Why do the Seahawks have just three draft picks and no first rounders this season? Well, as you’d expect, it was due to trades. In those trades they acquired Jamal Adams, Carlos Dunlap, and Gabe Jackson. That’s not a bad haul. You can argue for or against the moves, but for the most part they were positive.
The Seahawks won’t have much of an opportunity to make a huge dent in the draft without adding more picks through trades but with the selections they do have, they could really use an edge rusher to put more pressure on opposing quarterbacks. Additionally, Seattle lost their two Week 1 starting corners Shaquill Griffin and Quinton Dunbar to free agency, so adding depth at that spot will be crucial. Finally, Russell Wilson made it clear earlier this offseason that he needs some help, so offensive line upgrades could make sense in this draft class.
Seattle Seahawks 2021 Draft selections
No. 56: D’Wayne Eskridge, WR
No. 137: Tre Brown, CB
No. 208: Stone Forsythe, OT
No. 250: NAME, POS
Fantasy football impact
This pick should make Russell Wilson happy. Eskridge is a burner and plays bigger than his frame. He’s a big play waiting to happen and with Wilson’s escapability and D.K. Metcalf and Tyler Lockett to contend with, Eskridge will make big plays early on. His fantasy value will be inconsistent, but he’ll provide big plays early in his career.