The 2021 NFL Draft is in the books. 259 players now have new homes. Almost assuredly, every team got every player they wanted exactly when they wanted to.
However, we are going to look at them through the prism of the way I thought they did. Did a team reach? Did they get a steal? How did that trade work out? Over the course of the next few weeks, I will recap every team’s draft class. Some will be solely be written word. Some will be accompanied by a video from the Deep Fried Draft YouTube channel with an expert from that team talking about their class.
Today, we look at the Seattle Seahawks.
SEAHAWKS DRAFT CLASS
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Seattle only had three draft picks due to previous trades and on-the-clock trades. They did do well for the little they had.
D’Wayne Eskridge is a great route runner and is very fast. He is also a tremendous returner. The only knock against Eskridge is he is an older prospect. He will 24 as a rookie.
Tre Brown is a bit smaller than the Seattle corners we are used to seeing. He probably fits in as more of a nickel for them.
I had a third-round grade on Stone Forsythe. He should get time to develop into a potential starter down the road.
When you only draft three players that leaves several opportunities for undrafted players to make the roster. Tamorrion Terry and Cade Johnson are a pair I could see making the final roster.
The Seahawks signed the following undrafted free agents:
Tamorrion Terry, WR, Florida State
Jared Hocker, IOL, Texas A&M
Pier-Olivier Lestage, OL, University of Montreal
BJ Emmons, RB, Florida Atlantic
Connor Wedington, WR, Stanford
Jon Rhattigan, LB, Army
Greg Eiland, OT, Mississippi State
Cade Johnson, WR, South Dakota State
Bryan Mills, CB, North Carolina Central
Next up we will look at the Pittsburgh Steelers!