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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Two Seahawks rookies were an F in 2023

Derick Hall - Edge rusher (Second round, pick 37)

There may have been a reason that Hall fell to the second round even though his pre-draft drills were impressive. That reason is that while Hall has great athleticism, maybe that might not translate to the NFL. Sure, Hall hopefully has a long time left to play and his rookie season will not be an indication of just how bad he will be, but there is little doubt his first year was a failure.

Hall appeared in all 17 games, but he played in only 26 percent of the snaps. Still, he totaled only 11 pressures and zero sacks. The unfortunate part was that his pass-rush efficiency was better than his run defense. He seemed completely lost, thinking before acting, and failed to set a hard edge. Pro Football Focus gave him the worst grade in the league last year against the run, and he wasn't close to next-to-last. The hope is that Hall just had rookie nerves instead of simply being a bust of a pick.

Anthony Bradford - Right guard (Fourth round, pick 108)

Bradford was a lot like Hall in that he just did not seem prepared to play much as a rookie. The starter at right guard was supposed to be Phil Haynes, but as Haynes often does, he got hurt. This meant Bradford had to play more than the Seahawks were likely comfortable with. He is big enough and strong enough to get some push against the run, but he was a mess in pass protection.

In 419 pass-block snaps, he allowed 28 pressures. According to Pro Football Focus, his pass-block grade was eighth-worst in the league. The hope is that Bradford learned enough in his rookie season that he can quickly put his new knowledge to work in his second year. He appears to be the presumptive starter at right guard, for better or worse.