The Seattle Seahawks are 7-7 and could make the playoffs if they win out and get a little help. If Seattle finished with the same record as the Los Angeles Rams, for instance, they are cooked. The Rams hold the tie-break.
As things stand now, Seattle could choose anywhere from pick 12 to 20 in the 2024 NFL Draft. A lot depends, of course, on how well Seattle finishes the season. Should the Rams finished with the same record as the Seahawks, Los Angeles would also have a lower 2024 first round pick.
Mel Kiper has released his latest Big Board for the 2024 NFL Draft. Among the players are ones Seattle should definitely think of taking, and all three that follow are not quarterbacks. That said, all three players are not necessarily first-round picks either. Seattle could do a little trading and move back into the second round and possibly grab one of these potentially devastating prospects.
No. 1 - Seattle Seahawks should look at taking offensive lineman Troy Fautanu
The Seattle Seahawks need to rework the interior of their offensive line some. Evan Brown has played center in 2023 and hasn't been overly good since Week 2. Fautanu is not going to play center, however, and Seattle might have chosen their center of the future in 2023 NFL Draft pick Olu Oluwatimi.
Seattle might also have to replace left guard Damien Lewis. Lewis has been one of the Seahawks best offensive linemen the last four years but he is a free agent this coming offseason and he might not have sold Seattle well enough to re-sign. He could potentially ask for $10 million on the open market but has he been good enough to merit paying him that? Right guard has been a mess this year between rookie Anthony Bradford and veteran Phil Haynes.
Fautanu has spent most of his career at the University of Washington at left tackle, but he does have a bit of time at guard. Mel Kiper projects him as a guard in the NFL as well. Fautanu is 6'4" and 317 pounds so he already has good size for the league. He also has a high motor and a nasty streak.