With the 2023 NFL draft having passed a few weeks ago and training camp not yet beginning until July, it's the time of year when NFL fans can have a bit of fun speculating how good their favorite teams are and how they can be even better. For the Seattle Seahawks, while the roster has improved this offseason there is still a lot of unanswered questions. For instance, is Geno Smith good enough to still be the quarterback in two years?
In the 2024 NFL draft, Seattle doesn't have quite the draft capital that it has had the last two years, but the Seahawks will still have four choices in the first three rounds. This means an ever-improving roster should be even better after next year's draft. But what should Seattle do with their picks in 2024?
A lot will change before the 2024 draft, of course, but let's assume the needs that Seattle had entering the 2023 draft are basically the same ones they have next year. There is one exception, though, and that is Seattle will take their quarterback of the future in 2024. Using Pro Football Network's mock draft simulator, I took a very early guess at Seattle's draft next year.
Seahawks first round, pick 21 - Quarterback Quinn Ewers, Texas
After trading back from 19 to 21 with the New Orleans Saints, while also picking up a 2025 fourth-round choice, Seattle chooses Ewers. If Ewers had come out after the 2022 season, there's no way I'd choose him as he still had a lot of room for growth. However, getting another year at the University of Texas, helped by a solid offensive coaching staff, should make Ewers into a potential high first-round choice.
Ewers has the intangibles to be a successful NFL quarterback. He is 6'3" and 210 pounds and will probably gain more weight as well. He has an excellent arm with decent accuracy. But at times last season, he looked lost and made some poor decisions. There is a good chance Ewers has a great year in 2023 and isn't around at pick 21, but he was in PFN's mock so I took him.