The Seahawks added a speedy playmaker with their first pick of the 2021 NFL Draft, selecting Western Michigan receiver D'Wayne Eskridge in the second round with the 56th overall pick.
Eskridge, who is 5-foot-9, 190 pounds, was a big-play threat as both a receiver and returner at Western Michigan, earning first-team All-Mac honors as a receiver and kick returner while also being named the MAC Special Teams Player of the Year.
Eskridge had 25 catches for 660 yards and seven touchdowns as a senior in just five games, averaging 26.4 yards per reception, and in his career had 113 catches for 2,136 yards and 14 scores in 44 games. He also averaged 28.8 yards per kick return last season and had a 100-yard return touchdown.
In high school, Eskridge won two state titles in the 200 meter dash and one in the 100 meter.
Eskridge figures to immediately jump into the competition for the No. 3 receiver job in Seattle's offense, and if he ends up in that role it would give the Seahawks a very fast trio in him, DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett.
With the No. 56 overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, the Seattle Seahawks selected D'Wayne Eskridge, a wide receiver out of Western Michigan.