Everyone is gearing up for Day 2 of the 2020 NFL Draft. Friday night is sure to be another emotional rollercoaster where takes will be ghost pepper-hot and the Seattle Seahawks will likely continue to baffle a majority of their fanbase.
Seattle currently owns three picks on Day 2: Nos. 59 and 64 in the second round and No. 101 in the third round. After a potential trade with the Packers fell through on Thursday night, it feels inevitable that Seattle will make a deal at some point on Friday.
However, while the Seahawks usually prefer to trade down, I think there are some intriguing prospects left on the board worthy of trade-up consideration. Adam Schefter tweeted Friday afternoon that this is maybe the deepest second round ever. And with Seattle not picking until the end of Round 2, the Seahawks could be tempted should a few prospects fall into the 40s.
One personnel director calls this "the deepest second round in the last 25 years." He believes there are 20 players available tonight that could have been first-round picks; there usually are 7-10. "There will be as many starters in this round that there are in the first round."
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 24, 2020
But before we dive into Seattle's potential Day 2 targets, let's make sure you're all caught up on everything from Round 1.
- One scout said he loved Seattle's pick of Texas Tech LB Jordyn Brooks.
- Here are all the draft grades on the Brooks selection.
- Brooks' college coach said Brooks could be the next Bobby Wagner.
- John Schneider and Pete Carroll explained why they coveted Brooks.
- Brooks shared his excitement to come to Seattle.
If we are talking strictly based on need, Seattle could use an offensive tackle, an edge rusher, a running back and a wide receiver. Here are several players who could be a nice fit with the Seahawks.
Josh Jones, Houston
Ezra Cleveland, Boise State
Saahdiq Charles, LSU
Jones figures to be a player Seattle would have to trade up for. Cleveland or Charles would be great value should either fall to No. 59.
A.J. Epenesa, Iowa
Yetur Gross-Matos, Penn State
Marlon Davidson, Auburn
Darrell Taylor, Tennessee
Julian Okwara, Notre Dame
Josh Uche, Michigan
Epenesa, Gross-Matos and Davidson all figure to be trade-up candidates. If one of them were to slide into the 40s, Seattle would have to strongly consider making a move given the team's immense need at pass rusher.
J.K. Dobbins, Ohio State
Jonathan Taylor, Wisconsin
Zack Moss, Utah
There will be a run on running backs in the second round, but who knows when it will start. It's hard to imagine Seattle passing on Dobbins or Taylor if one of them remained on the board at No. 59. Moss to the Seahawks in the third round feels very possible.
Michael Pittman, USC
Lavishka Shenault, Colorado
Denzel Mims, Baylor
Chase Claypool, Notre Dame
Van Jefferson, Florida
Antonio Gandy-Golden, Liberty
There are so many fantastic receivers left that a few had to fall due to the numbers game. For my money, give me Jefferson in the third round. Gandy-Golden could be a sleeper.
2020 NFL Draft Day 2 primer: Seahawks own three picks on Friday originally appeared on NBC Sports Northwest