in there for fun. Here goes nothing:

    1.30 Cesar Ruiz C
    2.34 Trevon Diggs CB
    2.34 Michael Pittman JR. WR
    2.59 Tee Higgins WR
    2.59 Robert Hunt OT
    2.64 Terrell Lewis DE
    3.101 Zack Moss RB
    4.122 Curtis Weaver DE
    4.133 Laurell Murchison DT
    4.144 Willie Gay JR OLB
    4.144 Michael Ojemudia CB
    6.214 Antonio Gibson RB

    • Rob Staton

      Thank you

  224. Kingdome1976

    Maybe I’m the lone wolf on this one but if we take Raekwon Davis I’m going to cry tears of woe.

    • Hawktalker#1

      You might be . . .

    • Rob Staton


      I can understand being lukewarm on him. But you’re complaining about him just seems odd.

      • Kingdome1976

        I’ve voiced my opinion on Davis on many occasions and in many ways. No need to rinse and repeat.

        • Rob Staton

          Might be time to heed your own advice and stop ‘rinsing and repeating’ the same comment.

          • Kingdome1976

            Why did you ask “why” if you’ve heard me rinsing and repeating so many times?

            • Rob Staton

              The ‘why’ was about your slightly odd suggestion that you’d be an emotional wreck if they draft Raekwon Davis.

              It doesn’t make any sense.

              Like I said, it’s fine to be lukewarm about a player. But being this against a player is just bizarre. Especially when he’s not remotely divisive. He’s just a big, physical defensive lineman.

    • CaptainJack

      Yup you would be alone on that one. Davis makes a lot of sense at the right spot

      • Volume12

        He would definitely be alone crying about a draft pick. Yes, absolutely.
        (Just busting ur balls Kingdome)

  225. Sea Mode

    2nd clue is up

    Toy Story- “That wasn’t flying, that was falling with style.”

    • Sea Mode

      “Impressive wingspan, very good!”

    • CaptainJack

      Trade down

    • mishima

      Who has the most “impressive wingspan?”

      • Sea Mode

        OT Alex Taylor, SC State = 88 inches

        • Sea Mode

          Raekwon Davis = 85.25 inches

          • mishima

            Peart is up there: 86.5″

            • CaptainJack

              Put the two clues together, trade down for a linemen with great wingspan

    • Volume12

      Someone that can ‘buzz’ the flats?

    • Sea Mode

      Trenches & Wingspan? Isaiah Wilson. To add a “reach” to this, Tom Hanks who plays Woody, had quite the relationship with a “Wilson”

    • Sea Mode

      Impressive wingspan and can “fly”- Brandon Aiyuk

      • Rob Staton

        Wouldn’t be surprised if they really like Aiyuk. Ideal #3. Kick returner too.

        • Sea Mode

          Absolutely. They might 😉 also like this:

          Brandon Aiyuk has never dropped a deep pass (20+ yards) in his career at Arizona State.

      • JimQ

        I seem to recall Aiyuk had a remarkable 81+” wingspan, from Sr bowl measurements maybe?

    • Sea Mode

      lol, I love these obscure deep dives:

      “Ok, Mr. Light Beer” – Milwaukee’s Best- Wisconsin- Jonathan Taylor.

      • Volume12

        Oh sh**.

        Impressive wingspan and Andy’s player? Andy ‘Davis.’ Raekwon Davis. If we put the 1st clue w/ this one, and assuming the 1st is ‘trenches.’

        • Sea Mode

          That’s it! Did you come up with that?

          • Volume12

            Yes sir.

            • Sea Mode

              Added it to my reply to PC!

              • Volume12

                Didn’t know u had a twitter account.

                I’m gonna get back on that bird app this summer. Will let ya know so we can give each other a follow.

                • Sea Mode

                  Sure, but I almost literally only use it to reply to PC’s draft clues each year. 😂

        • CHawk Talker Eric

          Interesting. I can see that but I was struck by the lines of dialogue:

          “Where’s Colonel MacKenzie [insert prospect name]?” aka Where’s the guy we want [my guess is JTaylor]

          “You’ll have to wait until the first wave goes over.” aka You’ll have to trade back

          “I can’t do that.” aka Can’t risk missing out on him by trading back

          • Sea Mode

            Whoa, that would be deep.

            In that case, it could even mean Rob’s predicted trade down to 30 scenario.

