How each Seattle Seahawks 2023 draft pick can help the team

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Seahawks fourth-round picks

4th round, 108th overall pick - Anthony Bradford, Guard, LSU

Recent history shows that the Seattle Seahawks value versatility among offensive linemen. Anthony Bradford proved to possess that versatility. Starting 13 career games at right guard is his best fit at the professional level, but at LSU, the 330-pound 6’4” behemoth shows he can also fill in at tackle when needed, starting five games at left tackle for the Tigers. 

Exhibiting the kind of agility he has at his size is impressive, It’s increasingly impressive when you see the power Bradford plays with. Anthony Bradford frequently beats rushers to the punch, stalling them in pass protection and bulldozing defenders in the run game. With the recent departure of Gabe Jackson and Austin Blythe, Bradford also fills a need for Seattle, and even if he isn’t ready to start for the Seahawks, he will instantly add depth at guard and tackle.

Bradford does have aspects of his game to improve to be reliable at the NFL level. He often relies on his power too much, and if a pass rusher can avoid his first punch, Bradford is susceptible to quick rips across his face and allowing inside pressure. If Anthony Bradford can improve his fundamentals with NFL coaching, Bradford could quickly end up as Seattle’s new guard of the future.

4th round, 123rd overall pick - Cameron Young, Defensive Tackle, Mississippi State

Regarding team needs, Cameron Young may address the most prominent team need for the Seahawks in the entire draft. Requiring interior defensive lineman coming into the draft, Cameron Young is a perfect addition to an area of weakness for the team. Young fits the nose tackle archetype that the Seahawks were missing entering the draft.

Cameron Young has extraordinarily long arms for a defensive tackle, and at 6’3” and 305 pounds, he shows on game tape the ability to hold double teams well in run defense. In the pass rush aspect, Young leaves a lot to be desired but does possess elite strength for a defensive tackle. At the NFL level for the Seahawks, Cam Young projects as a potential day-one starter as an anchor-type nose tackle in the middle of the defensive line.