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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Seahawks add guards and more in round four

No, I didn't set out to write a silly rhyme for that headline, but when serendipity calls, I always pick up. Anyway, due to the largesse of the mock Colts - this is a mock draft, after all - I have three selections in this round. I'll make quite good use of it, too. But first, with the 102nd overall pick, I'll add a safety to the Hawks last line of defense with the 99th-ranked overall prospect, safety Dadrion Taylor-Demerson from Texas Tech. The consensus big board and PFF ranked him the same overall.

At 5'10" and 197 lbs, he may seem a bit undersized, but that's an exact match for Earl Thomas when he was drafted. His 4.41 40 time shows excellent speed for a safety. He led the Red Raiders in interceptions for the last three years, 10 in all, and broke up 23 passes in the same span. Both NFL Draft Buzz and the NFL's draft site note his versatility in multiple schemes. Sounds like Mike Macdonald's kind of player.

With the 117th selection, I had to address the offensive line. I know you didn't think I'd ever get around to the offensive side of the ball, but their time to shine has arrived. Spoiler alert: the next four picks are all on the side that snaps the ball. Whether it will be Olu Oluwatimi or Nick Harris starting the action remains to be seen. I can tell you that there's an excellent chance that by 2025, Cooper Beebe will be lined up to the center's left.

For an extended look at the 6'3", 322 lb guard, check out Lee Vowell's assessment of the bulldozer. For the tl;dr set: 2,490 snaps and one sack allowed in his last three seasons at Kansas State. NFL Draft Buzz both cite his great football IQ, with the former calling him the best interior pass protector in the draft.

There's nothing quite as sweet as a double dip, so with the 118th pick, I took Michigan's Zak Zinter. Fortuitously, the 6'6" 309 lb Wolverine played virtually all of his ball at right guard. His pass-blocking isn't quite as elite as Beebe's. However, he allowed just three sacks and 25 hurries in 2,511 snaps, so he isn't too far off the pace either. He excels in pulling and obliterating second-level defenders in the run game.

A broken fibula and tibia suffered in the Ohio State game may set him back a bit as a rookie, but he'll be a force once he's healthy. Oh, for you Buckeye fans, that meant he had a broken leg. Reminder: that was the only win you got that day. As for Zinter, he was trending as a mid to late second-round selection until his injury. At 118, he's another steal for the Seahawks.