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

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Seahawks round 3 picks

Pick 70: Keanu Benton, DT, Wisconsin

To everyone screaming at me, yes, we are going back to defense! I am stoked about selecting Benton with pick #70 from the Raiders trade. Benton is a massive defensive tackle that uses surprising quickness to go with his immense power to be a dominant run defender. This is the type of defensive tackle that immediately improves that horrendous run defense from last season. Benton also has some really nice counter moves, even playing a few snaps at DE for Wisconsin, and proved capable of getting after the quarterback.

Pick 83: Daiyan Henley, LB, Washington State

Fans of Pacific Northwest football probably liked the Musgrave pick and will love the selection of WSU Cougar all-American Daiyan Henley. Henley, a transfer from Nevada, was an absolute stud in his lone season on the Palouse. In his past two seasons, Henley has produced 200 tackles, 5 interceptions, and 4 sacks. He has the ability to play MLB, OLB, rush the QB, and has the athleticism to be really good in coverage. I watched George Kittle roast the Seahawks linebackers all season, and finding a guy like Henley to run with him successfully would be massive in Seattle’s quest to overtake San Francisco.

Day 1 and 2 review

7- Tyree Wilson

20- Jaxon Smith-Njigba

37- Luke Musgrave

52- Joe Tippmann

70- Keanu Benton

83- Daiyan Henley

With Geno on board, we went out and greatly improved both the offensive and defensive sides of the ball. The Seahawks get their premier edge rusher on defense, as well as improved two of their weakest spots at defensive tackle and linebacker. There’s no excuse for Geno, he will have the most talent the Seahawks have had on offense in years.

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We’ve greatly improved the interior offensive line while adding two incredible receiving threats at both the wideout spot as well as the tight end. Don’t forget the value of an extra second-round pick in 2024 from a historically bad franchise in Las Vegas. Geno got the bag, and now we gave him the toys, go win!