Seahawks 7-round 2023 NFL mock draft: No QB until 2nd round

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The Seattle Seahawks are off to a better start than expected in 2022. But in 2023 they could draft the class that helps put them back in the Super Bowl. This year’s rookie class is so far and so great. Pete Carroll and John Schneider chose wisely in the 2022 draft.

I used Pro Football Network’s mock simulator for this exercise. One reason I like this one is that it offers trades that you can accept or reject. In this case, I was offered multiple trades for multiple picks and I took two of them. One was with the Seahawks first choice which was slated to be number 6. The other was a second-round choice.

The first trade which sent Seattle’s number 6 pick to the Dolphins seemed a good one. Seattle moved back to number 11 but also picked up pick 54 and, most importantly, Miami’s first-round pick in 2024. Bryce Young and C.J. Stroud were off the board prior to pick 6 so the trade made sense.

Seahawks choose their QB of the future in the second round in this mock draft

The second trade was with the Chargers. Seattle only had to move back one selection – 54 to 55 – and Seattle picked up a fourth-rounder in 2024. Unless Seattle really had a player they liked at pick 54 (which would seem odd) then moving back one yet picking up a future pick made too much sense if you have watched the Seahawks draft over the last 12 years.

But let me be honest and say the reason this mock draft looks the way it does currently is completely due to how great Geno Smith is playing this year. He is still young enough (he’s only 32 years old) to bring back for at least 2023 and help groom whoever the Seahawks do choose at QB in the draft. But the way this draft played out in the simulator, Seattle might have the perfect choice fall to them for Geno to groom who also would not be ready to play in 2023. Here’s who Seattle chooses in next year’s draft for our first mock for the 2023 draft.