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

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Seahawks sleeper pick No. 3: Julius Brents

Julius Brents made big plays in the Big 12 Championship game against TCU. Coming up with a huge interception and forcing a fumble, he helped the Wildcats upset TCU for the conference title. Those ball skills are a significant feature for Brents, who had four interceptions in 2022 and six for his career.

He did not receive significant playing time at Iowa in his freshman and sophomore seasons, however. When he transferred to Kansas State in 2021, Brents became a full-time starter at cornerback. He shined at Kansas State racking up 94 total tackles, 69 solo tackles, and 6.5 tackles for loss.

Brents is a big corner with a wingspan of just under 83’ and 6’4″ in height. Like the rest of the defensive backs in this slide show, he lacks the discipline and experience necessary to be an NFL cornerback. However, his sheer athletic ability and size offer an intriguing prospect.

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He is likely to be drafted later in the NFL draft around the fifth round or later, but some scouts think he could go sooner. The Seahawks are a team that needs more help at defensive back and more defenders who can play in the running game. Brents is another interesting possible selection for the Seahawks in the fifth round or later.