Seahawks 7-round mock draft makes Seattle a Super Bowl contender for the next decade

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Hawks trade up and get another future Pro Bowler with the 17th pick

Encouraged as I was by my incredible luck that Alt fell to number 16, I was shocked to se another consensus top-ten pick was still on the board. I've run several mock drafts, and neither of these players made it out of the top ten in any draft, other than the crazy no rules one. Now a lot of 12s are going to balk at this choice, as the Hawks seem to be loaded at the position. My response to that is, you can never have too many cornerbacks.

To make sure I got my guy, I struck a trade with the Jacksonville Jaguars, who hold the 17th overall pick. The AI version of Trent Baalke balked at my ersatz John Schneider's first offer; I think it was my 2025 second-round pick and a bag of donuts. He bit at my next offer though. I traded the Hawks 1st-round pick of 2025 - tough, but worth it - along with this year's 118th pick in round four, and edge defender Darrell Taylor. You may know I'm not exactly enamored with Taylor's wildly inconsistent play. Hey, if the Seahawks won't move on from him, at least I can. Trust me, the trade was worth it.

As I said, you can never have too many corners. You can certainly never have too many corners like Iowa's Cooper DeJean. Both PFF and the guys at NFL Draft Buzz rank him as the top corner in the draft. With a 4.50 40, you might wonder what the scouts are seeing. The tl;dr version is the most versatile defensive back in the draft. DeJean has the reaction time to play outside corner, the quickness to play slot, and the strength to play safety. Over the past two seasons, he took 114 snaps lined up in the box, 163 at slot, and 1,183 at outside cornerback.

Take a look at Walter Football's scouting report on DeJean. Now, I won't list all 29 strengths they've marked for the 6'0", 207-pound junior. Suffice it to say, he can play man or zone equally well, and he's as good in run supports as he is in coverage. Over the past two seasons, his passer rating allowed is a ridiculous 49.7 and 37.8. He missed the final three games of 2023 as a leg injury sidelined him in late November, but he's expected to make a full recovery.

Several NFL scouts see him as a hybrid safety/slot corner. And we know how much Mike Macdonald loves guys he can move all over the field. Adding DeJean to Pro Bowler Julian Love and new addition Rayshawn Jenkins would be another huge draft day win for the Hawks.