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Complete list of 3 Seahawks picks from the 2021 NFL Draft

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The 2021 NFL Draft has concluded, and the Seattle Seahawks ended up with a three-player class.

John Schneider and Co. had the fewest selections of any team entering the draft and were not on the clock until the 56th pick. They used two picks on the offensive side of the ball and one on defense.

Here's a recap of the Seahawks' draft:

Seahawks trade up, select Stone Forsythe at No. 208

The Seahawks moved up in the sixth round, receiving pick No. 208 while sending Nos. 217 and 250 to the Chicago Bears. With the selection, Seattle took Florida offensive tackle Stone Forsythe.

Russell Wilson has been vocal this offseason about the lack of protection he has gotten, and Seattle finally grabbed an offensive lineman in the sixth round. Forsythe may not crack the starting lineup Week 1, but he started every game for the Gators the last two seasons and at a mammoth 6-foot-8, he offers intriguing size.

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Seahawks take cornerback Tre Brown at No. 137

The Seahawks traded down to the No. 137 pick and selected Oklahoma cornerback Tre Brown. Brown finished his Sooner career with 141 tackles and four interceptions. He's a bit undersized but still has the athletic ability to be a key contributor on special teams.

2021 NFL Draft: Seahawks select Tre Brown out of Oklahoma

Seahawks select D'Wayne Eskridge with No. 56 pick

The Seahawks got Wilson another weapon.

Seattle used the No. 56 overall pick -- their first selection in the 2021 draft -- to bring in Western Michigan receiver D'Wayne Eskridge. The 5-foot-9, 190-pound wideout went off for 34 catches, 784 yards and eight receiving touchdowns in just six games in 2020, headlined by huge game against Central Michigan where he caught four passes for 212 yards and three scores. Eskridge even predicted his selection to the Seahawks before the pick took place.

 

Offensive line may have been the more pressing need for the Seahawks, but they got their franchise QB another marquee target to join DK Metcalf, Tyler Lockett and Co. 

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Cardinals take Zaven Collins at No. 16 overall

The Arizona Cardinals bolstered their defense by taking Tulsa linebacker Zaven Collins with the 16th pick. Collins was the second linebacker off the board after the Dallas Cowboys took Micah Parsons at No. 12.

Collins, at 6-foot-4, 260 pounds, totaled 236 tackles and 7.5 sacks across three collegiate seasons. He has the potential to create problems for Wilson, Chris Carson and the Seahawks' offense beginning next season.

Trey Lance joins NFC West, selected by 49ers at No. 3 overall

After weeks of speculation about which signal caller the 49ers would target, Kyle Shanahan and John Lynch selected North Dakota State quarterback Trey Lance with the third overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.

Lance only played one game in 2020, as North Dakota State postponed the rest of its season due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

In 2019, Lance threw for 2,786 yards and 28 touchdowns with zero interceptions. He also rushed for 1,100 yards and 14 scores, leading the Bison to their third consecutive FCS championship.

The Seahawks will be seeing a lot of Lance in the future.

Max Molski and Marsha Green contributed to this story.