NFL Draft Grades 2023: Re-grading the Seattle Seahawks' draft one year later

Seattle's 2023 draft class only produced one A grade.
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The Seattle Seahawks seemed to have another good draft class in 2023. The team had four picks in the first two rounds so there was potential to add talent in which to improve on a surprisingly good 2022 team. Unfortunately, Seattle finished with the same 9-8 record this past season and missed the playoffs.

Some of the 2023 draft class proved to be worth their draft status, though. Some others never had a chance to show what they could do due to injuries. Others might have done decently but might have been over-drafted.

The negative part is that only a couple of rookies truly helped the team a great deal in 2023. The positive part is that rookie seasons can be difficult anyway and the players might still be good. Here is how all the rookies graded based on draft status and production.

Two Seattle Seahawks rookies took home a grade of Incomplete

Kenny McIntosh - Running back

McIntosh flashed three-down potential in training camp but then he hurt his leg in early August and had trouble coming back. He did appear in three games, but he did not see much playing time even in those games. As McIntosh was a versatile back in college at the University of Georgia and looked like he could be in practice with the Seahawks before getting injured, one might hope he can start 2024 healthy and be the third back in a rotation of McIntosh, Kenneth Walker III, and Zach Charbonnet.

Mike Morris - Defensive lineman

Morris only appeared in Week 1 before injuring his shoulder. He was expected to get a lot of playing time as Seattle was set on having a 3-4 base, but at least Morris would have worked his way into the rotation and earned valuable experience. Now he will almost be like a rookie again in 2024. The good part is that he played under Mike Macdonald for a year at Michigan so Macdonald should know how to get the best from Morris.