Seattle Seahawks mock draft 3.0: Seattle avoids taking a quarterback early

Seattle goes defense often and early in this 2024 mock draft.
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Seattle Seahawks 2024 mock draft: Rounds 2 and 3

Round 2 - 2. . . Jeremiah Trotter, Jr.. 2. 36. . Linebacker. .

The Seahawks might need to completely rebuild their linebacker group this offseason. Bobby Wagner, Jordyn Brooks, and Devin Bush are all free agents. While there is zero reason to bring Bush back, Brooks and Wagner would be excellent re-signings. The issue could be money, though, especially when it comes to the younger Brooks. So let's assume Seattle brings back Wagner or Brooks, but not both.

The 6' and 230-pound Jeremiah Trotter, Jr. should be good enough to be a Week 1 starter in 2024. He has excellent athleticism who can cover tight ends and running backs well. That is something that Seattle lacks, obviously, as Wagner and Brooks are good tacklers but not good in coverage. Trotter also was well-coached at Clemson in how to attach the run.

Round 3 - 1. Calen Bullock. . . . 36. . 3. . Safety

As can be said about the Seahawks needing to rebuild their linebacker room, they may need to do the same with their safeties. Both Quandre Diggs and Jamal Adams carry cap hits north of $20 million in 2024 and both underperformed in 2023 and should be released. USC's Bullock has good size at 6'3" and 190 pounds, needs to gain a little strength (which he should do once in the NFL), but is a very good tackler and knows how to use his length efficiently in coverage.

. Christian Haynes. Guard. . . 36. 3. Round 3 - 2. .

Haynes might not be an immediate starter, but given a little time he should develop into a long-term starter who is extremely nimble on his feet at 310 pounds and is a good athlete. He needs to be coached a bit better but he has all the tools to be a very good guard. The UConn product may not get a lot of playing time until 2025 but the wait would be worth it for the Seahawks.