Hey we’ve got the confidence poll back for this week’s SB Nation Reacts! Despite the pessimism to end last season, the actions through free agency and the NFL Draft predictably have Seahawks fan confidence soaring to just over 80%.
That level of confidence in the team comes shortly after the team welcomed in their 2021 NFL Draft class, which as you know by now is just a measly three. A majority of Seahawks fans gave the team a B grade for their draft, which is very different from the analysts who trashed Seattle once again. You know I personally don’t care about draft grades but this is info just to pass along!
Now let’s get to the national questions. We love to assess Winners and Losers from the Draft and in a rarity, the Chicago Bears were declared the biggest winner after the draft. Much of that support is surely due to the Bears trading up nine sports to draft quarterback Justin Fields, who could finally break their long drought of not having a franchise QB worth a damn.
After the Bears, 17 percent of fans said the Cleveland Browns had the best draft followed by 16 percent who picked the New York Jets, who notably chose BYU QB Zach Wilson at #2 and traded up to get guard Alijah Vera-Tucker at 14th overall.
On the other end of the spectrum, nearly a third of fans said the Houston Texans had the worst 2021 NFL Draft. They didn’t have a first-rounder or a second-rounder and chose Davis Love with their first selection in round three. Bill O’Brien can do that to ya, but Texans management just seems all around dysfunctional.
They were followed by the 22 percent that picked the Green Bay Packers (who went defense once again with their top pick, but did get wide receiver Amari Rodgers from Clemson) and 21 percent who think the Las Vegas Raiders were the worst. Alex Leatherwood was their first-round pick and widely considered to be nowhere near that draft grade, but Mike Mayock and Jon Gruden obviously disagreed.
Eight percent picked the Seahawks because that’s just a thing people like to do. Perhaps it’s the paucity of picks combined with the D’Wayne Eskridge selection when they could’ve gotten a center.
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