Seattle Seahawks 2023 Mock Draft: Addressing defensive needs

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Round 4, Seahawks Pick 110

Boston College. player. Scouting Report. WR. ZayFlowers. 99. 826. Pick Analysis

Watching the film on Zay Flowers, you can see he is a dynamic player. For reference on his ability to blow up games, look up his highlights against Louisville back in October. In this WR deep class, rather than drafting a wideout high, the Seahawks can potentially find a gem here at pick 110. Flowers can line up as the X Y or Z, is a vertical threat, and has great athleticism. One of his greatest abilities is making something happen after the catch. I wouldn’t be surprised to see him climb up boards as the draft gets closer.

Round 5, Pick 141 (via PIT)

169. player. 804. AkeemDent. Pick Analysis. S. Florida State. Scouting Report

Given the injury history of this position for the Seattle Seahawks over the years, taking a safety certainly makes sense. One could argue they should draft one earlier, but with the evolvement of Ryan Neal, I think it would be wise to wait and select one later on. Akeem Dent would fit this Seahawks’ defense like a glove. He is a missile in the open field, is a physical hitter, has solid coverage skills, and has been used as a blitzer in this Florida State defense. It is also worth noting he was a former 5-star cornerback.

Round 5, Pick 142

Illinois. Scouting Report. HB. ChaseBrown. 128. player. 807. Pick Analysis

Over the years, we’ve seen how vulnerable this Seattle backfield is due to injuries. Although Kenneth Walker III is going to be the lead horse for the Seahawks, it would be smart to take a flyer on an HB this late in the draft. Chase Brown is coming off a career year at Illinois, earning himself 3rd team All-American. His running style fits this Seahawks’ scheme. Despite the fact that he struggles in pass protection, he does nearly everything else well. He has great bursts and can make defenders miss when hitting top speed. More importantly, he likes to initiate contact and make something happen after the contact.

Round 6, Pick 174

164. Scouting Report. Texas A&M. Layden Robinson. 873. Pick Analysis. G. player

With Gabe Jackson under contract for one more year, I see the Seahawks using their last pick on a potential replacement. Coming from the SEC, Layden Robinson has gone against NFL-ready pass rushers. Robinson is truly a unique prospect. He certainly has aspects he needs to improve upon. But, his length and strength allow him to push off defenders in the passing game without needing help and more importantly, without being flagged. Even if he were to sit his rookie year, I think Robinson would have a legit chance of earning the starting RG position at some point.

Seattle Seahawks 2023 Mock Draft Results

Round 1, Pick 3 (via DEN) — DT Jalen Carter, Georgia

Round 1, Pick 15 — ED Tyree Wilson, Texas Tech

Round 2, Pick 34 (via DEN) — CB Christian Gonzalez, Oregon

Round 2, Pick 46 — C Luke Wypler, Ohio State

Round 3, Pick 78 — LB Jack Campbell, Iowa

Round 4, Pick 110 — WR Say Flowers, Boston College

Round 5, Pick 141 (via PIT) — S Akeem Dent, Florida State

Round 5, Pick 142 — HB Chase Brown, Illinois

Round 6, Pick 174 — G Layden Robinson, Texas A&M

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