Seattle Seahawks 2023 Mock Draft: All the offense!

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Seahawks Round 1- TRADE

For this week’s mock draft, we’re going to cover the first three rounds, as there’s a lot going on. 

Seahawks receive picks 12, 33, and Cleveland’s 2024 1st-round pick.

Texans receive picks 5 and 153.

Seahawks Round 1 Pick 12: Jordan Addison, WR, USC

After the Seahawks got a massive haul that brought them essentially a third 1st round pick, we had a goal in mind to build the most unstoppable offense we could draft. We start this vision by taking one of the two smoothest receivers coming out of college in Jordan Addison.

Addison, at 6ft 175lbs, is a complete receiver. In his sophomore season at Pittsburgh, Addison won the Biletnikoff award with an all-timer of a season. Addison had 100 receptions for nearly 1,600 yards and a whopping 18 touchdowns in only 14 games.

This season, Addison transferred to USC and put together another special season, with 875 yards and 8 touchdowns in 11 games. Inside, outside, bubble screens, or jet sweeps, if Geno Smith feeds him the ball, explosive plays will quickly follow.

Seahawks Round 1 Pick 20: Jaxson Smith-Njigba, WR, Ohio State

So this is where I’m gonna lose a few of you, but stay with me for a moment. For about a decade now, Seahawks fans have begged for a strong #3 WR. While the Addison pick gives Seattle an immediate top 5 slot receiver in the league, Smith-Njigba is a clear overkill in 2023, but maybe that’s what Seattle needs. 2023 could be an all-time wide receiver room, but it also makes it less stressful for Seattle to move on from Lockett’s big contract next season.

In 2021, Smith-Njigba was the second-best WR, behind Addison, catching 95 passes for 1606 yards and 9 touchdowns. He showed top 5 pick potential when he obliterated every possible receiving record in an epic Rose Bowl victory, but a hamstring injury shut down most of his final season in Columbus. If he’s healthy, Seattle would be drafting two receivers that have top-10 pick potential.

If the offensive line can be just average, I legitimately don’t know how opposing defenses can contain a passing offense with Geno Smith throwing to a receiving core of DK Metcalf, Tyler Lockett, Addison, and Smith-Njigba.