Seahawks draft: Top 50 Seahawks Big Board for 2023 NFL Draft

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Seahawks 2023 NFL Draft Big Board: Fourth and fifth rounds

On Day 3 of the 2023 NFL draft – rounds four through seven – the Seahawks have four choices. This likely will change as Seattle likes to add later-round picks through draft trades. And as 12s all know, round five can bring in a very important player. Some examples are Kam Chancellor, Richard Sherman, and Tariq Woolen.

33 Edge rusher Zion Tupuola-Fetui, Washington

Tupuola-Fetui is a bit of a project but with the right usage, he could be a better pro than he was at U-Dub. He had an up-and-down career at Washington as he had 7 sack in 4 games in 2020 but then only had 1 sack in 2021. Basically, he doesn’t have a ton of reps under him and played in only six games combined in 2020 and 2021. This season he had 4.5 sacks but in 12 games. Still, he has good potential to be a disruptive player who has extremely strong hands in the NFL.

34 Quarterback Jake Haener, Fresno State

It’s been a bit since I talked about a quarterback on this list. This Seattle draft will be a bit of a mystery all the way up until draft day. If the Seahawks don’t take a quarterback early there could be a long time until they do. Haener is an accurate passer who doesn’t turn the ball over much but he doesn’t have a cannon for an arm.

35 Quarterback Tanner McKee, Stanford

McKee is a tough read. He has good arm strength and is an intelligent player but he lacks high-level athleticism. At Stanford, his offensive line was horrible so he didn’t have time to throw, and when he did have time didn’t have very good weapons. He might be better in the NFL than in college.

36 Safety Demani Richardson, Texas A&M

Richardson is kind of like the Coby Bryant of safeties. He doesn’t have elite speed but has a good football IQ and tends to put himself in good positions. The question is whether his lack of speed will mean opposing offenses toast him with deep passes.

37 Defensive lineman PJ Mustipher, Penn State

Mustipher is a pure run-stopper who isn’t going to sack quarterbacks very often. But Seattle needs run-stoppers and Mustipher would be a solid part of any interior defensive line rotation.