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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Fifth through seventh rounds

Fifth round, pick 151 - Linebacker Michael Barrett, Michigan

Seattle will need a couple of inside linebackers this year. All the team's veteran linebackers - Bobby Wagner, Jordyn Brooks, and Devin Bush - are free agents. Brooks might be the priority to try to re-sign because he is only 26 years old. The Seahawks will need to sign a low-priced free agent or, better yet, take an off-ball linebacker in the draft.

Plus, Mike Macdonald has strong ties to Michigan and coached Barrett when Macdonald was the defensive coordinator for the Wolverines in 2021. Barrett has good size at 6' and 240 pounds and is solid in coverage. He needs to become better against the run but Macdonald will know how to get him there.

Sixth round, pick 194 - Tight end Jaheim Bell, Florida State

Bell is 6'3" and 240 pounds but is more a pure receiver than a blocker currently. He would not yet, or maybe ever, be counted on to be a lot like Will Dissly, but that is OK. What the Seahawks must have is a tight end who can catch and run and Bell excels at both of those. He has the speed to beat linebackers and safeties in the NFL. He falls to the sixth round because he is a tweener: A tight end who can catch but cannot block.

Seventh round, pick 233 - Quarterback Carter Bradley

Bradley has the size to play in the NFL at 6'3" and 220 pounds and he also has very good arm strength. What he lacks is athleticism. 20 years ago that might not have been a problem but in today's NFL, a quarterback needs to be able to move around well. Bradley does not do that. Still, a seventh-round choice for a potentially solid backup would not be a wasted pick.

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