4 ways the Seattle Seahawks are winning the 2023 offseason
By Lee Vowell
Winning way 4: Seahawks still have all their draft capital
Now comes even more fun! If the draft wasn’t going to happen, the Seahawks would still have a better roster overall than 2022 and definitely better than in 2021. But the draft is going to happen, of course, and Seattle has quite a bit of high draft capital in which to get high-quality players. Seattle has two draft picks currently in the first round and two in the second.
Seattle obviously did a fantastic job in the 2022 draft as they acquired several long-term starters and the draft has already produced one Pro Bowler, Tariq Woolen. Expecting Seattle to have back-to-back years of the kind of success they got from the 2022 group might be asking too much as the 2022 players were unusually productive. But there is also no reason why the 2023 group can’t be nearly as good because the Seahawks have even higher draft capital.
The team does still need a third wide receiver and maybe a high-end right guard, plus another cornerback would be good and a couple of long-term fits at linebacker. But to start with, Seattle should have their choice of Will Anderson or Tyree Wilson at edge rusher if they choose. One of those guys should be available.
As long as John Schneider and Pete Carroll don’t overthink this draft and don’t go for too many reaches, Seattle should be set up for long-term success. The way Schneider and Carroll have handled the offseason so far, there is no reason to expect the draft to be anything but great. That means the 2023 season might be great as well.