Seattle Seahawks full 7-round mock draft: Seattle fixes the defense first

Seattle goes defense first in this mock draft but then grabs a QB.

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Seattle takes tight end Cade Stover in the fourth round

Just as with linebacker, Seattle might need to replace key pieces of its tight end group. Only Will Dissly is currently under contract for next year who has played any high level of snaps. Dissly could also be released as doing so would save the Seahawks $7 million in cap room. Dissly has not been active in the passing game the last couple of years and has simply become more of a glorified offensive lineman.

Ohio State's Stover has good size at 6'4" and 250 pounds and he would have learned well how to block in college. But Stover as a receiver is closer to Noah Fant than Dissly and that is a good thing. Stover offers explosiveness and good athleticism. He needs to learn to run routes a bit better but he should be able to be coached to do that in the NFL.

Seahawks pick guard Joshua Gray in the fifth round

I am fairly over Seattle trying to find good interior offensive linemen in the middle rounds of the NFL draft instead of just taking one or two in the first couple of rounds, but the 2024 NFL draft offers fixes at other spots where the Seahawks have needs. Gray needs to gain a bit of weight to play in the NFL as he is 6'4" but 305 pounds. He has the frame to easily gain 25 or so more pounds, however.

Gray is better in run blocking currently than pass blocking. He needs time to season a bit. But he could be a capable backup to begin with. Let's just hope that Seattle does not see him as a potential replacement for Damien Lewis as Lewis is a free agent this offseason.