5 dream draft targets for Seattle Seahawks to build an unstoppable defense

The Seahawks are going to be focused this offseason on improving their defense and finding talent wherever they can to get better.

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Dream draft target No. 1 - Defensive lineman Byron Murphy II

The Seahawks have been needing to upgrade their defensive line for a long time. Particularly the interior of their D-line. Byron Murphy II is an interior defensive lineman from the University of Texas. He is projected to be a first-round pick in this year's draft. Should he be available at pick #16, the Seahawks could select him with their first pick. Murphy is a top prospect in this year's draft and should expect to draw lots of attention from scouts as the draft approaches.

At Texas, Murphy was a force for the Longhorns' defense, collecting eight sacks in his three career at Texas. Including five sacks in his final season at Texas, helping the Longhorns to a College Football Playoff appearance. Murphy's play in the run game was also impressive, as he had 15 tackles for loss in his college career, with 8.5 coming in his final season at Texas. This shows Murphy is capable of playing as an every-down lineman in the NFL.

In recent drafts, the Seahawks have worked to improve their defensive line, but have not used a first-round pick on a defensive lineman. The Seahawks have not selected a defensive lineman that early since taking DE LJ Collier with the 29th overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. The last time Seattle took a D-lineman with a top 16 draft pick was 2012 when they selected DE Bruce Irvin at 15th overall. Taking Byron Murphy II with their first draft choice would show the Seahawks are committed to improving their defensive line.