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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Three Seattle rookies graded as a C

Zach Charbonnet - Running back (Second round, pick 52)

Charbonnet wasn't truly bad in his rookie season, and it is not his fault that the Seahawks took him in the second round, but second-round running backs need to be immediately impactful in today's NFL. Part of the problem was in the moments when Seattle needed Charbonnet the most, he had some of his worst statistical games. Between Weeks 10 and 12 after starter Kenneth Walker III had suffered an injury, Charbonnet got 48 of his rushing attempts for the season (44.4 percent of total attempts) but ran for 154 yards and an average carry of only 3.2 yards.

In all other games, when Walker was able to play most of the game, Charbonnet had 308 yards on 60 carries, 5.1 yards per rush. Let's hope that all those statistics are an anomaly and Charbonnet didn't play smaller when the pressure was higher on him specifically. He will be needed moving forward so let's hope he is ready.

Olu Oluwatimi - center (Fifth round, pick 154)

It would be easy to give Oluwatimi a lower grade because he failed to earn more snaps as the season went on even though the starter at center, Evan Brown, was not playing very well. This could simply have been a coaching decision and not wanting to rely on the rookie. The Michigan product graded higher in pass protection, according to Pro Football Focus, than did Brown, however. Oluwatimi is the presumed starter heading into 2024.

Cameron Young - Defensive tackle (Fourth round, pick 123)

Young was much like Oluwatimi in that he did not get many reps to show what he could do. In limited snaps - Young played 201 defensive snaps overall - he had about the same amount of efficiency as Dre'Mont Jones did. Young graded much higher, according to PFF, than recently signed Johnathan Hankins, for what that is worth.