When the calendar hit December this season, Seahawks fans realized that the dream of having a top-ten pick was not just real, but becoming an expectation. Thanks to the Denver Broncos and Russell Wilson being a massive disappointment, the Seahawks have an opportunity to add a blue-chip talent on a cheap salary at a draft pick slot they haven’t seen in over a decade. So naturally, we’re gonna mock up some drafts!
Over the next few weeks, we’re going to be talking about potential mock drafts that could enhance, or completely reshape this roster. For drafting purposes, I used Pro Football Network’s rankings and mock simulator. Unlike PFF, PFN’s big board falls in line with the majority of the draft rankings you can find out there.
This week, I wanted to build a mock draft after the first two waves of free agency have passed. We saw the big deals that are immediately announced after the transfer window opens, such as Javon Hargrave, Jessie Bates III, and the Seahawks signing defensive tackle Dre’Mont Jones who massively upgrades this defense. Then there was the second wave, where we saw players like Baker Mayfield, C.J. Gardner Johnson, and Isaac Seumalo switch teams.
2023 Seahawks Mock Draft: Pairing a strong free agency with a strong draft
This was an area of free agency where the Seahawks were extremely active. On top of the Jones signing, Seattle re-signed Drew Lock and Jarran Reed while signing center Evan Brown from Detroit, linebacker Devin Bush from Pittsburgh, and safety Julian Love from the Giants.
While there is likely still a move or two left for the Seahawks in free agency (cough…Bobby), this is most likely the roster we will see when John Schneider and Pete Carroll are set to draft in a little over a month. With that being said, here’s an updated mock draft on how Seattle may attack the draft.