USA TODAY gives Seahawks 2021 NFL draft class a C-minus grade

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The Seattle Seahawks wrapped up their 2021 NFL draft with just a handful of selections. Despite a couple of trades, the Seahawks started and ended the draft with just three picks. In the end, the Seahawks came away with wide receiver D’Wayne Eskridge, cornerback Tre Brown and tackle Stone Forsythe.

The analysts’ first impressions haven’t been all that positive, although most concede it takes at least three years to fully evaluate a team’s draft haul.

Here’s a look at what USA TODAY’s Nate Davis had to say before giving the Seahawks his grade of a C-minus.

“Given they only had three picks … pretty flabbergasting – to QB Russell Wilson and The 12’s – that their highest one was used for a wide receiver, D’Wayne Eskridge in Round 2,” Davis writes. ‘It should be noted that G Gabe Jackson was plucked from the Raiders (and later extended) for a fifth-rounder in March. But it remains to be seen if S Jamal Adams was worth a pair of Round 1 choices – though the Seahawks tend to muck those up anyway – especially given how he was picked on by the Rams in the playoffs.”

Davis is spot on when he reminds readers that when looking at the Seahawks class, it’s important to include both Adams and Jackson, who truly account for some of the picks. When you look at it that way, it paints a much different picture.

For more from Davis, click here.

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