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 3 continues with a possible 2025 replacement

Nobody, but nobody, ever wants to see Tyler Lockett leave the Seahawks. Well, nobody but the rest of the NFC West. That being said, his cap hit in 2025 is $30.9 million - and yes, that is thirty-point-nine million dollars. The dead cap - the amount of money the Seahawks would still owe him if he's traded or released - will only be $4 million. Seattle would save almost $27 million by making 2024 Lockett's last in the Emerald City. We can all hope they'll restructure his deal yet again - but at some point, he's going to move on.

It certainly looks like Jaxon Smith-Njigba is ready to step into Lockett's role, but the Hawks will still need another receiver. Now tell me, 12s, who are the following scouting reports describing? His high football IQ allows him to find open spaces. Above average route acumen. Excels in off-script situations. Impressive win rate on contested catches. Strong ball-tracking abilities and hands make him a reliable target. Changes up speeds and makes route intentions a secret.

No, that's not Mr. Lockett they're writing about. Those are all paraphrased from and nfldraftbuzz,com in their reports on USC's Tahj Washington. At 5'10" and 174 lbs, he's a little lighter than Lockett. He does possess many of the same traits, as you can see. Like our beloved number 16, Washington was an excellent punt return man in college. He caught 59 balls for 1,062 yards and eight touchdowns last year, posting a phenomenal 143.9 passer rating when targeted. Yes, that's even higher than Marvin Harrison Jr.'s rating. For the 151st pick, yes, I'll take that.

Tight end Jaheim Bell is my pick at number 179. A teammate of Braden Fiske at Florida State, the 6'2" 241 lb redshirt junior can fly. His 4.61 40 time placed him at the 87th percentile among tight ends. Yes, I know DK is virtually the same size and is almost infinitely faster, but we're talking about mortals, here, guys. Bell often lined up in the slot or as an H-back. He's far from an exceptional blocker but has proven to be a considerable threat after the catch.