Jarran Reed is another impending free agent along the defensive line for the Seahawks and could mean John Schneider looks to add an interior presence along with the edge pick of Highsmith in the third round.
A junior college transfer, Murchison put up two excellent seasons of production for the Wolfpack in 2018 and 2019. He posted a career-high seven sacks last season to go along with 12.0 tackles for loss, and that type of disruption would be a welcome addition to the Seahawks’ pass rush group.
Murchison is a little bit stiff in the hips but always seems to be around the ball and making plays despite not being an off-the-charts athlete. If 2019 first-rounder L.J. Collier takes a much-needed step forward next season, Murchison will be a nice player to put alongside him as a rotational 3-tech.
College defenders who attempted to tackle Boston College’s A.J. Dillon one-on-one should be financially compensated for their efforts.
At 6-foot-0, 250 pounds, Dillon is a tank of a ball carrier and plays exactly how you’d expect someone at that size to play. Defenders at every level of the defense struggle to bring him down due to his ability to keep his legs moving on contact.
Perhaps most surprising about Dillon’s game is his fluidity for a running back of his size. He isn’t a “fullback disguised as a running back” type of player, with surprising straight-line speed and wiggle.
The Seahawks had to employ a carousel of running backs after the group was decimated by injuries late in 2019, so it makes sense that they will look to add more depth in this draft. Dillon makes the most sense at this spot in the fourth round, with Ohio State’s J.K. Dobbins, Utah’s Zack Moss, and Miami’s Deejay Dallas being other names who figure to be on their radar.