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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Seattle should avoid safety Kamren Kinchens from Miami

The Seahawks likely need a safety in the 2024 draft. Julian Love and K'Von Wallace are only signed through 2024 currently, and Rayshawn Jenkins has an out in his contract that would save Seattle over $5 million next offseason. The problem for Seattle is that the safety class this year is not particularly deep and seems to be getting less deep with each passing pro day.

Minnesota's Tyler Nubin and, potentially, Iowa's Cooper DeJean could both be good safeties in the league, but DeJean (assuming a team wants to play him at safety instead of cornerback and he could likely succeed at both) might be gone before Seattle chooses in the first round, especially if John Schneider trades back. Nubin could be around in the second round, but Seattle has bigger positional needs than safety so not taking a safety high is likely.

One safety who could fall into the third round or later is Kamren Kinchens, but the reasons he falls are the reasons Seattle should avoid choosing him. He is the kind of safety who is built to get torched often on deep passes. He is not overly big at 5'11" and 200 pounds and he only ran a 4.65 40 at the NFL Combine and had a broad jump of only 9'2". That last number is the worst among the safety group at the combine since 1999.

He looked solid in college against players who are not going to ever play in the NFL. Kinchens has good instincts, at least, and that will help him get drafted and hang around with a team, but he will probably start as a special teamer and might develop into a slot corner.

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