Round six, pick 186
Seahawks chose: Jacob Martin
Should have chosen: Martin
Just like offensive linemen, Seattle needs pass rushers too. Martin came into 2018 a bit undersized with weight but he did have lots of explosive quickness. The defensive end played in all 16 regular season games this year and seemed to be playing his best by the end. Martin had three sacks in his last seven games on limited snaps. Plus, he had seven quarterback hits in his final eight games.
For Martin to really add value to the Seahawks, though, he needs to take a huge step towards being consistently productive in 2019. Seattle will find a way to keep Frank Clark but Clark will need help from the defensive end playing opposite him. Could Martin be the answer?
Round seven, pick 220
Seahawks chose: Alex McGough
Should have chosen: Matthew Adams
I guess Seattle needed to draft a quarterback to back up Russell Wilson? The problem was McGough was not very accurate as a passer and one has to be that in today’s NFL. Seattle ended up having to trade for Brett Hundley before the season began and gave up a sixth-round pick in 2019 to get Hundley. This meant Seattle wasted their 2018 7th round choice and paid for it with a 6th round pick this year.
Adams was a decent backup linebacker with the Colts and would have helped Seattle at that position sooner than Shaquem Griffin.
I pictured Chris Carson here because he shows how valuable 7th round picks can be. Carson was a 7th-rounder in 2017 and then led Seattle in rushing in 2018. All picks can matter.