The Seahawks should get at least one pick on day 2 of the 2021 NFL draft. Even after round one there are plenty of very good players left. Luckily Seattle doesn’t need a quarterback but other teams did which leaves a lot of positional players open to take.
The Seahawks have several positions that could use more talent but that are in dire shape. This means John Schneider and Pete Carroll are free to take the best possible player for the team. Seattle needs a third receiver and a center and a cornerback but doesn’t have to have one.
This means if Seattle stands pat at pick number 56 in the second round, it should be fun to watch who Seattle takes.
Good targets for the Seahawks on day 2 of the 2021 NFL draft
Tyson Campbell, cornerback
Tyson Campbell didn’t show an inclination to pick off many passes in his college career but this could change in the pros, especially if taught well. Campbell is 6’2″ and 200 pounds, though, so he has excellent size and good speed. Pete Carroll could mold him into a starter by 2022.
Maybe Seattle gets by with the cornerbacks they have on the roster but there is not one presumed lockdown corner. Campbell could be that in a couple of years.
Liam Eichenberg, tackle
Eichenberg isn’t the perfect left tackle as he lacks the athleticism currently to come in and start right away. But guess what? The Seahawks do not need him to start straight away. In fact, I think he could switch over to right tackle and be a long-term starter after Brandon Shell leaves. Shell is a free agent after this year.
Eichenberg has good strength, though, so he could hold his own at any position. Speed rushers would give him issues in year one but once he learns technique he should be good.
Ronnie Perkins, edge rusher
Perkins isn’t ready to play the run in the NFL but he will be OK once he gains a little NFL weight. But Perkins could contribute in 2021 as a rotational pass rusher. He is 6’2″ and 265 pounds with decent speed but plays all-out on every play just like Pete Carroll would like. Plus, falling into the deep second round might only had a chip to his shoulder which would be perfect.