Having selected D’Wayne Eskridge as a wide receiver as the only pick the Seahawks had in the first two days of the draft, it is time to look at the day three options available to the Seahawks on day three.
Firstly, the Seahawks did not pull off any trade maneuvers around their second round pick, so unless the Seahawks make a player trade or cough up future 2022 picks, it looks like the round 4 and round 7 picks are all that the Seahawks have to work with,
A seventh round pick rarely leads to a hidden gem playing a significant part in the team’s production, with the exception of the likes of Chris Carson, so looking for a special teamer of specific function with that pick is probably the way to go.
Day three targets for the Seahawks in the 2021 NFL draft
But the fourth round pick is where we really need to concentrate.
As I see it the Seahawks have the following options
- Draft a center to upgrade on Ethan Pocic
- Draft an OT to future proof the position
- Draft a corner to address that situation
- Draft the best payer available regardless of position
Trey Hill – Georgia
Hill should have gone in round 2 in my opinion, so in the unlikely event he is still on the board when we get to Seattle’s pick they should take him, I would even trade up to get him.
The only thing with Hill is that he is probably a better guard than center at the NFL level, but is still too good an option at center to pass on.
Alec Lindstrom – Boston College
For a start, Lindstrom is a left-handed snapper, which can always present issues. Outside of that is a good prospect, but not the best fit for the Seahawks in my opinion skills-wise.
Drew Dalman – Stanford
Dalman is probably going to be around the same level as Pocic, so is not one I would be overly keen on, he is a round 5/6 pick for me.
Drake Jackson – Kentucky
Jackson is a good option though, he has four years at starting center under his belt and is a pure center, and is just pretty good at what he does.
At offensive tackle, the Seahawks has an excellent veteran and a gut in the last year of his contract in Duane Brown and Brandon Shell.
The options here are
James Hudson – Cincinnati
Like Trey Hill at center, Hudson should have gone in the second round for me, so again the Seahawks should draft him if he still on the board at their pick or even trade up for him if they decide to draft at this position.
Jaylon Moore – Western Michigan
Can the Seahawks draft two guys from Western Michigan with their first two picks? Moore fits what the Seahawks need as he is talented, but needs development before starting in the NFL. Fourth round may be a bit early to select him though.
Larry Borom- Missouri
Borom, again is a raw talent that will need nurturing and is under most people’s radar. Definitely not a round 4 pick, but one to consider in round 7.
As I feared there has been a run on cornerbacks, so there is not a lot left to consider drafting, but there are some options at cornerback.
Tay Gowan – UCF
Gowan lacks experience but has ability and is physically the type of big corner that the Seahawks like to draft.
Thomas Graham – Oregon
Not the biggest and not the quickest, but a really good tackler. Probably not what the Seahawks are looking for though
Shaun Wade – Ohio State
Wade has great leadership qualities but is more of nickelback/safety prospect longer term.
If the Seahawks want to go down the best player available option regardless of need, then if Marquez Stevenson is still there at WR they could go in that direction and possibly trade Tyler Lockett at some point.
But Janarius Robinson at DE is a real hidden gem in this draft for me. He would be a real steal in the fourth round.