    • Gohawks5151

      Combining them I just read it as whoever falls from the trench group. BPA then whoever drops on the OL/DL

  226. Overseahawks

    1. 27 Yetur Gross-Matos, OT, Penn State
    1. 30 Jonathan Taylor, RB, Wisconsin
    2. 34 Josh Uche, EDGE, Michigan
    2. 43 Raekwon Davis, DT, Alabama
    2. 44 K.J. Hamler, WR, Penn State
    2. 59 Robert Hunt, OT, Louisiana-Lafayette
    2. 64 Jabari Zuniga, EDGE, Florida
    3. 75 Darrell Taylor, EDGE, Tennessee
    3. 101 Zach Moss, RB, Utah
    4. 133 L´Jarius Sneed, CB, Louisana Tech
    4. 144 Yasir Durant, OT, Missouri
    6. 214 Michael Warren II, RB, Cincinnati

  227. J

    In the first clue the guy runs 300 yards.

    Guess who ran for 300 yards against Purdue in 2018?

    Jonathan Taylor.

    • CaptainJack

      I think the first clue just meant “trenches”

    • LantermanC

      Per Fieldgulls, O’Brien Schofield (the name of the soldier is Schofield) went to Wisconsin. Trenches implies an O-lineman or RB. And 300 yards, as you said. All 3 tie to Jonathan Taylor. Perhaps the Wave part is something as well, as in, get him before a “wave” of RBs are drafted (like the Penny draft), but hard to predict that pre-draft.

  228. Michael P Matherne

    Rob, I’ll keep it short and simple – you’ve created something truly special here at SDB. My most heartfelt thanks, to you and your family.

    • Rob Staton

      Thanks Michael

  229. Coach

    The more I think about it, I’m wondering if they draft Baun EDGE and train him to be used like they used Bruce Irvin his rookie season (even though I hope it doesn’t happen).

    Would he be as effective as Bruce was?


    Go Hawks!

    • Rob Staton

      Baun just isn’t their type of player.

      At EDGE they want length and at linebacker they want special traits. He has neither.

    • Volume12

      I like Uche better than Baun in terms of a SAM, but Baun wouldn’t be a bad pick at all IMO. Uche is more Bruce. Baun would be more along the lines of a Clay Matthews.

      • Coach

        Ok, that’s helpful – thank you! I’m hoping they don’t take either one! 🙂

        Hoping for Taylor with their first pick and then get some help at DE, DT, and Wr in rounds 2-4.

        Go Hawks!

  230. Hojo

    2.59 – Robert Hunt
    2.59 – Ezra Cleveland
    2.59 – Willie Gay Jr.
    2.59 – Julian Okwara
    2.64 – Jabari Zuniga
    2.64 – Matt Peart
    2.64 – Raekwon Davis
    3.101 – Zack Moss
    3.101 – Amik Robertson
    4.133 – Damien Lewis
    4.133 – Leki Fotu
    4.144 – James Proche

  231. Sea Mode

    Jonathan Taylor Thomas played the son of Tim Allen on Home Improvement…

  232. Raine

    1.30 Isaiah Wilson
    2.37 Josh Uche
    2.41 KJ Hamler
    2.46 Raekwon Davis
    2.59 Jabari Zuniga
    2.64 Justin Madubuike
    3.74 Robert Hunt
    3.77 Bryan Edwards
    3.101 Cam Akers
    4.133 Hakeem Adeniji
    4.144 Michael Ojemudia
    6.214 Lavert Hill

  233. Sea Mode

    Here’s our trade partner:

    Locked On Colts Podcast
    · 1h

    According to @AdamSchefter on @GetUpESPN, #Colts have been making calls about moving up from No. 34 into Round 1 tonight. EyesEyes

    • DC

      Who are they targeting in R1?

      • Ralphy

        Ive been saying this for a while. Colts will trade up with the Hawks to draft Jacob Eason.

        • Rob Staton

          If the Colts move up it’s for pass rush or receiver.

      • Sea Mode

        If not QB, then possibly DB or WR.

      • mishima

        My guess: Reagor or Mims.

  234. Pran

    Based on the board graphic from Rob, I think we go LB or RB for the first pick in that order.

    • Rob Staton

      Can’t see LB first up.

  235. William c

    Ah the big day, thank you so much for all the content leading up to this Rob. Totally not looking forward to my coworkers asking me what’s wrong as I cry over missing Isaiah Wilson by one pick after a trade down though lol.

