The Seahawks have two first-round picks and two second-round choices. Taking a cornerback isn't out of the realm of possibility with one of these. In fact, Seattle might want to remake the Legion of Boom and what better way to do that then draft a potential stud to play opposite Tariq Woolen?
If Seattle wants to take a CB in the first-round, they should have excellent choices at both pick number 5 and number 20. General manager John Schneider and head coach Pete Carroll haven't chosen a cornerback in the first two rounds since they came to Seattle in 2010. It might not make sense for them to do it this draft as well, but then the Seahawks zig many times people expect them to zag.
While Seattle is more likely to take an edge rusher or interior defensive lineman at pick 5, there is at least one cornerback who might be intriguing enough for them to shock the world and take that player at 5. At number 20, Seattle would have a number of CBs to choose from. Assuming Seattle is creating LOB 2.0, here are three CBs worth taking high in the 2023 NFL draft.
Player 1: Seahawks could take Penn State's Joey Porter, Jr.
Pete Carroll likes lengthy corners and that is what Porter is. He is 6'2" and about 200 pounds with good speed. He was timed at 4.46 speed in the 40 and that is good enough to keep up with most receivers deep. But where Porter really excels is in press coverage. He knows how to be physical at the point of attack and Carroll would love that.
Where Porter struggled a bit in 2022, though, was in run support. He missed 6 tackles and missed tackles really hurt the Seahawks in 2022. One reason Mike Jackson ended up starting 17 games for Seattle is because he was a good tackler even though he struggled in coverage at times. Porter has the size to help in run support, however, and likely just needs to learn better technique.
Porter was pretty consistent throughout his college career as well, so basically what you've seen is what you are going to get. In 2022, he allowed 15 completions when targeted 30 times and didn't allow a touchdown pass. He also didn't get an interception, though, (he only had 1 pick total in college) so his ability to take the ball away isn't close to Woolen-esque at this point. Porter might still be around at pick 20 if the Seahawks want him.