The Seattle Seahawks got stuck this weekend and left with three players from this year’s draft. Along the way, general manager John Schneider joked about how they thought of Jamal Adams and the other players who had been won by trading this year’s draft picks.
However, some people did not have it. Some have taken the opportunity to blow up Seahawks for the last few years trade.
Nothing more Seahawks than trading two first-round picks for a safety in a league where no safety will show up in the first round next year
– Eric impatient (@PFF_Eric) April 30, 2021
I think this take is unnecessary and lazy for several reasons.
No collateral was drafted in the first round of last year, so do your proper research and write a more convincing tweet.
Jamal Adams was a number six pick, is in his prime, and reached three Pro Bowls in four years, so it’s odd to criticize a franchise’s process to trade a typical value for a player of this caliber, regardless of positioning. Especially since it’s just a comparison through project recency, which just doesn’t make sense.
Jamal Adams had 9.5 sacks last season, behind only LB Haason Reddick and No. 1 overall pick Myles Garrett in his 2017 draft class. Maybe a safety doesn’t have the same value on paper. , but the bags do. GMs have done some very stupid things in the name of pressure on opposing quarterbacks.
Seattle had both a rushed passing problem and a semi-wide open safety gap * at the time of the trade. The process is still good.
* Yes, that knocked Marquise Blair down in the depth chart, but an All-Pro gets the nod on sophomore excitement every time, objectively
It almost worked.
The Seahawks ended the 2020 season with one of the best defenses in football. They were 12-4 and NFC West champions. The pieces came together and Jamal Adams teamed up with Bobby Wagner or Carlos Dunlap to wreak absolute havoc in the first and second levels.
Seattle was typical Los Angeles Rams woes and a horrible offensive synergy away from advancing into the playoffs. Meanwhile, that defense held the Rams largely on field goals, despite a poor field position and unfavorable possession time of 33-26.
I do not know. This game was such a poor performance on so many levels, but Adams got glued together and played his heart out. He seems to be everything you would want in a defensive star. Tons of energy, crazy playability, team mentality. The shots against him are back just because it’s draft season and the Hawks haven’t had a first, but it’s a little short-sighted.
What does Jamal Adams have to do to justify his price? In my opinion, be on the pitch all season. I’d rather have him there than three of this team’s last four first-round picks combined.