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. 5 - Safety Jaden Hicks

The Seahawks have a big decision to make with safety Jamal Adams as to whether to cut him. If Seattle lets Adams go, they are going to be in the market for a new safety to play alongside Julian Love and Quandre Diggs. Also, given the Seahawks' lack of depth in the back end of their secondary, they will need to address the position regardless of what they do with Adams. Jaden Hicks had a solid career at Washington State University and showed how versatile he is as a safety.

In three seasons at WSU, Hicks had 155 tackles (eight for loss), 3.5 sacks, and three interceptions. Showing he is more than just a good defensive back in pass coverage. Hicks also has a unique ability to come up in the run and is able to rush the quarterback. That versatility is a huge selling point for the Seahawks. Hopefully, Hicks will be available by the time the Seahawks selection comes up on day two of the draft. The Seahawks do not have a second-round pick on day two.

This means Hicks could be taken before Seattle's pick comes up. Hicks is expected to be a day-two draft pick. Where he will land is uncertain, and DBs from WSU have been underestimated before.

Two-time Super Bowl champion defensive back Jaylen Watson is a prime example of that having been selected in the seventh round in 2022. Hicks could be another unknown defensive star in the making to come out of WSU. The Seahawks likely will have more knowledge of Hicks than other NFL teams having watched him play in Pullman, Washington for three years. Hopefully, Hicks' anonymity and ties to the Pacific Northwest will lead him to Seattle.

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