2020 NFL Mock Draft Tracker: Where Seahawks stand post-free agency
Despite the NFL’s annual meetings being postponed, pro days being canceled, and NFL-related physicals being indefinitely discontinued, free agency is in full swing,
The Seattle Seahawks have made a few notable additions, including CB Quinton Dunbar, DE Bruce Irvin and WR Phillip Dorsett, another weapon for Russell Wilson.
As of now, the NFL plans to stick with its April 23-25 schedule for this year’s draft. The selection process will be televised, rather than held publicly in Las Vegas.
Let’s take a look at what some of the draft experts think the Seahawks might do with their first pick in the 2020 NFL Draft.
DE Yetur Gross-Matos, Penn State
In both Pete Prisco and Chris Trapasso's mock drafts for CBS Sports, edge Yetur Gross-Matos landed in the Seahawks lap with the No. 27 pick. Here's what they had to say about the former Penn State defensive end.
"They need more edge help and this is a team who has won titles based on their edge pressure. Gross-Matos fits what they need." - Prisco
"Just because L.J. Collier had a disastrous rookie season, that doesn't mean the Seahawks should shy away from doing defensive line in Round 1, especially if they can't re-sign Jadeveon Clowney." - Trappaso
LB Terrell Lewis, Alabama
Eric Edholm of Yahoo! Sports has the Seahawks taking Alabama outside linebacker Terrell Lewis 27th overall. After a torn ACL in 2018, Lewis produced 6.5 sacks and 11.5 tackles for loss, showing he can be a disruptive force defensively.
More from Edholm on Lewis:
"Seattle is an annual trade-back candidate, of course, but barring some other pass-rush addition. This is their biggest need. And as with the L.J. Collier pick a year ago, the Seahawks also move to the beat of their own drummer. Lewis is a scheme-specific fit, but his unique blend of length, flexibility and movement skill has us intrigued."
DE K'Lavon Chaisson, LSU
K'Lavon Chaisson has landed at No. 27 in NBC Sports Bay Area's latest mock draft by Josh Schrock and Dalton Johnson. The LSU defensive end had just 9.5 sacks in his college career, but he has a high ceiling.
Here's what Johnson had to say about Chaisson's fit with Seattle:
"Whether they re-sign Jadeveon Clowney or not, the Seahawks have to find ways to disrupt the quarterback. Seattle ranked 31st in the NFL with only 28 sacks last season. Chaisson needs to add weight, but he is bendy, athletic and full of potential."
OT Austin Jackson, USC
Lance Zuerlein of NFL.com has Seattle taking offensive tackle Austin Jackson at No. 27 in his latest mock draft. Jackson was named first-team Pac-12 before declaring for the draft at the end of his junior year.
More on Jackson below:
"Athletic tackle prospect who is picking up steam in certain scouting circles, but he needs to get stronger and more consistent with technique."
DE Yetur Gross-Matos, Penn State
Yetur Gross-Matos got some more love from ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper. Kiper has the Seahawks taking the Penn State DE with the No. 27 pick overall in his latest mock draft.
“This is a tough one for me because the Seahawks are still in the hunt to re-sign Jadeveon Clowney. If they spend a bunch of money to bring Clowney back, they might not want to spend the capital on an edge rusher here, particularly after drafting L.J. Collier in Round 1 last year. Still, the 6-foot-6, 266-pound Gross-Matos makes a lot of sense, because we know that Pete Carroll likes big defensive ends who could move inside and rush the passer on passing downs."
“Offensive tackle should be an option here, and Seattle also has an extra second-round pick.”