Seahawks take D’Wayne Eskridge with their first 2021 draft pick

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The Seahawks used their first-round pick in the 2021 draft as part of the trade package that brought safety Jamal Adams to Seattle, so they had to wait until the 56th pick to make their first choice this year.

Seattle used that pick to take wide receiver D’Wayne Eskridge.

Eskridge had 121 catches for 2,244 yards and 15 touchdowns over five years — he got a medical redshirt after breaking his collarbone early in 2019 — at Western Michigan. Eskridge was also a track star in high school and played cornerback for part of his time in college.

The choice comes during an offseason that started with Russell Wilson expressing some displeasure with the moves being made by the team. Eskridge provides him with another weapon, but doesn’t address any concerns about the offensive line that may exist in Seattle.

7 responses to “Seahawks take D’Wayne Eskridge with their first 2021 draft pick

  1. If Russell Wilson is happy, then the Seahawks will be happy.
    DK Metcalf needs to be the big body for the short passing game.

  2. Based on the Seahawks off-season work, retentions and overall current roster with depth, their getting a special teamer & heir apparent #3 WR @#56 was a very good get. I’m glad they didn’t trade back. Given they turned in their pick with 2 seconds on the clock, they must have been working on trading back. I believe they will do more in rounds 4-7 and end up with 5-6 picks by the end of the draft. Regardless; today’s pick was very good.

  3. Can’t wait to see the Seahawks go 5 wide with Metcalf, Lockett, Swain, Everett/Dissly and this kid. Who ya gonna cover? Every single one of them have speed. It’s going to be fun watching these guys and how much yac they can produce. It’d be fun if they incorporated some old fashion Bill Walsh west coast offense with these guys.

  4. Seattle rarely goes 5 wide. Most of the time they use basic 11 personnel…. 3 wide outs and one TE. If you think dissly is fast you’re crazy. Swain has done nothing, love the draft pick.

  5. If Eskridge, Lockett, and Metcalf decide to have a track and field competition, they need to sell tickets.

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