Actual pick: Jordyn Brooks, LB, Texas Tech
The Seattle Seahawks used their top pick in the 2020 NFL Draft on Texas Tech linebacker Jordyn Brooks, and without his massive senior season as a Red Raider, he might not be a first-round player.
Brooks racked up over 100 tackles in his final season with Texas Tech, including a whopping 20 tackles for loss from his off-ball linebacker position.
In the three seasons prior, he had 12 tackles for loss combined. Still not bad at all, but Brooks was making some eye-popping plays in 2019.
Another position group the Seahawks really emphasized in the 2020 offseason is tight end, signing veteran Greg Olsen as well as drafting Stanford’s Colby Parkinson and LSU’s Stephen Sullivan.
What if the Seahawks wanted to go tight end a little higher after the two years Albert Okwuegbunam put together with Drew Lock at Missouri?
Albert O had 17 touchdown grabs in his first two seasons with Missouri and was being touted as a potential TE1 in the 2020 class a year ago at this time. Despite an incredible Combine workout, he ended up going in the fourth round to the Denver Broncos.