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News and notes from Pete Carroll and John Schneider’s post-draft press conference

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The Seahawks broke with Carroll-era tradition and drafted a small outside corner in the 2021 draft.
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Despite moving around in the draft, the Seattle Seahawks ended up making three selections in the 2021 NFL Draft, the same number of selections they entered Friday night with. The team drafted WR D’Wayne Eskridge, CB Tre Brown, and T Stone Forsythe in a year where they focused more on specific position needs. After trading up to select Forsythe with the 208th pick, Pete Carroll and John Schneider spoke to members of the media about their plans for the draftees and other offseason acquisitions, like G Gabe Jackson.

Gabe Jackson isn’t the only new Seahawk on the offensive line; he’s now joined by Florida tackle Stone Forsythe, who Seattle selected in the sixth round. Forsythe stands 6’8,” 307, and the Seahawks were eager to get a player of his size and agility.

Carroll expressed excitement that Forsythe will have the opportunity to learn the position from Duane Brown. Forsythe also worked out with another Seahawks offensive line great during the draft process.

Seattle made waves with its other day two selection, CB Tre Brown from Oklahoma, because he doesn’t fit the physical profile Seattle typically likes at the position, especially on the outside. There seems to have been a change of philosophy when it comes to drafting corners for Carroll and Schneider.

Tre Brown might not be the only new option for Seattle on the outside, though. Fans have long clamored for Richard Sherman’s return, and Carroll touched on the subject multiple times during the press conference.

For now, though, the Seahawks are scrambling to recruit UDFAs. Having only three other rookies will make them an attractive destination.