Seattle Seahawks: Damien Lewis, G, LSU
Round 3, 69th Overall
The Seattle Seahawks have made things real interesting in the NFL Draft as of late, especially with their first-round selections. In the last two drafts, they selected Rashad Penny and L.J. Collier, both of which were head-scratching selections.
In the 2020 NFL Draft, Seattle selected Texas Tech linebacker Jordyn Brooks in the first round. Brooks was also a bit of a polarizing prospect, with grades all over the board. He will bring good athleticism to the table but will need to improve his processing, especially now jumping to the NFL.
On day two, the Seahawks addressed the pass rush by selecting Tennessee edge rusher Darrell Taylor. However, their best pick in the entire draft came in the third round when they selected offensive lineman Damien Lewis.
Lewis grabbed a lot of headlines during the College Football Playoff and during the Senior Bowl, where he showed out during 11-on-11s and held his own against the top defensive tackles in 1-on-1s. He should be able to crack the starting lineup in Seattle at some point during the season, especially in an offense that loves the running game.
Lewis is great at getting to the second level and doesn’t give up much ground in pass protection. He could become a top player on their line real quickly.