Seahawks fans are gearing up for what will still be an exciting weekend, as we can’t wait to see what kind of work John Schneider and Pete Carroll do to multiply those picks into a fruitful draft. Chances are this team will be able to grab a few players that can contribute immediately on the field, and a few that will be projects and that should be able to help out down the road.
As for Seattle’s first pick at 56, I fully expect them to trade back. However, I wouldn’t be shocked if when the time came, they stayed put and selected the player they were hoping would drop to them.
I just know that in the past, Schneider has been known to trade down often, and I think during a year where the team holds only 3 picks, he’s even more likely to do so unless the perfect guy falls into the Seahawks’ lap at 56.
The Seahawks hold just three picks in the 2021 NFL draft
I think this team’s biggest needs are clear to be a third receiver, a corner, and an interior offensive lineman. I also think this team should target an offensive and defensive tackle this year for clear reasons.
As with my last mock draft, I am assuming Aldon Smith plays for the Seahawks in 2021. This team won’t know any more about his situation before the draft, and I think they’re fairly deep at edge rusher anyways.
I project the Seahawks to make a couple of trades back in this draft to pick up more players than just 3. In most projections, I had the Seahawks making anywhere from 5 to 8 picks. I’d like to begin by discussing these trades.