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. 3

Kamren Kinchens, Safety - Miami

Seattle could likely trade down for Kinchens and take him later in the first round or early in the second. He is the best safety coming into the draft, but this isn't exactly a stellar safety class. Kinchens does offer a lot of versatility, though. He is good deep in coverage and can also play the run fairly well. He is a lot like Julian Love.

The real reason the Seahawks might need to take a safety, however, is because, except for Love, they need to revamp the position group. Jamal Adams and Quandre Diggs are not getting younger and neither had good years in 2023. Both also carry massive cap hits next year. Should the Seahawks release both, the team would save about $17 million in cap room. That doesn't count the extra $9 million Seattle would save by releasing Adams with a post-June 1 designation.

If Seattle does replace Diggs and Adams, they need at least one player to take their spots. Julian Love might fill one role and Kinchens could the other. Love is only 25 years old still so a Love and Kinchens combo could be Seattle's starting safety duo for the next five years.

Other safety options:
- Tyler Nubin, Minnesota
- Calen Bullock, USC