2021 NFL Draft position rankings, Seahawks’ mock draft roundup

Ifeatu Melifonwu

Although the Seattle Seahawks don't have a first-round pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, the less heralded players they select with their three picks throughout the draft could still make a big impact. Seattle might have its eye on a tackle like Spencer Brown or a wide receiver like Dyami Brown in the second round.

Good thing we have all of your NFL Draft needs covered -- from this year’s No. 8-ranked quarterback (Jamie Newman) to the top-rated defensive tackle (Christian Barmore) -- for when the are on the clock and you need to know more about the best players available on the board.

Who are the best players available in the 2021 NFL Draft?

Here’s a breakdown of the top 10 players at the following offensive positions:



Here’s a breakdown of the top 10 guys at each defensive position:


Who are the Seahawks projected to take in the latest NFL Mock Draft?

The Seahawks don't own their first-round pick after dealing it to the Jets in the Jamal Adams trade last offseason. In fact, the Seahawks currently only have three selections in the 2021 NFL Draft (Nos. 56, 129 and 250). Without some trades, it could end up being a quiet draft week in Seattle.

Joe Fann's latest Seahawks mock draft for NBC Sports Northwest has Seattle selecting Syracuse cornerback Ifeatu Melifonwu with its second-round pick after trading down four spots to No. 60.

Melifonwu, a 6-foot-3, 205-pound redshirt junior, would fill a huge need on the Seahawks' defense. Top cornerback Shaquill Griffin signed a lucrative deal with the Jaguars, leaving the Seahawks with limited depth at corner.


D.J. Reed, Tre Flowers and Ahkello Witherspoon should have major roles, but Melifonwu would provide much-needed depth to the unit. He had 88 tackles, three interceptions and 19 passes defended in 23 career games for the Orange.