Seattle Seahawks 2024 mock draft tracker: What the final guesses are

The 2024 NFL draft begins on Thursday.
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We have finally reached the final hours before the 2024 NFL begins. There should be much rejoicing from football fans. The fun part for Seattle Seahawks fans is that since John Schneider has the final say over all roster decisions for the first time, no one can be sure who Seattle will choose.

The first round of the 2024 draft will be held on Thursday, April 25. The draft will begin at 5 pm PT (or whenever the NFL decides to be done with its pre-draft celebratory stuff). Popcorn should be ready likely around 5:10 pm PT or so.

Who do NFL analysts believe the Seahawks will take? The final mocks aren't as one-player heavy as before, so that is fun. Here is some of what people are saying about Seattle's first pick.

Tracking the final guesses for what the Seattle Seahawks will do in the 2024 NFL draft

Troy Fautanu, offensive lineman, Washington

Mocked by: Matt Miller, ESPN; Field Yates, ESPN (after trade back to pick 22); Josh Edwards, CBS Sports; Mel Kiper, Jr., ESPN

There is no shortage of mock drafts having Fautanu being chosen by Seattle. This makes sense for many reasons. One, Fautanu played at Washington under new Seahawks offensive coordinator Ryan Grubb and new offensive line coach Scott Huff. Two, and most importantly, Fautanu is really good and would give Seattle position flexibility as he can play tackle or guard.

The 6'4" and 317-pound lineman has great athletic ability and the strength to play right away. The question is where? Seattle signed left guard Laken Tomlinson this offseason so Fautanu's one spot would appear to be right guard. He has never played there and is used to playing on the left side.

Byron Murphy II, defensive lineman, Texas

Mocked by: Joel Klatt, FOX Sports; Lance Zierlein,

Murphy is cat-quick and strong enough to be a starter in Week 1. He could line up next to Jarran Reed and Leonard Williams and the two veterans would help Murphy reach his peak more quickly. The nearly 6'1" and nearly 300-pound interior defensive lineman should be good against the run, to begin with, while developing a couple more pass-rush moves.

There is no reason to believe Murphy cannot become a Pro Bowler eventually. He would also be a perfect fit in Mike Macdonald's revamped defense. Murphy, like Fautanu, might be gone before pick 16, however.

Terrion Arnold, cornerback, Alabama

Mocked by: Dane Brugler, The Athletic (after trade back to pick 22); Daniel Jeremiah, ESPN

Arnold is a bit of a more recently mocked player to the Seahawks. For some time it seemed as if every pundit went with Fautanu. Cornerback is also not one of Seattle's greater positions of need either. Devon Witherspoon is clearly elite, Riq Woolen should have a bounce-back season, and Mike Jackson and Tre Brown are both solid.

The 6' and 190-pound Arnold would not be a bad pick, though. He might give up a few too many easy catches in zone coverage, and he is better in man. He also has an excellent ability to come up quickly and hit the receiver with the ability to jar the ball loose. He will also help in run support while having arguably the best coverage skills of any corner in the 2024 draft.

Jared Verse, edge rusher, Florida State

Mocked by: Vinnie Iyer, The Sporting News

Verse is a bit of an odd one and seemingly more people would be mocking him to Seattle. He would instantly be better in run support and setting a hard edge than veteran Darrell Taylor and second-year pro Derick Hall. Verse also should be more consistent in pass rush than Taylor.

Potentially the reason not to take Verse is if Mike Macdonald sees Taylor as a player he can maximize. That would be a stretch, though, as Taylor has not shown the drive to get better against the run. If Seattle takes Verse, it's a good pick.

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