2021 NFL Draft Grade: Seattle Seahawks

Jan 3, 2021; Glendale, Arizona, USA; Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll watches game action against the San Francisco 49ers during the first half at State Farm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports


Round 2 Pick 56: WR D’Wayne Eskridge

Round 4 Pick 137: CB Tre Brown

Round 6 Pick 208: OT Stone Forsythe 


It was a very quiet draft weekend for Seattle. Because of this they had limited opportunity to fill their many needs on the offensive line and defense. With this in mind, a wide receiver in round two is quite perplexing. D’Wayne Eskridge has potential a few years down the road, but who knows if Russell Wilson will even be in Seattle at that point. With such a need at center and Creed Humphrey still on the board, the Seahawks may have whiffed on this pick. 

Tre Brown was a three-year starter at Oklahoma, but he is undersized and gets bullied by larger receivers. He is extremely quick, though, and Seattle may find use for him as a nickel corner. Brown also has potential as a returner; the Seahawks were very average on special teams last year so this pick could help. 

The Seahawks then finally addressed the offensive line in the sixth round with Stone Forsythe. Forsythe is a player that I am very intrigued by. He isn’t very quick, but his massive size at 6’8 makes up for it. He protected Kyle Trask’s blindside at Florida but more than likely will move to the right due to his lack of footwork. It’s certainly a fun pick (who doesn’t want an o-lineman with the name Stone?), but I’m not convinced he’s the answer to Seattle’s o-line struggles.

Grade: D+

At the end of the day, Seattle was never going to get a high grade with only three picks. However, even with the few picks they had, there was very little done to address the roster’s needs. No interior linemen were picked even though plenty were on the board in the second round, and none of the prospects Seattle actually took will immediately improve the team. With Russell Wilson’s recent scuffles with the team, this should be very worrisome.