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2021 NFL Draft Day 2 results recap: Seahawks stay put at 56, take wide receiver D’Wayne Eskridge

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: NOV 28 NIU at Western Michigan Photo by Joseph Weiser/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

For the second year in a row, the Seattle Seahawks did not trade down with the first pick of the NFL Draft. The team remained at 56th overall and in this deep wide receiver class, Seattle went with D’Wayne Eskridge from Western Michigan.

Eskridge is 24 years old and I’m sure there are some who are tired of the Seahawks taking players who are this old already and just entering the league, but there’s a lot to like about him. He’s got 4.4 speed, excellent acceleration and ability to rack up YAC, and the man really wants to be here! While he never amassed more than 800 receiving yards in a season, he averaged 18.5 yards per reception over his five years at WMU. If not for the COVID shortened 2020 he’d have cleared 1,000 easily and likely in under 50 catches. Eskridge also returns kicks, giving Seattle another option in addition to Freddie Swain and DJ Reed.

I won’t pretend I’m certain Eskridge will be a hit for the Seahawks but his skill set seems well suited for new offensive coordinator Shane Waldron. I’ve been wanting Seattle to improve the WR corps and overall team speed and it looks like they’ve addressed both with one pick. Welcome to Seattle, D’Wayne!

In NFC West news, the Los Angeles Rams took Louisville’s Tutu Atwell and at 155 lbs (or thereabouts) he might be the lightest receiver in the NFL. Hell he might be the lightest player in the league. The Arizona Cardinals also went with a small receiver in Purdue’s Rondale Moore (5’7”), while the 49ers traded both of their fourth-rounders away to the Rams to move up 29 spots and acquire Ohio State running back Trey Sermon, who seems a perfect fit for Kyle Shanahan’s scheme. SF kept their comp pick and used it on CB Ambry Thomas of Michigan.

The draft concludes on Saturday at 12 PM ET/9 AM PT on ABC, ESPN, and NFL Network. We’ll have a live thread but no live tracker of picks because doing one for four rounds is just ridiculous.

Seahawks Remaining Draft Picks

Round 4: 129th overall

Round 7: 250th overall

Round 2 Draft Order

33) Jacksonville Jaguars - Tyson Campbell, DB, Georgia

34) New York Jets - Elijah Moore, WR, Ole Miss

35) Denver Broncos - Javonte Williams, RB, North Carolina

36) Miami Dolphins - Jevon Holland, S, Oregon

37) Philadelphia Eagles - Landon Dickerson, OL, Alabama

38) New England Patriots - Christian Barmore, DL, Alabama

39) Chicago Bears - Teven Jenkins, OL, Oklahoma State

40) Atlanta Falcons - Richie Grant, S, UCF

41) Detroit Lions - Levi Onwuzurike, DL, Washington

42) Miami Dolphins - Liam Eichenberg, OL, Notre Dame

43) Las Vegas Raiders - Trevon Moehrig, S, TCU

44) Dallas Cowboys - Kelvin Joseph, CB, Kentucky

45) Jacksonville Jaguars - Walker Little, OL, Stanford

46) Cincinnati Bengals - Jackson Carman, OL, Clemson

47) Los Angeles Chargers - Asante Samuel Jr, CB, Florida State

48) San Francisco 49ers - Aaron Banks, OL, Notre Dame

49) Arizona Cardinals - Rondale Moore, WR, Purdue

50) New York Giants - Azeez Olujari, OLB, Georgia

51) Washington Football Team - Sam Cosmi, OL, Texas

52) Cleveland Browns - Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, LB, Notre Dame

53) Tennessee Titans - Dillon Radunz, OL, North Dakota State

54) Indianapolis Colts - Dayo Odeyingbo, DE, Vanderbilt

55) Pittsburgh Steelers - Pat Freiermuth, TE, Penn State

56) Seattle Seahawks - D’Wayne Eskridge, WR, Western Michigan

57) Los Angeles Rams - Tutu Atwell, WR, Louisville

58) Kansas City Chiefs - Nick Bolton, LB, Missouri

59) Carolina Panthers - Terrace Marshall, WR, LSU

60) New Orleans Saints - Pete Werner, LB, Ohio State

61) Buffalo Bills - Carlos Basham, DE, Wake Forest

62) Green Bay Packers - Josh Myers, OL, Ohio State

63) Kansas City Chiefs - Creed Humphrey, OL, Oklahoma

64) Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Kyle Trask. QB, Florida

Round 3 Draft Order

65) Jacksonville Jaguars - Andre Cisco, S, Syracuse

66) Minnesota Vikings - Kellen Mond, QB, Texas A&M

67) Houston Texans - Davis Mills, QB, Stanford

68) Atlanta Falcons - Jalen Mayfield, OL, Michigan

69) Cincinnati Bengals - Joseph Ossai, LB, Texas

70) Carolina Panthers - Brady Christensen, OL, BYU

71) New York Giants - Aaron Robinson, C, UCF

72) Detroit Lions - Alim McNeill, DL, NC State

73) Philadelphia Eagles - Milton Williams, DL, Louisiana Tech

74) Washington Football Team - Benjamin St. Juste, CB, Minnesota

75) Dallas Cowboys - Osa Odighizuwa, DL, UCLA

76) New Orleans Saints - Paulson Adebo, CB, Stanford

77) Los Angeles Chargers - Josh Palmer, WR, Tennessee

78) Minnesota Vikings - Chazz Surratt, LB, North Carolina

79) Las Vegas Raiders - Malcolm Koonce, DE, Buffalo

80) Las Vegas Raiders - Devine Diable, DB, Virginia Tech

81) Miami Dolphins - Hunter Long, TE, Boston College

82) Washington Football Team - Dyami Brown, WR, North Carolina

83) Carolina Panthers - Tommy Tremble, TE, Notre Dame

84) Dallas Cowboys - Chauncey Golston, DE, Iowa

85) Green Bay Packers - Amari Rodgers, WR, Clemson

86) Minnesota Vikings - Wyatt Davis, OL, Ohio State

87) Pittsburgh Steelers - Kendrick Green, OL, Illinois

88) San Francisco 49ers - Trey Sermon, RB, Ohio State

89) Houston Texans - Nico Collins, WR, Michigan

90) Minnesota Vikings - Patrick Jones, DE, Pittsburgh

91) Cleveland Browns - Anthony Schwartz , WR, Auburn

92) Tennessee Titans - Monty Rice, LB, Georgia

93) Buffalo Bills - Spencer Brown, OL, Northern Iowa

94) Baltimore Ravens - Ben Cleveland, OL, Georgia

95) Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Robert Hainsey, OL, Notre Dame

96) New England Patriots - Ronnie Perkins, DE, Oklahoma

97) Los Angeles Chargers - Tre McKitty, TE, Georgia

98) Denver Broncos - Quinn Meinerz, OL, Wisconsin-Whitewater

99) Dallas Cowboys - Nahshon Wright, DB, Oregon State

100) Tennessee Titans - Elijah Molden, DB, Washington

101) Detroit Lions - Ifeatu Melifonwu, DB, Syracuse

102) San Francisco 49ers - Ambry Thomas, DB, Michigan

103) Los Angeles Rams - Ernest Jones, LB, South Carolina

104) Baltimore Ravens - Brandon Stephens, CB, SMU

105) Denver Broncos - Baron Browning, LB, Ohio State

Poll

What’s your grade for the Seahawks drafting D’Wayne Eskridge?

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  • 23%
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    (428 votes)
  • 44%
    B
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  • 20%
    C
    (378 votes)
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