Seahawks draft tracker: Keep up with every pick and move
Apr 25, 2020, 9:31 AM | Updated: 4:32 pm
The Seahawks have wrapped up the 2020 NFL Draft after making eight selections.
We provided updates throughout the draft, which you can see below. For a full look at every Seahawks pick, check out our Breakdown post here.
Here is a look at every Seattle pick and trade, plus links to the initial 710Sports.com story on each player:
• First round, 27th overall: Jordyn Brooks, LB, Texas Tech
• Second round, 48th overall (acquired from Jets): Darrell Taylor, DE, Tennessee
Second round, 59th overall: Traded to Jets
Second round, 64th overall: Traded to Panthers
• Third round, 69th overall (acquired from Panthers): Damien Lewis, OG, LSU
Third round, 101st overall: Traded to Jets
• Fourth round, 133rd overall: Colby Parkinson, TE, Stanford
• Fourth round, 144th overall: DeeJay Dallas, RB, Miami
• Fifth round, 148th overall (acquired from Panthers): Alton Robinson, DE, Syracuse
• Sixth round, 214th overall: Freddie Swain, WR, Florida
• Seventh round, 251st overall (acquired from Miami): Stephen Sullivan, WR, LSU
• Friday: Seahawks send No. 59 pick (second round) and No. 101 pick (third round) to Jets for No. 48 pick (second round)
• Friday: Seahawks send No. 64 pick (second round) to Carolina for No. 69 pick (third round) and No. 148 pick (fifth round)
• Saturday: Seahawks send 2021 sixth-round pick to Miami for No. 251 (seventh round)
Here are our updates from throughout the draft:
Update: 4:19 p.m. Saturday
The Seahawks appeared to wrap up their draft by taking speedy Florida wide receiver Freddie Swain with the 214th overall selection, the final pick of the sixth round.
Of course, they weren’t done.
Just like in 2019, Seahawks GM John Schneider sent next year’s sixth-round pick to a Florida team – it was Jacksonville last year, Miami this time – to take a wide receiver. That was LSU’s Stephen Sullivan. Story on him here.
For a look at all eight Seahawks picks taken in the 2020 draft, check out our Breakdown post here.
Update: 1:40 p.m. Saturday
It’s been a long draft for local college football fans. Only UW QB Jacob Eason and center Nick Harris have been taken, with all of the eligible WSU players still available. Eason went in the fourth round fairly early today, and Harris followed in the fifth round. It’s the first time since 2016 that no Huskies or Cougars were taken in the first round.
Update: 1:33 p.m. Saturday
It’s been a couple hours since the Seahawks have made a pick, and we still have a little ways to go until they’re up for their final selection (as it stands) at No. 214 overall, a compensatory pick that will be the last of the sixth round. Of course once they select, that’s no time to kick back and enjoy the weekend just yet. As we learned last year, one of Seattle general manager John Schneider’s tricks he keeps up his sleeve is trading back into the draft if there’s a player the Seahawks want as an undrafted free agent but aren’t too confident he’ll make it through the final round without being picked. In 2019, that meant Schneider sent a 2020 sixth-round selection to Jacksonville to get back into the 2019 draft and take wide receiver John Ursua in the seventh.
Update: 11:31 a.m. Saturday
We just went through the most furious section of the draft for the Seahawks, who made three selections in a period of 16 picks. And unbelievably, it breezed by with no additional trades.
After taking Colby Parkinson (details in the previous dispatch), they stuck with the offense to provide depth at running back with Miami’s DeeJay Dallas, winner of the annual Best Name Contest (that’s not official). Dallas, who was taken 144th overall, is a bruising runner who overcame fumbling issues to finish last season with none, so he fits the bill for the Seahawks about as well as anybody ever could.
Four picks after Dallas, Seattle showed its commitment to building a strong pass-rush rotation by taking Syracuse defensive end Alton Robinson. You can bet our resident ‘Cuse grad, Paul Gallant, was especially pleased about that one, but maybe even more so was former Seahawks QB Jake Heaps.
Robinson will be a contributor to them right away. Not an every down player but will be fantastic as a Pass Rushing Specialist. Interesting not here. Worked with @cliffavril during the pre-draft process.
— Jake Heaps (@jtheaps9) April 25, 2020
Update: 10:40 a.m. Saturday
The Seahawks continue to throw curveballs in the draft, taking tight end Colby Parkinson with the 133rd overall pick in the fourth round.
Seattle could stand some weapons for Russell Wilson in the offense, but tight end didn’t seem like the spot to do that considering the addition of Greg Olsen, the returns of Jacob Hollister and Luke Willson, and promising third-year TE Will Dissly coming back from injury in 2020. Clearly there’s something they like about the 6-foot-7 Parkinson, who played in college at Stanford.
I don't mind a 6'7" tight end who primarily blocks but isn't a liability in the pass game. Hawks likely now look to trade Jacob Hollister and it'll be tough for Luke Willson to make the roster. For the future, having Dissly and Parkinson as your TEs seems like a good pairing.
