The Seattle Seahawks had a pretty good year, but were bounced out of the NFL Playoffs by the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Divisional Playoff game. The team just needs a little bit more in order to get over the hump. Let’s take a look at who the Seahawks selected in this year’s NFL Draft.
Round 1, Pick 27: Jordyn Brooks – LB – Texas Tech (6’0″, 240 lbs). Brooks will add depth at the inside linebacker position. He has a knack for making plays (20 tackles for loss last season) by bringing pressure up the middle.
Round 2, Pick 16: Darrell Taylor – DE – Tennessee (6’4″, 267 lbs). If the Seahawks do not re-sign Jadeveon Clowney, then Taylor will be given a chance to start right away. He brings pressure on the edge (10 tackles for loss, 8.5 sacks last season).
Round 3, Pick 5: Damien Lewis – G – LSU (6’2″, 327 lbs). The Seahawks finally addressed the offensive by drafting Lewis. Lewis definitely adds interior depth to the offensive line. Plus, he has the potential to start right away if necessary.
Round 4, Pick 27: Colby Parkinson – TE – Stanford (6’7″, 252 lbs). Parkinson adds depth to the TE crew. He might even start if he wins the position battle because of his stellar blocking.
Round 4, Pick 38: DeeJay Dallas – RB – Miami, FL (5’10”, 217 lbs). Dallas could see some time as a 3rd-down back. He also return kicks in college as well.
Round 5, Pick 2: Alton Robinson – DE – Syracuse (6’3″, 264 lbs). You can never have enough pass rushers, and Robinson can really bring the pressure (17 tackles for loss, 10 sacks).
Round 6, Pick 35: Freddie Swain – WR – Florida (6’0″, 197 lbs). Swain will have to fight for a roster spot at either receiver or at returner.
Round 7, Pick 37: Stephen Sullivan – TE – LSU (6’5″, 248 lbs). Sullivan will add depth to the TE rotation.
Grade: On defense, Seattle will have more depth in their front seven to bring more pressure to opposing offenses. On offense, they added necessary depth on their offensive line. I give them a C+.