Seahawks 2023 mock draft: Retooling the defense post-Wild Card loss

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Seahawks 2023 mock draft: Fourth through sixth rounds

860. . Center. Bears . Jacob Gall. 4. player

Seattle is set at offensive tackle for years to come with Abe Lucas and Charles Cross. What needs to be fixed is at least one guard spot and at center. Austin Blythe was signed to a one-year deal for this year in Seattle. Blythe knew Shane Waldron’s offense after playing under Waldron with the Rams, but Blythe wasn’t very good this year. Seattle needs a bit of a mauler at center and that is what Gall is. He also plays with a bit of a nasty streak that Seattle needs.

889. . Guard. Demon Deacons . Loic Ngassam Nya. 5. player

Ngassam Nya is another guy who plays with a bit of a mean streak. He is solid in run and pass protection but he probably needs a year in an NFL weight training program to strength his legs, and therefore his base, before playing a bunch of snaps in the league. He does have a ton of experience in college, though, and that will help him learn more quickly in the NFL.

Linebacker. Green Wave . Dorian Williams. 5. player. 2115.

While the Seahawks probably need to find a linebacker or two this offseason, Williams isn’t likely the guy who comes in out of the draft and plays a bunch of snaps. He is 6’1″ and 230 pounds and has decent quickness and decent coverage skills, but he needs to add strength. He will likely add immediate high-impact skill on special teams, however.

823. . Running back. Wildcats . Deuce Vaughn. 6. player

If Deuce Vaughn were four inches taller and 20 pounds heavier, he’d be a high second-round pick. His skill is without question as he has quickness and speed. In fact, he is likely faster than many NFL players.

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But Vaughn is just 5’6″ and 170 pounds so his ability to take the punishment that the NFL dishes out is his biggest question mark entering the draft. He probably can be taught to return punts, though, and his speed can cause issues. He just needs to get with an NFL team that is creative enough to use his immense skill.