April 23: 5 p.m.
April 24: 4 p.m.
April 25: 9 a.m.
Seahawks’ needs: DL, OT, C, RB, CB
1 (27) — LB Jordyn Brooks, Texas Tech
2 (48) — DE Darrell Taylor, Tennessee
3 (69) — OG Damien Lewis, LSU
4 (133) — TE Colby Parkinson, Stanford
4 (144) — RB DeeJay Dallas, Miami
5 (148) — DE Alton Robinson, Syracuse
6 (214) — WR Freddie Swain, Florida
7 (251) — TE Stephen Sullivan, LSU
Traded 2021 sixth-rounder for 251
Moved down from 64 to 69 with Carolina, adding 148 (fifth round)
Moved up from 59 to 48 with the Jets, giving up 101 (third round), to pick DE Darrell Taylor
Traded 5 to Washington for CB Quinton Dunbar
Acquired 2 from Kansas City for DE Frank Clark
Acquired 5 from Pittsburgh for TE Nick Vannett
Traded 3 (& Martin & Mingo) to Houston for DE Jadeveon Clowney
Traded 5 to Detroit for FS Quandre Diggs & 7 in 2021
Traded 6 to Jacksonville for 7 in 2019 (WR John Ursua)
Traded 7 to New England for TE Jacob Hollister
Comps in 3, 4, 6
Pre-draft visits have been banned during the coronavirus pandemic, but teams can talk to players via phone or video.
CB Trevon Diggs, Alabama (Projected Round 1)
CB Kristian Fulton, LSU (Round 1)
DE Yetur Gross-Matos, Penn St. (Round 1)
CB Jaylon Johnson, Utah (Round 1-2)
RB Jonathan Taylor, Wisconsin (Round 1-2)
WR Jalen Reagor, TCU (Round 1-2)
DT Ross Blacklock, TCU (Round 1-2)
LB Zack Baun, Wisconsin (Round 1-2)
DE Julian Okwara, Notre Dame (Round 2)
DT Raekwon Davis, Alabama (Round 2)
CB Bryce Hall, Virginia (Day 2)
CB Cameron Dantzler, Mississippi State (Day 2)
DE Bradlee Anae, Utah (Day 2)
DT Leki Fotu, Utah (Day 2)
OL Robert Hunt, Louisiana (Day 2)
DE Terrell Lewis, Alabama (Day 2)
S Ashtyn Davis, Cal (Round 3-4)
WR Van Jefferson, Florida (Round 3-4)
CB Amik Robertson, La. Tech (Round 3-4)
RB A.J. Dillon, Boston College (Round 4)
CB A.J. Green, Oklahoma State (Round 4)
S Brandon Jones, Texas (Round 4)
TE Devin Asiasi, UCLA (Round 4)
TE Hunter Bryant, Washington (Round 4-5)
OL Logan Stenberg, Kentucky (Round 4-5)
OG Damien Lewis, LSU (Round 4-5)
RB Zack Moss, Utah (Day 3)
DE Alex Highsmith, Charlotte (Day 3)
OL Marcus Keyes, Oklahoma State (Day 3)
OL Kevin Dotson, Louisiana (Day 3)
LB Nate Evans, Central Florida (Day 3)
DE Trevis Gipson, Tulane (Day 3)
DE Ron’Dell Carter, James Madison (Day 3)
BUZZ, RANKINGS & TOOLS
Seahawks Draft Blog by Rob Staton is a must-read.
Staton put together a great look at the historic draft trends of Schneider’s Seahawks, matched against this draft.
Here’s a deep-dive draft preview from Seahawks draft analysts Staton, Corbin Smith and Alistair Corp, via Matty F. Brown’s “Seattle Overload Podcast.”
We previewed the Seahawks’ draft with Dan Viens on “The Dan Cave Podcast.”
Here’s a five-round composite Big Board, put together by Arif Hasan of The Athletic.
Corp amassed another handy Seahawks draft board.
Check out the news & rumors from Tony Pauline at Pro Football Network.
Here’s the trade chart the Seahawks and other teams are now using.
THE CORONAVIRUS DRAFT
Commissioner Roger Goodell made the call April 6 to have all teams draft from home: “Clubs will conduct their draft operations remotely, with club personnel separately located in their homes.”
John Schneider actually had walls ripped out of his house, turning his dining room into his draft room. Pete Carroll said his draft setup includes boards that wrap around the room, seven screens, land lines and multiple cell phones. “We just both hope we don’t get overloads on our circuits and everything shuts down because we’ve got a lot more things plugged in than we normally do around here,” he said.
The league conducted a practice draft Monday to get any bugs out before the real thing. It apparently had a few glitches early, but Packers GM Brian Gutenkunst thought it “went pretty smooth” overall. Schneider said he and some other teams would do another, unscripted practice Wednesday to make sure they could get trades done in a timely manner.
On his “Flying Coach” podcast, Carroll talked about how the Seahawks would sync up their technology and otherwise handle this “wild, wild West” draft.
The NFL will have 58 prospects participating virtually. EA Sports is going to do something to help the production, though it might not be the cool idea of putting together moments of draftees walking on stage to meet the commissioner.
The tradition of booing Goodell will live on. Bud Light will contribute up to $500,000 to the Draft-a-Thon during the event.
More details on how the draft will work, from Peter King.
Baltimore coach John Harbaugh is concerned about the security of new video app Zoom, which teams will be using to conduct the draft.
Cincinnati and Detroit coached the Senior Bowl, so they have a little extra knowledge of those players.
Some prospects, like Washington’s Jacob Eason (a second-round prospect) are putting together Pro Days on video.
Grading John Schneider’s drafts by round and position.