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Seattle Seahawks 2021 NFL Draft Class Breakdown

  • The Draft Network
  • May 9, 2021
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The Seahawks needed to get creative on draft weekend. They entered the draft with a mere three picks and plenty of holes to fill. That put tremendous pressure on Seattle to select players that will help them immediately. This also is a good scenario for the players selected, as they are almost assured to make the roster. In years past, John Schneider and Pete Carroll have proven that they can find good value and key positions throughout the draft—and this year they absolutely needed to. 

Let’s take a look at the Seahawks' 2021 NFL Draft class:

Round 2: D’Wayne Eskridge, WR, Western Michigan

This may have been a slight reach in terms of value, but Eskridge is an explosive player who will be an immediate contributor in 11-personnel sets. He is dynamic, has good speed, and can even contribute on special teams if necessary. This is a scary scenario with nickel defenses trying to cover D.K. Metcalf, Tyler Lockett, and Eskridge in passing situations.

Round 4: Tre Brown, CB, Oklahoma

Again, this may be another slight reach in terms of value but Brown could be a contributor very early in the process. He’s physical against the run but also showed enough at the Senior Bowl to leave some optimistic about his ability to defend the pass. His physicality should make him a core special teams player from day one, while also challenging for the nickel role early in his career.

Round 6: Stone Forsythe, OT, Florida

This is good value for this player. Some had Forsythe pegged to be selected much higher in the draft. He is an enormous player at 6-foot-8 with good length on the perimeter. He also has good bloodlines, as his father is a former NFL player. He’s not a great run blocker, as his size doesn’t afford him many wins in the leverage battle. Nonetheless, with Duane Brown and Brandon Shell free agents after this season, Forsythe could find himself challenging for a starting role by year two.

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