Seahawks 2021 NFL draft: Seattle takes Tre Brown to challenge at CB

The Seattle Seahawks came into this draft with a nearly finalized roster. Having only 3 draft picks meant they had to create a competitive roster solely through free agency.

The draft was meant to do two things. First, address the couple positions without depth. Second, add high potential players for the future.

Yesterday’s selection of D’Wayne Eskridge was a masterstroke by Seattle. Yes, they were trying to trade back. Unfortunately, it didn’t pan out.

Seahawks take feisty and fast cornerback Tre Brown in the fourth round

Regardless, the Seahawks got a player that can only be described as electric. A perfect pairing with DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett. This was an unexpected selection that should have an immediate impact this year going forward.

With the Seahawks second selection, the team chose CB Tre Brown from Oklahoma. Brown is a feisty corner who plays with great speed and exceptional ball skills.

This is a surprise selection, however. Brown is not the typical long and tall corner that the Seahawks typical target. He ran a blazing fast 4.42 40-yard dash. However, he is just 5’9” with 30” inch arms.

This makes you wonder if the pick up (and success) of D.J. Reed last year changed their stance for size requirements at cornerback. Once you get past his stature, he is picture-perfect for Seattle. He is sticky in coverage. He mirrors routes incredibly well. His footwork is great. He also plays with swagger. That true alpha mentality.

Another important note. This is a very safe pick. Brown has extensive work as a special teams contributor. He was one of the main kicker returners while in school. Even if he doesn’t work out at CB (whether outside or slot), he should find plenty of work in one of the best special teams units in the NFL.

Grade: B+

The only reason this doesn’t get an A, I think there were a couple of better players left on the board. However, this is a really good player who will bring it every day. Fans should be excited about this one.