Seahawks attempt to make most of just three picks in the NFL Draft
The Seattle Seahawks arrived at the 2021 NFL Draft with just three picks. Typically, John Schneider values his draft picks, and they attempt to accumulate and stockpile. This year, they felt the repercussions of the Jamal Adams trade, which is still up for judgment.
In the 2020 Wildcard game, the Seahawks lost to their division rival, Los Angeles Rams. After a 12-4 season, losing in the Wildcard game is gut-wrenching. After competing in the regular season and falling short to a division rival, it had to hurt knowing that you only had three NFL Draft picks to contribute. Regardless, the Seahawks have something to build upon, but should there be concern moving forward?
The Seahawks will always be in contention with head coach Pete Carroll running things and having a franchise quarterback certainly helps. At one point in the offseason, it appeared that Russell Wilson could be on the move but that all seems like water under the bridge. Obviously, with only three picks, the Seahawks looked to help Wilson on offense. They spent one at the receiving position and one on a blindside pass protector in hopes of keeping Wilson upright.
With D.K. Metcalf and Tyler Lockett in the building adding a speedy slot receiver like Eskridge could ease some of the coverage thrown in Metcalf’s way. It was also important to acknowledge the offensive tackle position as Duane Brown is heading into his final years. Despite the quantity, Schneider and Carroll did a good job identifying the best players available at positions of need.