    • Rob Staton

      Thanks William

  236. Doug


    Truly an amazing job you do to have such passion and insights for the Hawks way of thinking and feel extra confident that the parameters of your picks are spot on. I thought the same thing that JS was tipping his hand yesterday that OL focus is likely done, meaning they could be going after a “playmaker” with their first pick, whether thats at 27 or traded into 2nd round I believe teams react to the adversity they had from the year before with draft picks, losing almost all their RB late in the season plus OL depth to me means that a playmaker will be added with an early pick. The OL has been addressed so far thru volume but with Hawks commitment to the run, they will attack this pick with Taylor if he is still available. In spite of the need for DL edge speed, they will have to find it deeper in the draft as Hawks also need DT help to stop the run game against them. Here are my picks for the contest

    1.30 Jonathan Taylor RB
    2-34 Joshua Uche DE
    2-59 Chase Claypool WR
    2.59 DaVon Hamilton, DT
    2.64 Kyle Dugger, FS
    3.77 Jonathan Greenard, Edge
    3.85 L”Jarius Snead DB
    4.133 Ben Bartch OL
    4.144 Trevis Gibson
    6-214 Teias Tart DL
    6.214 Kevin Dotson OL
    6.214 Joe Reed WR

    Keep up the awesome work and insights, thank you

    • Rob Staton

      Thanks Doug!

  237. mishima


    Have always appreciated, admired and respected your work, but never realized the importance of what you’ve created. To have a place to gather and geek out over something as trivial as sport has been invaluable, providing a needed respite and welcome diversion.

    You have done us all a service. Forever grateful. Thank you.

    • Rob Staton

      Thank you mishima. I really appreciate you saying that.

    • Volume12

      I will second that. And well said Mish’.

  238. JimQ

    My 12 Seahawk selections (after multiple trades) for SDB draft contest, 4/23/2020, 2:22-PM

    2-34——WR/PR/KOR-BRANDON AIYUK, Arizona State.
    2-59——EDGE/LEO-JULIAN OKWARA, Notre Dame.
    2-64——OG/OT-ROBERT HUNT, Louisiana-Lafayette.
    3-94——OLB/DPR-WILLIE GAY, JR. Mississippi State.
    4-122—–ILB-LOGAN WILSON, Wyoming.
    4-133—–CB(slot)-AMIK ROBERTSON, Louisiana Tech.
    4-138—–DT(3-tech)-McTELVIN AGIM, Arkansas.
    4-144—–RB-A. J. DILLON, Boston College.
    5-153—–WR/RB/KOR-ANTONIO GIBSON, Memphis.
    5-173—–OC/OG-KEITH ISMAEL, San Diego State.
    6-214—–QB-COLE McDONALD, Hawaii.


  239. Paul Cook

    Question: Is there even a remote possibility that the Hawks trade up to, say, the 8th through 12th pick if someone they love falls into that range? No one seems to think so.

    Soon a little Jameson with my draft. This is going to be extra good seeing how the virus has pretty much put the kabash on all the sporting events I enjoy watching.

    *Cheers* to all.

    • Sea Mode

      Is there even a remote possibility

      I guess it depends on how you define “remote”…

      • Paul Cook

        By remote I mean are they even considering the possibility of moving up to roughly that slot I mentioned?

        • Sea Mode

          Sorry, it was just a little (dumb) joke on my part.

          Basically a way of saying I think the chances are as slim as they always are.

          • Paul Cook

            Drafts are weird sometimes. For instance, let’s say the top 3 QB’s go in the top 10 or so, and then there’s a run on OT’s, and Okudah goes…it’s not inconceivable that a Brown or a Simmons could fall further than one might think.

            Anyway…just spit-balling…and good stuff from you all the time here. 🙂

            • Bertelli

              I agree with you, Paul, anything can happen. I’ve posted a few times about trading up and although it won’t happen, it’s fun to speculate. In fact my entry into the contest has them moving up to get Simmons just for fun. Have great night everyone! Does the draft come on at like 1:00am in the UK? That would be hard to adjust for me as it comes on at 5pm in the Seattle area.

              • Paul Cook

                Yeah, unlikely seeing how this draft is loaded with a lot of 2nd round talent types.

                Psyched for the draft!