— Boy Howdy (@BoyHowdyESPN) April 25, 2020
Update: 10:20 a.m. Saturday
UW Huskies quarterback Jacob Eason finally has his pro team. And while he had to wait two days before landing somewhere in the NFL Draft, the situation could not be better. He’s going to the Indianapolis Colts as the No. 122 overall pick in the fourth round, where he will learn behind 38-year-old Phillip Rivers.
Both of 710 ESPN Seattle’s on-staff quarterbacks say this is an ideal situation for Eason.
Later than expected but Jacob Eason is going to the perfect situation for him. The Indianapolis Colts have a great QB ecosystem for him to grow, develop, learn from some of the best in the business. Stoked for him.
— Jake Heaps (@jtheaps9) April 25, 2020
Eason finally off the board at pick 122. While it’s significantly later than any in his camp wanted, he lands in the ideal situation & fit. W/Frank Reich & Phillip Rivers he’ll learn how to play the game from the neck up, which is why he fell to the 4th. Go get it Skinny
— Brock Huard (@BrockHuard) April 25, 2020
Update, 9:34 a.m. Saturday
Surprisingly, nobody from either the University of Washington or Washington State University were selected in the first two days of the draft, meaning we could see a run on local players on the final day of the draft.
For UW, quarterback Jacob Eason, tight end Hunter Bryant, center Nick Harris, defensive back Myles Bryant, offensive tackle Trey Adams and wide receiver Aaron Fuller are the Huskies’ top draft prospects to watch.
For the Cougs, the top prospects to look for are quarterback Anthony Gordon, receiver Dezmon Patmon, receiver Easop Winston Jr., receiver Brandon Arconado and offensive lineman Frederik Mauigoa.
Update, 9:31 a.m. Saturday
Welcome to the final day of the NFL Draft, which is already underway.
The important thing to note is that the Seahawks have four picks going into today’s proceedings, which if all stands pat would give them a surprisingly normal seven picks in seven rounds. The only deviation for a typical draft – and by typical I mean typical for teams who are not the Seattle Seahawks – is that they have two fourth-round picks and none in the seventh and final round. Both their second fourth-round pick (144th overall) and lone sixth-round pick (214th) are compensatory picks.
Seattle would have had two sixth-rounders had they not sent their initial 2020 sixth-round selection to Jacksonville late in the 2019 draft to move back into the seventh round and take wide receiver John Ursua.
Update: Friday, 6:56 p.m.
After two trades and a pair of defensive players selected by the Seahawks, they added to the offensive line in the third round of the NFL Draft.
The pick is LSU’s Damien Lewis, a guard taken with the 69th pick, which Seattle acquired a few minutes prior from Carolina by trading down from No. 64.
As it stands, that’s the last pick of the night for the Seahawks, who now have four selections Saturday following the deal with the Panthers.
Update: Friday, 6:32 p.m.
The Seahawks have traded down from the 64th pick according to ESPN’s Field Yates. In return, Seattle gets the 69th pick (third round) and the 148th pick, which is the second pick of the fifth round, from the Panthers.
Seattle trades: Pick 64.
Carolina trades: Pick 69, Pick 148.
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) April 25, 2020
A trade down was expected at some point as Seattle traded their first second-round pick and their lone third-round pick to draft Tennessee defensive end Darrell Lewis. The Seahawks also had just three picks on Saturday – two in the fourth and one in the sixth. With this pick, Seattle add to tomorrow’s haul and will likely add at least one more player on Friday.
Update: Friday, 5:55 p.m.
The Seahawks made a move in the pass rush in the second round, and they used some draft capital to do so.
Seattle took Tennessee defensive end Darrell Taylor with the 48th overall selection, a pick they acquired from the Jets (full story here from Brandon Gustafson). The Seahawks sent New York their No. 59 overall pick in the second round as well as their 101st pick in the third round.
Seahawks get 48th overall pick.
Jets get 59th, 101st overall picks.
— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) April 25, 2020
The trade takes the Seahawks down from three picks on Friday night to just two. Their second and final pick of the night, at least as it stands now, is No. 64 overall in the second round.
Here’s what our resident FOX college football analyst, Brock Huard, had to say after the Taylor pick:
I did not see Taylor in person the last few years, but Seahawks had Epenesa & Okwara on the board & go with the muscled up Vol. He checks the boxes, looks great off the bus but will need to refine his pass rush & is a work in progress using his hands and body. Sign Clowney please
— Brock Huard (@BrockHuard) April 25, 2020
Update: Friday, 5:19 p.m.
We have a trade. The Seahawks have traded with the Jets to move to No. 48. More to come soon.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 25, 2020
Update: Friday, 4:00 p.m.
The Seahawks are expected to make their first selection of their two second-round picks at 5:55 p.m., according to the Seahawks PR team’s Twitter account.
