This is probably something we could’ve written about a month ago but you always save posts for when you need to fill up the day for offseason content. It’s my version of saving some plays for the postseason.
Anyway you all know that as of right now the Seattle Seahawks don’t have a first-round pick. So while the New York Jets possess their own #2 overall pick and Seattle’s #23 overall, the Seahawks are slotted all the way down at 56th overall in the 2nd round.
Seattle also gave up its 2021 third-rounder to the Jets as part of the Jamal Adams trade, so thanks to several draft day and offseason moves over the past couple of seasons, the Seahawks have just five draft picks. We don’t know the order of the rest of this year’s draft past Round 3 due to all of those comp picks (including some for hiring minority coaches and executives) that have to be handed out.
Here’s what we have thus far:
Seattle Seahawks 2021 Draft Picks
1st Round: N/A
2nd Round: 56th overall
3rd Round: N/A
4th Round: 1 pick, order TBD
5th Round: 1 pick, order TBD
6th Round: 1 pick, order TBD
7th Round: 1 pick, order TBD
Since John Schneider became the GM, the Seahawks have not finished an NFL Draft with fewer than eight selections. Not exactly an enviable position right now with such little draft capital and a clear need to get better, but Schneider’s history is strong enough to tell us he’ll find a way to get more picks.
As far as the Seahawks getting any comp picks? Well John Gilbert poured water on that hope last year, setting a new personal best for crushing spirits well in advance.
The 2021 NFL Draft is scheduled for April 29th-May 1st in Cleveland, Ohio, but that is very much subject to change given we’re still dealing with the pandemic. Maybe we get Roger Goodell announcing picks from his basement again.