More mock drafts point to the Seahawks drafting this impact edge rusher

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The Seattle Seahawks have lots of decisions to make this offseason. While every other NFL team does as well, few if any have the same high-impact decisions Seattle does. General manager John Schneider and head coach Pete Carroll have to decide who their quarterback is going to be in 2023. They also have to decide what to do with a relative bunch of cap room and a whole lot of draft capital.

As things stand right now, Seattle has two first-round choices in the 2023 NFL draft. Seattle could add another or maybe more second-round choices if they decide to trade back from pick number 5 overall. This wouldn’t be shocking as Schneider and Carroll have a history of trading back from their original first picks in most drafts.

But an abundance of recent mock drafts have the Seahawks standing pat at number 5 and choosing Texas Tech’s edge rusher Tyree Wilson. This includes ESPN’s Todd McShay from his latest mock draft that came out this week. But it’s not just McShay who sees a fit for Wilson with Seattle.

Many mock drafts have Tyree Wilson going to the Seahawks’s Chad Reuter has Wilson to Seahawks in his latest mock draft as well. So does Michael Renner of Pro Football Focus. The Draft Network’s Brentley Weismann has the Seahawks taking Wilson as well.

And it all makes sense. Wilson is very quick and athletic with good size at 6’6″ and 275 pounds. His 22.6 percent pass-rush win rate was second in the Big 12 in 2022. Wilson is also consistently great. In both 2021 and 2022, he had 7 sacks and 13.5 tackles for loss or more. He isn’t a one-year wonder whose game might not translate to the NFL. He will be good at the next level.

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Wilson can also play the run really well too. He won’t be a situational player but is a three-down gem who can disrupt on any given down. If the Seahawks do wind up with Wilson, he should be a Day 1 starter and he will immediately improve the Seahawks’ defense.