The Seattle Seahawks go into the 2021 NFL Draft with very little draft capital. Luckily, the team also has few holes to fill as they added several key players already in free agency including Kerry Hyder and Gabe Jackson.
One of the positions the team could possibly add a starter at is center which will likely be one of the team’s top draft picks in the 2021 NFL Draft.
Seattle Seahawks mock draft: Round 3, 81st overall
The Seattle Seahawks trade out of the second round of the 2021 NFL Draft and pick up a fifth-round selection from the Las Vegas Raiders. They make this trade because they can still pick up a starting center in the third round and desperately need draft picks.
Seattle decided to go with a center with their first choice as it is the weakest position on their offensive line. Even though Ethan Pocic had the best season of his career last year, he is still a below-average starter. His backup is currently Kyle Fuller who is a fringe NFL starter. It is also worth noting that both centers are on one-year deals.
The Seahawks get the second-best center in the 2021 NFL Draft with the selection of Josh Myers with this selection. Part of the reason Seattle would select Myers here is that he has the size the Seahawks likes from its linemen coming in at 310 pounds.
He is also a player with a high football IQ having made the line calls for the Buckeyes the past two seasons. It would not be a surprise if Myers was able to earn the starting job by the middle of next season.
Seattle Seahawks mock draft: Round 4, 130th overall
The Seattle Seahawks had their struggles at cornerback last year and these issues were made even worse because of injuries. Due to these issues, the team went out and signed Ahkello Witherspoon in free agency and likely will address this position in the 2021 NFL Draft.
Typically Seattle likes larger corners and a player who fits that mold is Benjamin St-Juste of Minnesota, who comes in at 6-foot-3 and 200 pounds.
Seattle Seahawks mock draft: Round 5, 163rd overall
While Seattle has two very solid starters at wide receiver in Tyler Lockett and DK Metcalf they don’t have much behind them. Currently, the team’s number three receiver is 2020 sixth-round pick Freddie Swain, who only had 13 receptions last year. In Dazz Newsome, the Seahawks get a highly productive slot receiver who is known as a crisp route runner.
Seattle Seahawks mock draft: Round 7, 252nd overall
Seattle goes back to the offensive line with their last selection in the 2021 NFL Draft.
This time the team adds some much-needed depth at the offensive tackle with the selection of Landon Young. Young is a strong run blocker and has the frame Seattle likes coming in at 321 pounds.