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Pre-Snap Reads 5/2: 2021 NFL Draft, Seahawks draft recap

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Seahawks News

Thiel: After subdued draft, Carroll in happy place | Sportspress Northwest
Three picks don't make for much of a draft party. But the Seahawks did well enough, along with hires in free agency, to get to the first of May mostly recovered from a bitter January.

Clayton: Seahawks get what they need even with just 3 draft picks
With only three picks, the Seahawks still addressed pressing roster needs in the 2021 NFL Draft, John Clayton writes of Seattle's draft class.

Meet The Seahawks 2021 NFL Draft Class
Everything you need to know about the three newest members of the Seattle Seahawks.

Closing thoughts at the end of the 2021 draft « Seahawks Draft Blog
The Seahawks came in with three picks and they added three players. I think there are two ways of looking at what happened over the last three days.

Seattle Seahawks NFL draft picks 2021: Analysis for every selection - Seattle Seahawks Blog- ESPN
The Seahawks got on the board in the second round with Western Michigan WR D'Wayne Eskridge, who should immediately compete to be the No. 3 receiver.

Seahawks stray from their draft norms for three players, and that's a good thing – The Athletic ($)
Pete Carroll and John Schneider proved to be more open to different options in finalizing the Seahawks' three picks.

NFC West News

These are the quarterbacks and weapons that now comprise the NFC West - Turf Show Times
The Rams had to keep up.

Complete list of Rams 2021 NFL Draft picks - Turf Show Times
Les Snead favors speedy athletes for offensive line help.

Arizona Cardinals bring in uber athletic James Wiggins in seventh round of 2021 NFL Draft - Revenge of the Birds
The Arizona Cardinals brought in another athletic safety in the 2021 NFL Draft in the seventh round.

Arizona Cardinals trade up for cornerback Marco Wilson in 2021 NFL Draft - Revenge of the Birds
The Arizona Cardinals made their first move of the 2021 NFL Draft, trading up to the bottom of the fourth round and selecting the first cornerback of the draft.

Undrafted free agent signings 2021: Tracking the 49ers UDFAs - Niners Nation
We’ll be tracking all signings that happen following the completion of the 2021 NFL Draft.

San Francisco 49ers NFL draft picks 2021: Analysis for every selection - San Francisco 49ers- ESPN
The 49ers made an inspired choice with the No. 3 overall pick, taking North Dakota State quarterback Trey Lance.

No, really — why didn't the Rams add to their offensive line despite a strong draft class? – The Athletic
The reality is — and prepare to clench up — adding along the offensive line was not a priority for the Rams in this draft.

Around The NFL

The best players who weren’t selected in the 2021 NFL draft
These players should have been picked in the 2021 NFL draft, but will be highly sought after as undrafted free agents.

Saints draft picks 2021: Who did New Orleans take? Full list of NFL Draft selections | Sporting News
Here is a complete list of New Orleans Saints draft picks in the 2021 NFL Draft, updated as selections are made.

Belichick: 2021 was last draft for Patriots research director Ernie Adams
New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick announced Saturday that 2021 will be the last draft for longtime research director Ernie Adams.

Two long snappers selected in sixth round of 2021 draft
The end of the sixth round presented us with a short run on long snappers.

Aaron Rodgers breaks silence on Packers drama, confirms rift with team in off-camera talk with NBC announcer - CBSSports.com
The reigning NFL MVP confirmed there's a rift with the team.

Eric DeCosta: Ravens will "work tirelessly" to get Lamar Jackson deal done - ProFootballTalk
The Ravens picked up their option on quarterback Lamar Jackson‘s contract for the 2022 season on Friday and General Manager Eric DeCosta said again on Saturday that the team plans for a much longer stay.

Chiefs fan channels Deadpool, proposes during NFL draft with ring pop - Sports Illustrated
Emulating their favorite superhero Wade Wilson, a Chiefs fan used a ring pop to propose to his girlfriend.

Aaron Rodgers wants out; Packers can only blame themselves - Sports Illustrated
GM Brian Gutekunst’s failure to do the bare minimum in managing his star could cost Green Bay a legendary quarterback still in his prime.

Jacksonville Jaguars' Urban Meyer lauds one that got away, Kadarius Toney, 'a human highlight reel'
Urban Meyer and the Jacksonville Jaguars are pleased with the new coach's first draft, but he did admit that he was disappointed to see former Florida receiver Kadarius Toney land with the Giants and not his team on the first night.

Miami Dolphins NFL draft picks 2021: Analysis for every selection - Miami Dolphins- ESPN
The Dolphins add three more players on Day 2, drafting safety Jevon Holland, offensive tackle Liam Eichenberg and tight end Hunter Long.

NFL Draft winners and losers: 49ers' secret, Bears' Justin Fields move stand out; Broncos, Texans picks puzzling – The Athletic
As they often do, QBs took center stage at the NFL Draft, both for the reasons teams took them, and the puzzling reasons they didn't.

2021 NFL Draft debrief: Picks we loved, divisions we can't wait to watch, trends that stood out – The Athletic
We break down notable moves from 2021 NFL Draft weekend … plus play a bonus caption game for Aaron Rodgers' Derby Day photo!