With the Seahawks having addressed two of their major needs at wide receiver and defensive back, they came into this pick with a possible need along the offensive line. Seattle came into the draft having three major needs and filled every one.
Having acquired pick 208 from the Chicago Bears, it will be intriguing to see how the value of trading down works out long-term for Seattle. With that pick, Seattle chose Stone Forsythe.
Adding Forsythe looks like a really great move. Though choosing a player in the sixth round is always more likely to be a pick to add depth than somebody to start on day one of 2021, Forysthe could be different.
Seahawks drafting Stone Forsythe might be long-term answer at tackle
The Seahawks need to plan for the post-Duane Brown era and add depth for the coming season. Forsythe should fulfill both those needs. Plus, when you add that Brandon Shell is in his final contracted year tackle was a position the Seahawks needed to address.
At 6′ 8″ and 315 pounds Forsythe is a physical specimen and will be great in the Seahawks O-line with a year to develop and learn to get the best of his skills in a backup role.
Pending another Seattle trade in the final round of the draft, it will be down to any possible free agency moves to address any other areas of need. I would prioritize center or cornerback as areas to focus on if any free agency moves are out there to make.
D’Wayne Eskridge was just the type of wideout Seattle needed. Tre Brown at cornerback looks like a really good pick-up, too. So getting Forsythe in the sixth round pick only added to what was already a really good draft on limited picks for the Seahawks.
My overall grade for the Seahawks in the 2021 NFL draft is an absolute A.
Now the excitement can build toward what is going to be a fantastic season with the NFC West being the best division in the NFL any time getting out of this division must be a Super Bowl contender.