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 4 and 5

Tight end. 4. Round 4. . Jaheim Bell. . . . 36.

The tight end group is Seattle's third position unit that could be decimated in free agency. Noah Fant and Colby Parkinson are free agents whose pass receiving skills would like be better used by an offensive coordinator who is a bit more creative with players who can block and catch. Seemingly by design, Seattle OC Shane Waldron wasted his tight ends this year.

Bell is more like Fant than Will Dissly. He is an excellent receiver and can use the middle-deep of the field to get explosive plays. He needs to be a better blocker, but that technique should be able to be taught in the NFL and turn the 6'3" and 240-pound Florida State product into a versatile and productive NFL tight end.

. . Brady Cook. . Round 5. . Quarterback. . 5. 36

Brady Cook still needs to declare and not back outof the draft, but he would be an excellent prospect to sit and learn for a year under Geno Smith. Cook is 6'2" and 205 pounds, so he does need to add some girth to hold up to an NFL-style beating that he would get as a quarterback. But sitting for a season would allow him to do that.

Cook is a good athlete with a good arm. He can take off and run when needed, but he has the arm strength to fit the ball into tight windows. Cook also developed into a good leader and helped Missouri to a top-ten ranking this year. While his ceiling isn't the highest, he still should be capable to taking meaningful snaps. Plus, he doesn't appear to get rattled and that kind of calm should help him win games late.