The Seahawks had just three picks in this year’s draft, so it would have impossible to cover all their needs from those three picks. The question is what needs remain unaddressed after this year’s draft?
Prior to the draft, I had the top ten needs for the Seahawks as:
- Slot receiver
- Defensive tackle
- Offensive tackle
- Edge rushers
- Wide receiver
- Kick returner
Seahawks have some remaining needs for 2021 following the NFL draft
Needs 1, 3 and 5 were the positions the Seahawks used their three picks on, and my very specific need number 8 was wrecked by the Ravens selecting Mason in round 6 before the ‘Hawks had a chance to pick him.
Immediately after the draft, John Schneider’s team swung into action picking up UDFA’s to add depth at Center, Guard, OT, wide receiver and kick returner.
In picking up the likes of Tamorrion Terry, Cade Johnson, Connor Wedington, Jake Curhan, Greg Eiland and Bryan Mills they have done enough for me to check off needs 1,3,5,6,9 and 10.
Which leaves 2, 4 and 7 as areas still to be worked on.
It has to be said that with limited cap space and draft picks, Schneider and co have done an exceptional job of adding strength and depth to the Seahawks roster despite the limited amount of options available to them.
Without further trades, cuts or contract re-structures there is only $3.3 million in cap space available to address the outstanding needs via free agency.
So the Seahawks are definitely going to the free agent thrift shop looking for bargains unless they manage to find some extra cap wiggle room to work with.
I will suggest some possible options that could be suitable for the Seahawks at center, defensive tackle and DE/LB in this article.