The 2019 NFL Draft is underway, and to no one’s surprise, the Seattle Seahawks traded out of their first draft pick at 21 in order to add two fourth round picks to the team’s draft arsenal. After trading back from 21, the Hawks first pick of the night came at 29, and using that pick the Seahawks selected L.J. Collier out of TCU.
Collier is a defensive end who should be able to help fill the void left by the Frank Clark trade, and gives the Hawks another young edge rusher to go with Jacob Martin and Rasheem Green from the 2018 draft. Collier was a first-team All-Big 12 selection in 2018, posting six sacks and 11.5 tackles for loss.
Interestingly, the selection of Collier in the first round marks the second consecutive year that the Seahawks have selected a player in the first round who was not a multi-year starter in college. That said, even though he did not stake a starting role until his final year at TCU, he played extensively for the Horned Frogs as both as sophomore and junior.
How do you grade the Seahawks selection of L.J. Collier?
How do you grade the Seahawks selection at pick 29?
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