Again, I have listed below the current depth chart, age and year of potential free agency.
- D.K.Metcalf – 23 – 2023
- Tyler Lockett – 28 – 2026
- D’Wayne Eskridge – 23 – 2025
- Freddie Swain – 22 -2024
- Tamorrion Terry – 22 – 2024 (RFA)
- Cade Johnson – 22 – 2024 (RFA)
- Connor Wedington – 22 – 2024 (RFA)
- Penny Hart – 24 – 2022 (ERFA)
- Darvin Kidsy – 26 – 2022 (ERFA)
- John Ursua – 27 – 2022 (ERFA)
- Cody Thompson – 25 – 2022 (ERFA)
With twelve wide receivers listed, they are not all likely to survive into the 2021 season. If we look from Wedington upwards, there is no immediate need for the Seahawks as surely they will tie Metcalf up longer-term at some point.
They have given Lockett an extension that is likely to take him to, or close to, the end of his career, so unless they choose to move him on at some point, there is no pressing need at WR.
However, if Lockett’s form did start to dip as he approaches 30 or the younger receivers fail to deliver on the promise they have, then the Seahawks may go back in for another WR in the 2022 draft.
If they do, my top 10 WR’s for the 2022 draft are currently.
- Justyn Ross (Clemson)
- Chris Olave (Ohio State)
- Garrett Wilson (Ohio State)
- George Pickens (Georgia)
- John Metchie (Alabama)
- Jahan Dotson (Penn State)
- Treylon Burks (Arkansas)
- Trey Knox (Arkansas)
- Khalil Shakir (Boise State)
- Jaquarii Roberson (Wake Forest)
Again, I have listed ten, this time because I can see numbers 6 to 10 climbing the ranking in 2021 and this looks like quite a deep class of WRs in the 2022 draft.
- Gerald Everett – 26 – 2022
- Will Dissly – 24 -2022
- Colby Parkinson – 22 – 2024
- Tyle Mabry – 24 – 2022 (ERFA)
- Nick Guggemos – 22 – 2024 (ERFA)
Looking at the top two TEs currently on the depth chart, they are both in prove-it territory in 2021. Colby Parkinson is young, but also needs to feature far more prominently in 2021 to prevent the Seahawks from seeking alternative options in 2022 and beyond.
From what I can see, it is not a great TE class in the 2022 NFL draft.
My current top 5 prospects at TE are
- Jalen Wydermyer (Texas A&M)
- Jake Ferguson (Wisconsin)
- Charlie Kolar (Iowa State)
- Cade Otton (Washington)
- Jeremy Ruckert (Ohio State)
Two other possible candidates I will be monitoring closely are Brant Kuithe (Utah) and Isaiah Likely (Coastal Carolina).
Given that it does not look like a great class at this stage, and it normally takes TEs a few seasons to mature in the NFL, this may be a position to look to develop via free agency if none of the current roster steps up in 2021.