Mock Draft 8.0: Who will the Seahawks select with the No. 21 pick?
2019 NFL Draft
The Combine is complete, Pro Days are over, and now all eyes are on the upcoming NFL Draft less than one month away. With all the shake ups from the first weeks of free agency, teams now look to fill in the missing parts with the young fresh faces straight outta college.
The Seattle Seahawks currently hold the No. 21 pick in round one of the 2019 NFL Draft. With a total of four picks, general manager John Schneider may be looking to trade some of those picks in order to acquire more than just four this Draft. While all signs point to improving the defense at linebacker, EDGE rusher, and potentially a secondary threat, the Seahawks may be looking to upgrade their wide receiver corp as well with news of Doug Baldwin to undergo hernia surgery in April.
Scroll through to see who some are saying the Seahawks will select in this upcoming draft...
SB Nation predicts…
Jerry Tillery, DL, Notre Dame
For the Seahawks, Tillery would be a movable piece along the defensive line. He has a good initial burst at the snap, and the length and power to shed blockers. If the Seahawks stick at No. 21, they could swing big on traits and potential. If that’s the case, keep an eye on Ole Miss receiver D.K. Metcalf here. The venerable Doug Baldwin’s numbers were down again last season, and now that he’s 30, the Seahawks could be on the lookout for a big receiver to pair with Tyler Lockett.
Bleacher Report predicts...
Taylor Rapp, S, Washington
Earl Thomas leaves and Taylor Rapp arrives. Seahawks fans should be good with this one. Rapp is a versatile defender in the mold of Minkah Fitzpatrick or a bigger Tyrann Mathieu. He's able to play either safety spot, is a huge hitter and can even match up in slot coverage when needed. His versatility is impressive, and much-needed in the Seattle secondary.
This does ignore needs for a speedy stretch receiver and another edge-rusher, but looking at the best talent on the board and the Seahawks' needs, this is the right pick.
Draft Wire predicts….
TRADE: To New England for No. 32 pick:
Nasir Adderley, S, Delaware
After dropping back 11 spots and picking up a pair of much-needed Day 2 picks, the Seahawks continue their rebuild of the “Legion of Boom.” Adderley still needs some polish, but he’s a fantastic athlete with experience at both corner and safety.
Montez Sweat, EDGE, Mississippi State
Sweat was the star of the combine, rocking a record-breaking 40-yard dash and looking like the next Julius Peppers. Though others have had him catapulting into the top five, I'm not sure he's viewed that way around the league. Seattle would be an awesome fit.