"With the 27th pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, the Seattle Seahawks select... Jordyn Brooks. Linebacker. Texas Tech."
Those were the words uttered by commissioner Roger Goodell on Thursday, much to the joy of the 12s.
The move surprised many, as Brooks was projected to be a second-round pick. However, there was at least one smart (or lucky) fan that saw the move coming a mile away.
For years, Pete Carroll has posted videos on social media with hints about who the team is targeting in the draft.
This time around Carroll posted a video from the movie 1917.
That may not be much of a clue for most, but one Seattle sleuth knew exactly what it meant.
I like others think this may look like Taylor from Wisconsin. But after watching tape of Jordyn Brooks and how he weaves through the line to attack the opposing offenses and how fearless he plays I’m going that route.— Russell Massey (@Bigruss711) April 23, 2020
That's right, Russell Massey called the pick hours before the draft, all based off of Carroll's clue.
Of course, there was probably more luck involved in this, but it's still cool nonetheless.
Brooks may not be a well-known name in Seattle, but he should fit in perfectly with the Seahawks.
Seattle has long made a name for itself with a dominating defense. The Legion of Boom will go down in history as one of the greatest defenses of all-time, and it was that unit that helped Seattle win the Super Bowl XLVIII in 2014.
One of the players on the defensive unit in 2014 - Current Seahawks LB, Bobby Wagner.
Wagner is a fan favorite, so it should bring fans great joy that their first-round draft pick has drawn comparisons to the Seattle great. Brooks even says so himself.
I see myself with the style of play like Bobby Wagner,” Brooks said. “We’re kind of a similar build. I think I bring to the table just aggressiveness, passion, discipline. Those are some of my core values. The fans and the organization are getting a heck of a football player. I’m a linebacker, but I see myself as a football player who can do anything. I’ve got God-given ability that I’ve been blessed with. I feel like I can do anything and add a lot of value to the team. - Jordyn Brooks