5 early contenders to be the Seattle Seahawks first-round pick in 2024

Breaking down five players Seattle could take in the first round in 2024 based on positions of need.

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Seahawks first-round pick contender No. 2

Jared Verse, Edge rusher - Florida State

Because NFL teams love edge rushers, Jared Verse could go higher than 16. But this is not the greatest of edge rush groups this year. Only two edge rushers are ranked above Verse, for instance, on Kiper's big board, but none in the top ten. Verse has all the athleticism to be a high-impact pass rusher but has the strength to help set the edge against the run.

Verse is best in a 4-3. I have read recent comments (and heard on Seattle radio) since Pete Carroll was fired that the Seahawks run a 3-4 and the next head coach or defensive coordinator will need to blah blah blah. With a new coach, everything the Seahawks have done in the past is gone. The new coach might love a 4-3 front and that is what Seattle would run.

Verse, though, was inconsistent in production at Florida State. For instance, he had 9 sacks this past season but 4.5 of those came in two different games. That is the same trend that current Seahawk pass rusher Darrell Taylor has and Taylor should not be playing because he is too inconsistent. Verse might simply be a boom or bust prospect.

Other edge rusher options:
- Bralen Trice, Washington
- Dallas Turner, Alabama