This Seattle Seahawks 2024 mock draft pick seems clueless

FantasyPros has Seattle taking a player in the first round who doesn't fit a position of need.
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The Seattle Seahawks could go in a lot of different directions in the 2024 NFL draft. 12s also cannot be sure what Seattle is going to do because, for the first time since 2010, general manager John Schneider will have full control over any roster decisions, and, therefore, draft picks. Schneider might be interested in taking a quarterback first, for instance.

One might argue that quarterback is not within the Seahawks' top three positions of need in 2024. Seattle does need to find a long-term quarterback to eventually replace starter Geno Smith. But Smith was not awful this season and would likely be better with a better team around him. Plus, Seattle currently sits at number 16 in the 2024 draft so that might not be high enough to take a top-end quarterback.

One position group that seems less needy than others is cornerback, though. Devon Witherspoon is going to be a long-term starter at one of the three cornerback spots. Riq Woolen was not anywhere near as good in 2023 as he was in his rookie year of 2022, but he is capable of bouncing back and being excellent again. Plus, Seattle has depth in Tre Brown and Mike Jackson at the position. Jackson finished as Pro Football Focus's (subscription required) 20th-best cornerback in 2023.

FantasyPros gets the Seahawks pick all wrong in their latest mock draft

What Seattle needs on defense is defensive line help, a new linebacker or two, and a young safety. Cornerback might be the fourth- or fifth-most important position group on the defense alone. This is why a recent FantasyPros mock draft is so absurd. That website also Seattle picking Alabama cornerback Terrion Arnold first.

Arnold is probably going to be a very good cornerback in the NFL. He might be Pro Bowl caliber. The issue with FantasyPros mock draft isn't that Arnold lacks talent. The problem is that Arnold does not fit a position of need for the Seahawks.

In the mock draft, there are several players taken after Arnold that would be better fits for Seattle. Guard Graham Barton goes 17 and would definitely fit a need along Seattle's offensive line. Edge rusher Bralen Trice from Washington (pick 27 for FantasyPros) would be a better get than Arnold, too. Going at number 29 is safety Kamren Kinchens and Kinchens could be a Week 1 starter for the Seahawks should Seattle part ways with Jamal Adams and Quandre Diggs.

Terrion Arnold is going to make some team very happy during his career. But FantasyPros just didn't seem to have a clue as to what would make the Seahawks happy.

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