Seahawks 7-round mock draft finds success with luck and a big draft-day trade

The 2024 NFL draft takes place from April 25 through 27.

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Hawks score a hit and a maybe in the sixth round

Again, I stood pat and let the draft come to me. Time for another couple of sips of a frosty beverage as the fifth round blew by. In the sixth round, I switched back to defense. Gotta keep coach Mike happy, you know. Since you can never have too many edge rushers - and really, can you have too many of any position in the NFL - I added Michigan's edge Jaylen Harrell. PFF ranks him 182nd overall, Draft Buzz at 206, while the Big Board slots him at number 202 (although some mock drafts see him going as high as pick 127).

The 6'4" 250 senior racked up six sacks in each of his last two seasons at Ann Arbor while boosting his overall pressures a bit from 24 to 27 as a senior. According to Draft Buzz, one of his three most comparable players when coming out of college was the Seahawks' budding star Boye Mafe. While his 4.55 40 time places him at the 97th percentile of edge rushers, he'll have to work on the rest of his game. He won't turn 22 until the week after the draft, so he's got time to improve his run defense. Right now, he projects to be a bit like a Darrell Taylor 2.0. For a sixth-round pick, that's not a bad thing.

I'll admit, Harrell is a maybe. But I'm pretty happy I managed to get Purdue halfback Tyrone Tracy with the 192nd selection of the draft. The Seahawks running back room took a hit when Deejay Dallas signed with the Desert Chickens of Arizona. The 5'11" 209 lb senior will definitely be a project for the Hawks. He played his first four seasons at Iowa, then transferred to Purdue as a fifth-year senior. With the transfer, he also moved from wide receiver to running back. PFF sees him as the 175th prospect, the Big Board as the 179th, while Draft Buzz rates him considerably higher at 123.

For a guy with one season at the position, he did pretty well. He had over 700 yards rushing with a 5.3-yard average and eight touchdowns. He added 26 catches for 185 yards, although he didn't score through the air. As Lance Zeurlein wrote for nfl.com, Tracy will bring a lot of versatility to the lineup, as he has a lot of experience with gadget plays and lining up in multiple sets. Tracy has experience as a kick returner as well, so getting him this late in the draft was a big win.