Seahawks Day 3 2024 NFL Mock Draft: Seattle finds some long-term gems

Seattle has found a number of late-round gems since 2010.
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The Seattle Seahawks have used each of their first two picks on interior linemen for both their offense and defense. Selecting DT Byron Murphy on day one and G Christian Haynes on day two. What will day three have in store?

Seattle will likely be looking to add depth at key positions of need on day three. Several of the positions they may address include MLB, S, CB, IOL, TE, RB, and WR. The good part is that there are many players still available who could help the team.

Day 3 is made for players who can add quality depth, generally speaking. Seattle has a knack for finding late-round greatness, however. Maybe there will be a Kam Chancellor, Richard Sherman, or Chris Carson on the final day of the 2024 NFL draft too.

A look at what the Seahawks could do in rounds 4-7 of the 2024 NFL Draft

With the 102nd pick the Seattle Seahawks select QB Spencer Rattler South Carolina

The Seahawks were reportedly willing to trade up early in this draft to select QB Michael Penix Jr. at sixth overall. GM John Schneider expressed his disappointment with only drafting two quarterbacks in his tenure as Seattle's general manager. With a weak QB prospect crop expected in the next NFL Draft in 2025, the Seahawks could decide to use a pick in this draft on a quarterback. Spencer Rattler would be a nice developmental QB selection for the 'Hawks who already have Geno Smith and Sam Howell.

With the 118th pick the Seattle Seahawks select LB Jeremiah Trotter Jr.

Seattle has the luxury of having two fourth-round picks, so they could trade back here to earn more draft capital. In this scenario, the Seahawks decide to keep their 118th pick slot and take the best middle linebacker left on the board LB Jeremiah Trotter Jr. The Seahawks need a middle linebacker because they currently do not have one signed beyond 2024. Seattle fills a position of need here with their second pick on day two by drafting LB Jeremiah Trotter Jr.

With the 179th pick the Seattle Seahawks select S Dominique Hampton

The 'Hawks need to take a safety, with just one starting safety signed beyond the 2024 season. Dominique Hampton is an intriguing prospect who played at UW in Seattle. With three savvy veterans on the roster, Hampton is a nice depth pickup who could be used as a special teams player who the Seahawks may one day develop into a starter. Similar to last year, when the Seahawks selected Jerrick Reed II on day three of the draft and turned him into a solid special teams specialist on kick returns.

With the 192nd pick the Seattle Seahawks select RB Will Shipley

Seattle has a nice one-two punch with Kenneth Walker III and Zach Charbonnet. They need to add depth though in case one of those two players gets hurt. Drafting RB Will Shipley not only gives the Seahawks a backup running back but also gives them a return man to replace DeeJay Dallas. Shipley averaged 26.6 yards per kick return as a kick returner during his college career with the Clemson Tigers. If Shipley is available this late in the draft, he could be a nice addition to the Seahawks running back room.

With the 235th pick the Seattle Seahawks select TE Jack Westover

In 2018, the 'Hawks selected TE Will Dissly from UW with the 120th pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. On day three of the 2024 NFL Draft the Seahawks take tight end Jack Westover out of UW. Westover is a bit undersized for an NFL tight end, but he is familiar with Seahawks OC Ryan Grubb's playbook having played for him at Washington and he is a tremendous pass catcher. The Seahawks could take a tight end earlier on day three, with two tight ends already on the roster, Westover is an interesting depth piece.

Day three trade possibility

GM John Schneider is likely to try and make trades on day three to add more picks given the Seahawks do not have a fifth-round pick and need more depth at several positions. The Seahawks have two fourth-round selections and two sixth-round picks which means trading back is a possibility. Schneider has traded back in each of the last two drafts and has a history of doing so as the Seahawks GM. This adds another layer of intrigue on day three of the Seahawks 2024 NFL Draft.

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