Seattle Seahawks 2023 Mock Draft: Addressing each position
By Jake Luppino
With the 2022 NFL season officially over, the Seattle Seahawks and every other team now turn their attention to improving in the offseason. First on the agenda is the NFL combine. This is typically the time of year when the chess game begins for NFL general managers.
We’ve already seen some stories get leaked that could alter the draft order. Most notably, the report coming out of Chicago claiming Justin Fields could be traded. Regarding our beloved Seattle Seahawks, there is still no news on the Geno Smith front. But, I am confident he will be resigned and the Seahawks can use their first couple of draft picks on other skill players.
Building through the draft seems to be how Seattle is approaching building a championship roster. In a year that shocked most, the Seahawks appear to be ahead of schedule. Having the majority of pieces in place makes this draft that much more critical if Seattle wants to take the next step.
Seattle Seahawks Mock Draft: Addressing each position
The Seattle Seahawks struck gold in their 2022 NFL Draft. They found the 2 pillars of their offensive line in Charles Cross and Abraham Lucas. HB Kenneth Walker III was nominated for offensive rookie of the year. CB Tariq Woolen solidified his position as CB1 on this roster while also being nominated for defensive rookie of the year. Not to mention ED Boye Mafe, CB Cody Bryant, and WR Dareke Young, who are all poised to get better in year 2.
Seattle’s plan of attack last year was to address the trenches while sprinkling in other picks for other positions of need. This year, I feel the game plan should remain the same. Their biggest focal point should be to address the defensive line, both interior and exterior. That was the weak link of this team last year. In order to take the next step in the right direction, the defense must turn things around.
But, in doing so, Seattle can acquire more draft capital through a trade to take care of other areas of need on this roster. In this mock draft, I have the Seattle Seahawks addressing each position on this roster in succeeding order.