The Picks: Part Two
For the final four picks I have the Seahawks making, I have the team focusing on pieces that could be effective down the road, but for this year may be labeled as project players. Let’s look at them.
Round 6, Pick Number 200: Dan Moore Jr., LT
Dan Moore is an excellent Day 3 pick for this team because he’s definitely a project. However, he can be a starting-caliber Left Tackle in the league with proper development. 2021 will likely be Duane Brown’s final year, and this team will need a solid tackle for next season. He’s tall (6’5″) and big (315 pounds), but he moves like he’s lighter. I think he’ll make a great addition to the Waldron scheme. He may even have some potential as a backup this year should Brown or Shell go down.
Round 6, Pick Number 218: Frank Darby, WR
Frank Darby from Arizona State is definitely an intriguing option for this team. He’s a fast, down-the-field receiver who is somewhat unproven. He has a lot of similarities to Freddie Swain, a player that the team just came out and said they were confident in as the WR3. There’s a chance that Gerald Everett, who I want to play in a wide receiver role this season, will be gone before 2022. Darby could be a deadly weapon by then after a year learning under Metcalf and Lockett.
Round 7, Pick Number 249: Isaiah McDuffie, LB
McDuffie is a Seahawk-style linebacker, and finds his way into the backfield on running plays quite often. Obviously, playing in the NFL is much harder than at the college level, which is why he falls to the final round. He’s physical with good size, but shouldn’t be counted on as a starter for the Seahawks any time soon. If the team brings KJ Wright back (or plans to after the draft), they may not make this pick, but I like McDuffie for the value.
Round 7, Pick Number 255: Pooka Williams Jr., RB
Pooka Williams is almost the same thing as Travis Homer in my eyes, and the team is probably looking to get younger and cheaper at the RB3/passing-down back. Pooka Williams is incredibly shifty, and though he’s undersized (5’10”), he makes up for it in overall speed. Williams could also play a role on returns due to his ability to make tacklers miss. I will say that I’m not sure Pooka falls this far in the draft come next weekend.