Top players from the 2023 CFP championship for the Seattle Seahawks

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Seahawks CFP Championship targets: Top 2

No. 2- Jalen Carter, DT UGA

Arguably the best defensive prospect in the draft, Jalen Carter is a monster defensive tackle that has had Seahawks fans salivating all over him.

He’s not the next Aaron Donald, but the comparisons to Jeffrey Simmons or Chris Jones are potentially accurate. When Carter is healthy, locked in, and fresh, he’s an absolute game-wrecker for opposing offenses. At 6-3, 310 lbs, Carter has been the best defensive player for the best defense in college football for the last two seasons.

A versatile defensive tackle, Carter should be a guy that will destroy a running game while also being a guy that can get 8-10 sacks for an NFL defense. If it all clicks, Carter can be a legitimate defensive player of the year candidate in the NFL. The biggest concern for Carter, however, is his floor. While he could be an all-timer, there’s a real chance he becomes a bust.

Injuries, lack of eye-popping stats, and fatigue concerns in the Peach Bowl, are all real things to be concerned about. If Seattle has a chance to pick him at #5, they will have a hard time passing on him. I don’t expect him to make it to pick #5. If he’s on in the championship, TCU has no chance of winning.

No. 1- Brock Bowers, TE UGA

Alright, I had to cheat here a little. Jalen Carter is a beast and has a legitimate chance to be the top overall pick for Chicago in the NFL draft. As great as he is, my top overall prospect is not eligible to be drafted this season. That title goes to sophomore tight end Brock Bowers of Georgia.

Bowers will likely be a top 5 pick in the 2024 NFL draft and will threaten Kyle Pitts as the highest a tight end has ever been drafted. Nearly 1,000 yards and 14 touchdowns last year as a freshman, and almost double covered all season as a sophomore, Bowers still has found a way to catch 56 passes for nearly 900 yards and 9 touchdowns heading into Monday night.

At 6-4 230 lbs, Bowers is one of the best blocking tight ends I’ve ever seen at the college level, has taken handoffs and sweeps for big gains looking a legitimate running back, and is the best overall receiving tight end I’ve seen. He’s more polished than Kyle Pitts was when he came out, and Bowers still has another year.

He’s a sophomore that has to come back next season, but from what I’ve seen through 29 games, he’s the best tight end prospect to ever come into the league.

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I expect him to be the difference maker in the national championship and be an eventual monster that could be the monster combination of Travis Kelce and Rob Gronkowski on Sundays in 2024. If Seattle has any chance to select him in 2024, he’d be a priority for me, he’s that good. Enjoy this David vs Goliath national championship Seahawks fans, I expect a fun game, but too much Bulldogs.

Georgia over TCU 38-27