Seahawks draft LSU WR Stephen Sullivan with 251st pick in 2020 NFL Draft

Joe Fann
NBC Sports Northwest

With the 251st pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, the Seahawks selected LSU WR Stephen Sullivan. Seattle traded a 2021 sixth-round pick in order to get back into the seventh round.

Sullivan was officially listed as a tight end, but the Seahawks are referring to him as a wideout. He posted just 12 receptions for 130 yards in 2019, but he's got prototypical size and athletic traits. Sullivan, at 6-foot-5 and 248 pounds, ran a 4.66-second 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine.

Many Seahawks fans were hoping Seattle drafted fellow LSU tight end Thaddeus Moss. Jeremiah indicated there's more upside with Sullivan.

"I think the difference between him and Thaddeus Moss is you're talking about a bigger, faster, more athletic player," Jeremiah said. "That's why Sullivan goes off the board."

Sullivan arrived at LSU as a wide receiver before moving to tight end. He also played tight end at the Senior Bowl and had accepted that's where his NFL career was headed as well. And yet, now he'll transition back to receiver.

"He's a developmental project worth a stash spot while teams keep tinkering and teaching to see if they have something," Lance Zierlein wrote in his scouting report.

He's another premier athlete in Seattle's eight-player draft class, even if some, like Sullivan, lack polish. The Seahawks clearly didn't want to miss out on Sullivan's upide as a potential in undrafted free agency.

Seahawks draft LSU WR Stephen Sullivan with 251st pick in 2020 NFL Draft originally appeared on NBC Sports Northwest

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