Live blog: 2021 NFL draft (Rounds 4-7)

Welcome to the live blog for the 2021 NFL draft. I’ll be giving reaction to every Seahawks pick. Feel free to use this as an open thread but please no tipping picks.

#129 — the Seahawks trade down with Tampa Bay
Seattle gives their fourth round pick to the Buccs for #137 and #217

#137 — Tre Brown (CB, Oklahoma)
I didn’t anticipate the Seahawks taking a 5-9, 185lbs corner with 30 3/8 inch arms. I didn’t have him on my board because really his main plus point was coverage on special teams. I suspect this might be about replacing Neiko Thorpe on special teams. However, he’s experienced in man coverage and he’s competitive. If you want to blitz a lot, you need to be able to cover in man. He had 12 recorded 1v1 snaps against receivers at the Senior Bowl and he was the only corner to make an interception (he had two). Brown also forced five incompletions, most among corners.

#208 — Stone Forsyth (T, Florida)
The Seahawks used #217 and #250 to trade into this spot. I wasn’t a fan of Forsyth in the early rounds — and he was being projected as a day two pick by many — but at this stage in the draft? I’m all in. We’re talking about a tough, physical blocker with great size (6-8, 317lbs) and agility (4.63 short shuttle). He wasn’t an explosive tester but that’s something to work on as a project tackle. The fact is he has the potential to start one day and in the sixth round, you can’t ask for much more than that.

I was live on air with KJR when the Seahawks made their pick. You can find my full segment among their live coverage here (and I’ve tweeted a clip below).

Reaction to the Dee Eskridge pick


  1. Mick

    Finally a decent time for EU. Go Hawks!

    • Sea Mode


  2. JJ


    You should be able to get a solid nap between picks.

    • Sea Mode

      I slept from 7am to 1:30pm! 🙃

    • Rob Staton

      I need it…

      Went to bed at 5:30am and was up at 9.

  3. UkAlex6674

    Bears and Seahawks have drafted most Pro Bowlers on day 3 since 2010 (4 each).

    • clbradley17

      I knew 3 of them were Sherm, Kam and KJ, but had to google it to find the 4th Pro Bowler is Michael Dickson. Sign him to an extension and save $ this year too like with Lockett. He made league min. to around 1 mil. until this year he’s making about 3.5 mil., more than the previous 3 years combined.

  4. Steve Nelsen

    Is there a list of the good TEF offensive linemen still available?

    • Rob Staton

      Drew Dalman — 3.31
      Trey Smith — 3.30
      Sadarius Hutcherson — 3.29
      Landon Young — 3.24
      Dan Moore — 3.08
      Brendan Jaimes — 3.03
      D’Ante Smith — 2.97
      David Moore — 2.95

      • Sea Mode

        With 33″ arms?

      • Steve Nelsen

        Thank you, Rob! Hoping for some trench guys today.

  5. Sea Mode

    Jim Nagy

    GMs and HCs always say they got the guy they wanted but I can confirm that Dee Eskridge was the player that John Schneider and the Seahawks were hoping would be there at No. 56.

  6. TJ

    OL, CB, DT, BPA. What about Melifonwu, CB Syracuse? Physically, he seems to have the length they like.

    • Mick

      The Lions got him at #101

      • TJ

        Got it…. I haven’t been able to tune in this morning.

  7. no frickin clue

    Favorite moments of draft so far:

    – Cleveland Brown fan dressed as Macho Man Randy Savage
    – Sean McVay with an oil painting of Roger Goodell on the wall
    – Mike Golic accidentally calling Devante Smith “Devante Davis” at the podium

    With only 3 picks in the draft, I’ll take any humor I can find. 🙂

    • Sea Mode

      Don’t forget about the “2nd pick of the 44th round” (or whichever it was)

      • no frickin clue

        I totally forgot that! Drew Pearson. 🙂
        Was really hoping Kelvin Joseph could slip to us in the 45th round.

    • cha

      The production person having to shoo the Ravens lady doing the Ray Lewis dance off the stage so the NFL person could make it to the podium without getting smacked in the face was pretty great.

  8. Sea Mode

    Twitter gold strikes again! 😂😂

    • God of Thunder

      Lol, very good!

  9. Henry Taylor

    That pick announcement was one of the most embarrassing things I’ve ever seen. Not a good look for the UK.

  10. Hawk Mock

    What’s with Dylan Moses? He was a round 1 prospect and now…is it just injury concerns or is there more to it?

  11. Rob Staton

    LOVE Michael Carter to NYJ

    Ideal for their scheme

    What a draft they’re having

    • Mick

      Yeah they’re really killing it and they have 5 more picks…

      • Scot04

        And we can Thank PC for giving them the extra ammunition for this draft as well.

    • Sea Mode

      Yup. Great player, great fit.

  12. Forrest

    Rhamondre Stevenson to keep a safety in the box and the speedy Wrs in 1/1s?

    Tyler Shelvin later to clog the middle?

  13. BoiseSeahawk

    Jets and Broncos are like the bullies stealing all our favorite toys this draft…

  14. Forrest

    Jabril Cox as a coverage LB for KJ replacement.

  15. Sea Mode

    Fitterer learned well in Seattle…

    Albert Breer

    Titans are on the clock at 109, and are sending the 126th, 166th and 232nd picks to Carolina.

    • clbradley17

      Would love if we can pull off a similar trade for 3 picks at 129.

  16. Sea Mode

    Worth trying to trade one of next year’s R4s for a R5 + R6 this year if we could get something like this?

    R4- D’Ante Smith
    R5- Shaun Wade
    R6- Buddy Johnson
    R7- Ta’Quon Graham

    • clbradley17


    • Lewis

      Sure, but how do you get a 5 AND a 6 for a 4 next year.

      • Sea Mode

        You talk to the Falcons or the Vikings who have tons of picks this year and might like to shift some of that stock to next year, which is supposed to be a much deeper draft.

      • clbradley17

        Maybe to a team with comp. picks in the 5th and 6th, then they’re practically in the top of the 6th and 7th.

        • clbradley17

          According to this trade value chart, a 4th is worth a mid 5th and a 5th comp. or high 6th. Next year’s 4th should be little less, maybe Atlanta’s 2 comp. 5s, possibly throw in a 7 from next year.

          • Lewis

            The following year is usually considered a round less in value, is it not? That’s more than a little.

            • clbradley17

              That’s why I mentioned we may need to throw in a 2022 7th as well to get the 2 comp. 5s. And as late comp. 5s they’re practically 6s.

  17. Sea Mode

    My brother and his wife just made a R4 addition to their family! 👶 Didn’t even have to give up any picks to move up!

    • Rob Staton


    • Mick

      Gotta contribute this season already 🙂 Congrats!

      • Sea Mode

        Thanks! More of a developmental prospect, but huge upside for the future. Will look to add weight to his frame quickly. 🙂

    • Henry Taylor

      What’s the kid’s Relative Athletic Score? Congrats uncle Sea Mode.

      • clbradley17

        Fantastic news, Sea Mode! With 33″ arms?

        • Sea Mode

          No, but good bloodlines… 😉

    • Gohawks5151

      Congrats man!!

      • Allen Mattsen

        Slot corner with quickness to matchup with guys Amadi, others cannot? It’s rare they have a smaller corner to cover smaller or quicker players. I’m intrigued.

    • Big Mike

      Congrats to them Sea Mode

    • MyChestIsBeastMode


  18. Steve Nelsen

    I look forward to your Nagy interview every year. This year was a classic with his comments about Eskridge. Kudos and thank you, Rob.

  19. cha

    Tip of the hat to Sea Mode who brought Eskridge to our attention in January.

    • Sea Mode

      Thx! Rare hit after many years of misses!

    • Steve Nelsen

      Yes! Sea Mode, Volume 12 and Rob are excellent scouts. Any site would be fortunate to have one like them. These guys have bringing it for years.

    • Jace

      Yeah huge props on that one! I still remember your comment clear as day and then going and watching the highlights and immediately wanting him on the team.

  20. Sea Mode

    A draft clue is up if anyone is bored and wants to pass the time:

    • JJ

      Any players nicknamed the Italian Stallion?

    • SoTac

      I like the suggestion of “Rocky” top for Trey Smith. 1st Round talent with overblown medical issues.

    • no frickin clue

      Someone needs to break it to Pete that Creed Humphrey was already drafted. 😉

      • Lewis


    • Henry Taylor

      Someone whose Dad played in the NFL?

  21. TomLPDX

    Darn, there went Drew Dalman to the Falcons

    • Big Mike

      Yep. 🙁
      My last hope for a C.

      • Scot04

        I still like Trey Hill. Big , long, strong C.

      • TomLPDX

        Maybe Trey Hill in Rd. 7?

        • Scot04

          He won’t be there in the 7th. If he was i would run to the podium with pick 250

  22. Gaux Hawks

    I don’t like what Miami has done with all those picks…

    But Denver, Baltimore, Philly, Pitt, Carolina, Detroit and Indy are killing it (sad face).

    • TomLPDX

      Dallas is building a brand new D this year

      • Brett


  23. mister bunny

    Seems like the pandemic factor is coming into play in this round. Some players being taken that ESPN has ranked 262, 281, 252 … almost UDFA territory. The difference in teams boards is starting to show pretty strongly.

  24. Big Mike

    Now hoping for D’Ante Smith

    • Mick

      I’m afraid Rams take some revenge on us for yesterday and grab him.

