Seahawks second-round picks
Round 2 Pick 37: Mazi Smith, DT, Michigan
The freakiest of the freaks, Mazi Smith may be the most physically imposing and gifted defensive tackle the Seahawks have had at that position in years. A man that’s 6’3″ and weighs 327 pounds should not move and be as athletic as Smith. Smith is not a sack guy, but he will eat up blocks and double teams in the run game, creating opportunities for the defense to improve their rush defense significantly.
Round 2 Pick 57: Luke Musgrave, TE, Oregon State
Seattle finished 9th in scoring in 2022, and with a few offensive draft picks, the Seahawks can push for a top 5 scoring offense, and Luke Musgrave could be a 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.
Musgrave has measurables that are eerily similar to Kansas City’s Travis Kelce, and he could be huge for either Geno Smith or helping a young Anthony Richardson as a safety blanket.
Round 2 Pick 60: Jack Campbell, LB, Iowa
To finish out Day Two of the NFL draft for the Seahawks, we selected Mr. Reliable Jack Campbell to reunite with his Hawkeye brother Van Ness.
While there are other linebackers that may be more flashy or can get a bunch of sacks, it’ll be hard to find a more dependable middle linebacker in this class than Captain Jack. A consensus All-American, Campbell combined for 265 tackles in his final two seasons, while grading out as one of the best pass coverage linebackers in all of college football.
Campbell reads holes and finishes better than Cody Barton ever could and appears to be better in pass coverage than Brooks showed last year. In 2023, Campbell could develop and learn from one of the greatest to ever do it in Bobby Wagner, while also taking a lot of pressure off of both Wagner and Brooks. With this pick going forward for the next few years, the middle linebacker spot should go to Campbell, with an eventually healthy Brooks sliding over.