Round 6 Pick 174: Dallin Holker, TE, Colorado State
Continuing the reimagining of the TE position, Seattle adds a sneaky talent TE who could be a new and improved version of Jacob Hollister. For the Rams at Colorado State, Holker caught 64 receptions for 767 yards and seven touchdowns on a bad Rams team.
He's not a big-time blocker, but at 6-5 225 lbs, he's the type of TE that could stretch the middle of the field and be a valuable role player. If you pair him with Ja’Tavion Sanders, you'll need a traditional blocking 3rd TE added in free agency, but this will be a dynamic receiving duo.
Round 7 Pick 205: Sione Vaki, Safety/Running Back, Utah
To complete our draft, we're going back to Utah and Cole Bishop's partner in crime, the Swiss army knife Sione Vaki. The dynamic two-way player showed up on both sides of the ball. As a safety, Vaki had 90 tackles, with two sacks and a pick. As an offensive weapon, Vaki ran for 317 yards on 42 carries with three rushing touchdowns, while hauling in 11 receptions for 203 yards and 3 more scores.
Vaki looks like the classic tweener, in between positions player who was a surprise entry into the draft as a redshirt sophomore. I believe Vaki’s value may be most felt as a special teams star, while being a rotational defender.
Personally, I'd love to see Vaki either take Deejay Dallas’s role on the Seahawks and would like to see him added to the offense as a potential fullback weapon, who could be dangerous in the flats or on wheel routes. This guy feels like a Seahawk and could be a sneaky addition to an offense that looks for 2024 and beyond.