Entering Round 2 this evening with the 59th overall selection, the @Seahawks should pick approximately at 5:55 p.m. PT. The time limit in Round 2 is seven minutes per team and the time limit in Round 3 is five minutes per team. #SeahawksDraft
— Seahawks PR (@seahawksPR) April 24, 2020
Update: Friday, 3:50 p.m.
In non-Seahawks draft news, tonight could be the night that the two top quarterbacks from the state of Washington are selected.
Jacob Eason, the UW Huskies’ starting quarterback for 2019, is expected to be one of the first quarterbacks (if not the first) taken in the second round. If Eason is indeed selected tonight, he would be the highest-drafted Huskies quarterback since Jake Locker went eighth overall to the Tennessee Titans in 2011.
Eason finished last season with 3,132 yards, 23 touchdowns and eight interceptions while completing 64.2% of his passes.
On the other side of the state, WSU quarterback Anthony Gordon could also see his name called tonight, and if not tonight, likely tomorrow.
In his one season as WSU’s starting quarterback, Gordon set WSU and Pac-12 records with 5,579 passing yards. He also tossed 48 touchdowns and completed over 71% of his passes.
Two other local guys to keep eyes on are UW’s Hunter Bryant and Nick Harris.
Bryant, a tight end who was named to the All-Pac-12 First Team, is more likely to be selected tonight than Harris after catching three touchdowns and totaling 825 receiving yards.
Harris was a three-year starter on Washington’s offensive line, playing guard his first two seasons and center during his junior and senior years. Harris was a two-time All-Pac-12 First Team member.
Update: Friday, 2:55 p.m.
Expect the Seahawks to have a considerably more action today than on the first night of the 2020 NFL Draft.
After standing pat with the No. 27 overall pick and taking linebacker Jordyn Brooks in Thursday’s first round, the Hawks have three picks entering the second and third rounds on Friday night. And with that many picks plus another three on Saturday, it seems almost impossible that Seattle general manager John Schneider doesn’t make some sort of deal, whether it’s using some of those picks to move up or trading down instead to accumulate more picks later on.
There may be an obstacle, and that’s the fact that the number of trades in the first round (four) was lower than normal (there were six trades made during the first round of the 2019 draft), and it took a while for trades to get going in the first place Thursday. That could have been an effect of teams getting used to the “virtual” format of this year’s draft, however, and if that’s the case, it’s also easy to surmise that teams will be more used to it tonight and the draft could look more fluid with trades going forward.
For what it’s worth, Schneider said he tried to trade down from No. 27 on Thursday night. The interested team, the Green Bay Packers, informed him that they got a better deal and instead traded in front of Seattle to get quarterback Jordan Love at No. 26.
First round, pick 27: Seahawks take LB Jordyn Brooks, Texas Tech
The Seahawks are always full of surprises. Not only did they not trade down, but they drafted a player nobody was expecting them to take with the 27th overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft.
That player is linebacker Jordyn Brooks from Texas Tech. Check out Brandon Gustafson’s full story on Brooks, or our instant reaction post with thoughts on Brooks from Brock Huard, Bob Stelton, Dave Wyman, Jake Heaps, Stacy Rost and Tom Wassell.
— Texas Tech Football (@TexasTechFB) April 24, 2020
Update: 7:56 p.m. Thursday
It seemed like the Seahawks had a chance at getting an edge rusher that many thought could be a good fit for their defensive line.
And then he was gone.
K’Lavon Chaisson of LSU went to the Jacksonville Jaguars with the No. 20 pick, seven ahead of Seattle’s top selection at 27.
But here’s the interesting thing about that. The Seahawks have been linked to disgruntled Jaguars pass rusher Yannick Ngakoue all offseason, and Jacksonville may have just taken Ngakoue’s replacement. Could a trade between the Seahawks and Jaguars follow?
The Jags drafted their Ngakoue replacement, but they still haven't traded him. The backup plan for the #Seahawks bringing back Clowney is still alive.
— Paul Gallant (@GallantSays) April 24, 2020
Regardless of the Ngakoue situation, the likelihood of Seattle keeping that No. 27 pick instead of trading down fell considerably with Jacksonville’s selection of Chaisson. – Brent Stecker
Update: 6:05 p.m. Thursday
Will the Seahawks pick tonight? Great question. They have the No. 27 overall selection in the first round, which means if they do trade down, there’s only five picks behind them to move to without moving completely out of tonight’s action.
If Seattle does pick tonight at 27, it is estimated to come between 8:05 and 8:20.
While we all wait until we get to where the Seahawks may do something, check out this tweet from their PR team that shares a helpful breakdown on the the state of Seattle’s roster. It may clear up what positions may be on the Hawks’ list for that 27th overall pick.
Heading in to the draft, the @Seahawks have 70 players on the roster: 12 defensive backs, 11 defensive linemen, eight linebackers, five running backs, one quarterback, 18 offensive linemen, five tight ends, seven wide receivers and three specialists. #GoHawks #SeahawksDraft pic.twitter.com/yY4UxMiX3G
— Seahawks PR (@seahawksPR) April 23, 2020
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