Player No. 3
Byron Young - Edge rusher
Drafted by: Los Angeles Rams (Third round, pick No. 77)
Young had all the raw ability entering the NFL to be chosen in the first or second round. His lack of developed pass rush skills seems to have kept him from being taken higher, though. A player who is 6'2" and 250 pounds but can run a 4.43 40-yard dash should have been chosen earlier but the Rams lucked out by being able to choose Young and Young overperformed.
Derick Hall's numbers pale in comparison to Young. The Rams rookie had 50 total pressures, 8 sacks, 31 run stuffs, and 8 tackles for loss. The shame about this entire list is Seattle could have had all three players easily. Seattle could have not chosen to take Hall and Charbonnet and not traded their third round pick during the draft and instead chosen Yuipulotu, Benton, and Young. They would have added to Seattle taking Devon Witherspoon in the first round and the group could have formed the nucleus of a very good defense for years to come.
I guess we can hope that the players that were taken by Seattle in the 2023 NFL draft were Pete Carroll's choices. Carroll is no longer calling the shots as far as roster decisions for the Seahawks, though. Maybe with general manager John Schneider fully in charge of the draft, the picks will turn out to be better.