Bobby Wagner, K.J. Wright will “definitely” take Jordyn Brooks under their wings

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Seattle Seahawks fans went from utter confusion to surprisingly hopeful when the Seahawks drafted Texas Tech linebacker Jordyn Brooks with their first pick (No. 27 overall) in the 2020 NFL Draft.

Another linebacker? What about LSU's Patrick Queen? Don't you want to protect Wilson better?

But Brooks was a player that Seattle general manager John Schneider couldn't pass it up.

And once the reports came out of Brooks being "the next Bobby Wagner," the pick seemed more substantial.

But what the selection also showed was the value of the linebacker position in the NFL.

Wagner, the former two-star high school recruit and Utah State prodigy recently did an interview on The Mina Kimes Show featuring Lenny the Dog (podcast).

At the end of the day, you want to pick the best position and hopefully it's a good sign that people are starting to value the linebacker position. I'm supporting it, excited to have him on the team, excited to bring him in and help him the best we can because we don't get to be around him like normal… Myself and K.J. will definitely take him under our wing. - Bobby Wagner

The Seahawks linebacking features: future Hall of Famer Wagner, K.J. Wright, and the return of Bruce Irvin to Seattle complimented by young talent such as Brooks, Cody Barton, Shaquem Griffin, and Ben Burr-Kirven. 

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Wagner finished the 2019 season recording 86 tackles, three sacks, one forced fumble and one interception. Wright finished with 67 tackles and three interceptions. 

That's not a bad group to learn from about the professional game. Of course, fans will have to wait to see Brooks and the rest of the Seahawks 2020 draft class in action once it is safe to do so.

Be sure to check out the latest Talkin' Seahawks Podcast with host Joe Fann and special guest Texas Tech head coach Matt Wells.

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