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

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827. . Cornerback. Orange . Garrett Williams. 5. player

Seahawks get secondary help in the fifth round

Williams has decent size at 6 feet and nearly 200 pounds and also plays with a bit of a chip on his shoulder. He is ultra-aggressive, a great tackler and likes to hit. He would be a physical fit in the Legion of Boom as making receivers feel his presence with crushing tackles is kind of his thing.

But one worry about Williams is that he needs to make sure he learns good technique that allows him to stay with fast receivers downfield. Williams isn’t slow but he also doesn’t have elite speed. He would be immediately fantastic in run support, though. Plus, the Seahawks getting a defensive back in the fifth round has turned out pretty well for them over the last decade.

player. 834. . Tight end. Hurricanes . Will Mallory. 6

Seahawks get more tight end help in the sixth round

Geno Smith is making the tight end group look a lot better than Russell Wilson did over the last couple of years. Will Dissly is signed for a few more years and Noah Fant is signed through 2023. But Mallory is a good receiver who can create explosive plays. He isn’t a good blocker and may never be but with the correct coaching, he would be serviceable.

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In this mock draft, the Seahawks wound up with 10 picks. That includes five in the first two rounds. Seattle is still in a bit of a rebuild even though the 2022 team currently sits 5-3 and far better than most expected up until this point. But some of the 2023 picks should be good enough to make Seattle a force for the next five years or more.