With the 214th pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, the Seattle Seahawks selected Florida WR Freddie Swain. Barring a trade, Seattle's seven-man 2020 draft class is now complete.
Swain (6-0, 197 pounds) posted 38 receptions for 517 yards and seven touchdowns for the Gators in 2019.
"Intriguing height-weight-speed slot prospect with potential to challenge the field on all three levels," Lance Zierlein wrote in his scouting report. "Swain is a freestyle route runner with a lack of attention to detail and an addiction to a skip-stutter that is both predictable and inefficient."
That report sounds pretty consistent with a lot of Seattle's picks this year: lots of upside but some boom or bust potential.
"Freddie Swain really improved as a receiver and can help you big time in the return game," Mel Kiper added on ESPN's broadcast. "He can create separation underneath and is really comfortable working across the middle of the field, which I was impressed with. ... Special teams, initially, is where he'll have to make his mark as a rookie in the NFL."
Swain had 308 career punt return yards and one touchdown. His best game as a receiver was against Auburn in 2019 where he posted six receptions for 146 yards and a touchdown.
Swain will join a competition with John Ursua and David Moore for a roster spot, but it's no guarantee that he gets one. I'm also under the assumption that Philip Dorsett should be a lock to make the team.
Seahawks select Florida WR Freddie Swain with 214th pick in 2020 NFL Draft originally appeared on NBC Sports Northwest