2024 NFL mock draft roundup: Only one site has Seattle Seahawks going QB early

Most sites have Seattle going defense with their first choice in the 2024 NFL Draft.

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The Seattle Seahawks cannot be completely sure where they will be choosing in the first round of the 2024 NFL Draft. The season is not over yet and Seattle has lately been trending downward. Currently, Seattle would be choosing around pick 20, but if Seattle continues to lose, that choice is only going to get higher, of course.

Should Seattle take a quarterback with their first pick? Is that the issue? Or would it matter if whoever the quarterback happens to be is not getting good blocking in front of him. Maybe Seattle needs to take an interior offensive lineman first.

The defense is also going to have positions of need. Both Jordyn Brooks and Bobby Wagner are set for free agency in 2024, so Seattle might need at least two new linebackers in Week 1 of next year. Seattle likely needs to upgrade the interior of its defensive line as well. And an edge rusher or three is also a nice get.

The Seattle Seahawks need help at multiple spots in the 2024 NFL Draft

I bring all this up because there is no easy fix to getting Seattle past mediocre. The Seahawks were 9-8 last year and are 6-5 so far in 2023 and those records are the epitome of mediocre. Many times a team has a tougher time going from meh to very good than they do going from bad to great. The latest mock drafts also reflect there is just no good answer to put Seattle in better position.

Below are the latest mock drafts by several sites and who the Seahawks could be taking. Only one player was picked more than once, Jer’Zhan Newton. Newton is a beast of a defensive tackle who might just be a slight step below Jalen Carter. Newton would be a great choice but does he make Seattle that much better?

247 Sports has Seattle taking an offensive tackle but if right tackle Abraham Lucas can come back and play consistently, he's good at that spot. Seattle does not need an offensive tackle.

Quarterback Michael Penix, Jr. to Seattle could be a great move. There is no doubt about his arm strength, but he hasn't played that well over the last few weeks. Basically, Seattle might not get a superstar with their first pick, so maybe trading back for quality depth is best based on the mock drafts that follow.

Trevor Sikkema, Pro Football Reference: Edge rusher Bralen Trice, Washington
Jason McIntyre, FOX Sports: Quarterback Michael Penix, Jr., Washington
Nate Tice, Yahoo! Sports: Defensive tackle Jer’Zhan Newton, Illinois
Chris Trapasso, CBS Sports: Offensive lineman Graham Barton, Duke
Connor Livesay, 33rd Team: Edge rusher Jared Verse, Florida State
Ian Valentino, Pro Football Network: Linebacker Edgerrin Cooper, Texas A&M
Beau Adams, NFL Mocks: Linebacker Jeremiah Trotter, Jr., Clemson
Hunter Haas, NFL Mocks: Newton, Illinois
Blake Brockermeyer, 247 Sports: Offensive tackle Jordan Morgan, Arizona

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