Grading every single pick by the Seattle Seahawks in the 2023 NFL Draft
By Lee Vowell
Grading the Seahawks fourth-round picks
Round 4, Pick 108: Right guard Anthony Bradford, LSU
Offensive tackles go high in the NFL draft, but guards and centers usually do not. It's the same reason more edge rushers go high in drafts compared to defensive tackles. It's all about who can get to the quarterback and which players can protect the QB. Bradford is a near-perfect pick for the Seahawks at right guard, however.
Bradford fits Seattle's system well. He is big at 6'3" and 330 pounds and more athletic than he looks. He can pull, if needed, but is more comfortable just mashing defensive tackles in front of him. He is strong enough to play right away and he just might.
Round 4, Pick 123: Defensive tackle Cameron Young, Mississippi State
Young, like Bradford, fits a position of need for Seattle. He is 6'3" and 305 pounds but with a super strong lower body. He isn't easy to move off his base, even for an NFL player. Young isn't explosive and likely won't collect many sacks, but he should be excellent against the run. He should slide in between free agent signees Dre'Mont Jones and Jarran Reed and help stuff the run.
Seattle has certainly tried to address its run defense issues from 2022. They signed linebackers who can tackle and run and added a safety who loves to move up into the box and attack the running back. Young is just another useful tool to have to force opposing teams to throw passes toward Tariq Woolen and Quandre Diggs as those teams can't run well against the Seahawks.