32. Duane Brown, OT: Seattle Seahawks ➡️ Seattle Seahawks
Again, Seahawks staying Seahawks.
Duane Brown is still playing at a high level after all these years. Pete Carroll, of course, noted at the Scouting Combine that the plan is for the Seahawks to bring back all of their key players, although he didn’t mention running back Rashaad Penny by name in this quote…
The Seahawks have had enough issues protecting Russell Wilson and letting one of their best linemen hit free agency would not exactly thrill Mr. Unlimited, now would it?
The Seahawks need to re-sign Brown and give him a multi-year extension with some nice guaranteed money to keep the old vet happy.
31. Haason Reddick, EDGE: Carolina Panthers ➡️ Detroit Lions
Haason Reddick should open up his services to the highest bidder in the 2022 offseason. Not that every free agent shouldn’t, but with some free agents, you have to take into consideration a few other factors:
- How close are they to winning?
- Cap space
There are other factors, but those are some of the main ones you look for with connections between players and prospective teams. I think Reddick is going to take the biggest possible deal he can get after signing a pretty team-friendly deal to play for his old college coach Matt Rhule in Carolina last year.
Detroit should be ready to pay a premium for some pieces they can build around and they need pass rushers.
They might be able to land Aidan Hutchinson with the second pick in the 2022 NFL Draft, but a player like Reddick could give them a dynamic duo off the edge. As close as this team was in some games last year, pass rushers that can close out games might be on top of the priority list.