Seahawks Undrafted Free Agent Tracker: Live analysis for every 2023 UDFA signing
By Lee Vowell
The Seahawks draft is over but since 2010, some of Seattle's best players have come from being signed after the draft. Remember players like Doug Baldwin? Of course, you do. Maybe a 2023 undrafted free agent will be a difference maker too.
After the 2023 NFL draft ended and after the Seahawks had chosen the players they wanted, the roster had a total of 62 players. Teams can carry up to 90 before final roster cuts are made before Week 1 of the regular season. This means Seattle could sign up to 28 UDFAs to fill out the roster.
The Seahawks wasted no time after the draft picking up players they think potentially can help the team. We will keep you updated as to all the moves, of course. But here are the UDFAs currently slated to go to Seahawks camp.
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Quarterback Holton Ahlers, East Carolina
Ahlers is big enough to play in the NFL as he is 6'4" and 230 pounds. He was also really productive in college with 97 touchdown passes. But he is left-handed (rare for NFL quarterbacks) and not overly athletic.
Defensive end M.J. Anderson, Iowa State
Anderson was given a pretty high signing bonus for a UDFA at $15,000. He is big enough to play in the NFL at 6'3" and 275 pounds. But he wasn't overly productive with just 3.5 sacks in 2022.
Linebacker Michael Ayers, Ashland University
Ayers was well-respected in college as he was the Great Midwest Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Year in 2021 and the conference's Player of the Year in 2022. He is 6'2" and 220 pounds. He is an excellent tackler.
Wide receiver Jake Bobo, UCLA
Bobo is a big receiver at 6'5" and 215 pounds. He needs to add more weight to play in the NFL, however, as he is a bit thin. He isn't explosive but would be a good red-zone target.
Cornerback Lance Boykin, Coastal Carolina
Boykin actually got invited to the NFL combine, but he didn't really stand out. He does have decent size at 6'2" and 200 pounds. Some think he will transition to safety in the NFL.
Linebacker Cam Bright, Washington
Bright isn't overly tall for a linebacker at 6 feet. He can tackle pretty well, though, and might be a good special teamer. Plus, what would a Seahawks draft be without a U-Dub guy?
Cornerback Arquon Bush, Cincinnati
Bush is a former teammate of current Seahawk Coby Bryant. Bush is more of a nickelback, though. As Bryant plays that spot for Seattle currently, there might not be as much love coming to the team from Bush's former teammate as he might like.
Cornerback Jack Campbell, Montana State
How would like to have the culture shock of Campbell. The 6'1" and 180-pound CB grew up in Florida and went to college in Montana. He needs to add weight to withstand NFL-type punishment, though.
Running back Marcus Cooper, Incarnate Word
To me, Cooper's college sounds like a gothic threat. Cooper isn't big at 5'8" and 185 pounds. He was really productive in 2022, however, with 1,436 yards rushing on just 212 carries.
Defensive end Jordan Ferguson, Middle Tennessee State
Ferguson is 6'2" and 270 pounds so a bit small for an NFL DE. He did have 9 sacks in 2022, though. He also had 34 tackles-for-loss in his college career.
Tight end Noah Gindorff, North Dakota State
Gindorff is big enough at 6'6". One thing he doesn't really do is catch passes, though - he had only 6 catches in 2022. But he is a good blocker so the Seahawks might try to develop him into a tackle eventually.
Wide receiver C.J. Johnson, East Carolina
Johnson played a bunch in college and has good size. He is 6'2" and 225 pounds. He is more of a red-zone target than a deep threat, however.
Wide receiver John Hall, Northwood University
You might be asking yourself, "Where is Northwood University?" I have no idea. But Hall is 6'4" and 200 pounds and had 12 career touchdown receptions in 36 games.
Tight end Griffin Hebert, Louisiana Tech
Hebert is more of a pass-catcher than a run-blocker. His size is OK for a TE at 6'3" and 230 pounds, though. If he catches on with the team, it will likely be as a third-down option.
Wide receiver Matt Landers, Arkansas
Landers bounced around college football and played for three teams, so that's a bit weird. He is another big receiver, though, at 6'5". He also only weights 195 pounds, however, so can he hold up to NFL-type punishment?
Wide receiver Tyjohn Lindsey, Oregon State
Lindsey is a bit small as he is 5'8" and only 170 pounds. He didn't do a whole lot with the passes he caught last season, though. He had just 317 yards receiving on 30 receptions.
Defensive lineman Ifeanyi Maijeh, Rutgers
Maijeh is 290 pounds and 6'2" but Seattle likely sees him as a noseguard. This means he will need to add weight. But he was good in pass-rush in college.
Linebacker Patrick O'Connell, Montana
Seattle signed a couple of Montana guys. There might be two reasons for this. One, they like the players. Two, Montana has a bunch of Seahawks fans.
Defensive back Ty Okada, Montana State
Okada has decent size for a nickelback. He is 5'11" and 200 pounds. He does lack high-end speed, though.
Safety Mo Osling, UCLA
Osling is a good tackler but not great in deep coverage. He has decent size, however, at 6'2" and 195 pounds. He could add a few more pounds and help on special teams.
Offensive lineman Kendall Randolph, Alabama
How would you like to be Randolph? He played at Alabama and those guys are used to going high in drafts, not be UDFAs. He is 6'4" and 300 pounds and oddly started two games at left guard for the Tide in 2022 and one at tight end.
Running back Chris Smith, Louisiana
Smith is an interesting prospect. He isn't a thumper at just 5'9" and 195 pounds, but he can catch and could possibly be a returner. Seattle gave him $6,000 to sign so there is that.
Long snapper Chris Stoll, Penn State
The Seahawks had no long snapper on the roster until they added Stoll so he has a good chance to make the team. Two things here. Stoll was actually a captain on Penn State's team and that says a lot about how other players respect him. Two, he won the Patrick Mannelly Award for being college football's top long snapper.
Safety Jonathan Sutherland, Penn State
Seattle added another UDFA from Penn State who was also a captain at the school. He is 5'11" and 215 pounds. If he makes the Seahawks roster, it will likely be because of his special teams prowess.
Defensive lineman Jonah Tavai, San Diego State
Tavai is good at stopping the run, but he is short. He is only 6-feet and 290 pounds. This seems a bit too small to play long-term in the NFL.
Safety Christian Young, Arizona
Young has good size for a safety. He is 6'3" and 230 pounds. He lacks high-end speed but should be good on special teams.