Seattle Seahawks 2023 Mock Draft: A final guess
Day 3 Picks
Round 4 Pick 123: Roschon Johnson, Running Back, Texas
While Bijan Robinson received all the accolades at Texas, his backup is also a pretty darn good ball player. Johnson totaled 682 yards and 6 touchdowns on just over 100 touches as a backup.
Danny Kelly, senior staff writer at the Ringer, recently tweeted out a creepily similar between Johnson and former Seahawks back Chris Carson. Carson exploded when he got to the NFL, and with the departures Seattle is facing at the running back position, Johnson is a perfect addition. Johnson is the type of physical spell that could really help the Seahawks move the chains and get six rather than settle for three around the goal line.
Round 5 Pick 151: Andrew Vorhees, IOL, USC
Before the combine, Vorhees appeared to be a lock as a top 75 pick. The versatile all-american from Southern California had a fantastic season blocking for Heisman trophy winner Caleb Williams. With experience at tackle, guard and center, Vorhees projected as an immediate starter who could play center or either guard spot. Unfortunately, a freak accident at the combine, and Vorhees will miss the entire season due to a torn ACL.
I still really like Vorhees, and can get behind the idea of drafting him, redshirting him, and by 2024 the Seahawks have a natural replacement for either Damien Lewis or Phil Haynes.
Round 5 Pick 154: Ali Gaye, Edge, LSU
Drafting Ali Gaye is all about the physical traits, and whether the Seahawks can unleash Gaye. At 6-6 263 lbs, and with 34 ¼" arms, Gaye fits the big DE that Seattle needs more of with Keion White.
The production at LSU was inconsistent, but his length has led to multiple passes deflected and forced fumbles due to his fantastic reach. Growing up in Washington, Seahawks bring Gaye home.
Round 6 Pick 198: Max Duggan, QB, TCU
While the Seahawks extended Geno Smith and brought back Drew Lock for one more season, there’s still a potential opportunity to select and develop a young QB. I have Seattle taking a chance on a really fun young QB in TCU’s Max Duggan. Somewhere between Tim Tebow and Andy Dalton, Duggan finished 2nd in the Heisman voting, and helped carry his Horned Frogs to the CFP championship game. His arm is average, but his mobility, toughness, and character make him a great late round project.
Round 7 Pick 237: Dee Winters, LB, TCU
Undersized at around 5-11 and 225 lbs, this small but speedy linebacker packs a massive punch when he hits you. His speed and ability to be a potential hybrid on defense while excelling on special teams should be a major interest for a Seahawks team that needs to get quicker and more athletic at the LB spots.