Seahawks round 2
Kyle Trask, Florida
OK, so it might be weird if the Seahawks took a quarterback in the second round of the 2021 NFL draft, but wasn’t it odd when the Green Bay Packers took quarterback Jordan Love in the first round in 2020? Yes. And what the Packers did was much stranger than what the Seahawks would do with their second round pick.
Kyle Trask will likely end up with another team more quarterback-needy than Seattle but he also isn’t really ready to start in 2021 or maybe 2022. That said, Seattle taking Trask would be wise because Trask can read defenses well, has adequate arm strength and is a great teammate. Plus, he could develop into a starter and Russell Wilson will turn 33 years old during the 2021 season.
Jamie Newman, Wake Forest and, kind of, Georgia
Jamie Newman is a physical freak who can throw and run very well potentially. But that is the thing. When NFL teams look at Newman and are trying to decide whether to take him or not it is mostly based on potential. Newman played one year as a starter in college and then opted-out for 2020 after first deciding to transfer to Georgia from Wake Forest.
Teams might hold Newman’s off-field decision making against him. Why transfer only to then opt-out? Newman also needs time to develop as a passer and know how to make good reads but he isn’t likely to fall far in the draft because he is 6’3″ and 240 pounds with great arm strength and speed. He’d actually be the perfect quarterback fit in Seattle and that would also give him time to mature as a football player.
Mac Jones, Alabama
I mentioned how Ian Book wins football games but now say hello to Mac Jones. Jones is the ultimate winner, as far as college football goes. Jones lost just one game he started in college going 16-1, including winning his last 14 games. And his senior year in college was special when he threw for 41 touchdowns against 4 picks and completed 77 percent of his passes.
Jones might go in the first round as he is an accurate thrower but he could fall to the third round or beyond because he isn’t a physical freak like Newman. Still, Jones would be an absolute great fit in Seattle as he is smart, doesn’t turn the ball over and will not be afraid of the speed of NFL players after having played in the SEC.