49ers vs. Seahawks: Who won the 2020 offseason battle?
49ers vs. Seahawks Offseason Battle: NFL Draft
The Seahawks are always an interesting team to see when they draft. They very rarely go with the obvious pick when they choose their player. They make some very interesting choices. A lot of people were not 100 percent convinced when they drafted cornerback Richard Sherman and quarterback Russell Wilson way back in the day.
The Seahawks, in particular, nailed that specific draft with some phenomenal players, though, and the stemming success from it sparked the Niners-Hawks rivalry.
In the 2020 draft, they made an interesting pick by selecting linebacker Jordyn Brooks from Texas Tech. This is a bit higher than when most thought Brooks would end up going. The Seahawks did end up needing linebacking depth on their roster, though, with age and injuries happening at that position.
The rest of the draft nothing too crazy. We will have to see if they got a diamond once the season starts.
The 49ers had a limited amount of picks this year, coming home with five drafted prospects, and are hoping to score in the first round. The team had two first-round picks and selected defensive tackle Javon Kinlaw from South Carolina and wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk from Arizona. San Francisco is banking on both of these players coming in and replacing DeForest Buckner and Emmanuel Sanders.
The rest of San Francisco’s draft was mostly for depth and hoping to get some long-term returns.
The Niners won this round for the fact they didn’t go the way a lot of people expected them to go and got two talented players in the first round. The Seahawks are just praying Brooks will be semi-decent when the season does start.