The NFL Draft will fill the remaining holes on the roster.
Thanks to a couple of trades Seattle has bought their way back into the draft. This is incredibly fortunate as this draft looks perfect to fill their remaining needs. The Seahawks remaining holes are LG, OT, WR, RB, and CB. They also need more depth at QB and DL.
I have two more trades to help stash picks.
- Seattle trades the 36th pick (Lockett) to the Broncos for pick 40 and 114.
- Seattle trades the 56th pick (Seattle’s) to the Washington Football Team for picks 74, 124, and 243.
This leaves the Seahawks draft chest as follows: 40, 74 99, 114,124, 129, 168, 209, and 243.
Pick #40: Landon Dickerson, LG/C
If Dickerson hadn’t been injured, he would have likely been a top 15 lock. He is about the most physical and dominant blocker in this draft class. If pancakes were a stat, he likely would have led the league. Dickerson has experience all along the line. An instant plug and play left guard.
Pick #74: Jabril Cox, LB
In this scenario, Seattle elects to move on from K.J. Wright. Wright is likely going to get paid and Seattle needs to focus on gaining speed on the defense. Cox is arguably the best coverage linebacker in this class. A true athletic freak, who can line up against anyone. This pick could look like a steal a year from now.
Pick #99: Walker Little, LT
Duane Brown is getting older. It is time to draft his heir-apparent. Walker Little looked like a first-round lock before getting injured in 2019 followed by opting out of the 2020 season. He is a strong player with incredible length. He has very functional athleticism, with excellent footwork. A perfect player to sit and develop for a year.
Pick #114: Benjamin St. Juste, CB
Potential is the keyword here. St. Juste has incredible footwork, long arms, and plays the ball very well. If he can work on route recognition, he has the makings for a true number one cornerback.
Pick #124: Cade Johnson, WR
Johnson is an incredibly elusive prospect. He wins through quickness, agility, and his high football IQ. Seattle focuses a lot on the Senior Bowl. Johnson ended the week with the highest one-v-one win percentage amongst wide receivers. An absolutely insane 79% win rate. A truly slippery receiver.
Pick #129: Khalil Herbert, RB
Herbert is slightly undersized for a typical Seahawks running back. However, he can do everything the Seahawks look for. He has excellent vision, contract balance, burst, patience, and competitive toughness. He also showed a lot of promise as a 3rd down pass-blocking back in the Senior Bowl.
Pick #168: Elerson Smith, DE
Smith is another high upside pick. He is a long, athletic defensive end who displays exceptional twitch and speed. He needs to work on adding weight to be able to play every down. However, he has all the raw tools to be a day one contributor against the pass in the rotational setting and the potential for so much more.
Pick #209: Ta’Quon Graham, DT
Another high upside pick. Graham is a long and strong 3-tech defensive tackle. He has a lot of power and long enough arms that he consistently penetrates using his leverage.
Pick #243: John Bates, TE
A pure blocking tight end. Bates isn’t overly athletic. He doesn’t possess a lot of speed. However, when you throw the ball to him, he has very soft hands. His in-line blocking is amongst the best in the class as well.