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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Seahawks wrap up a sweet draft with another Swiss Army knife player

With that, we've reached the final pick for the draft for the Seahawks. I may have gone against the gospel of John here - John Schneider, of course - and just gone for a guy I liked, rather than strictly for need. The Seahawks now have three potential new starters at safety with the addition of K'von Wallace. Coby Bryant looked good last preseason, and Jerrick Reed II was a human missile strike until his season-ending injury last November. But, you can never have too many yadda yadda yadda, right? So I nabbed Nebraska safety Omar Brown in the seventh round with pick number 235.

The 6'0" 201 lb safety/nickel hybrid began his career at Northern Iowa. Yes, that's a D1 school, a member of the Missouri Valley Conference. In three seasons at cornerback, he broke up 13 passes, had seven interceptions, and added 39 stops. Oh, and his worst passer rating allowed was 52.9. He transferred to Nebraska for the 2022 season as he "wanted to play against better talent in a better conference." His words, not mine. As a senior transfer, he only got 53 snaps on defense that year. He made the most of it with two tackles, two assists, and one-stop. Not a bad rate at all. He adjusted to playing as the slot corner and at safety, yet kept his passer rating allowed at a solid 66.7.

As a fifth-year senior, he logged over 400 snaps as a slot corner and over 200 at safety, split between box and deep coverage. While he only had one pick, he broke up six passes, had 18 stops, allowed no touchdowns, and held opposing QBs to a passer rating of just 61.7. It's his versatility and his confidence that sold me on Brown.

PFF rates at number 213, while Draft Buzz sees him considerably lower at 284, despite their overall praise. That would put him out of the draft entirely, as there are only 257 picks this year, including all comp picks. Yes, the seventh round is full of reaches, but Seattle got Chris Carson and David Moore back in 2017. I'm all in on Omar Brown this year. Not like the Cowboys are all in, but you know, actually invested. Like the 12s are in the Seahawks.

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