5 dream draft targets for Seahawks to build unstoppable offense around Geno Smith

These players would turn Seattle's offense into one that is championship caliber.

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WR, Washington Ja'Lynn Polk

Even with Seattle committing to Geno Smith for 2024, I still think there's a more than 50 percent chance they draft a QB at some point. Assuming this, it's hard not to look to the local product in Michael Penix Jr. as a logical target. Assuming they drafted Penix, Ja’Lynn Polk seems like a seamless addition to Ryan Grubb’s UW-to-NFL offense, but that doesn't mean Geno can't thrive with a guy like Polk.

Viewed as the number three WR heading into 2023 for UW, Polk stepped up as Jalen McMillan missed time with injuries. The 6’1” and 203 lbs transfer from Texas Tech to UW exploded this season, catching 69 passes for 1,159 yards and 10 total touchdowns. 

With a 40-time of 4.52 and a strong showing in the drills, Polk looks like one of the ten best WR prospects in what is a historic class for the position. This massive wave of talent just may push Polk into the third round, even though he's a second-round player.

He showed he was a primetime performer in the Sugar Bowl, gaining 122 yards and a touchdown while constantly cooking the Longhorns secondary. In the National Championship, he had multiple opportunities where he beat his guys (NFL-caliber DBs on Michigan’s roster) but defensive pressure and missed throws by Penix cost him another big night. Given the opportunity, Polk can deliver in the NFL.

Championship teams find the best players available at the spots where they're most valuable. This philosophy has helped Seattle and Baltimore be consistently good for years, and a guy like Polk continues that trend. He's a natural fit outside or in the slot and creates a talented trio of young wideouts if Tyler Lockett is not here much longer.