  240. CHawk Talker Eric

    We all know SEA will want to trade down from 27 but it takes a willing trading partner offering a decent return. The problem this year is, according to Tony P, that SF and TEN and one other team I can’t remember, also want to trade down. That makes it a buyer’s market to move up, not a seller’s market moving down.

    I’m not sure SEA will be willing to trade down this year because I’m not sure they’ll get enough compensation in this buyer’s market.

    And there’s only one player who could reasonably be expected to be available at 27 who could have a significant enough Year 1 impact — Jonathan Taylor.

    Accordingly, I think if he’s available, SEA will draft him with the 27th pick.

    • Sea Mode

      Should we just go with all the “Taylors” in this draft?

      RB Jonathan Taylor
      DE Darrell Taylor
      OL Alex Taylor
      LB Davion Taylor

      The funny think is, we’ve met with two of them (Jonathan and Davion) and were linked with Darrell by Schrager today…

      • Volume12

        I was just thinking, could it be Kinlaw? ‘Falling with style’ and doesn’t he have one of the longest wingspan’s? Then again, preficting someone to fall into your lap would be pretty damn difficult.

        • Sea Mode

          He has the 2nd longest wingspan of the DTs (83.75), but I don’t think they expect him to fall that far.

      • Rob Staton

        Lot of upside with the Taylor four…

        • CHawk Talker Eric

          Agreed. I’m down for that.

      • Henry Taylor

        I approve, Taylor gang unite!

    • Volume12

      How u been feelin’ lately? Over your ailment? 🤞

      • CHawk Talker Eric

        Hey brother, yes finally. Although honestly I still have some lingering effects. Never was able to get tested but the ER doc told me it’s almost certainly coronavirus. I’ve never experienced anything like ti before. But thankfully I made it through the worst.

        • TomLPDX

          Good to hear, Eric.

        • Rob Staton

          Good to hear, Eric

        • Volume12

          Glad ur ok my man.

        • Hawktalker#1

          So glad to hear it!!!

    • CHawk Talker Eric

      27 — Jonathan Taylor
      59 — Raekwon Davis or Justin Madubuike
      64 — Robert Hunt
      81 — Davon Hamilton
      101 — Darrell Taylor
      144 — Devin Duvernay or John Hightower

  241. Rob Staton

    I just did a simulation to kill a bit of time.

    Came away with:

    Jonathan Taylor
    Darrell Taylor
    Raekwon Davis
    Leki Fotu
    Davion Taylor
    Saahdiq Charles
    Joe Reed
    John Reid

    Darrell’s your EDGE… Raekwon your five technique who can kick inside. Fotu replaces Al Woods. Saahdiq Charles a project left tackle. Joe Reed on kick returns, John Reid competition at nickel. Only one I wasn’t sure on was Davion Taylor. Not sure they go linebacker. But they do need speed.

    • Volume12

      I like that.

      Could see a weapon for Russ over Taylor and some LB’s later, even though Taylor is a fit.

    • Sea Mode

      The “Taylor and Reed, Inc.” draft class!

      Seriously though, that’s an entire class with enormous upside.

      The whole “hot and cold motor” thing with Fotu worries me. I imagine that’s why they’ve met with him. But the talent is there, so that could be where they find value. And if it’s just a R3-R4 pick, there’s not as much to lose.

    • Gohawks5151

      Has there been a change in opinion on when Darell Taylor goes? I thought he was a solid mid 3rd round type guy but now he is our second pick in this draft. Did I miss it?

      • Rob Staton

        Apparently so. I thought later rounds due to injury. But if people are saying R2-ish now, then clearly the injury concerns aren’t there for some teams. He’s a massive project because some of his tape stinks. But there’s no denying his potential.

        • Rob4q

          I think Joe Reed has a ton of potential in the NFL. Really enjoy watching his tape…dude is just electric with the ball in his hands. KR, PR, screens, jet sweep and a limited route tree to start with…

    • Lewis

      That draft is Taylor-made

  242. Sea Mode

    I swear, how much has his agent paid Ian this draft season? Sheesh.

    Ian Rapoport

    From NFL Draft Kickoff: #Bama QB Tua Tagovailoa has received positive medical reports since his injury, and he appears poised to go early. The only unknown is the future, and many teams are comfortable with it.

    • Rob Staton


    • cha

      Talk about burying the lede. He posts that text, but in the video he wraps up by saying “some teams” are concerned about the future health of his hip.

      “Some teams” are concerned? He means the teams that are drafting high and are looking at QBs.

