3 potential draft busts Seattle Seahawks should avoid in 2024 NFL draft

All of these players could set Mike Macdonald's defense back for a few years.
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The 2024 NFL draft is just a bit over two weeks away. This means 12s will learn who the new Seattle Seahawks players are. Get ready to buy those jerseys once the numbers are assigned!

But what will general manager John Schneider decide to do in the draft? This is one of the more exciting parts for Seahawks fans because, for the first time since 2010, Schneider will have full control over the roster moves instead of former head coach Pete Carroll. Schneider could take a player or three that Carroll would not.

Schneider will also want to take players that fit new head coach Mike Macdonald's scheme. Or maybe new offensive coordinator Ryan Grubb's scheme. No matter, the draft is going to be must-watch viewing for 12s everywhere.

Seattle Seahawks should avoid edge rusher Chop Robinson from Penn State

Robinson is going in the first round in many mock drafts and some have him going to the Seahawks. There is little doubt he has fantastic athleticism and he proved that at the NFL Combine where he ran a 4.48 40 and 34.5" vertical jump. But simply being a physical freak does not mean that a player is going to succeed in the NFL. There are many other attributes one has to have in order to be worthy of being taken in the first round.

There are major concerns about Robinson. One is that even though he probably had better raw physical ability than most everyone he faced in college, that skill did not translate to high production in terms of sacks. He had 5.5 sacks in 2022 and 4 in 2023. He did get decent pressure on quarterbacks, but he could not finish. Why?

Part of the problem is that he doesn't have a lot of pass-rush moves. Robinson's athleticism is not going to turn him into a good NFL player as pro offensive linemen know how to easily overcome someone with just raw skill. Robinson also lacks length in both arms and legs so while he has a first quick step, he lacks the long legs it takes to make up ground quickly if he doesn't get close to the quarterback nearly immediately after the snap.