3 sleeper picks in Seahawks 2023 draft who could be next Tariq Woolen

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Seahawks sleeper pick No. 2: Chamarri Conner

Could Chamarri Conner be the next Kam Chancellor for the Seahawks? Conner, much like Chancellor was, is expected to be drafted in the fifth round or later. Connor also went to the same school as Chancellor, Virginia Tech.

He is good against the run and had 67 total tackles in 2022, 38 of which were solo tackles. Where Conner struggles is in the passing game where had just two pass defenses and no interceptions in 2022. Conner has shown flashes of success in the passing game, though, with four career interceptions and 19 pass defenses.

He would be another project for Pete Carroll to work on next season. Knowing Carroll’s past success with Kam Chancellor, there is a possibility he could shape Conner into a solid NFL safety. Conner, because of his success in the run game, would immediately be a nice backup for Jamal Adams if Adams gets hurt again in 2023.

Also, Quandre Diggs is continuing to age and the Seahawks need more depth at the position for the future. Diggs could also take Conner under his wing and show him what it takes to be a pro safety. Ultimately, whoever the Seahawks acquire this offseason in either the draft or free agency needs to be able to tackle and Chamarri Conner can do that. He provides Seattle with an intriguing option late in the draft.