Ideal first-round targets for the Seattle Seahawks in the 2023 NFL draft

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Seahawks targets at pick 20 overall

Jaxon Smith-Njigba - Wide Receiver, Ohio State

Pros: Footwork, fluidity in and out of cuts

Cons: unproven contested catcher, top-end speed

Conclusion: Jaxon Smith-Njigba is one of the most coveted prospects. He regularly makes defenders miss missed after the catch and shows elite fluidity in his hips. Some scouts have concerns about measurables and speed with Jaxon Smith-Njigba. He continually sets up his defender to look foolish on the top of routes and shows historic production while at Ohio State. The Seahawks would be lucky to find a third wide receiver such as Jaxon Smith-Njigba.

Bijan Robinson - Running back, Texas

Pros: Potential, versatility, well-rounded game

Cons: Decisiveness

Conclusion: Whenever evaluating Bijon Robinson, It’s hard to find any significant flaws in his game tape. The Texas running back shows speed, acceleration, power, good vision, and pass-catching ability. He has proven capable in pass protection, and whoever drafts him will be able to use him as an every-down back from day 1. The only flaw would be his decisiveness in reading running lanes, It's not a significant flaw, but scouts believe at the next level, he will need to plant his foot in the ground and burst through a hole more often. If Bijon is available, he would be a challenging prospect for the Seahawks to pass up.

Myles Murphy - Edge rusher, Clemson

Pros: Elite length, good hands

Cons: Lacks explosiveness

Conclusion: Myles Murphy has slid down the boards since March. Just a month ago, some had Myles Murphy slated to the Seahawks at pick #5. His ability to land the first punch on offensive linemen has kept him graded as a first-round prospect. However, if the Seahawks Draft Jalen Carter at #5, Murphy could be a significant edge to solidify the Seattle defensive line.

O'Cyrus Torrence - Guard, Florida

Pros: Discipline, size, strength

Cons: Instincts when pressured by blitz

Conclusion: This draft has very few starting-caliber interior offensive linemen, and Torrence may be the only elite guard prospect. O’cyrus Torrence shows few flaws on tape, and his measurables were just as impressive to NFL scouts. At 6-5 330 pounds, Torrence should possess the size to handle the best bull rushes from even the strongest NFL defenders. With the departure of Gabe Jackson, the Seahawks could target Torrence later in the first, whether they stay at pick #20 or trade down in the draft.

Zay Flowers - Wide receiver, Boston College

Pros: Route running, short area quickness

Cons: Size

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Conclusion: Flowers may be the closest prospect comparison to Antonio Brown I’ve ever seen. I do not say that lightly. Flowers shows the ability to climb the ladder and make contested catches, and he also rarely has to do so due to his route-running savvy. Steve Smith has Zay Flowers rated as his top Wide receiver in the draft, and the game tape for Flowers justifies his claim. NFL scouts have been concerned about his slight frame, short arms, and little hands, but he has drawn significant interest from NFL teams. Under potential Tyler Lockett tutelage, Flowers could thrive if he lands within the Seahawk's grasp in the late first round.