Russell Wilson

Seattle Seahawks NFL Draft Breakdown

The Seahawks have just made Russell Wilson the highest paid player ever, can they put the right players around him in this years draft?
This entry is part 32 of 32 in the series 2019 NFL Draft Breakdown

The Seattle Seahawks made Russell Wilson the highest paid player in the league. Can they draft well to surround him with talent and bring them another Super Bowl?

Let’s see how they drafted.

Players Drafted

PlayersPickPositionSchool
L.J. Collier29DETCU
Marquise Blair47DBUtah
D.K. Metcalf64WROle Miss
Cody Barton88LBUtah
Gary Jennings120WRWest Virginia
Phil Haynes124OGWake Forest
Ugo Amadi132CBOregon
Ben Burr-Kirven142LBWashington
Travis Homer204RBMiami
DeMarcus Christmas209DTFlorida State
John Ursua236WRHawaii

Notable UDFA

PlayerPositionSchool
Jazz FergusonWRNorthwestern
Lo FalemakaOLUtah
Demetrius KnoxOLOhio State
Derrek ThomasCBBaylor

TEAM 2019 Outlook

Offense

The Seahawks needed a replacement for WR Doug Baldwin in the draft. They selected three players, D.K. Metcalf (64), Gary Jennings (120) and John Ursua (236), but only Metcalf will see game time in 2019. He averaged 18.3 yards per reception in college, but it is his speed and physicality at the contest that makes him a great pick up for the Seahawks. Expect him to start early in his career and often.

Wilson has enough talent around him to push the Rams all the way in the West now.

LG Phil Hayes (124) projects well into the NFL but won’t see a lot of game time this season or next.

Defense

The Seahawks moved around a lot in the drafted and didn’t end up picking first until 29th overall when they selected TCUs L.J. Collier. The excellent DE will sit in the depth chart behind former Lions Ziggy Ansah, but that won't last long. Collier can ball with the best of them. He has great length, mobility and excellent use of hands. He covers a lot of ground and hunts the man with the ball like a lion hunting for his prey. Big things are coming for the Seahawks defense if they can tap into his potential.

The rest of the draft signings will add depth to a team chasing another playoff berth in 2019.

Grade - A

The Future is looking good for the Seahawks. They have built depth in the right areas and will push the Rams all the way for the NFC West title. Anything less than a playoff run will be seen as a disappointment for them.

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Spinksy

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Covering players from College Freshman to NFL Hall of Famers and everything in between. This isn't only a passion for me, its a way of life.

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