Seattle Seahawks 3-Round 2024 Mock Draft: Adding the core for a Super Bowl run

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2rd Round, pick 56 - Bralen Trice, defensive lineman, Washington

We talked about the potential for a UW or UM connection to Seattle in this draft, and with the newly acquired 2nd-round pick, the Seahawks dipped into their backyard for a potential premier defensive lineman in Bralen Trice.

When you look at the combine numbers for Trice, you're not that impressed by his 4.72 40-yard dash, but a reported illness may have affected his numbers. In a class that is pretty deep with talented edge rushers, there's a chance we could see Trice slip into the late 2nd or even early 3rd round. That shouldn't happen if the Seahawks are equipped with pick 56.

Despite an underwhelming combine, Trice has been a reliable and productive star during the Huskies' dominant two-year run under Kalen DeBoer. In the past two years, Trice totaled 87 tackles, 23.5 for a loss, and 16 total sacks. According to PFF (subscription required), they measured notable rushers to enter the draft and have success in the NFL, based on “True Pass Set Win Rate” and “Overall Pass Rush Win Rate”. Bralen Trice measured in the same tier as Myles Garrett, the Bosa brothers, and was more successful than Aidan Hutchinson and Kayvon Thibodeaux. 

Trice’s pure power as not only a pass rusher but an edge player that can blow up the run game, makes him a diamond in the rough. Trice is going to make a team extremely happy and former UW OC and now Seahawks OC Ryan Grubb should be bugging Macdonald all day on Friday to go get this former Dawg. Seattle pairing him with Boye Mafe and Derick Hall feels like a solid young trio for years to come.