New 2025 Mock Draft has Seahawks grabbing replacement for suffering player

It must not be too early for mock drafts for next year.
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The Seattle Seahawks might have just finished the 2024 NFL draft and have not yet played the 2024 season, but a scouting department is always looking ahead. Coaching staffs might be focused on the now, but general manager John Schneider has to pay some attention to the future. This is what makes teams successful. Planning ahead is extremely important.

Plus, let's be real. Mock drafts are fun! There are probably mock drafts on the interwebs that involve 2026 already.

Pro Football Network's James Fragoza recently posted one for next year. He has the Seahawks picking 12th overall which is not great. That would mean Seattle has a worse record in 2024 than it did in 2023. In this year's draft, the Denver Broncos picked 12th and they were 8-9 last season, one game worse than Seattle.

Seattle Seahawks choose an offensive tackle in Pro Football Network's recent 2025 mock draft

Interestingly enough, Fragoza does not have a quarterback going in the top 10. He has Georgia's Carson Beck going one choice ahead of Seattle's selection so, if Fragoza is correct, Seattle might have a chance to take a quarterback in 2025 if they so wish. Instead, Fragoza has Seattle taking an offensive tackle first. His reasoning is not 100 percent sound, however.

With Seattle's first pick in the 2025 draft, the team takes OT Will Campbell out of LSU. Fragoza could be correct, of course, as Seattle might have a need at offensive tackle, but not for the reason he mentions. He writes, "Charles Cross and Abraham Lucas endured sophomore slumps after promising rookie campaigns, and it’s possible one - or both - doesn’t rebound in 2024, necessitating the addition of a blue-chip prospect at the position.

Cross did not suffer a "sophomore slump." In fact, according to Pro Football Focus, he graded better overall in 2023 than his rookie season of 2022 and his pass-block grade was much improved. Cross doesn't need to be replaced if he stays healthy. Right tackle Abe Lucas might, though.

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Lucas is struggling with a chronic knee injury that has required two surgeries already. New Seahawks head coach Mike Macdonald said he hopes Lucas is ready to play by training camp but the right tackle's future is certainly in doubt. Even if he can play at times, there is no certainty how consistently he will be able to take the field.

Campbell might be a great pick for Seattle if they do choose him in 2025. But he won't be taking the spot of Charles Cross. Campbell might need to play right tackle.

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