      • Big Mike

        Hope not…….they’re up now

    • Hawk Mock

      I’m thinking box safety

      • Big Mike

        Well duh. How stupid of me

    • TomLPDX

      Don’t jinx it, Big Mike!

  25. Rob Staton

    I’ll be on KJR’s live internet stream at 1:30pm PST

    • clbradley17

      Fantastic Rob! Have a link? Will it be recorded so we can listen to it later?

      • Rob Staton

        I’ll post it out there. Check Slickhawk’s twitter timeline too

  26. Rob Staton

    Thank you to the NFL for letting the Rams get Bobby Brown.


    • Mick

      Good god, now we need all the OL players available.

    • Big Mike

      ???? please xpound

      • CaptainJack

        All these teams passed on him and he’s really good

    • Henry Taylor

      Hate this so much. Him and Aaron Donald twice a year, would be nice to have drafted a C to match up with that interior.

      • Big Mike

        But hey, we’ll get to watch Pocic get used against LA so there’s that.

        Yeah, a stud C was at the top of my want list.

        • CaptainJack

          Pocic isn’t that bad. He’s better than what the rams have at center

  27. cha

    Rats. There goes Bobby Brown to the Rams.

    • Scot04

      Yep, and they have 2 more 4ths. One more before us. Tough draft to watch.

  28. Blizty the Clown

    The Rams taking Bobby Brown at 117 hurts

  29. Scot04

    A Rob favorite for DT adds to Rams tranches:(

  30. CaptainJack

    That stings. But we’re going oline anyways (I think)

  31. Sea Mode

    Looks like Rams just got a trade back.

  32. mister bunny

    Ugh, Bobby Brown III to the Rams … only know him from Rob’s reporting, but here’s hoping he flops!

  33. Scot04

    Bummer, Minnesota got my guy Kene Nwangwu

  34. CaptainJack

    Rhamondre Stevenson to New England. Good pick. Shame

  35. CaptainJack

    I’m calling the pick as oline. Let’s see

    • Big Mike

      I’m calling defense

      • CaptainJack

        With Shelvin and Brown off the board all of a sudden… I’m thinking the interior dline is pretty dry now. Bit worried about that position group without Reed.

      • Lewis


    • Sneekes

      I’m calling it as happening during a commercial break.

      • Big Mike

        sadly likely

        • clbradley17

          Dante Smith OT/G or Shaun Wade S/CB would be great, but hope we trade down and get 3 picks like the Panthers did early rd. 4.

    • TomLPDX

      I’ll call a trade back

      • Big Mike

        certainly possible

  36. Rob Staton

    Not surprised to see John Bates go this early

  37. Paul Cook

    Maybe the Hawks go for that former UW recruit that went to OSU, Togia.

  38. Big Mike

    NFLN just went to commercial so looks like our pick will be live, if we don’t trade down as Ton predicted

    • 12th chuck

      Im sure there is a big sigh of relief at both nfl and espn that the hawks traded back, still time to go to commercial for the hawks pick

  39. Mick

    Hope D.Smith doesn’t end up with the Colts.

  40. Paul Cook

    Wade does make a lot of sense for the Hawks, PC being the former secondary coach.

  41. Hoggs41

    Would people want Wade or Smith?

  42. Scot04

    Gonna guess Pittsburgh takes OL

    • Big Mike

      iirc they haven’t taken any yet so wouldn’t be a surprise

  43. Leo

    Robert Rochell is a good shout, has all the tools, and Pete always thinks he can coach someone up.

  44. cha

    Seahawks PR
    are on the clock at no. 129 in the fourth-round. #GoHawks

    It appears no trade back again.

    • Lewis


      • Lewis

        Hopefully something good, given some good players on board

    • cha

      never mind. Tampa trades up.

  45. Blitzy the Clown

    Shaun Wade at 129 please

  46. Scot04

    Maybe we get our trade down here

  47. Qoolio

    My guesses are Trey Smith, Shaun Wade, and Daviyon Nixon.

  48. Happy Hawk

    Trade with Tampa Bay

  49. Sea Mode

    We got a trade back!

    • Sea Mode

      8 spots down

      • clbradley17

        With TB? Wonder what we got?

  50. SebA

    Looks like we’ve just moved back

    • no frickin clue

      I think we picked up a 6th to move back 8 spots, to #137.
      Looks like we now have #137, #217, and #250.

  51. no frickin clue

    That hat on the Colts pick announcer was ridiculous.

    • Big Mike

      Terrible. Owner’s daughter

    • cha

      It’s Kentucky Derby day. Ridiculous hats are required.

      • Tomas

        Mint juleps and thundering hooves … love the Derby and horse-racing. Hawks need a couple horses for the OL, but not looking good.

  52. Big Mike

    Where you guys seeing it? I’m on NFLN

    • SebA

      It’s on the ticker at the bottom

      • Big Mike

        Ah I wasn’t lookin’ at that. Thanks.

    • Sea Mode

      Just in the bottom bar on NFLN.

      My guess, according to draft chart, is that we get R6P188 in return from NE. 4th pick of R6.

      • Sea Mode

        Whoops, why am I looking at NE’s picks? Brady connection and sleep depravation, I guess…

  53. cha

    Field Yates
    Seahawks trade: Pick 129

    Bucs trade: Pick 137, 217
    10:10 AM · May 1, 2021

    • Mick

      Sounds pretty good to me, had to do it.

    • Scot04

      Was hoping atleast a 6th.

      • Scot04

        Lol. I guess is a 6th

      • Starhawk29

        It is a 6th

      • Sea Mode

        It is a 6th…

      • cha

        It is a 6th. Just a low 6th.

      • Kenny Sloth

        It is a 6th

    • TomLPDX

      I was hoping for more than that.

    • clbradley17

      We lost a couple+ points in the trade, should’ve pressed for their 1 point 7th rounder too.

  54. Rob Staton

    There goes Dan Moore. I was hoping he’d last to Seattle later

    • bmseattle

      yeah, that would have been a great pick for the future

    • Gaux Hawks

      …love the way Pitt and Baltimore draft

  55. Henry Taylor

    With Bobby Brown off the board a trade down was always the best move for me.

  56. Rob Staton

    Two good picks by the Rams today

    • Mick

      Gonna be so tough to beat them this year.

    • DK

      Bobby Brown, Dan Moore, Rochell all in like 5 picks all my dreams keep getting dashed.

  57. Blitzy the Clown

    I can’t believe a team looked at the available CBs and thought Camryn Bynum was the best available. I just…

  58. Sea Mode

    Another clue up from PC.

    • cha

      I’m curious like a cat!

    • Ashish

      He never gives the answer for his clues. Just BS

      • Sea Mode

        Actually, he just did yesterday for past years’ clues.

        (but yes, it’s all just him having a bit of fun)

    • bmseattle

      Pete giving us “clues” this year is even more irritating than usual.

  59. Steve Nelsen

    Did you see Trey Smith’s comment about “never forgetting” his draft slide? He would be a great pick if they are OK with the medicals.

    • SoTac

      Totally agree. Admittedly, as a Tennessee fan, I am a little biased. Okay, a lot biased.

  60. Mike

    The browns have so much talent on their roster, if baker mayfield is half decent they will be hard to beat

  61. clbradley17

    Heck trade down a few spots again! We still have a LOT of needs at a variety of positions.

  62. Rob Staton

    Tylan Wallace such a Ravens pick

    They just get it

    • Sea Mode


      screams Ravens

  63. Paul Cook

    Leave it to the Ravens to pick one of the obvious talents left.

  64. Sea Mode

    Great pick for the Ravens. Doubling down on WR with Bateman and Wallace.

  65. Leo

    If we didn’t have so many other needs Daviyon Nixon would be so tempting, an interior pass-rusher has been their white whale for years.

  66. Henry Taylor

    Ravens need wr in a bad way so why not grab 2 in a great draft? Their draft is starting to look really good

  67. Spectator

    What is up with Daviyon Nixon? Weren’t we thinking he was a sure fire first rounder after the season? Was he that bad of a tester?

    • Leo

      Apparently he has a learning disability and some character concerns. But as long as the guy is coachable I would take a shot, you don’t have to be in Mensa to rush the passer.

  68. Dave1401

    Trade comp for those looking for it:

    Seahawks trade: Pick 129

    Bucs trade: Pick 137, 217

    Not much, but every little bit helps

    • Dave1401

      And immediately as I submit I see cha’s posted it already

    • Mick

      How ugly that looks, and we almost had a similar drama here, glad we don’t live it.

    • TomLPDX

      Rodgers is really pitching a first-class fit this year.

      • clbradley17

        Ridiculous. Is that because of the Jordan Love pick last year? Or does he hate the draft this year too?

    • bmseattle

      Ah, it’s nothing Rob… just another mistaken, media-driven story!

    • SeattleJoe17

      How I wish Russell would make the same demand for JS’s job.

      • Scot04

        Russell’s problems were supposedly with PC, not JS

      • Tomas

        So, PCJS sole response to Russ’s plea for OL help is a declining Gabe Jackson. That’s not going to do it … another year playing behind a sub-standard/maybe not horrible OL for Russ. Ridiculous. Will affect the running game, too … not just a Russ thing.

    • Steve Nelsen

      Stories like this make me appreciate how PCJS were able to handle all the egos.