  243. CaptainJack

    I can’t watch the draft live unfortunately but I’ll share my thoughts later tonight.

    Just wanted to say huge HUGE thanks to Rob for the insane amount of content he’s pumped out for free. The year has by far been the best on this blog, the interviews have taken things to the next level. I would love it if there was a way Rob could monetize this.

    Anyways huge thanks to everyone to a great offseason so far

    • Rob Staton

      Thanks Captain

  244. Ty the Guy

    1. 27 Jonathan Taylor
    1.30 Isaiah Wilson
    2.37 Josh Uche
    2. 44 Jalen Raegor
    2.46 Raekwon Davis
    2.59 Ross Blacklock
    2.64 Robert Hunt
    3.75 Jonathan Greenland
    3.101 Bradley Anae
    4.133 AJ Dillon
    4.144 Kevin Dotson
    6.214 Nate Evans

    • Ty the Guy

      SDB is still the best. Still on my favorites on every computer I work on. Amazing work again Rob. GO HAWKS!

      • Rob Staton


  245. Nano

    I want Talor and Weaver, but I doubt it happens. Here’s a Pro Football Network Mock Draft that’ll do:

    2/34. Isaiah Wilson, OT Georgia
    2/59. Julian Okwara, DE Notre Dame
    2/64. Justin Madubuike, DT Texas A&M
    3/101. Logan Stenberg, G Kentucky
    4/122. Zack Moss, RB Utah
    4/133. Davion Taylor, OLB Colorado
    4/144. Hunter Bryant, TE Washington
    6/214. Julian Blackmon, CB Utah

  246. Robert Las Vegas

    ROB I have a quick question for you how important is the vertical jump for the Seahawks at the combine Claypool Aiyuk and reagor had outstanding numbers as well as Chinn and Dugger all went over 40 inch probably have answered this question before you I apologise if you have address this before

    • Rob Staton

      It’s not as important as suddenness at receiver but it certainly helps.

  247. 12th chuck

    Everyone else that posts on this sight, and more so for Rob, thank you so much for this sight. This is the place to go for anything Seahawks. The lack of national media on the Seahawks news is ok as long as this site is here. Thanks for all that you do!

    • Rob Staton


  248. Sea Mode

    Clue #3, a clip from Zoolander

    • Sea Mode

      OMG, there’s a huge sign right at the beginning that reads “derelicte”

      It really is Derrell Taylor, isn’t it?

      • Volume12

        If it is, for anyone concerned about him, please watch the Kentucky game from ’18. That’s what he’s fully capable of. And the S. Carolina game in the 3rd quarter there’s a stretch of 3-4 plays that are incredible from a wide 9/LEO alignment.

        • Sea Mode

          Watching rn.

    • LantermanC

      My guess was, Ben Stiller’s late wife was Christine Taylor. She was his lover interest in Zoolander as well. Taylor, Jonathan Taylor.

      For the other two:
      2nd clue: Tim Allen is Buzz Lightyear. Tim Allen’s son in Home Improvement was Jonathan Taylor Thomas. Jonathan Taylor.

      First clue: JT ran for 300 yards in a game. He runs in the trenches. O’Brien Schofield, former Seahawk, went to Wisconsin. The name of the soldier is Schofield.

      Not sure if I’m on to something, or if it’s a case of if you’re looking for something, you’ll find it everywhere (i.e. 6 degrees of Kevin Bacon).

      • Jace

        Dang this is impressive work with the clues.

      • Sea Mode


        Yeah, it’s all definitely a case of 6 degrees. Sure makes for some fun though as we wait for the draft to start.

      • KD

        I like your thinking on this!

    • Gohawks5151

      Will Ferrell is from USC. Zoolander jumps in front of the Prime rib of Propecia to BLOCK him from harm. Austin Jackson. Thats all i got

      • Gohawks5151

        Oh and he turned left! Left tackle like Jackson!

    • Sea Mode

      Some are continuing on the Isaiah Wilson trail from earlier:

      Owen Wilson + Trenches + Wingspan = Isaiah Wilson….”There it is”

      Trenches & Wingspan? Isaiah Wilson. To add a “reach” to this, Tom Hanks who plays Woody, had quite the relationship with a “Wilson”

      • LantermanC

        That definitely works too, haha. 6 degrees everywhere.

