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Seahawks Select Western Michigan WR D’Wayne Eskridge with first pick in 2021 NFL Draft

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The Seattle Seahawks did not have a first-round pick on Thursday, but on Friday they made their first selection of the 2021 NFL Draft in round two.

Western Michigan wide receiver D’Wayne Eskridge joins a receiving corps that was desperate for depth as the No. 56 overall pick (24th pick, 2nd round).

Apparently, he also wanted to be a Seahawk.

Eskridge suffered a season-ending clavicle injury in the 2019-20 season, but he had three solid healthy seasons as well.

In each of the seasons he could play, Eskridge caught at least 30 passes for a minimum of 500 yards and three touchdowns.

His first real season, 2017-18, he finished with 30 receptions for 506 yards and three TDs. Then, he followed that with 38 catches for 776 yards and three TDs in 2018-19.

Finally, after the injury in 2019-20, he caught 34 passes for 784 yards and eight touchdowns. So, the good news is he bounced back after the injury.

Seattle has two more picks (fourth & seventh round) in the draft — barring any trades — which will both come on Saturday.

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