Seattle Seahawks 2023 Mock Draft: Trusting Jalen Carter…but with some insurance 

2023 CFP National Championship - TCU v Georgia
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Seahawks Day 3 Picks Pt. II - The TCU Run

Round 5 Pick 151: Max Duggan, QB, TCU

While the Seahawks extended Geno Smith and brought back Drew Lock for one more season, there’s still a potential opportunity to select and develop a young QB. I have Seattle taking a chance on a really fun young QB in TCU’s Max Duggan. Somewhere between Tim Tebow and Andy Dalton, Duggan finished 2nd in the Heisman voting and helped carry his Horned Frogs to the CFP championship game. His arm is average, but his mobility, toughness, and character make him a great late-round project. 

Round 6 Pick 198: Dylan Horton, DE, TCU

A name that many didn’t know before the college football playoff, Dylan Horton is a DE that has played interior defensive line and linebacker during his career at New Mexico and TCU.

Considered a tweener, Horton is likely going to make his mark as depth on the front seven while being a physical and athletic force in special teams. In the Horned Frogs Fiesta Bowl upset over Michigan, Horton was the best player on the field, accumulating 4 sacks in the win. He’s got the motor that can keep you in the league for a decade, and he brings an athleticism and physicality that this team needs if it wants to challenge the Eagles and 49ers next season. Horton is a name I've added on a few of my mocks, and I believe he'll make it.

Round 7 Pick 198: Derius Davis, WR, TCU

I have long believed that it is crucial to a team’s success that they are good to great on special teams. We’ve seen this come back to bite teams, keeping them from making the playoffs, or like Green Bay in 2021, knocking out a Super Bowl-heavy favorite early. When you start drafting in the fifth round or later, I believe it is important to look for guys that can help but could also be special team stars. TCU’s Derius Davis can be that guy. 

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Davis has a solid season as a receiver for Max Duggan and TCU, compiling over 40 catches for 561 yards and 6 scores on offense. On special teams, however, Davis was electric. In the past two seasons, Davis has averaged around 25 yards per return on kickoffs, and nearly 14 yards on punt returns to go with 6 career return touchdowns. Give me Davis and his 4.36 speed as a returner, and let's flip the field for our offense.