The NFL draft is now three days away, and fans of every team will be in keen anticipation of how their team can upgrade their chances of success in 2021 and possibly beyond. Some teams will see it as an opportunity to take their franchise out of the darkness and to a new dawn of success. Others will see an opportunity to go from a playoff contender to a playoff winner. And others, like Seahawks fans, will want to see their team’s roster take a step forward and make themselves a contender for the Lombardi trophy in 2021.
But in a draft like no other that has preceded it, due to covid restrictions meaningless is known about this NFL intake than in any other season, this is a real test of GMs, war rooms and coaching staffs to identify the stars of the future. Some teams have a large amount of draft capital to invest on the future of their franchises.
Some, like the Seahawks are not in such a good position. Indeed the Seahawks have the least draft capital of any team in the upcoming draft. According to Sports Illustrated. the Seahawks have the least draft capital of any team in any draft since 1999.
What are the Seahawks positional priorities in the 2021 draft?
To be frank, this has more than a whiff of mismanagement about it and the Seattle hierarchy needs to learn lessons and ensure they do not approach any future drafts in such a poor position. There are many versions of speculation as to how the Seahawks could increase their draft capital.
The first is by trading down from their first pick in the second round at 56th overall in order to gain a greater number of selection in the third and fourth rounds. Normally the second way would be to trade players for picks, but it is difficult to see who the Seahawks would want to trade that would garner great value in terms of additional valuable picks.