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Seahawks Select Florida Receiver Freddie Swain In Sixth Round Of 2020 NFL Draft

The Seahawks used their sixth-round pick to select University of Florida receiver Freddie Swain.


The Seahawks added more speed at receiver with their sixth-round pick, selecting University of Florida receiver Freddie Swain.

Swain, who ran a 4.46 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine, joins a speedy group of receivers that includes Tyler Lockett, DK Metcalf, David Moore and free-agent addition Phillip Dorsett II.

The 6-foot, 197-pound Swain started six of 12 games as a senior and had 38 catches for 517 yards and a team-high seven touchdown receptions. Swain also has experience as a returner.

Swain did his best work as a slot receiver in college, and while he said he can play anywhere, he described that position as his best fit.

"I'm more of a slot guy," Swain said. "I'm not opposed to working outside. I bring a lot of energy. I play with passion. I just love to compete. When me and Coach (Pete) Carroll talked on the phone, he made a big emphasis on just competing when I get in Seattle. I think I should fit in well with the guys. They have a lot of guys that just love to compete. I think I should fit in well."

Swain is also hoping this return ability can help him make his mark in the NFL.

"I just have to come in and compete, and special teams will get me a step further on the field, besides offense," he said. "Just come in and catch the ball and don't put the ball on the ground and get it back for the offense."

Here is the Seahawks' eight-player 2020 draft class:

  • Round 1, No. 27 overall: LB Jordyn Brooks, Texas Tech
  • Round 2, No. 48 overall: DE Darrell Taylor, Tennessee
  • Round 3, No. 69 overall: G Damien Lewis, LSU
  • Round 4, No. 133 overall: TE Colby Parkinson, Stanford
  • Round 4, No. 144 overall: RB DeeJay Dallas, Miami
  • Round 5, No. 148 overall: DE Alton Robinson, Syracuse
  • Round 6, No. 214 overall: WR Freddie Swain, Florida
  • Round 7, No. 251 overall: WR Stephen Sullivan, LSU

With the No. 214 overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, the Seattle Seahawks selected Freddie Swain, a wide receiver out of the University of Florida.