Seattle Seahawks all-defensive three-round mock draft includes divisive player

Seattle gets Mike Macdonald's defense help early in the 2024 draft.
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The 2024 NFL draft is just days away and like all NFL fans, 12s are likely planning where they will be and what they will be eating while watching the Seattle Seahawks choose players. The important part of all of that is hoping Seattle does choose wisely. The team has a few needs, especially the offensive line still.

But this article is eschewing the offensive group. Instead, as an homage to new head coach Mike Macdonald who is a defensive-minded leader, this mock will only choose defensive players. To create this mock, I used Pro Football Network's mock draft simulator as it offers trades. I was hoping to add at least a second-rounder but was offered a great deal by the Dallas Cowboys that I could not pass up.

The last player on this list might be someone some 12s don't want. However, personal issues aside, he could potentially be a very disruptive player on the field for the Seahawks. Plus, the first player taken should be a Week 1 starter.

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First round, pick 24 - Defensive tackle Byron Murphy II, Texas

Murphy would be a perfect choice if he falls to 24 as he would be an immediate starter for Mike Macdonald. A defensive line that features Leonard Williams, Murphy, Jarran Reed, and Dre'Mont Jones should be formidable and improve as the season grows old. Murphy is the closest player to Aaron Donald in the 2024 draft.

The only drawback to Murphy is that he isn't overly tall as he is nearly 6'1" but he is exceptionally quick for his nearly 300 pounds and strong enough to hold his own immediately against NFL offensive linemen. Murphy should help shut down the run from the start and develop into a good pass rusher as well.

Second round, pick 56 - Safety Tyler Nubin, Minnesota

Nubin doesn't have the speed of someone like Earl Thomas, but he is quite a bit like Quandre Diggs in that Nubin knows where he should be on the field and knows how to get there. His football IQ is elite and that should help him get a lot of reps quickly. As Macdonald likes to use a bunch of three safety sets, Nubin could be on the field with Julian Love and Rayshawn Jenkins and play off of them to create turnovers.

Nubin is a ball-hawk who over time will be able to get multiple interceptions each season. He is 6'1" and will likely gain mass through an NFL weight-lifting program so he should eventually be solid against the run as well.

Third round, pick 81 - Linebacker Trevin Wallace, Kentucky

Wallace is not going to be ready to take the spots of Tyrel Dodson and Jerome Baker in his rookie season, but that makes him more of an ideal pick for the Seahawks. Wallace does have good size at 6'1 1/2" and 244 pounds, but he could get a little stronger in order to help him take on blockers. He will need to find his niche, though, as he does not have great athletic ability but he has very good instincts.

Third round, pick 87 - Defensive tackle T'Vondre Sweat, Texas

This is the divisive player. Sweat was arrested recently for DWI and while that is always bad, it's even worse for someone about to get drafted. He also does not seem to have the best habits as far as staying in condition. Still, he is massive at 6'4" and 366 pounds and strong enough to play right away in a rotation of interior defensive linemen.

Sweat should be fantastic against the run as he can hold blockers and allow linebackers to eat up running backs. Sweat does need to prove he can stay disciplined off the field, however.

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