Seattle Seahawks 2023 NFL Mock Draft: Rebuilding the trenches

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Day 3 Seahawks draft picks

Round 4 Pick 121: Mike Morris, DE, Michigan

If the Seahawks are adamant about staying in the 3-4, then they need more muscle and size at the big DE position on the front 3, and Mike Morris is a perfect fit. At 6’6″ and 278 lbs, Morris might be an improvement over paying Poona Ford to play out of position. Morris also logged 7.5 sacks this season for the Wolverines.

Round 5 Pick 149: Daiyan Henley, LB, WSU

Henley is a tough read for the mock draft community. You’ll see him land in the early third in some mocks, or drop to the middle of the fifth round. He’s an undersized linebacker that is a tweener but has played like an all-American the past two seasons for Nevada and Washington State.

If you can find a hybrid home for him, like what we saw from Jamal Adams in 2020, he could be a great fit and an upgrade over Cody Barton.

Round 5 Pick 152 Parker Washington, WR, Penn State

Another player similar to Daiyan Henley, Parker Washington is a potential slot wide receiver/special teams star that could hear his name called in multiple rounds.

In Seattle, Washington could be a perfect number 3 slot receiver for the Seahawks. He’s a compact 5’10” and 212 lbs wide receiver that saw his number dip with Penn State committing strongly to running the football. He’s an excellent blocker that Seattle needs from their slot in the Shane Waldron scheme and would be a more durable option than Seattle has received from Dee Eskridge.

Round 6 Pick 185: Dylan Horton, DE, TCU

A name that many didn’t know before the college football playoff, Dylan Horton is a DE that has played interior defensive line and linebacker during his career at New Mexico and TCU.

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Another tweener, Horton is likely going to make his mark as depth on the front seven while being a physical and athletic force in special teams. In the Horned Frogs Fiesta Bowl upset over Michigan, Horton was the best player on the field, accumulating 4 sacks in the win. He’s got the motor that can keep you in the league for a decade, and he brings an athleticism and physicality that this team needs if it wants to challenge the Eagles and 49ers next season.