The time for the Seahawks to make their first selection in the 2021 draft is fast approaching. My view and that of many is that the first position the Seahawks should add to via this draft is at wide receiver, and more specifically a slot receiver.
So with five wideouts having been taken in round 1, who is left for the Seahawks to target on day 2.
Seahawks receiver targets for day two of the 2021 NFL draft
Terrace Marshall, Jr. is the best receiver left on the board, but if drafted, it would be as the presumed successor to Tyler Lockett as he is not a slot receiver.
Rondale Moore is ultra-talented, but has also been ultra fragile throughout his college career, so you would want to be sure medically before using your first pick on him.
Elijah Moore is the best slot receiver left on the board, but I will be surprised if he is still there when we get to Seattles pick at 56 though.
Marquez Stevenson is the next best slot receiver for me, and is also devastating as a kick returner. If Moore has gone, Stevenson would be great for the Seahawks.
The tiny but lighting quick Tutu Atwell is more of a third round pick than second, but would have a similar profile to Stevenson and is another kick return master.
Shi Smith, is a player I really like, not the biggest, not the fastest, but makes catches others cannot and has a will to win that reminds me of another S.Smith that played WR for Carolina a few years back. And he plays the slot position too.
Tylan Wallace may have the best hands of all the receivers in the draft and is not bad after the catch. Another one more likely to be a long term replacement for Lockett as he is not a slot receiver.
If you want a bigger slot receiver then Sage Surratt is a candidate, again for me late round 3 or even a round pick 4 though.
D’Wayne Eskridge can play either wideout or slot and is a decent option in round 4 if the Seahawks decide to wait until then.
Dyami Brown out of North Carolina rounds off the ten best options at WR for Seattle. Brown is highly gifted, but a bit of development project too, hence why he will go later than those mentioned previously.
Those are the options John Schneider will be mulling over as we proceed towards the magic moment of the Seahawks first pick in the 2021 NFL draft.