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

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Seahawks 2023 NFL Draft Big Board: Low second round and third round

Seattle has five draft picks in the first three rounds of the 2023 draft. There is no reason several of those should not be battling to start next year. But late in the second round and the third round is where Seattle finds long-term starters but might not start Week 1.

23 Edge rusher Bralen Trice, Washington

A Seattle draft without taking a Washington player? It happens but the Seahawks do love U-Dub players. And Trice is a player the team needs. He is mostly a pure pass rusher but he has the speed to beat NFL tackles. He just needs to learn better technique.

24 Defensive lineman Byron Young, Alabama

Young is a 6’3″ and 290-pound defensive tackle who can gain 20 more pounds and still have the same impact. He has a good burst off the snap but his value for Seattle lies in his ability to stop the run. He should be able to do this excellently in the NFL once he gains more strength.

25 Defensive back Malachi Moore, Alabama

Another Alabama guy? Why not. Those players turn into good pros because they are treated as pros in college and taught well. Moore is a bit iffier than most Tide players as his last seasons haven’t been great but he still has good athleticism and decent size.

26 Defensive lineman Keeanu Benton, Wisconsin

Benton is another defensive tackle with great size to stop the run but also the ability to supply interior pass rush. He is 6’4″ and 320 pounds and if available, the Seahawks have to take him. He can play immediately but will be better in the future once he develops more pass-rushing moves.

27 Tight end Tucker Kraft, South Dakota State

Kraft is a bit more of a developmental prospect but one with a huge upside. In 2023, Seattle is set at tight end with Will Dissly, Noah Fant, and Colby Parkinson. But in 2024, Parkinson and Fant are free agents. Kraft has a great ability to catch the ball but isn’t a bad blocker and could be ready in 2024 to take on a lot of reps.