Seattle Seahawks

Seattle Seahawks

WIth the 133rd pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, the Seattle Seahawks selected Stanford tight end Colby Parkinson.

Parkinson caught 48 passes for 589 yards and one touchdown in 2019 for the Cardinal. He also had seven touchdowns in 2018 and four in 2017 as a true freshman. At 6-foot-7, he's a pass catching tight end who excels in the red zone. He didn't drop a single pass last season according to Pro Football Focus.

“Colby Parkinson is a tall drink of water when you watch him run down the field," Daniel Jeremiah said on NFL Network's broadcast. "He showed up at Stanford at 220 pounds. David Shaw was planning on red-shirting him, but he was too valuable down in the red zone. They could throw these jump balls up to him, and he was able to produce points. He’s going to need to add some strength as an in-line blocker, but what we see right here is his ability to be on the outside and go up and catch the ball over defenders, especially in the red zone. He can also run a little bit down the seam. He’s a little bit of a project here as a pick, but you can’t coach that size or those ball skills.”

Parkinson told Seattle reporters via Zoom call that he's currently at 254 pounds but plans to get up to a playing weight of around 260 as a rookie.

"He'll be listed as a tight end, but he's a big receiver who can be released into routes as a wingback, slot or wideout," Lance Zierlein said in his scouting report of Parkinson.

Seattle now has six tight ends on its roster: Greg Olsen, Will Dissly, Jacob Hollister, Luke Willson, Justin Johnson and Parkinson. This draft pick means that both Hollister and Willson won't be able to make the roster in 2020 with Dissly, Olsen and Parkinson all being locks.