3 players on Mel Kiper's latest Big Board that Seattle Seahawks should draft

Seattle could choose anywhere from pick 12 to 20 in the first round of the 2024 NFL Draft.

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No. 3 - Safety Kamren Kinchens

I think that the Seattle Seahawks should move on from both Quandre Diggs and Jamal Adams. While they are both under contract through at least 2024, releasing them would save the Seahawks a bit over $17 million. Had either player done as well as expected this year, I wouldn't want to move on from them but Adams has been an issue on and off the field and Diggs seems to have lost half a step.

Letting go of Diggs and Adams, however, means Seattle would just have Julian Love as a veteran safety. Coby Bryant also returns but he doesn't have that many snaps at safety and many more at slot corner. Bryant is just good enough to be a decent backup but does not appear to be good enough to be a quality starter anywhere on the field.

Kinchens is a versatile safety who covers the field extremely well and can also crunch the offensive line on run plays. He has more of the size of a free safety at 6' and 205 pounds but he has the physicality to play strong safety as needed. The safety class for 2024 isn't elite, but Kinchens is definitely the best of the group. Seattle might even be able to get him if they trade back into the second round.

Kinchens also would give Seattle a ball-hawk. He has 11 interceptions combined in his last two years at Miami and has returned 2 of those picks for touchdowns. He is a very good athlete with a high motor. The only thing to really worry about is that he doesn't go all Jamal Adams or Marquise Blair and tries to be too aggressive and gets toasted on deep passes.

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