Tracking the QBs Seahawks should take in the 2023 NFL draft: Week 3
Seahawks QB targets: Numbers 7 through 4 in Week 3
Number 7: Tanner Mckee, Stanford
Mckee and his Stanford Cardinal had a bye week this week, but the tall gunslinger will get a huge opportunity to show off his skills when Stanford hosts the suddenly resurgent Washington Huskies. Who’s excited to see McKee duel Penix?
NFL Comp: Joe Flacco
Number 6: Hendon Hooker, Tennessee
Hooker was not asked to do much against an overmatched Akron squad, and still impressed with his 300 yards passing on just 14 completions. We’re about to get a real look at Hooker and the Vols, as they play Florida, LSU, Alabama, Kentucky and Georgia in five of their next six games. Yikes.
NFL Comp: Slightly-less mobile Lamar Jackson
Number 5: Dillon Gabriel, Oklahoma
Previous: Tyler Van Dyke
Gabriel and the Oklahoma Sooners were introduced to the historic Sooners-Cornhuskers rivalry this weekend, by destroying Nebraska on the road 49-14. With the Sooners struggling nearly on and trailing 7-0, Gabriel showed his underrated mobility on a 61-yard touchdown run. His fluidity and accuracy make up for any questions about height. If Seattle wants to take the best player available in their first-round picks, they may be able to take Gabriel later on and become a better team for it.
NFL Comp: Tua Tagovailoa with a Russell Wilson potential
Number 4: Anthony Richardson, Florida
The Gators barely survived an upset from South Florida, but Richardson looked lost yet again as a passer in Billy Napier’s system. With less than 300 total yards passing and 4 INTs in his last two games, it begs the question of what kind of QB is he. The unstoppable force against Utah, or the wildly inaccurate passer we’ve seen the last two games. Like I said last week, he’s young and as raw as any player on this list. He also has the highest ceiling of anyone on this list, and if put in the right environment to succeed, AR-15 can be dominant.
NFL Comp: A young Cam Newton