NFL Mock Draft Roundup: Seahawks mock drafts almost unanimous in one aspect

Who is picking who to go to Seattle?

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Mock draft season is upon us! Let us celebrate with a glass of whatever you want to have a glass of. Of course, the fun bit about mock drafts is they are outright guesses and there is really no wrong or right unless the person reading the mock draft has the gift of foresight and can tell the future. So when pundits make guesses at what the Seattle Seahawks will do in the 2024 NFL draft, it should be a fun read.

This is especially true this offseason. General manager John Schneider is now fully in charge of roster decisions for the first time. Mike Macdonald is now the head coach but he has never been an NFL head coach before so who knows what he thinks Seattle should do. The 2024 draft should be a fun watch for 12s.

But what about those mock draft guesses? Who is picking the Seahawks to do what? Almost all of the recent ones have one thing in common: Seattle will very likely be choosing a defensive player in the first round. Which defensive player is up for debate, though. But here are some sample mocks.

Recent mock drafts have Seattle Seahawks fixing the defense first

Defensive tackle Byron Murphy II, Texas - Mocked by USA Today (Nate Davis) and Around the NFL

I love the idea of the Seahawks taking Murphy. He is a bit short for a defensive tackle at just 6'1" but he weighs almost 310 pounds and is supremely strong. He should be able to make an impact right away, too, especially at helping stop the run. Over a bit of time, he will help with an interior pass rush as well. Plus, working with Mike Macdonald is only going to help him and therefore, the team.

Edge rusher Jared Verse, Florida State - Mocked by USA Today (Michael Middlehurst-Schwartz)

Verse should be a versatile edge rusher. He is strong enough to set a hard edge against the run and has developed into an excellent pass rusher in college. Because of his experience in college, he should also be able to help chase down quarterbacks sooner than later.

Edge rusher Dallas Turner, Alabama - The Draft Network

No edge rusher coming into the draft will have been better coached in college. Nick Saban may be gone now, but he wasn't when Turner was with Alabama. He still needs to develop a bit to have an immediate impact, but as he played in the SEC and against many players who he will be facing in the NFL, Turner should be able to contribute sooner than a player coming from a smaller conference.

Edge rusher Laiatu Latu, UCLA - The 33rd Team

The only drawback with Latu is that he missed a bunch of time in the middle of his college career with a neck injury. There was a question as to whether he would play again. But once healthy and after transferring to UCLA, he showed off his excellent athletic ability. He is quick enough to beat many NFL offensive tackles already.

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