  69. Ashish

    Time for wade? Or who do you prefer? Another trade down?

    • TomLPDX


    • Sea Mode

      Wade or D’Ante Smith.

      Does Buddy Johnson last all the way to our late R6 pick…?

      • Ashish

        Smith might be better

    • Mick

      I’d pick here and trade a next year’s 4th for a 5th this year.

    • Blitzy the Clown

      I’d argue CB is as big a need as OT. And for me, Wade is a better prospect than Smith.

  70. Lewis

    There goes Rob’s boy, Ron Cup.

    • Rob Staton

      Simon Foot

      Graham Pie

      John Lettuce

      Ian Book

  71. TomLPDX

    Wow! NO took Ian Book.

    • Hughz

      Such an odd pick. They could have got him in the 6th or 7th round

      • TomLPDX

        Or UDFA even.

  72. Sea Mode

    Hurry up and get back from commercial in time!

  73. Rob Staton

    Arizona jumped right above Seattle

  74. Sea Mode

    Cards trade up right in front of us.

    • Mick

      I think they will pick a CB.

      • Sea Mode

        Well, you got that right.

  75. Blitzy the Clown

    What are the Cards up to? Poaching a player from Seattle?

    • Rob Staton

      Can’t imagine Seattle wanted short armed Marco Wilson

      • Blitzy the Clown

        😂 damnit! there goes the entire Seahawks draft board!

      • Ryan

        No, they were looking for shorter arms than that.

  76. vanhawksfan

    Bet they take Shaun Wade

    • vanhawksfan

      Happy to be wrong.

  77. Sea Mode

    Rob, don’t faint!

    • clbradley17

      Stay in the no needles zone.

  78. Sea Mode

    Pick is in!

  79. Sea Mode

    Wow. Surprised. I imagine Vol will like this pick.

    • Sea Mode

      Maybe they have changed their CB ideals after all.

  80. SteveLargent80

    Looks like the pick is Tre Brown, huge departure from tradition as he only has 29 inch arms IIRC

    • Lewis

      NFL page says 30 3/8

  81. Gaux Hawks


  82. Michael Dinn

    I don’t get the lack of consistency with their concept of who their guys are these past few years

  83. Scot04

    A Seahawks fit I liked, but thought he would go later.

  84. Mick

    I didn’t see this coming. We need a CB but with what Rams are doing, we need OL help asap.

  85. bmseattle

    Slot corner?
    Very odd, as it seems like outside corner is more of a need.

    • TomLPDX

      He is supposed to be a special teams ace according to This must be our new gunner…says he plays with wild abandon as a gunner and is a special teams demon.

      • Ben M

        Cool!!! The Hawks now have THREE special teams “aces” in BBK, Barton & now Tre Brown. We’ll need them after Russ gets sacked again on 3rd & long.

  86. Paul Cook

    I know him because I watch Oklahoma’s games all the time. He’s a ball hawk. No doubt.

  87. SteveLargent80

    And looks like the Bengals snatched up D’Ante Smith. Extremely unfortunate

    • bmseattle

      We really must not have been interested in him.

  88. Brando

    not excited for that pick at all hoped for Shaun wade

  89. Scot04

    He’s fast and explosive, can play outside. Maybe Seahawks altering CB profile. Smaller, but effective. I like the pick.

  90. Henry Taylor

    I actually really like that they’re going outside the 32″ arms thing, it worked with Reed and its not like theyve been unearthing great corners like they used too. The old man can still adapt.

    • clbradley17

      I agree. PC saw how Reed was our best CB through the 2nd half of last year, so maybe he broke the mold for having to draft a tall CB with 32″ arms.

  91. Steve Nelsen

    Brown will kill on ST.

    Do they see him as a nickel CB or have they adjusted their physical profile for outside CB?

  92. clbradley17

    He did have a very good week at the Senior Bowl. At PFN, Senior Bowl Week according to Tony Pauline, on Tuesday – “Brown showed a lot of smooth footwork and good hands in one-on-ones, specifically against Demetric Felton. Wednesday – What a day for Tre Brown. Based on my National Team Senior Bowl practice report, he constantly had people talking. His footwork in warmups looked great, he was a nightmare for receivers in one-on-ones, and he had an interception as well. Very good day for Brown. Off Thursday. Overall analysis – Brown had arguably the best practice of anyone Wednesday. He stuck to his assignment and made several great reads, one that led to an interception. He’s going to do well at the next level.”

  93. Blitzy the Clown

    I’m not familiar with Tre Brown so I can’t comment on him but I don’t understand what’s going on with Wade. Why is he falling so far?

  94. SeaTown

    We are witnessing the end of the Seahawks. They no longer have an identity. They just seem to be flailing about. What a shame.

    • God of Thunder

      Disagree. This DB has character, and speed. Tho maybe not length. He did very well at the Senior Bowl, which seems to be the Hawks metric. He’s a bit of a ball hawk. I like that Carroll is being flexible on size etc. There are great undersized DBs. This could work out.

    • Kenny Sloth

      Yo, what??

  95. Grayson

    Tre Brown made some huge plays against Texas and Iowa State in back to back Big 12 championship games.

  96. Trevor

    So let me get this right we only have 4 picks and We could have Shaun Wade , DAnte Smith or Trey Smith but instead take a tiny CB who is good in special teams coverage?

    • bmseattle

      Yeah… seems like a profile better obtained as an UDFA

      • Steve Nelsen

        Nobody was talking about Brown as UDFA after what he did at the Senior Bowl.

        You might second guess drafting a CB but this kid is a good CB.

        • Matt

          He said “profile,” and he’s not wrong about that. This kid hasn’t played in the slot, can’t play outside, and will most likely just be a special teamer. That “profile” is stupid to go after in R4.

    • Sea Mode

      Passing on D’Ante Smith for yet another smaller DB to add to the competition is a tough pill for me to swallow right now.

      • bmseattle

        I agree.
        A potential future starter at Tackle is way more difficult to find.
        Undersized, speedy CBs should be much easier to obtain.

        • Matt

          A diminutive CB who doesn’t play slot, to boot.

  97. TomLPDX

    This is what CBS Sports has to say about Tre Brown:

    Super-feisty ready-to-go slot. Feet are lightening bolts and he loves battling. Will be an instant starter.

    Gave it a grade of A

    • Sea Mode

      So he competes with Ugo Amadi and Marquise Blair moves to compete at FS? How many of these guys do we need?

      • Matt

        It’s a terrible use of limited resources.

      • bmseattle

        Well, we keep moving Blair to different positions.
        Maybe outside corner is next for him.

      • Paul Cook

        Maybe they just liked his super aggressiveness. He’s one of those caged-animal guys, always bouncing up and down like he can’t wait for the next play to begin.

        He actually reminds me a bit of Amadi in some ways.

    • Henry Taylor

      I dont have any proof of this, but I genuinely think he’s going to be added to the outside corner competition. I think their profile requirements have changed.

      I mean they signed Randall to play CB, and he would previously have just been a slot as well.

  98. Rob Staton

    My favourite players often seem to end up in the AFC North

    • Sea Mode

      Steelers again.

    • Don


      So what do you think we take with our next 2 picks and what good value players still remain that are on your list?

      • Rob Staton

        It’s rounds 6-7… those are fliers. We’re in Jimmy Staten territory

        • Don

          Ok, I hope we get him then.

    • McZ

      That’s why this division is trending up.

  99. Mick

    When you have so few picks, get a clear cut starter not a special teams project. This one is a bit disappointing, as much as I try to judge players after I watch them play for us.

  100. SeattleJoe17

    I’d rather have them swallow their pride and bring back Richard and use a pick on a OT or C.

  101. Sea Mode

    Rob, they mentioned Dee Eskridge as a possibility at gunner as well yesterday.

  102. Rob Staton

    Of course the Chiefs get Kaindoh

  103. Rohan R.

    So we now have three DBs whose best fit is in the slot.

    Excuse me if I don’t really get it. Did DJ Reed really upend an entire 8 years of Seahawks draft philosophy?

    • CaptainJack

      Perhaps Flowers and Dunbar turned them off from long tall corners.

      • God of Thunder

        Flowers turned me off corners in general 😂

        Stack the box! Lol

  104. Big Mike

    Didn’t I see he’s a kick returner too?

  105. CaptainJack

    Worried about the depth in the trenches. But I feel better about corner. This was a big need.

  106. Blitzy the Clown

    Damn Buddy Johnson to the Steelers. What a draft they’re having.

  107. Sea Mode

    Looks like the Tre Brown pick leaked out to Seattle media a few minutes before the selection.

  108. clbradley17

    Tre Brown || Oklahoma Sooners Defensive Back || Career Highlights

    • TomLPDX

      Thanks for posting that. Dude is quick.

  109. TJ

    With all the small speedy WR’s in our division, and with the way Seattle has been hurt by underneath routes and fly sweeps turned into big plays by those small WRs, this pick actually makes sense to me. I just saw his profile/highlights on TV and he looks like a good, twitchy, aggressive player. It’s better than a long CB who can’t really cover – We’ve had enough of those guys in the past few years.

  110. JimQ

    If special teams was the reason they took a slot CB, I’d have better liked Avery Williams, CB(slot)/PR/KR, from BYU, as a player with REAL special team value (9 return TD’s in career and great punt returner). He might still be around as an UDFA maybe.

  111. Scot04

    Seahawks also love Senior Bowl week standouts, and Brown played well there.

