Round 3 Pick 80: Tyler Guyton, OT, Oklahoma
This pick may surprise some people, and no, I don't think Abraham Lucas is finished. His knee issues are concerning, and while I'd prefer he rest the rest of the season, I understand him returning to play. When healthy, he was an above-average right tackle that played a key role in Seattle having a top 9 offense in football in 2022.
With his knee issue potentially being something that follows him forever, I'd love the idea of moving him to right guard and creating potentially one of the largest and most dominant right sides of an offensive line in football, with the addition of Tyler Guyton.
Guyton is 6'7" and 325 lbs and transferred to Oklahoma in 2022 from TCU. He has experience playing at left tackle but has stood out as an all-around right tackle. With excellent athleticism for his size, he'd be adept at taking the tackle spot, while Lucas can become a true mauler at the guard spot.
If Seattle were to draft Michael Penix Jr, Guyton would become essentially the new left tackle of the offense and would ease any concerns long-term about a right tackle's newly immense importance to Seattle’s success.
Round 3 Pick 84: Kris Jenkins, DT, Michigan
Each year around draft time, I always advocate adding talent from any team with historic talent. The Georgia, Alabama, and Clemson defenses of the past decade are full of modern-day superstars on Sundays, and the 2023 Michigan Wolverines are that next defense. The undefeated and soon-to-be Big Ten Champs are loaded with talent and defensive tackle Kris Jenkins is one of the linchpins of a dominant defense.
The son of Carolina Panthers legend with the name, the 6-3 305 lbs senior has the Wolverines on the cusp of their first national championship since the '90s. Jenkins will likely never be the all-pro that his father was, but he's a people eater who brings all-world energy and is an underrated pass rusher.
With a year to develop, Jenkins could become a younger, cheaper version of Jarran Reed. Maybe some of that bloodline oozes out a blue chip player, but Jenkins is a strong bet to be a good player on a team with playoff aspirations like Seattle.