Seattle Seahawks 7-round mock draft lands a generational talent and a local favorite

Seattle lands their quarterback of the future.

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2nd pick: Hawks engineer a trade for the QB of the future

I cannot imagine John Schneider would be any less surprised than I was if Bowers fell to the Hawks with the 16th pick. Especially since Bowers would be the only tight end under contract with the exception of Tyler Mabry. You know, the guy who's had 15 snaps on offense in his career and spent 2023 on the practice squad. As it turns out, the Hawks will be in need of a tight end, as they released Will Dissly last week.

That presented a problem for my mock draft. As I mentioned earlier, I ran this draft a week ago - before the Seahawks made the roster moves to clear cap space. Great decision, except that in my draft, I traded Dissly and Seattle's third pick - number 78 overall - to Tennessee for their second-round selection, number 49 overall. So, that blew up my draft.

Except that it's highly likely the Hawks will re-sign Will Dissly. John Schneider said that the door wasn't shut on any of the players they had released, and Dissly would be a very likely target. So why would they re-sign him only to trade him? Well, they have over a month before the draft. Signing Dissly to a less costly deal only makes him even more desirable in a trade. So with Bowers in place, it's even easier to move on from Uncle Will, again.

Oh, yeah. so what would I do in the second round? Not much - just draft local hero University of Washington quarterback Michael Penix. PFF rates him as the 48th prospect overall, while the consensus board shows him 38th. He's still a little raw, which is why it would be terrific for him to have the chance to learn under the wing of Geno Smith. They've already begun that process.

And there's the fact that the Seahawks' new OC knows a little about Penix. I wouldn't be too worried about the fact Seattle hasn't called Penix in for an informal interview. What could John Schneider learn in two hours that Ryan Grubb hasn't discovered in two years? The 6'2" 216 lb Penix would be a great pick for the Hawks, and well worth the trade.