  249. Mavrk

    Mavrk cleared hot:

    2.35 – Josh Uche, Mich
    2.46 – Julian Okwara, ND
    2.46 – Marlon Davison, AU
    2.59 – Raekwon Davis, AL
    2.59 – Michael Pittman, USC
    2.59 – Clyde Edwards Helaire, LSU
    2.64 – Neville Gallimore, OK
    2.64 – Jabari Zuniga, FL
    3.101 – Robert Hunt, LA-L
    3.101 – Chase Claypool, ND
    6.214 – Ron’Dell Carter, JMU
    6.214 – Damien Lewis, LSU

  250. ZHawk

    First off, I want to thank Rob and the entire SDB community for the joy you bring to my life, along with many others’. Because of the hard work and thoroughness Rob puts into SDB, I can confidently say this website produces the highest quality NFL draft content out there. In fact, if I’m looking to read into anything Seahawks-related, I turn to SDB first. So here’s to another exciting, yet vastly different, draft season. Cheers, Rob!!!

    Here is my entry:

    2.35 – Jonathan Taylor, RB, Wisconsin
    2.59 – Zack Baun, EDGE, Wisconsin
    2.59 – Raekwon Davis, DL, Alabama
    3.71 – Robert Hunt, OT, Louisiana-Lafayette
    3.73 – Darrell Taylor, DE, Tennessee
    3.85 – Amik Robertson, DB, LA Tech
    3.85 – Zack Moss, RB, Utah
    4.116 – Reggie Robinson, CB, Tulsa
    4.133 – Trevis Gipson, DE, Tulsa
    4.144 – John Hightower, WR, Boise State
    5.173 – Madre Harper, CB, Southern Illinois
    6.214 – Michael Onwenu, OG, Michigan

    • Rob Staton

      Thanks ZHawk

  251. EV

    Thank you for the thoughtful posts this whole time. Really amazing insight and inspiration!

    Here’s my draft:

    2.27 Jonathan Taylor, RB, Wisconsin
    2.59 Curtis Weaver, EDGE, Boise State
    2.59 Raekwon Davis, IDL, Alabama
    2.59 Julian Okwara, DE, ND
    2.64 Chase Claypool, WR, Notre Dame
    2.64 DaVon Hamilton, DL, Ohio State
    2.64 Josh Uche, Edge, Mich
    2.64 Cam Akers, RB, Florida State
    3.101 Hunter Bryant, TE, Washington
    3.133 Kenny Robinson, S, West Virgina
    4.144 Alex Taylor, OT, South Carolina State
    6.214 Oluwole Betiku Jr, EDGE, Illinois


    • Rob Staton

      Thanks EV!

  252. SkookumChuck80

    My entry to comp:

    27 Jonathon Taylor
    59 Curtis Weaver
    75 Devin Duvernay
    101 Amik Robertson
    183 Yasir Durant
    195 Kevin Dotson
    212 Broderick Washington Jr.
    213 John Penisini
    214 Oluwole Betiku Jr.
    218 Ja’Marcus Bradley
    224 Lamar Jackson
    230 Trey Adams

    • Robert Las Vegas

      Rob I also found it very interesting that Bill O’Brian said that this upcoming football season will be the year of the veteran because of rookie training camps and regular training camps . The unknown . Any thoughts


    1.27. Jonathan Taylor
    2.33. Jalen Reagor
    2.35. Isaiah Wilson
    2.45. K.J. Hamler
    2.50. Robert Hunt
    2.50. Raekwon Davis
    2.50. Zabari Zuniga
    2.59. Julian Okwara
    2.59. Willie Gay Jr.
    2.64. Davon Hamilton
    3.101. Bryan Edwards
    4.133. Cam Akers

  254. RkyMtnHawk

    #SDB Mock Draft Comp

    1.30 Johnathan Taylor
    2.35 Joshua Uche
    2.35 Julian Okwara
    2.59 Raekwon Davis
    2.64 Robert Hunt
    2.64 Davon Hamilton
    3.96 Darrell Taylor
    3.101 Amik Robertson
    4.109 Van Jefferson
    4.109 Bryce Hall
    4.144 Trevis Gipson
    6.214 Kevin Dotson

  255. Stuart


    I have been following SDB avidly since 2012. Without a doubt this year has been your best work ever! We here at SDB have been blessed with your amazing talents and passion over the years. It’s crazy that you dont already have multiple offers-particularly from the Seahawks. JS needs to have you on speed dial this weekend!

