Seahawks 7-round 2024 mock draft: Post-Super Bowl edition rebuilds the defense

Seattle gets needed defensive help early in this mock draft.

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Third and fourth rounds

Third round, pick 78 - Safety Javon Bullard, Georgia

Seattle will probably have to replace either Jamal Adams or Quandre Diggs (possibly both) due to salary cap cuts. Plus, neither was particularly good in 2023 and Adams was often injured (again). Julian Love will be back and made the Pro Bowl this season. Seattle should already be thinking of signing him to an extension before he hits free agency after next season.

Bullard has an extremely high football IQ and could probably become a regular starter quicker than most because of that. He isn't the fastest safety, but he does make up for that by knowing where he should be on the field. He can also be a good tackler, though can be a bit inconsistent in that respect.

Third round, pick 81 - Guard Christian Mahogany, Boston College

Seattle's interior of the offensive line was a weakness this past season. Left guard Damien Lewis was the best of the group but he is also a free agent and he might want $8-10 million a season in his next deal. I am not sure Seattle can or even wants to afford that. Center might belong to Olu Oluwatmi but he did not prove he could be a long-term starter this year. Right guard is up for grabs.

Mahogany played both left and right guard at Boston College so he can help the Seahawks at either spot. He also plays with a mean streak and is strong enough to play right away. He is also big enough to start in his first season as he is 6'3" and 325 pounds.

Fourth round, pick 119 - Defensive lineman Tyler Davis, Clemson

Davis is listed at 6'2" and 299 pounds. He isn't overly gifted as a pass rusher but he is excellent at stopping the run. If Seattle were to draft him, he might not play right away because he probably needs to add 15-20 pounds. But he is very strong and difficult to move from his base. The best outcome is that he joins Seattle and becomes an early down defensive tackle who can help fix the team's run defense.