The 2021 NFL Draft is quickly approaching, and although the 2020 season is still in its meaty part. It is never too soon to look ahead to the future. The Seattle Seahawks, are a team that confuses me. On one hand, they have one of the most dominant players and offense in the NFL. Led by quarterback Russell Wilson, and a supporting cast, that would make any offensive coach smile. On the other hand, they struggle at times, with some of the simplest things. Who the Seahawks are is anyone’s guess, but the holes that need to be filled are obvious. With that said I decided to search for three (more) draft prospects that could interest the front office, and eventually help the Seattle Seahawks, remain one of the NFL’s premier teams.
1) OT Grant Hermanns (Purdue)
At 6’7 310 LB. Hermanns, is a mountain of a man, but an athletic freak of nature. A constant for the Boilermakers, Hermanns, has the tools you look for on the blind side. Built with a strong base, and a football IQ, coaches hope for in a prospect. I have tagged Hermanns, a violent teddy bear. As in a guy who can set the tone by road grading a defensive line. But on the other hand a guy who is a true leader, and kind hearted person in the locker room. Adding a talent like Hermanns, to the Seahawks, offensive line, would give them a legit starter to take over for Duane Brown, when he hangs up his cleats. But also a guy who could start on the right side, right away.
2) CB Shakur Brown (Michigan State)
Respectfully, Brown would be the best corner on the team the minute he is drafted. That is not a shot at who is in the building, but a comment that speaks more to who the prospect is. The 5’11 Georgia, native is a scrappy corner, who doesn’t shy away from contact in the run game, and can take away a teams top target. What stands out most is his football IQ. Brown, always seems to be in the right place at the right time. I spoke to Shakur, a few weeks ago and asked him about his play? “To me man, you just always have to be prepared. It doesn’t matter what people saying, good and bad. You just always have to be in the film room, and know your opponent. This is a job at the end of the day, and I want to be the best at it.” The addition of Brown, would be a huge get for a defense that has lacked on the backend as of late.
3) RB Javian Hawkins (Louisville)
Let me make this very clear. Javian Hawkins, is a game changer, and would help any NFL team. Blessed with legit speed, to pull away from any defense. As well as a toughness to his running style, that gets you fired up. He would be a huge upgrade to both the run and passing game, for any team. Capable to take a screen pass the distance, or a simple hand off, and damage a defense. Adding Hawkins, would create another level of threat for defenses to worry about. As well as give Russell Wilson, another weapon. Something no opposing defense wants to see.