Seattle Seahawks 3-round mock draft after first wave of free agency

Seattle rebuilds their defense in this mock draft.

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Round 3- Adding to Mike Macdonald's defense

Round 3 pick 76, Seahawks select Junior Colson, LB Michigan

Before leading the Ravens to a number 1 defense, Mike Macdonald had helped Jim Harbaugh resurrect the Michigan Wolverines in 2021. One of the talented freshmen on that roster was Junior Colson, who would eventually become the quarterback of that historic and National Championship-level unit. It only makes sense to reunite with Macdonald in Seattle.

An incredible story of heartbreak and perseverance, Colson was once an orphan due to the destruction of the Haiti earthquake in 2010, before being adopted and growing up in the United States. Now, Colson is one of the most talented linebackers in college.

The 6-2 and 238 lbs junior had a successful showing at the combine, ranking as the 4th best linebacker in this class. Colson is a hard-hitting tackler who needs to improve on actually finishing the tackles, but the potential is all there. NFL analyst Lance Zierlein has Willie Gay as Colson’s player comparison. I don't disagree with that, but a ceiling pro comparison I have for Colson is New Orleans LB Demario Davis.

Round 3 pick 78, Seahawks select Cole Bishop, S Utah

As we have seen not just in Seattle, but across the league, safeties are marked men right now. All-Pros, Pro Bowlers, and some really solid safeties have been cut all over the league, creating an extremely deep class at the position. This is great news for the Seahawks. 

Mike Macdonald loved to utilize 3 safety looks in Baltimore last year, and I expect that to continue in Seattle. Julian Love finished the year strong so that is one safety spot that should be productive. The Seahawks should look to take a safety in the first two days of the draft as well My top safety in this class was available in Cole Bishop.

The junior captain for the Utes, Bishop was a semifinalist for the Thorpe Award this season. In 11 games, Bishop amassed 60 total tackles (6.5 for loss) with 3 sacks and one interception. When watching film on Bishop, I see a guided missile consistently finding himself at the football at the right time, every time.

Any teams that chose to run to the outside were quickly met by Bishop, and he shut down the intermediate and middle of the field. While he needs work on better reading deep throws to the outside, there's a reason why some are comparing him to another special Utah safety. Bishop and Love as your starting secondary next year, alongside Devon Witherspoon, is a potentially elite secondary.

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