Seahawks draft: 4 best fits for Seattle on Day 2 of the 2023 NFL draft

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Great fit No. 3: Seahawks should take defensive tackle Keeanu Benton

Clearly there are many 12s who aren't happy with what the Seahawks did in the first round by not taking an interior defensive lineman. Everyone has a right to their opinions, of course, but general manager John Schneider and head coach Pete Carroll get paid good money to make the actual decisions and they have mostly been correct for more than a decade. So let's trust the process.

Plus, there are several players who are still available for Seattle on Day 2 that could be productive parts of a defensive tackle rotation. I really like Siaki Ika as he is a huge presence in the middle of the line and would be the closest player to Al Woods that Seattle could take in the draft. But Seattle needs a bit more than just a pure run-stopper like Ika.

Benton is 6'4" and 315 pounds with more athleticism than some would assume. He ran a 5.08 40-yard dash at the combine and for a player his size, that is pretty good. Benton also has some ability to get interior pressure on opposing quarterbacks. He had 4.5 sacks in 2022 for Wisconsin.

To begin his career, Benton is probably more a part of the rotation on running downs while learning better technique as a pass rusher. He also will get to learn from players like Dre'Mont Jones and Jarran Reed and that's clearly only going to help him. But if 12s want a guy who puts his hand on the ground and plays on the defensive line, Benton would be a good guy for the Seahawks to take.