  112. Ryan p

    Don’t pretend to know much about Brown but feisty competitor sounds good to me. Looks like we are doubling down on kick returners as well.

  113. brando khuu

    Seattle seems to be in a place of mediocrity and I have no excitement for this team anymore they don’t want to be better they seem fine being an ok team

  114. line_hawk

    Can he play FS in 22?

  115. Sea Mode

    Looks like the Rams maybe get their Everett replacement with Jacob Harris. They don’t need yet another WR.

    • JimQ

      Harris is one of my favorite WR’s that I’ve said is comparable to Metcalf, I had hoped he would be a Seahawk, oh well.
      Next after him I see WR-Jalen Camp as a somewhat similar player. Unless WR-Marquez Stevenson is still available?

  116. clbradley17

    Of course Dante Smith went 2 picks later to the Bengals. Think RW will throw a fit like Aaron Rodgers if we don’t draft an OL?

    “The Seahawks must fire John Schneider.”

  117. Hoggs41

    Cracks me up how so many fans think they know whats better for this team in the draft than there own front office. Just accept the picks and educate yourselves about the player they selected.

    • Rob Staton

      What an absolute douchey post.

      ‘Accept you know nothing plebs and kiss the feet of your masters’

      • David Ashton

        Know we dont always see eye to eye Rob but this is nailed on. Difficult to see the process righr now.

      • MyChestIsBeastMode

        I don’t know Rob. Sure, Hoggs could have worded it more politely, but my takeaway is not as harsh. I agree with the acceptance and education part from the perspective of approaching each pick with curiosity and optimism that maybe we found a gem (of course any pick could be a bust too). I do also think people can be as happy, mad, or other as they want to be and wouldn’t try to silence others’ opinions. To each their own is my motto (taught to me years ago when my opinions were too rigid, and has since helped me find acceptance with things I cannot control.)

        My take when reading comments of not liking the pick(s) because they could have found better or same value at later picks OR some other guy in same position is better than our pick disregards what the FO likely knows about each player that we as fans (better educated than most thanks to your hard work Rob) aren’t privy to and disregards the nuance of any other factors that may have gone into their decisions to pick player x,y, or z.

        I would have loved to see Wade or Smith taken but probably only because you (Rob) educated us about them. I don’t know Brown from a barn door but I’m excited to see what he’s about. Also, given the relative success of DJ Reed and Amadi, and potential for reproducing Thorpe’s gunner skills, despite Brown’s limited size, color me glass half full on this pick.

        • MyChestIsBeastMode

          Plus, #BringShermHome

      • Tomas

        The “experts” are always right.

    • Trevor

      Yeah because the Hawks front office has nailed all their picks the last 5 years and always make the right decision. Wow”douche comment” is putting it nicely Rob.

      • Steve Nelsen

        No. It’s not putting it nicely. It was rude.

        • Big Mike

          Maybe folks who don’t like that type of response should go to a board where it’s a lot more unicorns and rainbows. The endless, and I do mean endless, fan posts that are constantly saying that instead of criticizing the front office we should bow to the higher authority are tiresome and completely off track because as Trevor said above you, it’s not like the Seahawks’ front office has killed the draft in the last 5 years. And yes, I know DK.

          • Steve Nelsen

            Disagreeing is fine. It might surprise some of the posters in this board to learn you can actually disagree without being an ass.

  118. Gohawks5151

    I hate that this wasn’t Wade but the kid can play. He seems like a DJ Reed hedge if Reed balls out and gets paid. Seattle may be loosening the old profile. The NFC west corner may be changing too. Darious Williams played lights out against us for LA. Same kind of profile as Brown. Maybe this is to combat the Offenses in the division. Less thump, stickier coverage

    • God of Thunder

      Some of our corners have played 5 yards off the receiver in the past couple seasons. Cough Flowers.

      So yes, more stickiness would be an improvement!

    • WallaSean

      Thinking you are right about this, think Coleman vs all of the 5 yard trailing “coverage” that has been seen at times since he left. We have Three tall CB’s already.

  119. Big Mike

    If indeed Brown was picked for special teams I do not like the pic. You can get good special teams players with pic 217 or 250 or as an undrafted free agent especially considering this team has other needs and there was a good tackle on the board in Smith.

    • Scot04

      I think he’ll surprise people. I just wasn’t expecting him to be a Seahawk because of their profile. I figured someone else would get a good CB around 5th round. Playmaker. Still think good value for Seahawks at Corner. Kick return and special teams ability just an added bonus.

    • Willyeye

      To be fair, it’s not like 20 teams were breaking down the doors to get Smith. There may have been flaws you don’t know about.

  120. cha

    Seahawks better have a Duane Brown extension in the bag.

    • Big Mike

      Don’t worry about it man. There’s always another Luke Jokel out there to sign. Bradley Sowell is still active isn’t he? Maybe theyll bring him back

    • Scot04

      Seeing D’Ante Smith go to Cincinnati was tough. Agree though they need to extend Brown.

      • Willyeye

        It’s possible that Smith will be a total bust. He’s an OT that was drafted late in the 4th round. I’m sure if JS/PC thought he was a much better pick overall and a better fit for the Seahawks than Tre Brown, they would have taken him. We should be pleased. This is the first time in 10 years that JS/PC didn’t choose most of their picks from the UDFA pool.

        • Big Mike

          It’s possible Brown will be a total bust too. The draft is a crapshoot. They have ZERO starting offensive tackles under contract in ’22. Build the trenches out.

  121. Chris b

    I think it’s a good thing that pete is starting to become flexible in his physical standards for his d.b’s. Our dbs of late haven’t used effective bump and run techniques anyway


    I’m not sure where they are going with the Brown pick, but it seems like we seriously misjudged the need to draft offensive linemen. I said yesterday that if the Seahawks can get two starters out of this draft they will have had a good draft. They are at 1 1/2 potential starters.

  123. clbradley17

    If recent history is any indicator, JS will trade next year’s 6th to get another 7th today. That will make it 3 years in a row.

  124. Spectator

    You have a 1st round talent “slot” corner in wade (as we saw in 2019) and you pass on him for a small corner that hasn’t played in the slot? Frustrating

    • Seattle Person

      The whole league has passed on Wade at this point. Maybe someone might get a steal at some point but he seems to be graded really low by all the teams.

  125. Gaux Hawks

    just watched his highlights… looks like PI on every highlight snap (except for the blitz)

    • BoiseSeahawk

      Exactly. Just thought the same thing. All flags in the NFCW

  126. Sea Mode

    I think they may actually want him to compete at outside corner. DJ Reed changed their profile if the guy is feisty and quick footed:

    DJ Reed…: 5091, 188, 31 5/8 arm, 75.0 wing, 4.51 40yd, 4.06 SS, 6.82 3C, 36.5 vert, 10’04” broad
    Tre Brown: 5096, 185, 30 3/8 arm, 75.5 wing, 4.42 40yd, 4.27 SS, 7.11 3C, 38.0 vert, 10’03” broad

    • Matt

      Clear difference in length and agility. Still hate the pick.

      • Sea Mode

        Really? Look at their wingspan. And we’re talking 10ths of seconds difference in agility, plus Brown ran faster. This is about as close as comps get.

        I think I would have preferred D’Ante Smith or Shaun Wade as well, but I’m not going to hate the pick because of that.

        • Matt

          So if a guy runs a 4.7 compared to a 4.4; I’m assuming you interpret that as not a big difference either?

          And arm length means more than wingspan at CB – in which case Reed is clearly longer.

          • Sea Mode


    • Steve Nelsen

      Great quick comp Sea Mode. This kid will hit you in the mouth if you question his size.

  127. Chris b

    I know nothing about brown, but our best corner was a small corner so I’m not worried about his size

  128. Paul Cook

    The O-line is definitely a concern for me. What if Brown goes down with injury? What then? What if Pocic never takes another step forward? They always seem to think they can come up with something from somewhere to plug it up.

    I think they need to make a move to get another quality OLman…I almost think it’s imperative now. We’re so thin there.

  129. Steve Nelsen

    Rob, did Nagy mention Tre Brown when you guys talked?

  130. Sea Mode

    Ok, time to mute NFL Network. It’s gotten past the point of sufferable

  131. cha

    Seahawks got their tails kicked in the trenches in 2020.

    Their response?

    -Bring back one of the least physical Centers in the NFL, and don’t give him any competition.
    -Let their best inside DT by a mile just walk for nothing. Sign an NFL washout to try and fill some of his snaps.
    -Draft a 5’9″ WR, and a 5’9″ CB.

    Trading a 5th for a guard to plug in isn’t enough.

    • Scot04

      True the trenches need work

    • Sea Mode

      You know what I was just thinking earlier? If they were so sure RW isn’t going anywhere, they knew that was the “truth” all along, then why didn’t they exercise their option to restructure his contract so they could afford to keep Jarran Reed on his salary this year?

      Wish someone would spit that at them in one of the press conferences.

      • cha

        I’m sensing the relationship had deteriorated with Reed.

        But getting NOTHING for him? Not even a 7th? Not even a 2022 7th? Not even a swap of 7ths?

    • Steve Nelsen

      Seattle also needed a #3 WR and a CB. Both these picks fill needs. Both these guys will get on the field in 2021.

      I agree we need more competition (at least!) at center. I’m wondering if Damien Lewis is the plan.

