The Seattle Seahawks got off to a 5-0 start while their passing offense under Russell Wilson put up huge numbers. Unfortunately, defenses were able to adjust and slow them down as the season went on. They did end up 11-5 and won the NFC West, but lost in the first round to a middling Rams team. That loss was the first playoff loss at home in Pete Carroll’s Seahawks career.
As the team went back to a more run-based offense, their ability to score quickly declined while their pass defense stopped giving up the huge numbers they had early in the season. It wasn’t a tradeoff that got them very far in the playoffs unfortunately.
Seattle Seahawks 2021 Draft Picks
Round 2: No. 56, WR D’Wayne Eskridge
Round 4: No. 137, CB Tre Brown
Round 6: No. 208, OT Stone Forsythe
The offensive line needs depth and could use an upgrade after giving up the fourth-worst sack percentage in the league. The addition of Gabe Jackson helps, but Wilson wasn’t happy with taking so many hits and the team may be in the mood to give him what he wants after he let it be known he wasn’t happy after last season.
The team addressed cornerback and pass rush in free agency, but will likely look to beef those units up with their limited draft capital. With just three total picks and no first rounder, their draft board will likely take over as they aren’t desperate at any of their weak positions.
Dream first pick
Tackle, Samuel Cosmi, Texas