    Each and everyone of the posters here bring something unique to the table. Even though I rarely post I feel like one of the family here on SDB.

    Points of interest-

    -In all my mocks on PFN-Detroit ALWAYS traded 27 for 35 and 85
    -Every mock I did always had the same 3 players, Willie Gay Jr., DaVon Hamilton and Robert Hunt
    -Today I finally came around to choosing Jonathan Taylor after a small trade-down with Detroit


    Final Mock-12 players
    2.35 Jonathan Taylor, RB, Wisconsin
    2.35 Raekwon Davis, DT, Alabama
    2.59 Jabari Zuniga, DE, Florida
    2.59 Willie Gay, OLB, Mississippi State
    2.64 Chase Carpool, WR, Notre Dame
    3.85 Robert Hunt, OT, Louisiana
    3.101 DaVon Hamilton, DT, Ohio State
    3.133 Trevis Gibson, DE, Tulsa
    3.133 Hakeem Adenjii, OT, Kansas
    4.144 Bryce Hall, CB, UVA
    4.144 Hunter Bryant. TE. Washington
    6.214 Quez Watkins, WR, Southern Miss

    Go Hawk!

    • Rob Staton

      Thank you Stuart!

  256. Michael McKevitt

    1.27. Austin Jackson, OT USC
    1.27. Yetur Gross-Matos, Edge Penn State
    2.40. J.K. Dobbins, RB Ohio State
    2.40. Justin Madabuike, DL, Texas A&M
    2.59. Joshua Uche, OLB Michigan
    2.64. Raekwon Davis, DT Alabama
    2.64. Malik Harrison, OLB Ohio State
    3.100. Jonathan Greenard, LB Florida
    3.100. Adam Trautman, TE Dayton
    3.110. Tyler Johnson, WR Minnesota
    4.140. Tanner Muse, S Clemson
    7.220. James Robinson, RB Illinois State

    If I get one player correct I’ll be shocked!

    • Sea Mode

      Yup, that’s usually the way it goes!

      I think in all my attempts over the years, Lano Hill and Gary Jennings were my only two hits.

      • Kenny Sloth

        You didnt have Germain?? I had him and Bruce in the 2nd. Had Carson in the seventh too thanks to Vol

        • Volume12

          Hey, he’s better than Fournette (our inside joke)😉

      • Michael McKevitt

        If Lano and Gary Jennings were your hits, don’t take it personally if I root for you to go 0-fer! Ha.

        I’m sure that to this day the only player I got right, in real time albeit, was Golden Tate.

  257. Hawkhomer1

    1 trade back
    2 Okwara ED Notre Dame
    2 Madabuike IDL Texas A&M
    3 Muti G Fresno State
    3 Wilson T Georgia
    3 Bartch T St. John’s
    3 Johnson WR Minnesota
    4 Robertson CB
    4 Zuniga ED Florida
    4 Adeniji T Kansas
    4 Gipson ED Tulsa
    5 Ojumedi CB
    6 Dillon RB Boston College

  258. Kenny Sloth

    Lmao so glad I’m not doing the scores lmaao

    • Sea Mode

      Actually, I was thinking the easiest way will be to just search on this thread for the player names and tally each hit.

      There might not even be a tie scenario (like anyone who actually guesses 2 picks right probably wins lol), but if there were, tiebreakers will take a few min to calculate, but shouldn’t be too bad. (I think… 😬)

      • Kenny Sloth

        Idk did you see mine? I had only DL, RB, and CB I might hit two haha

        • Sea Mode

          good luck (*kidnapper speaking to Liam Neeson voice)

  259. Blake

    Hawks trade back three times collecting draft capital and move up from #59
    to collect their highest rated LEO in this years draft. Hawks

    2-53——Edge Julian Okwara , Notre Dame.
    2-64——Edge Joshua Uche- Michigan
    3-68-—–DT Davonn Hamilton Ohio State
    3-75——Edge Jonathan Greenward Florida
    3-79——WR Chase Claypool Notre Dame
    3-94——RB Cam Akers Florida State
    4-145—-CB Kindle Vildor Georgia Southern.
    4-146—–RB Anthony McFarland Maryland
    5-153—–OT Hakeem Adeniji Kansas.
    6-185—–S Daniel Thomas Auburn.
    6-215—–OG Damien Lewis LSU
    7-242—–WR Quez Watkins Southern Miss

  260. Blake

    At the end of the draft Schneider caught on video looking at
    and frantically reaching to community searching for the genius Blake
    who manipulated up and down the board and selected blue chip players. HaHa Go Hawks!

