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The Seattle Seahawks just had three choices in the 2021 NFL Draft, but they targeted the best players to bolster their depth.
The NFL Draft was a quiet affair for the Seattle Seahawks, who came in with just 3 picks readily available.
They gave up their first-rounder in the trade that brought Jamal Adams to Seattle, so being inactive on Day 1 wasnt all the bad.
Still, having so couple of choices means Pete Carroll and company needed to be sure to strike on the guys they did grab. Heres the factor each Seahawks selection was a win:
3. DWayne Eskridge is lightning quickly
Seahawks challengers currently have a headache on their hands corralling Tyler Lockett and DK Metcalf. Now they have another speedy receiver to stress over.
Eskridge ran a 4.39 40-yard dash. Thats up there with the fastest receiver prospects in the draft class. He plays that fast too. He was one of two players with 4 70-yard gains in 2020. He did that in just six video games. He led the MAC with 8 getting goals and included one on kick return duty.
The 5-foot-9, 190-pounder was an all-purpose beast at Western Michigan too. He balanced 213 yards per video game to lead all of college football.
What he does not have in size, he offsets by being difficult to catch. Hes that elusive and fast.
Including that kind of speed to the offense will either permit Eskridge to make the most of the attention paid to Lockett and Metcalf or complimentary those men up to make plays. In any case, Russell Wilson advantages.
Eskridge ran a 4.39 40-yard dash. Thats up there with the fastest receiver prospects in the draft class. He was one of two gamers with four 70-yard gains in 2020. He led the MAC with 8 receiving touchdowns and included one on kick return task.
The quarterback may have preferred an offensive lineman because area, but Eskridge will soon make him forget that.