SB Nation Reacts: Grading the Seahawks’ 2020 Draft, one year later


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With a brand new wave of gamers about to affix the league in subsequent week’s NFL Draft, the newest SB Nation Reacts survey took a glance again eventually yr’s picks and the way followers really feel concerning the 2020 draft class a yr eliminated.

You could recall that there was nice confusion and shock when the Seahawks took Texas Tech linebacker Jordyn Brooks with the twenty sixth general decide. Seattle wanted move rush and Brooks didn’t match the outline. The grades that evening have been nonetheless largely within the B-C vary, however 33% of voters gave it a D or an F within the Discipline Gulls ballot.

Oh how issues have modified after a yr! In line with the newest survey, a overwhelming majority of Seahawks followers help utilizing the first-round decide on linebacker Jordyn Brooks.

Brooks made some massive performs late within the season as he earned extra taking part in time, together with a 4th and aim cease of Malcolm Brown to disclaim the Los Angeles Rams a landing and assist information the Seahawks to the NFC West title.

The contributions of Brooks, Alton Robinson, Damien Lewis, and to a lesser extent Freddie Swain and Deejay Dallas have prompted a really robust grade for the Seahawks’ 2020 class…. and that’s not even together with what we may see out of Darrell Taylor this season.

We didn’t do grades final yr however most of you thought the 49ers had one of the best draft class among the many NFC West groups… or possibly 49ers followers stuffed the ballots.

Now onto the nationwide dialogue! With the primary general draft decide final yr, the Cincinnati Bengals chosen quarterback Joe Burrow. Regardless of a completely ugly knee harm taking part in behind a horrible offensive line, Burrow performed properly in his rookie yr. A yr out, nearly three-fourths of followers nonetheless imagine the LSU legend ought to have been the highest decide.

Justin Herbert and Chase Younger gained AP Offensive and Defensive Rookie of the Yr respectively so I’d determine these two would’ve been the opposite choices for the “no” voters. Or maybe Tristan Wirfs or Mekhi Becton in 2020, then get one of many quarterbacks on this yr’s draft.

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