The Seahawks are going to need to be creative to try and dip into this very talented NFL draft class. I want to say they were dealt a bad hand this off-season. However, it was more self-inflicted than anything else.
Trades completely depleted their draft stock. They acquired a lot of proven talent. However, those talented players are not what one would consider cheap labor. That is why the Seahawks need to dip back into the draft. Help offset some of the more expensive players with inexpensive players with potential. This year, it is needed more than ever.
The salary cap imploded this off-season. Estimates before the pandemic had the salary cap around $215 million for 2021. The COVID virus hit and the salary cap shrank to a lowly $182.5 million. That is $32.5 million below the originally projected amount.
The Seahawks have just 3 draft picks going into the NFL draft.
Teams use the projected future salary cap to help figure out how much they can/ should spend on multi-year contracts. Some of those long-term big deal contracts are really hurting right now. There was absolutely no way to know this would occur.
I have made a conceded effort in trying to find the most realistic trades and selections possible. I have studied the draft prospects. I have studied the Seahawks requirements for different positions.
All in all, I believe I have come up with a very realistic Seahawks mock draft. The players all fit the Seahawks typical M.O.’s and the roster holes are all met. Follow me through the slides and let me know what you think and what you would do if you were the Seahawks after it is all said and done.