Seahawks select Syracuse DE Alton Robinson with 148th pick in 2020 NFL Draft

Joe Fann
NBC Sports Northwest

With the 148th pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, the Seahawks selected Syracuse DE Alton Robinson.

In three seasons for the Orange, Robinson posted 115 tackles, 32 tackles for loss and 19 sacks. He posted a 4.69-second 40-yard dash at the 2020 NFL Combine along with 25 reps on the bench press, a 35.5-inch vertical and a 119-inch broad jump.

"Twitched-up edge rusher with exciting potential to become a disruptive factor in NFL backfields with a more skilled and willful approach," Lance Zierlein wrote in his scouting report. "Robinson has the burst and bend to become a pass rushing problem for tackles early in his career."

That's a pretty solid upside for a fifth-round pick. Zierlein went on to say that Robinson can be a predictable pass ruher and will need to improve his countermoves in the NFL. Robinson and second-round pick Darrell Taylor are big-time moves to address Seattle's needy pass rush. While Taylor stands to be the long-term figure-head, Robinson's ability to immediately crack the rotation could be bad news for guys like Rasheem Green and Shaquem Griffin.

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