Good afternoon, 12s. Here's a look at what's happening today – Monday, April 5 – for your Seattle Seahawks.
What Position Should Seahawks Target In 2021 Draft?
NFL free agency has reached a relative standstill and attention is shifting to the 2021 NFL Draft, which will be held from April 29 to May 1. With just over three weeks left until picks begin, it's time to start diving into some potential targets.
The Seahawks have three picks in this year's draft – pick Nos. 56, 129 and 250. In a recent article, Bleacher Report's Brent Sobleski identified cornerback as the biggest need for Seattle to address with its picks.
"Shaquill Griffin signed a three-year, $44.5 million free-agent contract to join the Jacksonville Jaguars," Sobleski wrote. "Seattle is left with Tre Flowers, D.J. Reed and Ugo Amadi. While it's a solid group that came together over the second half of the 2020 campaign, the room lacks a true alpha. Griffin served as the team's top cover corner the previous three seasons.
"Ahkello Witherspoon is a solid free-agent addition, but he's never been a full-time starter. A true top corner will create a cascading effect throughout the unit. As a whole, the group will be much stronger by addressing the position sooner rather than later."
While losing Griffin to the Jaguars is undoubtedly a tough blow, the Seahawks addressed the position by signing Witherspoon from the 49ers. Flowers and Reed both came on strong in the second half of 2020 and should be expected to continue their solid play. Marquise Blair, who was the starting nickel corner before tearing his ACL in Week 2, could also be back on the field.
If the Seahawks do see cornerback as their biggest need, they're in luck. This year's draft class is loaded at the position. Alabama's Patrick Surtain II, South Carolina's Jaycee Horn and Virginia Tech's Caleb Farley all project as first-round picks. Northwestern's Greg Newsome II will also likely be off the board later in the first.
Some potential targets in the second round, where the Seahawks' first selection comes, include Florida State's Asante Samuel Jr., UCF's Aaron Robinson, Georgia's Tyson Campell and Syracuse's Ifeatu Melifonwu.
"The value of the class will be found on Day 2, as there's not a ton of top-tier options but a lot of promising film to develop," PFF's Michael Renner wrote about the 2021 cornerback class.
Seahawks Players Share Easter Celebrations
Sunday was a day of celebration, as Christian's observed the Easter holiday. A few Seahawks players acknowledged Easter Sunday with messages on social media.
Social Post Of The Day
Russell Wilson became a Stanford women's basketball superfan the moment his sister Anna stepped on the floor in 2016. After five years, Anna ended her career on Sunday with a national championship. Russ was understandably pumped up:
Congrats to Anna and the Stanford women!
More From Around The Web
Bob Condotta of Seattle Times shared 12 thoughts on the Seahawks and free agency as the NFL reaches a lull before the draft.
Brent Stecker of 710 ESPN Seattle with some potential moves the Seahawks could make to add to their cornerback depth.
Patrik Walker of CBS Sports conducted a seven-round, Seahawks-centric mock draft to project which prospects could be headed to Seattle.
A look back at defensive tackle Al Woods' first 10 seasons in the NFL. Woods signed with the Seahawks this week, his third stint in Seattle.