2020 Seahawks Mock Draft Tracker: Draft month has arrived
It’s finally draft month!
The Seattle Seahawks and the rest of the NFL are just weeks away from locking in their potential prospects. Who could the Seahawks draft at 27th overall?
Seattle still has a glaring need in bolstering its pass rush. Even if the Seahawks do re-sign Jadeveon Clowney, much more should be demanded of the pass rush after the defense accumulated just 28 sacks last year.
As we inch closer to the big day, let’s take a look at what some of the draft experts think the Seahawks might do with their first pick of the 2020 NFL Draft.
Defensive end A.J. Epenesa
Position: Defensive end
Peter Schraeger’s of NFL's Good Morning Football has the Seahawks taking edge A.J. Epenesa in just a few short weeks. In his final two seasons at Iowa, Epenesa accumulated 30.5 tackles for loss, 22 sacks, eight forced fumbles, and seven pass deflections.
Here's what Schraeger had to say about Epenesa's fit in Seattle:
“Epenesa is a favorite of a lot of NFL GMs. He's all business, a student of the game, was a multi-sport star in high school and can play different positions across the defensive line. The Seahawks have one of the savviest front offices in the sport. Epenesa would be a good fit with what they do up in Seattle.”
Safety Jeremy Chinn
School: Southern Illinois
Matt Miller of Bleacher Report just released his post-free agency predictions. At No. 27 overall, Miller has the Seahawks selecting Jeremy Chinn out of Southern Illinois. Chinn completed his collegiate career with 243 tackles, 13 interceptions, 31 passes defended and six forced fumbles.
More from Miller on Chinn:
"The first true surprise of the draft comes courtesy of the team that once shocked us all by selecting Rashaad Penny in the first round. But trust me, this pick will work out better than that one. Jeremy Chinn wowed scouts at the 2020 Senior Bowl with his all-around athleticism and with how well his play translated against Power Five competition. He then put on a show at the combine, running a 4.45-second 40-yard dash and recording a 41-inch vertical jump at 6'3" and 221 pounds.
Teams that want a Derwin James-type safety but don't have the draft capital to land an Isaiah Simmons will be all over Chinn, which is what Seattle does here in hopes of finding the next Kam Chancellor."
Offensive lineman Ezra Cleveland
Position: Offensive lineman
School: Boise State
Chris Trapasso recently put together a two-round mock draft for CBS Sports. He predicts Ezra Cleveland of Boise State will land with the Seahawks come draft day.
“The Seahawks love athletic specimens, and Cleveland is the second-most athletically gifted tackle in this class behind Wirfs. He just needs to get stronger."
In round 2, Trapasso has the Seahawks taking Iowa cornerback Michael Ojemudia.
“We know the Seahawks love length at corner and Ojemudia is a zone-specialist with outstanding height and arm length.”
Wide receiver Tee Higgins
Position: Wide receiver
Seattle just signed wide receiver Phillip Dorsett as another downfield threat for Russell Wilson, but in Josh Edwards’ mock draft for CBS Sports, the Seahawks take another wide receiver in Clemson’s Tee Higgins.
“Josh Gordon has not worked out. D.K. Metcalf looks like a solid player, but Seattle can really open up that offense with Higgins. Higgins and Metcalf drawing coverage with Tyler Lockett working underneath is pretty potent.”