    • bertelli

      Could very well happen if you can haul in all those picks! Some of the projections seem a little unreachable, but you’re probably just playing a better strategy than me for the contest by having more chances of hitting on players. I hadn’t thought of it that way. Have a great night everyone!

  261. KD

    Thanks for all the work you do Rob, I can’t wait to see who the Hawks won’t be picking tonight.

    BTW, SDB community, which team makes the first WTF?!?!?!? pick of the night? I have a feeling it will be the Jags

    • Sea Mode

      Probably the Raiders if I had to guess.

      • Rob4q

        Gettlemen for the G-Men…again!

    • Von

      I think Tua goes to the Jags.

    • Rob Staton

      Thanks KD

  262. Sea Mode

    Adam Schefter

    Plenty of action for San Francisco’s 13th overall selection; there have been multiple inquires today and the 49ers are open to moving the pick.

  263. Jace

    Rob is the Patreon still available? I would love to give a little back to you after all you gave us this draft season.

  264. Sea Mode

    Oooh. Clue #4 is from Black Panther. M’Baku introduction scene.

    • Sea Mode

      Is Prince Tega too blatant…

      • SoCal12

        JABARI Zuniga is the other possible guy here.

        • Sea Mode

          Oh yeah, M’Baku is the leader of the Jabari tribe.

          But that would be waaay too obvious, no?

          • SoCal12

            Pete playing 4D chess here and hiding in plain site. He knows that if the other teams know that he knows that they know what they want him to think he knows who to pick then they won’t know. There’s layers to this.

      • Sea Mode


        “Now you want to hand the nation over to this prince”

        • Volume12

          Dane Jackson? Pittsburgh PANTHERS?

          • Sea Mode

            I loved him early in the draft process for NCB, until I saw his measurements and testing. It ain’t happenin’…

        • Sea Mode

          More on the Prince Tega front. His haircut even kinda does look like Mbaku…

      • UkAlex6674

        April 23, 2020 at 2:48 pm
        1. 29 Jonathan Taylor
        2.37 Josh Uche
        2. 44 Jabari Zuniga
        2.46 Raekwon Davis
        2.59 Ross Blacklock
        2.64 Robert Hunt
        3.75 Jonathan Greenland
        3.80 Michael Pittman
        3.101 Antoine Whitfield
        4.133 Rashard Lawrence
        4.144 Kevin Dotson
        6.214 Steve Montez

    • Volume12

      I’m still going with Raekwon for the 1st two.

      1st wave crimson TIDE
      Andy’s favorite Andy Davis

      These last 2 I’m stumped on.

      • Sea Mode

        Yeah. If I’ve learned anything over the past years from this exercise, it’s to focus on players we know they will be interested in anyways.

        • Volume12

          Wait a sec.

          Is this last one Yetur Gross-Matos? His dad died by saving him from drowning. ‘Yetur’ means encircled by family. Panther or Lion. And there’s a reference in the clip about coming down from the mountains like a Mountain Lion, Cougar, Florida panther, puma, etc.

          • Sea Mode

            Nah, but what about trading back with the Panthers for 38 and 69?

    • Shibu

      Just for fun:

      Black Panther is played by Chadwick Boseman. Boseman played the top player in 2014’s Draft Day, drafted by the Browns. The Browns in that movie also drafted a RB. Jonathan Taylor? Possibly, but also the person playing that running back was Arian Foster, who went to the University of Tennessee —> Darrell Taylor?

    • KD

      This could very well mean that we will be in for a bit of a surprise. I’ve said in the past that I think these clues are genuine, and that Carroll knows with 100% certainty that his guy will be available. With that said, Taylor may very well be the pick, but can anyone be 100% certain that he will be available? Not really.

  265. AdamK

    2.46 – Josh Uche
    2.59 – Robert Hunt
    2.59 – Jeremy Chinn
    2.64 – Davon Hamilton
    2.64 – Jabari Zuniga
    2.64 – Raekwon Davis
    3.80 – Cam Akers
    3.101 – Devin Duvernay
    4.133 – Leki Fotu
    4.144 – Julian Blackmon
    5.165 – Madre Harper
    6.214 – James Robinson