Seattle Seahawks Mock Draft: Post-first wave of free agency
Seahawks round 2 picks
Round 2 Pick 37: Dalton Kincaid, Tight End, Utah
The 23-year-old tight end that transferred from San Diego to Utah in 2020, Kincaid has quickly become one of the most productive tight ends in all of college football. In his second season at Utah, Kincaid had 36 receptions for over 500 yards and 8 touchdowns. Last season, Kincaid followed that up with 70 receptions, nearly 900 yards, and 8 touchdowns again. Pretty incredible for a guy that had only started playing football just six years ago.
The 6’4″ and 242 lbs TE is solid in both run game blocking as well as receiving. In Utah’s first victory over USC, Kincaid was the best player on the field, all due respect to Heisman trophy winner Caleb Williams, as Kincaid hauled in 16 receptions for 234 yards and a score. Kincaid is just scratching the surface of the player he can be. He’s a perfect fit in Seattle, and the Seahawks walk away with one of the core four TEs in this draft.
Round 2 Pick 52: Jarrett Patterson, Guard/Center, Notre Dame
With Evan Brown looking like the day 1 starter at the center position for Seattle, the Seahawks appear set in 2023 at the O-line. While that is really nice to hear, I still think there’s a great opportunity here for Seattle to improve their interior offensive line in the long term, and Jarrett Patterson is our pick at number 52.
The two-time captain in South Bend, Patterson switched from center to guard in 2022, but injuries really affected his play. He’s a decent guard, but his earlier tape at center definitely caught the eye. He’s a Notre Dame guy, and his agility is good enough, but his power and ability to execute is right up there with all the great Irish linemen of the past decade that have easily translated to the pro game.
Patterson’s versatility is great depth for a team with playoff aspirations, at least. But I fully expect Patterson to push Brown and Haynes for a starting job, raising Seattle’s ceiling.