2021 NFL Draft: From the college perspective, Seattle Seahawks draft analysis, all the picks, best value selection and biggest reach.
Seattle Seahawks 2021 NFL Draft Analysis
– There were only three picks, so to go Norman Dale, my team is on the floor. Western Michigan WR D’Wayne Eskridge is a dangerous quick target who could be the flash on the inside to add yet another playmaker to an already good situation, but the Seahawks already have Tyler Lockett. They needs a whole lot more.
– Oklahoma CB Tre Brown was a reach even in the fourth round, but that’s Seattle – it drafts what it likes and doesn’t care what anyone thinks. Here’s the problem – cornerback was a need pick. Eskridge was a luxury taken when there were still a slew of corners on the board.
– Seattle has done more than fine so far with how it operates, but someone has GOT to figure out value in that group. If you wanted Tre Brown, then trade down and get another pick. OT Stone Forsythe in the sixth round, though, wasn’t bad. He might actually be the best of the three selections.
Best Value Pick: OT Stone Forsythe, Florida, 6th round, 208th overall
Biggest Reach: CB Tre Brown, Oklahoma, 4th round, 137th overall
Late Flier That Could Work: Forsythe
Seattle Seahawks 2021 NFL Draft Analysis: 2021 NFL Draft Picks
2 (56) WR D’Wayne Eskridge, Western Michigan
4 (137) CB Tre Brown, Oklahoma
6 (208) OT Stone Forsythe, Florida
Seattle Seahawks 2021 NFL Draft Analysis: Pre-Draft Analysis
Seattle always does whatever Seattle wants to do with its draft. Value, schmalue – it takes guys and doesn’t care what anyone else seems to think. That occasionally works – it was able to get a factor at guard in Damien Lewis in the third round – but it’s still waiting for second round DE Darrell Taylor to get past a foot injury while hoping LB Jordyn Brooks can be known for more than being picked one spot ahead of Patrick Queen. The rest of the pieces from the 2020 draft had better be great, too, because …
A second, a fourth, and a seventh. That’s it for the Seattle 2021 NFL Draft without a few big trades. No pressure, but that 56th overall pick had better work, or else this will be a lost April. It has to go after a corner at some point, but …
Again, Seattle does what Seattle does. It’ll go with the best playmaker it can grab, and it’s almost certainly going to be for the defensive side. If there’s a hybrid like Oklahoma’s Ronnie Perkins around, that wouldn’t be a bad thing.
Seattle Seahawks 2021 NFL Draft Analysis: 2020 NFL Draft Picks
1 LB Jordyn Brooks, Texas Tech
2 DE Darrell Taylor, Tennessee
3 OG Damien Lewis, LSU
4 TE Colby Parkinson, Stanford
5 RB DeeJay Dallas, Miami
5 DE Alton Robinson, Syracuse
6 WR Freddie Swain, Florida
7 TE Stephen Sullivan, LSU
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