Seattle Seahawks 2023 Mock Draft: Building a championship nucleus

Seattle Seahawks 2023 Mock Draft
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Round 4, Seahawks Pick 123

DT | LSU. Jacquelin Roy. . . . 114. player. 529

One of the major contributing factors to the Seattle Seahawks spending big money on the interior of the defensive line this off-season was due to poor rush defense in 2022. Already signing Dre'Mont Jones and Jarran Reed, Jacquelin Roy can help solidify this newly formed interior defensive line. For someone his size, Roy can use his speed to his advantage. He is a high-energy player who makes the most out of every rep he gets. Although he didn't get much starting experience at LSU, he will be granted the opportunity to come into Seattle as a development piece with high-upside.

Round 5, Pick 151 (via PIT)

. . Dorian Williams. player. . LB | Tulane. 163. 2115

The MVP of the Cotton Bowl, Dorian Williams would fit this Seattle Seahawks 3-4 defense like a glove. Williams is a missile in the open field. He ran a 4.49 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine. He has tremendous football instincts that help him find the holes in run defense. Williams even had some success as a pass rusher, tallying 5 sacks in 2022. The Seahawks addressed this position through free agency, signing both Bobby Wagner and Devin Bush. But, Williams could have a bright future in Seattle if selected at 151.

Round 5, Pick 154

. 152. player. . OG | USC. . Andrew Vorhees. 519

The ACL injury to Andrew Vorhees will certainly sideline him for the upcoming season. But, no one can question his toughness as he went on to bench 225 pounds 38 times at the combine. For the Seattle Seahawks, it is worth taking a shot at Vorhees. With Phil Haynes returning and signing Evan Brown to one-year deals, there could be a starting guard position open in 2024. With a high upside, Andrew Vorhees, a fundamentally sound guard who was 1st-team AP All-American, certainly has the intangibles to develop into a starter in the NFL.

Round 6, Pick 198

HB | UAB. . . . player. 2282. DeWayne McBride. 225

With DeeJay Dallas entering his contract year and losing both Travis Homer and Rashaad Penny to free agency, the Seattle Seahawks have a need at backup HB. With Dallas serving primarily as the 3rd down back, McBride can come in and take some of the load off Kenneth Walker's shoulders. DeWayne McBride was the lead horse at UAB, rushing for over 120 yards in 10 of 11 games in 2022, earning himself 3rd-team AP All-American honors. If he can improve his ball protection skills, he is a high-upside prospect.

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Round 7, Pick 237

DT | Bowling Green. . Karl Brooks. 233. . player. 2242.

The upside of Karl Brooks could potentially turn this seventh-round selection into a steal for the Seattle Seahawks. Brooks presents a unique versatility and athletic skillset that allows you to line him anywhere up front. Some may use his level of competition in college against him. But, his pure football instincts jump off the tape. He finished the 2022 season with 10 sacks, 2 forced fumbles, and 18 tackles for loss.