Seahawks draft: Top 50 Seahawks Big Board for 2023 NFL Draft
By Lee Vowell
Seahawks 2023 NFL Draft Big Board: Mid-to-late first-round targets
Seattle has two first-round choices in 2023. Heck, maybe they end up with three if Schneider decides to trade back with the first pick. This will definitely be a fun draft to watch for 12s.
7 Wide receiver Jordan Addison, USC
If Seattle does go with a receiver in the first round, taking one with their second of two choices makes more sense. Whether the Seahawks are thinking about the future or the now, they need to find a third option at receiver to help Metcalf and Lockett. Addison has decent length but great quickness and good hands.
8 Cornerback Kelee Ringo, Georgia
I would love for Seattle to get a high-end corner in this draft. Tre Brown, who has been injured most of the year, might be fine, but Seattle needs a sure thing. Shutdown corners change defenses and Seattle already has one in Wooten. Ringo is 6’2:” and 210 pounds so another big corner that Seattle loves. He also isn’t afraid of hitting opponents with ferocity.
9 Linebacker Trenton Simpson, Clemson
So linebacker has been an issue this year. Jordyn Brooks is good but Cody Barton is inconsistent. After those two, there’s not much at inside linebacker. Simpson would be a perfect compliment to Brooks. He is 6’3″ and 240 pounds and can run a sub-4.4 40. And he is a violent tackler.
10 Quarterback Anthony Richardson, Florida
We’ve written about Richardson a bunch on this site because we like his potential. But he is also a bit of a project. He’s basically the DK Metcalf of quarterbacks but does he have the accuracy that an NFL quarterback must have? If he does, he will be a superstar.