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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Three more defenders close out Day 3 for the Hawks

It's bonus draft pick time again; thanks Indianapolis! With the 191st overall selection, I added edge rusher Solomon Byrd. While I was tempted to go after James Madison's Jalen Green again, I went with the safer choice this time. I know, a sixth-round pick, go bold, right? Since I've already done that twice, I decided to take a Power Five player who isn't coming off a season-ending injury.

The 6'3" 255 lb fifth-year senior from Southern Cal played his first three seasons at Wyoming. He totaled 41 pressures last season, including 12 QB hits and seven sacks. A major reason I selected Byrd is his versatility. USC lined him up in the B gap (between the guard and tackle) or directly over the tackle for 138 snaps last year.

With the last of my twin picks, number 192 overall, I took Ohio State linebacker Steele Chambers. PFF likes him better than any other draft site, and even they rank him 201st. At 6'1" and 226 lb, he's on the small side for a linebacker. Nevertheless, he's shown a knack for finding his way to the ball carrier, at least according to His best skill set is dropping back into coverage, either in man or zone. His passer rating allowed last year was just 79.7, quite solid for a linebacker.

I wrapped up this mock draft with another safety, UDub's Dominique Hampton. The 6'2" 215 fifth-year senior bounced back from a problematic 2022 (a passer rating allowed of 144.1) to 82.1 last season. He allowed just 33 receptions on 55 targets. His strengths lie in run defense. He's no Kam Chancellor by any means, but Hampton can hit. The consensus big board sees him as the 193rd overall prospect, so I'll take that as one last win for the draft.

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