The Seahawks wasted no time signing undrafted free agents (UDFAs) after the draft concluded. Seattle agreed to terms with 13. This after taking just three players in the 2021 NFL draft.
While most of these players will at best make the practice squad and at worst be cut from the roster, a few of them may have a chance to make an impact on the Seahawks roster in 2021 and beyond. And we know that the Seahawks can do wonders with UDFAs.
Let’s take a look at each one of them and why the Seahawks decided to bring them in.
Seahawks UDFA tracker for the 2021 season
- Tamorrion Terry, WR, Florida State: By far the most intriguing of these 13, Terry was a weapon in the Florida State offense for multiple seasons. He’s impressively sized (6’4″, 209 pounds), and could be used as a depth piece that can stretch the field. Great signing by Seattle.
- Jared Hocker, OL, Texas A&M: Hocker plays the inside of the offensive line. He’s huge (6’6″, 327 pounds), and is a good cheap signing to bulk up the interior in case of injury or other scenario. Another interesting pickup by Seattle.
- Bryan Mills, CB, NCCU: Here’s a corner who’s more Carroll-ish than Tre Brown, whom the team selected in Round 4. Mills is 6’2″, and while I couldn’t find his wingspan, it’s sure to reflect his long frame and probably be 75 or more inches. Potential to backup outside corner.
- Asshari Crosswell, S, Arizona State: Crosswell never really produced in college as one might have expected after he was a highly-recruited high school player. But he has decent size at 6’2″ and 210 pounds. Plus Seattle has a way of making OK safeties pretty good, like Ryan Neal in 2020.
- Pier-Olivier Lestage, OL, Montreal Carabins: Former Canadian pro, I think he would also project on the inside of the line. Pretty slow, but great size (6’3″, 305). Really nothing to complain about.
- B.J. Emmons, RB, FAU: Probably just a depth piece so the Seahawks don’t have happen to them what happened at the end of the 2019 season: everyone got hurt and they brought in Beastmode. Nothing too impressive, just good depth.
- Josh Johnson, RB, Opelika: See: B.J. Emmons. Depth signing only. I like it, though.
- Cade Johnson, WR, South Dakota State: Could be a great slot receiver if given the opportunity to develop. As the team moves into the Shane Waldron offense, I love this move. Even though he may not get a chance to produce, this is the type of player the Seahawks will be attracted to in the future.
- Connor Wedington, WR, Stanford: A speedy, lanky receiver with special teams (including punt and kick return) ability, I have nothing to complain about with Wedington.
- Jon Rhattigan, LB, Army: Finally some linebacker depth. I want to roll with Wagner and Brooks starting in 2021 with Darrell Taylor playing SAM, but behind them this team doesn’t have anyone besides Cody Barton and BBK. I like this pickup for that reason.
- Jack Curhan, OL, Cal: Something about the Seahawks and these lumbering linemen. Compares great to Lestage, Curhan is 6’6″ and weighs 330. He’s quite slow, but as I mentioned, there’s nothing wrong with adding some muscle to the trenches.
- Greg Eiland, OL, Mississippi State: See Jack Curhan. This dude is 6’8″, 335 pounds. I think the Seahawks’ plan to protect Russell Wilson may just be to line up their UDFA linemen and wager that no defensive line can break through a wall of 340-pound men who run 5.5-second 40’s.
- Jarrod Hewitt, DL, Virginia Tech: 6’2″ and 280 pounds, Hewitt could add to the interior of that defensive line, or he could help out at 5-tech if needed.
Whether or not any of these players ever see the field as Seahawks, making these signings so quick tells me that even though they only had 3 picks in the draft, this organization is not afraid to go out and pick up a handful of players that they believe could have a possible impact in making this team better in 2021. And I like that a lot.