What does this mean for the Seahawks draft class?
If the Seahawks focus their free agency money on the defensive side (which is where the strength is), the team should have a very simple strategy going into the draft. Add impact players early and potential players late.
The draft: round: (quantity of picks in that round)
1: (1 – DK Metcalf trade)
4: (3 – Metcalf and Jamal Adams trades)
My ideal draft:
Day one: Seahawks select (1 player)
- Roger McCreary, CB: Easily the best man coverage cornerback in the class. He is incredibly sticky in coverage. He is ball-hungry and makes every move to create turnovers. He allowed only 35 catches on 76 targets while creating 13 pass breakups. He is truly a remarkable coverage corner.
Day two: Seahawks select (2)
- Logan Hall, DL: The single best word to describe Hall is explosive. He is going to test off the charts. He can play as the 3-tech or 5-tech. The prototypical Michael Bennett role. With Rasheem Green gone, You can’t do much better than Hall. A beautiful blend of explosiveness out of the stance and bend to beat the lineman consistently.
- Channing Tindall, LB: The Seahawks move back to a 4-3 front with Darrell Taylor able to simply put his earls back and rush the passer. They need a new heat-seeking missile in the middle of the field. Tindall’s upside is SKY-HIGH, and he is likely the fastest linebacker in the class.
Day three: Seahawks selections (5)
- Max Mitchell, OT: The left tackle for the future. Small school wonder who racked up the third most big-time run blocks last season. He only allowed nine pressures and zero sacks this season. He was the second-highest graded tackle in college this year, per PFF. A perfect stash player to learn behind Duane Brown.
- Dylan Parham, IOL: A former tight end moved to the interior of the offensive. He is incredibly athletic and raw. However, he is a blank slate and has the potential to play any of the 5 offensive line positions. Huge potential.
- Dameon Pierce, RB: An underutilized threat at the University of Florida. He possesses a compact frame with incredible contact balance. His legs never stop and he breaks a ridiculous amount of tackles. The perfect pairing with Rashaad Penny’s breakaway ability.
- Kirby Joseph, FS: A developmental free safety. The loss of Quandre Diggs leaves the Seahawks with the need for ball skills. Joseph amassed five interceptions in his lone season and is more than adept playing single-high safety.
- Khalil Shakir, WR: A human highlight reel. Shakir has phenomenal hands and YAC ability. His body control is remarkable. A perfect WR3 with WR2 upside.