Round 6 – Tight end Luke Farrell, Ohio State
Seattle will need to revamp its tight end room this offseason. Greg Olsen threw shade on his way out of Seattle while retiring, Jacob Hollister is a decent pass receiver but not a good run blocker and likely too expensive to keep (Hollister was paid over $3 million in 2020) and Luke Willson is a great cheerleader for the team but not a difference-maker blocking or catching passes.
This leaves Seattle with Will Dissly and a lot of question marks. Even Dissly is a bit of a question mark. Can he stay healthy for a full season once again? And can Colby Parkinson develop into a good option for Russell Wilson to throw to and can he block? Seattle needs a tight end in the 2021 draft, no matter which pick they make to get one.
Farrell is a good fit for Seattle. He may not catch a ton of passes but he has the ability to do so. In 2018 he caught 20 passes for Ohio State. In 2019 he caught just 7 but those were for an average of 17 yards a catch. But the reason he’s a good fit for the Seahawks is Farrell is an excellent blocking tight end.
Farrell is also 6’6″ so he can gain weight and still be a solid option for Wilson but get big enough to block edge rushers and open holes for Seattle’s running backs. And in round 6, Farrell would prove to be a solid pick and long-term player who doesn’t mind doing the dirty work to help get wins.