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● By Patrik Walker
Things are going to get challenging for the Seattle Seahawks in the 2021 NFL Draft. Unlike other teams around the league, they're not flush with picks, and are down another after wisely sending their fifth-round pick to the Las Vegas Raiders in exchange for offensive guard Gabe Jackson -- whom they've now awarded a three-year contract worth $22.75 million. They followed that move by signing two-time All-Pro wide receiver Tyler Lockett to a four-year deal worth $69.2 million, decreasing their potential need at wideout in the process. These types of moves will go a long way in attempting to appease Russell Wilson, the future Hall of Fame quarterback voicing his displeasure this offseason with the Seahawks' refusal to include him in building the roster, and much of it stemming from his perennial lack of stout offensive line protection. And so it goes, that unless Seattle wants to continue seeing its relationship with Wilson spiderweb like a chip in a windshield that's left unrepaired, they'll likely have to throw another elite player at the O-line in late April. Reports have it the Chicago Bears aren't giving up hope yet on potentially peeling away Wilson, despite having named Andy Dalton their starting QB, but as long as Seattle continues to shrug off their offers while making moves to keep Wilson upright -- things can be repaired in the Pacific Northwest.
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