2021 NFL Draft: Instant grades for the Seahawks 4th-round pick Tre Brown

Lindsey Wisniewski
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After making a trade with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to trade back from No. 129 to No. 137 (rd. 4) and No. 217 (rd. 6) in Day 3 of the 2021 NFL Draft, the Seahawks finally selected Tre Brown out of Oklahoma at No. 137 overall in the fourth round. 

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The 5-foot-10, 185-pounder was a second-team All-Big 12 selection as a senior, when he recorded three interceptions and six pass breakups in 10 games. Brown was also a special teams standout for Oklahoma, earning second-team All-Big 12 honors as a kick returner in 2018.

Here’s a look at the grades NFL experts have handed Seattle for their fourth-round selection:

Chris Trapasso of CBS Sports: A

"Super-feisty ready-to-go slot. Feet are lightning bolts and he loves battling. Will be an instant starter."

Here’s a look at what other media outlets are saying about Brown's fit with the Seahawks:  

Mark Dulgerian of NFL.com: 

"A surprise target for Seattle, who rarely drafts defensive backs at Brown's stature. Brown, however, is one of the tougher corners in this class and has the explosive traits to make plays on the ball. He should compete for a nickel role in the Seahawks' secondary and should bring an instant impact on special teams coverage units."

NFL.com's Lance Zierlein: 

"Potential backup cornerback who could earn his keep thanks to the maniacal effort as a special teams ace. Possesses a stout, strong frame and loves to turn a press release into a physical challenge no matter how big the man is across from him. He’s twitchy and quick for short-area attacks when allowed to play forward but gets overwhelmed by bigger receivers downfield, resulting in penalties and jump-ball losses. Brown is an excellent option on kick and punt coverage and can compete for kick return duties, but he must convince teams he has enough value as a backup slot corner to provide roster flexibility."

PFF's Mike Renner: 

"He's got IT, he is just small. He's probably going to be a slot cornerback where he goes to in Seattle, but I'm betting on this guy with what he's shown on tape."