    • Willyeye

      I think people are missing the big picture here. First, the odds of getting a future OL starter, when you only have 1 pick in the first 2 days, is astronomical. Just because some people think that D’Ante Smith is a sure thing, that does not make it so. Using your logic, the Seahawks would have never even drafted Tyler Lockett. Perhaps JS/PC are still thinking about picking up another OT veteran. Maybe they didn’t think any of the available OL draftees were a good fit for the Seahawks.

      • cha

        I think people are missing the big picture here.

        I said the Seahawks need to get tougher in the trenches and outlined where they’ve failed to do so, in free agency, trades and the draft. It doesn’t get any more ‘big picture’ than that.

        First, the odds of getting a future OL starter, when you only have 1 pick in the first 2 days, is astronomical.

        You’re right. Why draft any players at all? Let’s just put up the PC and JS cardboard cutouts and go out for pancakes.

        Just because some people think that D’Ante Smith is a sure thing, that does not make it so.

        Not sure if you’re counting me among the “some people”, but I wasn’t talking about Smith specifically.

        When you get your tail kicked in the playoffs, cut your best DT and don’t replace him, make one move on the OL and are facing Donald 2x a year, it’s not beyond the scope of reason to ask what the plan is.

        But if you need to know that need + opportunity intersect extremely nicely…

        Using your logic, the Seahawks would have never even drafted Tyler Lockett.

        No, that’s not my logic. That’s you completely misunderstanding my comments.

        Perhaps JS/PC are still thinking about picking up another OT veteran.

        This isn’t about 2021. It’s about 2022, 2023 and 2024.

        • McZ

          Plus, the one move is coming from his two worst seasons and might be very possibly our of the NFL in a years time.

          People need to stop cheerleading inexplicable team construction failures.

        • Big Mike

          Yet another “bow to authority” post Willeye. Yawn

    • Big Mike

      Thank you, thank you, thank you for this post cha.

      Aaron Donald watched our offseason and started counting the pressures and sa

      • Big Mike

        …….sacks he’s gonna rack up on Pocic.

  132. Russ

    If they are going to be a team that blitzes more, pretty much a requirement if you keep Jamal Adams, you do want a guy who can stick with a receiver.

    Tre Brown does fit that mold.

    • Scot04


  133. Scot04

    A little interview with Tre Brown

  134. Sea Mode

    Haha, that has got to be a first.

    Ian Rapoport

    I don’t know if this has ever happened: The #Jets took Michael Carter – AGAIN. First, a RB at UNC, now a #Duke DB at 154.

    • cha

      Carolina needs to draft OL David Moore.

  135. Henry Taylor

    Idk guys, I really like this pick. I like what it says about the Seahawks ability to adapt their scheme and the scouting processes. I like that he’s fast and aggressive. I love that he dominated the senior bowl. And I love that he had 2 game sealing picks last year.

    Yeah passing on Dante Smith is a little suspect, but I had given up on notably improving the oline last night. Hopefully this means they’re confident in extending Duane Brown, because they’d never be that negligent right?

  136. Sea Mode

    WR D’Wayne Eskridge Gets The Draft Call at No. 56 Overall | 2021 NFL Draft

  137. MorePicks

    I know we’re all down on the FO here, but I love both picks! Fast, agressive and agile WR/CB and both could be day 1 starters.

    To me, the Trey Brown pick indicates tha Jamalt Adams is not going anywhere and that Pete is tweaking his defense and finally admitting this is not 2010 anymore. Brandon Browners type corners are not the viable profile anymore.

    I’m exited for the season! If we could draft a RB gem and other o-line competition with our last two picks I’m happy. Let’s get the cream of the UFA crop also!

    • God of Thunder

      Agreed. I wanted a substantial haul of 4-5th round picks from a trade down from 56. (Heck I wanted an Adams trade.) But I’m happy with the two players so far. Fast and tough and committed. And did well at the Senior Bowl, not a bad metric.

      Sure these guys are on the small side. So were/are Wilson and Lockett.

      If you’ve traded too many assets for a J Adams, you’ll be picking low and will have to pick players with flaws. But with that caveat, these aren’t bad choices.

      • Big Mike

        “And did well at the Senior Bowl, not a bad metric”…… did LJ Collier. Not a great metric.

        That’s not to say the 2 choices won’t pan out. Possible they do. But if PCJS are still putting an inordinate amount of weight on the Senior Bowl, they’ve learned nothing from drafting Collier.

    • BoiseSeahawk

      Are Jermar Jefferson and Chris Evans still available?

  138. Sea Mode

    Tre Brown 2021 NFL Draft Press Conference

    He speaks well.

    • Sea Mode

      FYI, Bob retweeted your tweet about Brown being a top gunner and then asked in the presser: “I saw someone called you the best gunner, or maybe the best gunner, in college football last year…” and Brown cracked a huge smile.

      • Rob Staton

        Ah shucks

        • Sea Mode

          Your voice is heard in the Seattle media, even if not always recognized.

  139. Rob Staton

    Shaun Wade to the Ravens now

    Another one

    Another one in the AFC North


    • Hoggs41

      Absolutely love the way the Ravens draft. Every year I look at there haul with jealousy.

    • TomLPDX

      Maybe start a ravensdraftblog after today! Just kidding! 🙂

    • Big Mike

      Ravens…………man. Such a rock solid franchise and so very good on draft day.

  140. Paul Cook

    Ravens get Wade. I give them credit for not out-thinking themselves all the time.

  141. Sea Mode

    There goes Shaun Wade to the Ravens. Another one for Rob’s collection…

    • Mick

      They should send Rob a check for scouting.

  142. Scot04

    Doyle to Chiefs is nice fit

    • clbradley17

      To the Bills.

      • Scot04

        Yeah just realized

  143. TomLPDX

    So what are we left with now?

    Trey Hill is still in play at C and we still need our yearly RB.

    • Sea Mode

      Kylin Hill, Chris Evans?

      Gerrid Doaks in UDFA?

      • clbradley17

        Rob’s interviewee C/G David Moore of Grambling had a very good week at the Senior Bowl, and maybe we can get him in rd. 6 or 7. Tony Pauline’s final analysis of Moore was “The non-FBS linemen had themselves a spectacular week, and David Moore is included in that group. He’s under 6-foot-2, and he weighs a whopping 350 pounds, but that didn’t stop him from living rent-free in the heads of opposing defensive linemen. Moore came into Mobile and acted like he belonged, combining stout lower body mechanics with leverage, functional power, and a hungry attitude as a blocker. Moore didn’t quite reach the level of Meinerz, but he still helped his stock quite a bit.”

        • Steve Nelsen

          I would live it if they picked Moore. He’s built like a Solari lineman.

      • JimQ

        So they can go Hill & Hill back to back, following a trend?

    • Sneekes

      Landon Young? Darius Stills? and agree with Sea Mode on Hill

      • Mick

        Stills would be great, or perhaps a guard.

  144. Mick

    Darrick Forrest is also gone, higher than I thought.

  145. Paul Cook

    Well…we all knew that the Hawks didn’t have the draft ammo to get the quality depth that they needed. There was just no getting around this fact. They were always going to come up short this year.

  146. CaptainJack

    Don’t write him off as only a special teams player.

    The division added Rondale Moore and Tutu Atwell. We needed a smaller speed guy to neutralize these players.

  147. Rob Staton

    The guys we identified with the traits are going in range or earlier than we projected.

    This gives me a lot of satisfaction, knowing we’re on the right track there in terms of how teams view specific testing per position.

    • CaptainJack

      Too bad the Seahawks seem to be going off the rails of the “right track”

    • Steve Nelsen

      Rob, the work you have done analyzing Seahawks traits is one of the coolest analytical accomplishments I have ever seen in a fan site. Your ability to translate your scouting to the NFL draft is top ten in the world; and that is measured – not just my opinion.

      I love the way you have incorporated player interviews and Jim Nagy into the pre-draft process and those interviews have become one of my favorite things.

  148. JJ

    In regards to Brown how/when did he get arms measured? I remember senior bowl to combine players would add an inch. If measured at SB can we assume arms are longer?

  149. Paul Cook

    Just noticed Keith Taylor went to the Cougs. Go Dawgs! Taylor was always overshadowed by other DB talent on the team. I’m not sure if he’ll ever be a solid NFL starter. He wasn’t a real dynamic CB, but he does have enough raw material to think he has a chance.

  150. Henry Taylor

    Just gonna keep cheerleading this pick.

    • MyChestIsBeastMode

      Can’t be better than ‘best’

      Nice! Cheerlead on!

  151. CaptainJack

    Panthers got Keith Taylor AND Daviyon Nixon in round five. They won the round, hands down.

    Ravens with Wade is a steal also.

    Damnit, I hate this draft, as I knew I would.

    • Mick

      Daelin Hayes to Ravens as well…

  152. Mick

    Ambry Thomas and now Lenoir at CB for 49ers. Both seem not good enough to me.

  153. Tien Doan

    I don’t think any of us thought of D’ante Smith (or any of the OTs) available late in the 4th as a sure thing. But our two starting tackles have one year left on their contract and it would have been nice to take a project (Smith and anyone picked in the 4th are projects) and see if you can develop him to possible cheap productive starter.

