NFL Mock Draft 9.0: Who will the Seahawks select with the No. 21 pick?
NFL Draft is approaching
The 2019 NFL Draft is just two weeks away. By retaining KJ Wright and Mychal Kendricks, head coach Pete Carroll has claimed he may have the strongest core group of linebackers he has ever coached. So where will Seattle look to improve with all eyes on the draft?
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…
Chauncey Gardner-Johnson, DB, Florida
There may be better cornerbacks at this point in the first round, and there may be better pure safeties. But there is no better combination of the two than Gardner-Johnson. His draft stock exploded last season after he shifted to playing the nickel, and he has experience working deeper as a safety.
Bleacher Report predicts...
Deionte Thompson, S, Alabama
According to NFL.com draft analyst Lance Zierlein:
Talented high-safety prospect with good range and ball skills who will experience occasional bumps in the road as he grows into a finished product. Thompson plays with desired levels of explosiveness and chance-taking in his coverage, but inconsistencies against Oklahoma and Clemson show that he may not be ready to step right in as a pro. He will be parked on the back-end and may need to pick and choose his spots as a hitter due to his frame. His traits and talent could make him an early starter.
Draft Wire predicts...
TRADE: with New England. SEA drops to No. 32:
Nasir Adderley, S, Delaware
This is an ideal scenario for the Seahawks, who move back and add extra picks in the range where they’re missing some, and still land a playmaker for the secondary. Adderley isn’t the second coming of Earl Thomas, but his athleticism and versatility give him plenty of upside.
D.K. Metcalf, WR, Mississippi
Russell Wilson has a pair of dynamic "water bugs" to throw to in Doug Baldwin (coming off an offseason of surgeries), and Tyler Lockett. How about adding what my colleague Daniel Jeremiah refers to as the "the human Batman suit" outside the numbers?