Seahawks 2024 7-round mock draft kills it with a 6-for-1 trade on Day 1

Seattle rebuilds its defense in this mock draft.
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Day 2 lands three perfect fits for the Seahawks defense

With the Hawks' first pick, the 46th overall, I chose Florida State defensive tackle Braden Fiske. PFF ranks him as 38th overall and the third-best defensive lineman. The 6'4" 292 lb tackle began his career at Western Michigan, then transferred to Tallahassee for his redshirt senior season. He hardly skipped a beat in his transition from the MAC to the ACC. In 2022 he racked up 12 tackles for a loss and six sacks. Last year he recorded nine TFL and another six sacks. That's despite getting almost 300 fewer snaps. Jarran Reed's contract expires after this year, as does Johnathan Hankins' deal. Hankins' usefulness may have already expired, so I was thrilled to land Fiske.

If I was happy about getting Fiske at 46, I was ecstatic to land Texas A&M's Edgerrin Cooper at number 81. The consensus big board at NFL Mock Draft Database rates him as the top linebacker prospect and the 40th overall prospect, while PFF ranked him as the second LB and 62nd prospect overall. NFL Draft Buzz ranked him first at LB, praising his versatility by comparing him to Fred Warner. The 6'2" 230 lb senior showed his versatility with eight tackles for a loss, five pass breakups, and one pick in 2022, followed by 17 TFL and eight sacks last season. He'll be a monster on special teams as a rookie, and could very well step into a starting role if needed in year one.

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I feel like I swindled the Colts with my third selection, number 82 overall. Yes, there's some concern about a recent incident, but I'd still love to get DT T'Vondre Sweat on the Hawks. The consensus big board ranks him as the fifth defensive tackle prospect and 61st overall. When you absolutely positively have to stop the run, nothing fits better than a 6'4" 366 lb behemoth with an 82" wingspan. Sweat will tie up two opposing linemen on virtually every play. Make no mistake, the big man can collapse the pocket, too. In the past two seasons, he's logged 44 QB hurries and batted down 11 passes. At 366 pounds, he has a 26-inch vertical jump. I can't do that with a step ladder.

It's true that none of my first three selections met an immediate need; you know, like a guard. John Schneider took considerable pressure off the draft (and himself) when he signed Laken Tomlinson. The former J-E-T-S and Niners guard should be a solid starter for this year - the only year he's under contract, of course. So the Hawks will still need to bring in some reinforcements for the O-line. Fear not, good 12s; Day 3 approaches.