    I think many of us are also shocked by them picking a short (but fast) corner that doesn’t fit their profile of a starting CB. Someone posted above that CBS gave them an A grade for picking a lot CB. But it sounds like they may try him at outside CB? And maybe he succeeds but again, it’s against the grain of the physical profiles that the Hawks have used to pick outside CBs. Makes us all question the plan/vision of the Hawks.

    We had too many holes to fill with such limited picks but I am worried that without much improvement in our OL that we will be bullied again against the nasty pass rushes that are in the NFCW.

    • Big Mike

      This, this and oh yeah, this.

  154. Paul Cook

    I think it’s time for me to pack it in and do some needed yard work. A pleasure to follow the draft along with other a-little-too-much football fans. 🙂

  155. CaptainJack

    Apparently the Seahawks wanted Marco Wilson at CB and he’s one of the most athletic players in the draft at ALL positions. Cards had intel and jumped Seattle. Damn.

    • bmseattle

      I’d love to know how teams get “intel” on who other teams will pick… especially late in the draft like this.

    • God of Thunder

      Who says they had intel compared to just liking the same player?

    • Sea Mode


    • Andrew Monusko

      Based on what?

    • Mick

      Apparently the Seahawks leaked that they want Marco Wilson so Cardinals trade up for him, and got the player they wanted in the first place 🙂 C’mon.

  156. no frickin clue

    So the Rams have two Ernest’s, two Brown’s, and one Ernest Brown.
    Just so we’re clear. 🙂

    • CaptainJack

      They drafted Ernest Khalimov?

      • no frickin clue

        He sounds like he should be a right winger for the Capitals.

  157. clbradley17

    Hard to believe JS didn’t make more of an effort to get more picks. Seems like a very long time since the last one, and 40 picks until our next one at 217.

  158. DC

    This draft is making me question this team even more. Who are the Seahawks? What’s their identity???

    Soon many holes to fill and we’re going to be in the same position next year.

    • DC

      Our picks so far I’m fine with, but when you look at the bigger picture I don’t think it moves the needle at all.

    • no frickin clue

      Here’s a dramatic representation of Pete/John’s view of the Seahawks identity:

    • drrew76

      I have to assume you then had unreasonable expectations for a team that had a late 2nd, late 4th, late 7th round pick going into the draft.

      There was zero chance they were filling all of their holes, realistically you hope to fill one at 56, which I think an argument can be made that they did.

      The 4th round pick should be BPA, and the 6th and 7th picks should just be flyers.

      Expecting anything else was just setting yourself up for disappointment.

      • DC

        No not unreasonable. Just feels like this team is so far from the principals that once made it great and they are so far down the rabbit hike that I don’t see how they make it back out.

        • DC

          Rabbit *hole*

  159. CaptainJack

    Seeing the rams making so many good day three picks is depressing.

    The 49ers draft is a dumpster fire

    • God of Thunder

      I’m happy about exactly 50% of the above 😂

  160. Sea Mode

    Tre Brown draft call

    • Jason

      It won’t load for me? Is this a Twitter thing… do I have to be signed in?

      • Mick

        Try to reload a couple times, it usually helps for me (no twitter account).

      • Rokas

        Sometimes you see stuff from twitter even without having an account, i guess it depends on the privacy settings of the particular account.

        • Jason

          Huh, it worked now, odd.

  161. Trevor

    I would like to see the Hawks take two medical fliers on Trey Smith and Dylan Moses if available. Both guys seem like they have legit starter potential but clearly pretty serious red flags. I think I would take a shot on them given how little opportunity the Hawks had to add any impact players in this draft.

  162. Lewis

    Who we hoping for?

    Kylin Hill, perhaps?

    • CaptainJack

      You won’t recognize the name of who they draft

  163. Ryan

    Yeesh, how’d the Niners get so many damn picks.

    • Big Mike

      They didn’t trade for a blitzing box safety.

  164. CaptainJack

    The 49ers just took another running back… not sold on their draft at all. Even lance. Very questionable

    • Sea Mode

      Mike Clay

      The 49ers have now signed Wayne Gallman and drafted Trey Sermon and Eli Mitchell. RB overhaul.

  165. Julian Langdon

    I like both the players so far and neither have been a reach in my view, the issue is we just haven’t got enough picks. With only two picks in the top 150, we were never going to fill out the depth in positions we need to.

    The 2022 off season is going to be a difficult one for Seattle, on so many levels. Certainly this year is the last year of the 2012 team’s Superbowl window and I think next year we may well see a re-set. I’m sure the Seahawks can have a good season, but they’ll be a few teams that’ll be just to strong for them. The 2021 Seahawks aren’t the innovators anymore. Five years ago people would talk other teams following the Seahawks philosophy, especially on defence. Nobody brings it up any more. The talk is about Andy Reid, Shanahan or McVey trees. It may well be in 2022, they’ll be no Russell Wilson, Bobby Wagner and or maybe even Pete Carroll.

  166. CaptainJack

    How would we react to another receiver?

  167. CaptainJack

    Little run on pac 12 players. With fewer games, more “hidden gems” potentially?

  168. WallaSean

    We are approaching where they could move up with a 6th if wanted. Who would anyone move up for?

    Trey Smith?

  169. Rob Staton

    The NFL Network has got to the point of being quite annoying

    • Sea Mode

      Haha, surprised you lasted this long. Start of R5 was enough for me.

    • Jason

      I was watching PFFs coverage but it has gone to obnoxious snark level 2000. It’s painful.

    • MyChestIsBeastMode


      I was somewhat enjoying PFFs live feed yesterday, except for when they cut away to a long interview and did not cover any of 10+ picks until after the fact. Also didn’t like how much PFF poopoo’ed on Eskridge. Otherwise, better than NFLN.

  170. Sea Mode

    I love Tyler Lockett 😁

    John Boyle
    · 18h

    The fact that Tyler Lockett might be the slowest receiver on the field for the #Seahawks in three-WR sets is absurd.

    Tyler Lockett


  171. Blitzy the Clown

    Dang I was hoping for Chris Evans late.

  172. Big Mike

    Chris Evans Michigan RB gone to Cincy

  173. Lupe

    Rob, is this KJR appearance still going on?

    • Rob Staton

      I just did it — it was on their online feed

  174. BobbyK

    I would seriously rather have had 5 third round picks instead of one pick in the top 2-10. Looking at where some of these guys went, I’d much rather have loaded up on those of those third round guys.

    So far the Jamal Adams trade to me is:

    Jamal Adams for…

    Javonte Williams
    Quinn Meinerz
    And the Seahawks #1 pick in 2022

  175. Sea Mode

    lol that response gif

  176. Thomas Wells

    Shaping up to have some interesting options at our next pick:

    1) RB depth with Kylin Hill or Jermar Jefferson.
    2) double dip at WR with Cade Johnson or Tamirrion Terry.
    3) combo of one and two with a unique weapon in demetric Felton
    4) hope to get a piece for the future at TE with Kenny yeobah
    5) classic seahawk profile cb in Israel mukuamu
    6) take a chance on an edge rusher in Hamilcar rashad
    7) go dt depth with Darius stills

    I’m hoping for Jefferson, hill, rashad, yeobah, or stills in that order.

    • Big Mike

      No offense my friend but your post literally became obsolete within a minute of you clicking “submit”

    • GoHawksDani

      Cade Johnson is still in? That is just stupid. I hope he reaches UDFA and we can pick him up.
      Lockett, DK and let Swain, Johnson and Eskridge compete for WR3

  177. Sea Mode

    We just traded up?

  178. Big Mike

    We just traded up and picking next

    • Sea Mode

      PC just put out a clue with the “office linebacker” commercial clip…

  179. Big Mike

    Stone Forsythe Tackle Florida

    Anyone got any intel on him?

    • bmseattle

      well… he’s tall!

    • Sea Mode

      Alabama and Georgia’s typically threatening pass rushes combined for just three quarterback pressures, and zero sacks, against Forsythe in 2020. He notably kept projected first round edge rusher Azeez Ojulari in check for the entire Florida-Georgia game.

      • Big Mike

        Sounds promising for a 6th rounder. This late everyone’s a flier.

    • Steve Nelsen

      Here’s his pro-day stats. Not sure what this would be for TEF.

      Official pro-day results for Florida OT Stone Forsythe. Good all-around workout for the big man.

      HT 6080👀
      WT 307
      Hand 10
      Arm 34 3/8
      Wing 83 1/4
      40-yd 5.14/5.15
      VJ 27.5
      BJ 8-7
      SS 4.65
      3C 7.47
      BP 25 reps

      • Steve Nelsen

        We have weighted TEF. Should we have lengthened TEF? Because 25 reps with those long arms seems like more of an accomplishment than some guy with 31” arms cranking out 30.

      • Sea Mode

        2.71 TEF

        83.11 wTEF

        • Steve Nelsen

          Thank you!

  180. Sea Mode

    And they take a “too tall” tackle!

    • TomLPDX

      I officially say we nickname him “Lurch” 😉

      • Sea Mode

        Don’t think he needs a nickname. Stone is already pretty cool.

      • Big Mike

        As someone who is nearly 6’7″ Tom, I can absolutely assure you that he would not care for that nickname.

  181. Big Mike

    Also, did we give up #250 to move up 9 spots?

    • TomLPDX

      We still show up picking at 217, wonder if we used a pick from next year to get him.

      • TomLPDX

        Scratch that. They updated the board. CHI has 217 now

    • Sea Mode

      Bob Condotta

      Trade appears to be with the Bears. Waiting details on it.

