NFL Draft (1.0): Who the Seattle Seahawks will take with the No. 21 pick?
2019 NFL Mock Drafts
It’s finally that time of the year. As Kansas City, New England, Los Angeles (Rams) and New Orleans are preparing for the NFC and AFC Championships, the other 28 teams in the NFL are looking to the new fresh faces in the upcoming NFL draft.
The date to declare for the draft has officially passed (January 14th 2019). The names are out, the workouts have started, and the anticipation is running high.
After an impressive 10-6 regular season, the Seattle Seahawks landed the No. 21 pick of the 2019 NFL Draft. Who will they select? Only time will tell and that moment will come on Thursday, April 25th.
Scroll through to find which analysts predict who the Seahawks will select…
NBC Sports Northwest says...
N'Keal Harry, WR, Arizona State
Seattle could use a large, dynamic target in the passing game and Harry fits the bill and then some at 6-foot-4, 216 pounds. Wide receiver isn’t exactly a huge need for the Seahawks, but Doug Baldwin is 30, entering the final year of his contract and coming off of an injury-marred season. Also, he and Tyler Lockett are both 5-10. How nice would it be for Wilson to have a larger target to work with as a compliment to his current top two receivers? Harry would be a younger version of what the team hoped Brandon Marshall would be at age 34. Harry, in three years at ASU, caught 213 passes for 2,889 yards and 22 touchdowns. In 2019, he went 73-1,088-9. The NFL is moving more toward dynamic offenses stealing the show. Seattle has one of the more dynamic quarterbacks in the league. Give him another target to enhance the offense that already features the NFL’s top rushing attack.
SB Nation says…
Jeffery Simmons, DT, Mississippi State
The playoff loss by the Seahawks showed they need to improve the interior of both the offensive and defensive line. From a value standpoint, that’s much easier to do in this draft with a defensive lineman. Simmons is a powerful interior player capable of pushing blockers aside to find the ball. His playing style is somewhat similar to Fletcher Cox of the Eagles.
Bleacher Report says…
Deionte Thompson, Safety, Alabama
The top safety on the board comes off as Alabama free safety Deionte Thompson slides into Earl Thomas' old roster spot. Thompson isn't Thomas, but not many safeties are. He does have excellent rage and instincts over the top, even if Clemson's passing game gave him some fits in the national title game. Thompson shouldn't be judged on one outing, especially when the rest of his 2018 film was dominant. If there is a valid concern, it's that he looks very skinny on film, but an NFL weight program can bulk him up. As the Seahawks prepare for another run in the playoffs next season, addressing the secondary will be crucial as this team continues to rebuild on the fly.
CBS Sports says…
Montez Sweat, EDGE, Mississippi State
Frank Clark has balled out this season (14 sacks) but he's the only edge-rushing threat. Sweat isn't as athletic as Bosa, Allen or Polite but it's hard to argue with his production. He had 12 sacks and 14.5 tackles for loss for Mississippi State in 2018.