Seahawks 2023 NFL Draft Big Board: Mid-to-late first-round targets cont.
11 Defensive lineman Bryan Bresee, Clemson
OK, so back to the defense. While the Seahawks offense hasn’t been as great as it was earlier in the season, it’s still been good enough to win games had it had help from the defense. Seattle especially needs help on the interior of the defensive line and this is where Bresee comes in. He is 6’5″ and once in an NFL-type weight training program could play about 315 pounds. He is quick for his size and will be a force against the run.
12 Wide receiver Zay Flowers, Boston College
Back to the offense. It will be interesting to see what the Seahawks’ offense looks like with the injured Tyler Lockett for maybe the rest of 2022. But Seattle needs a good WR3 or a WR2 to eventually replace Lockett. Flowers has elite quickness and speed, and he is extremely versatile. And according to Hunter Haas, he will be a superstar in the NFL.
13 Edge rusher Felix Anudike-Uzomah, Kansas State
Seattle must absolutely have a better and more consistent pass rush beginning in 2023. Anudike-Uzomah is a pure pass rusher and a fast one. In the last two years combined at Kansas State, Anudike-Uzomah has 19.5 sacks and 25.5 tackles for loss. He also isn’t bad against the run but there is one reason for Seattle to draft him: To chase QBs.
14 Wide receiver Jaxon Smith-Njigba, Ohio State
Jaxon Smith-Njigba has the ability to be a WR1 in the NFL and move Metcalf to WR2 once Lockett moves on. Smith-Njigba has decent size at 6′ and 200 pounds but plays with intelligence – he knows where to find the open parts of a field – has strong hands and excellent speed. The only question is if he can stay healthy. He was limited to only three games in 2022.