Seahawks make a wonderous selection by taking Cameron Young in fourth round

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With the 123rd pick in the 2023 NFL Draft, the Seattle Seahawks select DT Cameron Young out of Mississippi State. Entering the draft, addressing the defensive line was a major concern for the Seahawks. Struggling to stop the run last year, Seattle broke character and signed Dre'Mont Jones to a massive 3-year, $51 million deal.

They followed suit by drafting EDGE Derick Hall in the 2nd round and just added more depth to the defensive line with the selection of Cameron Young. It should come as no surprise that Cameron Young is one of the more athletic interior defensive linemen in this class. At 6'3", 304 pounds, Young ran a 5.1 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine. He also has a toughness that is much needed up front for the Seahawks.

The arm length of Young is what stands out for the Seattle Seahawks. His quickness and length allow for him to shed blocks and enter the backfield. Playing a lot of downs in the SEC, Young has gone up against some high powered offenses. Listed as a player with a junkyard dog mentality, his mean streak will allow for him to compete for starting time on this defense.

Seattle Seahawks select Cameron Young out of Mississippi State with pick 123

Similar to their counterpart, the San Francisco 49ers, the Seattle Seahawks are adding depth on the defensive line. Uchenna Nwosu, Darrell Taylor, Dre'Month Jones, Jarran Reed, Boye Mafe, Derick Hall, and now, Cameron Young is a nice core to build with. The emphasis on stopping the run has been obvious for the Seahawks in the 2023 draft. With 2 more 5th rounders and a 6th and 7th, I wouldn't be surprised to see them add more pieces up front.

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The selection of Devon Witherspoon set the tone for this draft class. Physicality is what will define this Seattle defense. The return of LB Bobby Wagner to pair along with Devin Bush and Jordyn Brooks will serve as the beneficiaries of Young's ability to clog lanes and allow these guys to rush freely into the backfield. Cameron Young will fit nicely into Clint Hurtt's defensive scheme.