  182. JJ

    Time to start working the udfa market.

    • Big Mike

      Yeah guessing we gave up #250 to move up

      • Sea Mode

        Brady Henderson

        The Seahawks, scheduled to pick at No. 217, traded up to 208 to take Florida OT Stone Forsythe. He’s listed at 6-8 and 307. The Seahawks gave up their seventh-rounder (250) to move up nine spots for Forsythe.

        • Big Mike

          That was my guess. The value made sense

        • TomLPDX

          So we are done and working the UDFA market now.

      • Don

        yes, we gave up
        #250. no more picks now.

      • Pugs1

        The bears now have 217 @ 250 on ESPN

  183. DancingBuddha

    Is D. Nixon gonna end up as the Poona Ford of 2021?

    • Sea Mode

      Well, no, cause he got selected R5P158 to the Panthers.

  184. Leo

    For what it’s worth, Zeirlein adores Forsythe and comps him to Nate Solder. I’m down with this pick in the 6th, no-risk/high-reward.

    • drrew76

      PFF had him 82nd on their big board. He definitely had his admirers.

      At this point in the draft, seems like a nice selection.

  185. Sea Mode

    Both Zierlein and Bucky Brooks said they thought Forsythe would be a day 2 pick:

  186. Pugs1

    I could see them giving up a 2022 6th to get back in the 7th. They have done it the last two years.

    • Sea Mode

      True, and I wouldn’t rule it out, but I think boards are so different at this point this year that they just wait it out until UDFA.

      And they’ve already mentioned that only having three draft picks should make them an attractive UDFA destination.

      • Pugs1

        Agreed, I’m actually excited for UDFA this year. They should be able to lockdown anyone they want.

  187. Henry Taylor

    Need to watch more of him, but sometimes about an OL named Stone is very appealing to me.

  188. Sea Mode

    What’s the over/under on PC/JS saying in today’s press conference that they had R2 grades on both players they drafted today… 😏

    • SeaTown

      And how soon do we hear another team called immediately trying to trade for one of them.

      • Sea Mode


  189. Sea Mode

    Little nastiness, unfortunately pretty dirty on this hit on Jabril Cox:

    • Kenny Sloth


    • cha

      Shades of Breno

  190. Blitzy the Clown

    Fun fact: the 208th pick in this year’s draft was originally Seattle’s 2021 6th Rounder (actually a R7/conditional R6) that they traded to Miami last year to move back into the 7th round for Stephen Sullivan.

    Miami then traded it to the Bears for TE Adam Shaheen, who traded it back to Seattle.

    Circle of life

    • Big Mike

      too funny

  191. Matt

    Weird draft – I don’t necessarily say that about specific picks. Just not used to 3 selections.

    Like the Eskridge pick.
    Don’t like the Tre Brown pick but starting to like him. The “profile” is what I disagree with.
    Like Forsyth – what else can you ask for at this point other than a high upside player who could start one day.

    Just a weird place we are in with this franchise. It’s a feeling of treading water and throwing stuff against the wall to see what sticks. The Jamal Trade really screwed this team – an extra 2 picks in the top 100 could have been a real “injection of long term health.”

    • MyChestIsBeastMode

      Shoot me should I ever ‘get used to’ 3 picks in a draft.

    • Big Mike

      100% concur with your last paragraph Matt. Just don’t think there’s a long term plan. As BobbyK has mentioned several times, Pete seems in “I gotta try to win now” mode.

  192. Hawk Finn

    Grade: C

    Love the Eskridge pick, but not the value. (B)

    Did not like the Brown pick – nickel corner was not a priority and better players were available. (D)

    Forsythe was the best option left at a position of need. This should have been a priority earlier in the draft. (C)

    We better nail UDFA and veteran cut days. Go ahead and slay me now.

    • J

      Brown isn’t a nickel corner. He might end up there but he has outside ability and corner was definitely a need.

      Forsythe – you have to grade the pick notbthe circumstance and for the 6th round I thought it was a great pickup.

  193. Henry Taylor

    You know, for a 3 pick draft this isnt bad. Some things I’ve had done differently but I cant really complain too much about any pick.

  194. Scot04

    Also like that he played both LT & RT. We needed a young developmental OT. Top needs, WR3, CB, & O-line.
    I feel pretty good about all 3. Now hopefully we pick up some surprises in UDFA market

  195. GoHawksDani

    Tbh I don’t mind any picks.
    Eskridge ceiling as rookie could be good WR3 and solid KR/PR, his ceiling long term could be between Lockett and Tyreek Hill. His optimistic floor could be KR/PR as a rookie and only a gadget player later.

    The CB dude is a bit mistery…no idea what would be his role exactly, but I don’t mind as an outside project a la DJ Reed or slot competition for Amadi and Blair either. He’s ceiling could be a starter his optimistic floor (not counting cut) depth.

    The huge OT guy is a big project but he has a pretty good ceiling and not that bad floor in passpro. Great gamble in R6.

    BUT! What I mind is the lack of picks. Ton of potential in R3-R5. If we would’ve had 5-6 picks in that range there could’ve been multiple gems found.

    My biggest concern is OC and have question marks about RB depth and durability. Also DT seems a bit thin and I’m not sold on the starting CBs either.

    But I think this is a good draft for Russ (except the lack of picks). WR3 and a project LT who’s much better at passpro than run blocking could be a bit indicator that they wanna make things right with him

  196. Blitzy the Clown

    I know he didn’t test that well, at least not well enough for Seattle, but I really like Demetric Felton. I think he’s going to be a gem for Cleveland.

  197. CaptainJack

    Don’t like the trade up. But that’s a wrap. Three promising players. Going in with three picks, it’s a bit disappointing. But I like all the players.

  198. Mick

    Still not to late to trade for a 7th round pick. But so far I like Eskridge a lot (grade A in my book), Tre Brown doesn’t seem to be only a special teams guy, so I can live with that (B), and at least they try to throw in a mountain in front of Aaron Donald (C+ that can easily improve if he confirms).

  199. no frickin clue

    Michigan State has a track record of at least one player being drafted into the NFL every year for some long period of time, but that streak may end this year. Shakur Brown (CB) remains undrafted at the moment and he’s probably their best shot.

  200. Gaux Hawks

    Center doesn’t sit well with me (Haynes?), Taylor starts on PUP, still need to sign K.J.

    QB Russell Wilson, Gino Smith
    LT Duane Brown, Cedric Ogbuehi
    LG Gabe Jackson, Jamarco Jones
    C Ethan Pocic, Phil Haynes
    RG Damien Lewis, Jordan Simmons
    RT Brandon Shell, Stone Forsythe
    RB1 Chris Carson, Alex Collins
    RB2 Rashaad Penny, Travis Homer
    HB Nick Bellore, Will Dissly
    TE Gerald Everett, Colby Parkinson
    WR1 D.K. Metcalf, Freddie Swain
    WR2 Tyler Lockett, D’Wayne Eskridge

    DE Kerry Hyder, Rasheem Green
    DT Al Woods, L.J. Collier
    NT Poona Ford, Bryan Mone
    LEO Carlos Dunlap, Benson Mayowa
    SAM K.J. Wright, Alton Robinson
    MIKE Bobby Wagner, Cody Barton
    WILL Jordyn Brooks, Ben Burr-Kirven
    NKL Ugo Amadi, Tre Brown
    RCB D.J. Reed, Tre Flowers
    LCB Akhello Witherspoon, Pierre Desir
    SS Jamal Adams, Ryan Neal
    FS Quandre Diggs, Marquise Blair

    K Jason Myers
    P Michael Dickson
    LS Tyler Ott

    • Sea Mode

      Center competition is Kyle Fuller they said the other day.

  201. SeattleLifer

    Given the ridiculously low draft capitol we had coming into it all I’m happy with what we ended up with.

    We’ve needed a shifty slot receiver with good YAC potential for a long time now and it was certainly a need in general. The fact he will take fielding responsibilities off other players is certainly a help as well.

    To get a CB who can mirror the types of receivers we got in Eskridge is a nice get and again if he can be a dual guy with the capability to wreck it on special teams is nice as well. Thinking of the Rams and Niners offenses and just the nfl trends of late it can’t hurt to have a good nickel CB added to the roster.

    Rob you said it perfectly with Stone – to get a solid OT prospect with real starting potential with some seasoning in the 6th round – can’t ask for much more.

    • BobbyK

      “Given the ridiculously low draft capitol we had coming into it all I’m happy with what we ended up with.”


  202. Sea Mode

    He’s just too long to run around:

  203. BobbyK

    Can’t argue with the pick. I like it. Potential starting LT. Even if he’s a below average run blocker on the blind side, but can be an above average pass protector – this was a great pick. Perfect timing given the age of Brown and his contract (last year). Very solid 6th round pick even if it doesn’t turn out well and he’s not good.

  204. Robert

    I am the only one that wants us to trade up to draft Cade Johnson? I think he would be a cool pick.

    • JD

      I would as well. Loved his interview with Rob and we still need to fill out our WR room. Definitely seems like a UDFA priority.

  205. Sea Mode

    A🕳ron Bloch
    ·Dec 20, 2020

    Stone Forsythe in the #SECChampionship:
    51 pass blocks
    0 pressures
    90.1 pass block grade

    ➡️ Highest PB grade earned by an OL vs #Bama in the @PFF_College era

    • Willyeye

      I think this will be the most successful 3-pick draft in NFL history. I like all three of these guys.

