I know the Seahawks already have a FB in Nick Bellore on the roster, but he is more of a special teams player than a true FB. I also know that it does really fit in with new offensive coordinator Shane Waldron’s normal methods, but I have a specific guy in mind for a specific job.
That guy is Ben Mason out of Michigan. Originally a linebacker for the Wolverines at 6′ 3″ and 246lbs Mason was latterly deployed as a short-yardage back and blocker in Michigan. If you like old-school smash-mouth football, just watch this guy’s tape, the hurdle of a Maryland defender is hilarious though.
Round 7 is the time to pick specialist players and Mason is just that and could well be just what the Seahawks need to get their red zone running game on track. If the Seahawks do manage to add to their existing three draft picks with additional mid-round picks they should target the following cornerback’s
Kelvin Joseph – Kentucky
Ifeatu Melifonwu – Syracuse
Shaun Wade – Ohio State
Joseph may need some coaching but is the best outside corner of the three, Melifonwu and Wade are more nickel backs the could even become safeties down the road.
John Schneider likes to take the best player available at each pick rather than go after positions, but he could do both at the same time if he draft DE Janarius Robinson out of Florida State. Previous readers will know just how much I love this guy and if you get late in the third round or in round four you have got a bargain.
In the 2021 draft the Seahawks should
- Draft a slot receiver in rounds 2, 3 or 4
- Draft a Center in rounds 2,3 or 4
- Draft Ben Mason in round 7
- Use any additional picks on a cornerback or defensive end
If any of the draft prospects I have named end up being selected by John Schneider and Co., I for one will be really excited to see them in action in 2021.