Seattle Seahawks 2023 Mock Draft: Post-Geno Smith re-signing

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Seahawks 2nd round picks

Round 2 pick 37: Luke Musgrave, TE, Oregon State

We talked about the Seahawks building a Super Bowl-worthy offense, Luke Musgrave is another massive weapon for Geno Smith. Musgrave is one of the “core four” tight ends in this draft, a truly special class for the position. The Seahawks, who already have Will Dissly and Noah Fant under contract for 2023, bring in a unique weapon from Oregon State in Musgrave. At 6’6″ and 249 lbs, Musgrave brings massive size and near-wide receiver speed to the tight end position.

The biggest knock on Musgrave is more of a lack of time on the field than anything. Musgrave played in only two games in 2022 before a knee injury ended his season. In those two games, however, Musgrave was a beast with 11 receptions, 169 yards, and a touchdown. When healthy, it is clear to see a tight end that is a good enough blocker, but has Jimmy Graham-type potential as a receiver, but with better speed.

Pick 52: Joe Tippmann, Center, Wisconsin

The offensive focus with picks 20, 37, and 52 is now complete as the Seahawks bring in the center from Wisconsin. With the retirement of Austin Blythe, Seattle has an opportunity to draft their best center since Max Unger, and nail it with the 6’6″ and 312-pound Badger. While Tippmann displays some of the classic Big Ten mauling interior offensive linemen, he also shows off some exceptional quickness to go with his strength. With Shane Waldron still scheming up the zone-blocking offense, Tippmann’s experience in this style makes him a solid selection at pick 52.