  206. Steve Nelsen

    Cha, thinking about possibilities at C. Maybe they add FA Austin Reiter? Not a star but an upgrade over Pocic, especially in pass protection.

    • Mick

      Don’t know how expensive he would be though, and I think they’d rather sign KJ Wright.

    • cha

      It is definitely possible. I doubt they’re done at center.

    • Steve Nelsen

      In the Day 3 press conference, they said Gabe Jackson will play right guard and Damien Lewis will play left guard. That is the first time I had heard that stated so definitively. I can put the idea of Damien playing center to rest.

  207. Poli

    I wonder if they view free agent Austin Reiter much of an upgrade over Pocic?

    KJ, Sherman, Atkins and Reiter all still FAs

    • Poli

      oops didn’t know there was a Reiter post above mine

  208. uptop

    I’d absolutely trade next years 6 to get back in, Cade Johnson or jonathon Cooper

    • Mick

      Broncos have 3 picks, trade for one of them, Marvin Wilson or Justin Hilliard would also work nicely.

      • uptop

        Marvin wilson is not going to be drafted and probably wont make a roster

  209. Sea Mode

    Starting now

    Pete Carroll and John Schneider 2021 NFL Draft Day 3 Press Conference

    Brady Henderson

    GM John Schneider confirms the Seahawks won’t make any more picks this year. They want to knock out their post-draft presser so they can turn their focus to recruiting UDFAs.

    • Sea Mode

      JS: If Tre Brown were 6’2″, he would be a top 10 pick. We would love to have tall corners, and we did when we started here, but you’ve got to adjust to the times and the players available to you.

      • cha

        PC “Didn’t draft Brown to be a nickel”

    • Sea Mode

      PC: Tre is a corner. He is gonna play outside, start there. […] We didn’t draft him as a nickel.

      Mentions we also signed two tall guys in FA, so we’re just looking for a player. ST as well and good tackler.

    • cha

      PC just said Gabe Jackson at RG, Lewis at LG

      • Sea Mode

        Ok, you write. 🙂

      • Scot04

        Why, just why; Don’t understand not just leaving him at RG.

    • Sea Mode

      Wow, PC just said Gabe Jackson will play on the right and Damien Lewis will move over to the left.

      • Hoggs41

        Not sure I like that. Jackson has played LG before and Lewis hasnt. Let the young guy learn where he is comfortable. I guess they know a lot more than me though.

        • Gary

          Smarter than everybody else, always gotta make players change positions.

    • Henry Taylor

      Tre Brown wasnt drafted to be a nickle, glad to have my instinct confirmed.

    • cha

      PC has talked to Sherm. Open to it. Wants to get through draft and UDFA first and see.

    • cha

      “Wide open” with where they play Blair next year. Ugo gives them flexiblity.

      Taylor ‘does give us some flexibility, we have that as part of what we’re counting on’,

    • Sea Mode

      JS basically confirmed they got the guys they wanted this draft. Said there was an offer to trade down again further after the trade with Tampa Bay, and the stock gained from that would have allowed them to move up earlier for Stone, but they decided they needed to stay put and take Tre Brown right there. Then in the 190s they started trying to trade up for Stone and finally were able to move up to 208 and get him. Said PC and Walter Jones were super nervous waiting it out.

      Mentions Stone’s quiet, “buttoned-up” personality might have been one factor in his lasting to where he did.

    • cha

      Did I miss something?

      Not a single question about Russell Wilson?

      Everyone just accepts their comments on Wednesday?

      • Sea Mode

        Oh, of course not. Wouldn’t want to ruffle the feathers of the truth-seer. A follow-up question just about Sherm already had PC a little heated.

  210. Blitzy the Clown

    Drat Dallas just took Israel Mukuamu

    But there are still a number of interesting prospects remaining. I wonder if they trade back in or wait for UDFA.

    Still available as of pick 233 (in no particular order):
    Justin Hilliard
    Dylan Moses
    Kylin Hill
    Kenny Yeboah
    Nick Eubanks
    Robert Jones
    David Moore
    Tamorrion Terry
    Darius Stills
    Patrick Johnson
    Hamilcar Rashed Jr.

  211. uptop

    Damn Jonathon Cooper good fit in Denver, Fangio will coach him up

  212. no frickin clue

    RBs still out there: Kylin Hill, Gerrid Doaks. Hope they fall into UDFA and we snag one of them.

  213. DC

    I’d love it if we could snag Kylin Hill as a udfa

  214. no frickin clue

    Damn. There goes Doaks.

  215. Leo

    I’m so pumped for UDFAs, David Moore, Cade Johnson, Kylin Hill, tons of value still to be had. And looks like JS has been waiting for UDFAs this whole time, he’s ready to go.

  216. Gohawks5151

    Smart to hit the phones for UDFA. Some dudes gonna be out of the draft. I’d take Kylin Hill, Dylan Moses, Marvin Jones and Kenny Yehboa

    • Mike

      I’d like any of those guys. I like watching Tamarrion terry too

      • Gohawks5151

        I like him too. Here we go! Dig up them diamonds JS!

  217. All I see is 12s

    I would lose my mind if we signed Cade. I’m trying to remember. Didn’t he have a Seattle connection where he was good friends with one of our players?

  218. TomLPDX

    There is a lot of good talent still left on the board. Amazing. I hope Seattle is a destination they want to come to.

    • TomLPDX

      kylin Hill just went to GB

    • TomLPDX

      And there goes Jermar Jefferson. He was fun to watch at Oregon State.

  219. Scot04

    Green Bay like alot of similar players

  220. Leo

    Potential targets:
    WR Cade Johnson or Tamorrion Terry
    G David Moore or S. Hutcherson
    DT Darius Stills
    LB Dylan Moses
    CB DJ Daniels

    • Sea Mode

      None of the players on Rob’s Day 3 watch list went undrafted. That’s impressive.

      Here are PFFs top rated for some more names:

      1. Ar’Darius Washington S
      2. Cade Johnson WR
      3. Marvin Wilson DT (just signed by Browns)
      4. Justin Hilliard LB
      5. David Moore G
      6. Trill Williams CB
      7. DJ Daniel CB

      And here are Brugler’s

      118. Charles Snowden, edge, Virginia (6-foot-6, 243 pounds)

      119. Shakur Brown, CB, Michigan State (5-foot-10, 185 pounds)

      120. Cade Johnson, WR, South Dakota State (5-foot-11, 184 pounds)

      124. Ar’Darius Washington, DS/CB, TCU (5-foot-8, 176 pounds)

      126. David Moore, OG/C, Grambling State (6-foot-2, 330 pounds)

      150. Tamorrion Terry, WR, Florida State (6-foot-3, 207 pounds)

      156. Trevon Grimes, WR, Florida (6-foot-4, 220 pounds)

      160. DJ Daniel, CB, Georgia (6-foot-0, 195 pounds)

      161. Marvin Wilson, DT, Florida State (6-foot-4, 303 pounds)

      170. Drake Jackson, OC, Kentucky (6-foot-2, 293 pounds)

      172. Trill Williams, CB/S, Syracuse (6-foot-0, 208 pounds)

      175. Jared Hocker, OG, Texas A&M (6-foot-6, 327 pounds)

      179. Dylan Moses, LB, Alabama (6-foot-1, 225 pounds)

      184. Robert Jones, OG, Middle Tennessee (6-foot-4, 307 pounds)

      187. Olaijah Griffin, CB, USC (5-foot-11, 176 pounds)

      191. Jonathan Adams Jr., WR, Arkansas State (6-foot-2, 210 pounds)

      193. Bryan Mills, CB, North Carolina Central (6-foot-1, 174 pounds)

      195. Jaret Patterson, RB, Buffalo (5-foot-7, 195 pounds)

  221. Hawk Mock

    Disappointed to see Hill and Jefferson go late there. Any other RBs to be hoping for?

    • Norman

      Brenden Knox has the prototype body and physical tools, huge hands and great ball security. Key question is his vision and trust for blocking.

      Seems like a no-brainer to try out as UDFA.

  222. Sea Mode

    Tom Pelissero

    The #Browns are signing former Florida State DT Marvin Wilson to a huge rookie free-agent deal that includes a $30,000 signing bonus plus $162,000 in guaranteed base salary, per source. Cleveland won a swift bidding war for Wilson, one of the top players to go undrafted.

  223. Sea Mode


  224. Scot04

    David Moore would be a nice UDFA add

    • TomLPDX

      Him and Cade

  225. Sea Mode

    And there it is, Rob!!

    Tom Pelissero

    Former Florida State WR Tamorrion Terry is signing with the #Seahawks, per source.

    • Leo

      Receiving corp looking deep and strong now, DK/Tyler/Eskridge/Swain/Terry is a great mix of size and speed, loads of potential

  226. Sea Mode

    What about TE Kenny Yeboah? What ever happened to him?

    Kenny Yeboah

    All I need is an opportunity…

  227. SteveLargent80

    Looks like Jared Hocker is signing with the Seahawks as well

    • TomLPDX

      A key member of the Maroon Goons! Versatile at both guard positions and a big guy. Love this! Gig ’em!

  228. HOUSE

    NCCU CB Bryan Mills signing with Hawks

    Canadian OL Pier-Olivier Lestage signing with Hawks as well

  229. Ashish

    No DT or DE just WR, RB and OL.

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