Seahawks 2024 7-round mock draft features two big trades and more steals than Ichiro

This mock will build Seattle into a contender.

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Day three continues with - wait, what are skill position guys doing here?

The Seahawks re-signed the dynamic Noah Fant and added a solid backup in Pharaoh Brown. Of course, two tight ends aren't nearly enough, even though I doubt we'll see too many three-tight end sets this season. With my final pick in the fourth round, I selected Ohio State tight end Cade Stover. I'm not sure how Coach McDonald and Coach Harbaugh will feel about drafting a Buckeye, but if I can get over it, they can too.

The 6'4" 247 lb Stover is PFF's fourth-rated TE and ranks third on both NFL Draft Buzz and the consensus Big Board. The consensus places him as the 88th pick, so I'd say picking up a tight end that had zero drops and a passer rating when targeted of 133.5 is another win for Seattle. He's only played two seasons at TE at the collegiate level, switching from linebacker after 2021.

On to the sixth round, we go. You didn't really think we'd stick on offense for long, did you? With pick number 179, I added a bit of depth at cornerback with Kamal Hadden of the University of Tennessee. The 6'1" 196 lb senior is only PFF's 20th-ranked corner and is ranked even lower by the consensus Big Board.

He ran a 4.42 40, so while that isn't elite, it certainly isn't slow, either. That matches Devon Witherspoon's time exactly, in fact. No, he's not another Spoon, far from it. But he did allow just 12 catches for 96 yards and zero touchdowns on 33 targets. That yields a passer rating allowed of 7.0. No, that is not a typo; his passer rating allowed last year - in the SEC- was seven. Scouts say he can be too handsy, and panics at times. I'd say the opposing QBs had a little panic set in when they saw him lined up across the way. In the sixth round, heck yes he's a steal.

We're back on offense now, and it's time to address the backfield. With Deejay Dallas moving on to another, albeit far inferior NFC West team, the Seahawks need a player who can potentially step into his role as a third-down specialist. As I wrote about three Herman Melville novels ago, I'll have to replace Dee Eskridge as a return specialist as well.

Purdue's Tyrone Tracy fits the bill on both accounts. As I already covered him in last week's draft - in the same slot, no less - I'll refer you there. I'll add that PFF bumped him up to their 113th overall pick. Maybe it has something to do with their phenomenal elusiveness rating of 163.5. As The Athletic's draft analyst Dane Brugler wrote, (subscription required) "He is a multidimensional threat as a rusher, receiver, and special teamer, which raises his chances of earning an NFL roster spot.” Sign him up.