Seahawks pick D’Wayne Eskridge with 56th pick

With their first pick in the 2021 NFL Draft the Seahawks addressed two key needs by selecting D’Wayne Eskridge WR out of Western Michigan. Those needs? WR3 and giving Russell Wilson another weapon to make his job a little easier, and keep the franchise QB happy.

At 5’9″ and 190-pounds you’d be forgiven for thinking Eskridge is a little guy on the field, but he blocks with an aggression you rarely see from a receiver. Couple that with 9.4-yards after catch, and an average depth of target of 14.4-yards in his college career on his way to 2,259-yards and 15 touchdowns and this kid has a whole lot of skills to love.

D’WAYNE ESKRIDGE COULD START DAY ONE

Draft Network had this to say about D’Wayne Eskridge, “A well-developed wideout that has the mentality of a defensive player. With strong hands and a seasoned route tree, he’s capable of playing on the inside or outside. Also a mainstay on special teams, he’s a prospect that will be on every special teams unit—not only as a returner, but as a hustle man on both kickoff and punt groups. A vicious and high effort run blocker, he has bone-crushing blocks on the perimeter and doesn’t take plays off if the ball isn’t in his hands.

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