Seattle Seahawks 2024 Mock Draft: NFL Combine edition

Despite a new head coach in place for the first time in 14 years, I expect the Seattle Seahawks to address this draft with the same intentions as those of years past.

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Round 1, Seahawks Pick 16 - Edge rusher Chop Robinson, Penn State

Last year, the Seattle Seahawks pass rush struggled. While a lot didn't go right on defense, the lack of pass rush has been a consistent storyline for the Seahawks. Granted, Uchenna Nwosu missed the majority of the season and Boye Mafe showed true promise. But, with new head coach Mike Macdonald, I'm sure he would love to replicate his league-high 60 sacks in 2023.

Certainly, schematics and game planning will have a direct impact on that. Another way of addressing it is to add one of the best pass-rushers in this draft class.

Over the last two or three seasons, as we have seen Seattle make a shift in defensive philosophy, they've targeted athletic edge rushers. Guys who have a quick get-off at the line of scrimmage, utilizing their speed to get around offensive linemen. But, also have the strength to bullrush and get through offensive linemen in pursuit of the quarterback.

Edge rusher out of Penn State, Chop Robinson, checks all those boxes. In the tape displayed above, you will see Robinson get to the quarterback in different ways. In fact, he was versatile enough in college to be deployed all over the defensive front.

His get-off and quick hands at the line of scrimmage immediately jump off the tape. But, more importantly, the blend of that along with his size, power, and relentlessness will serve wonders on this Seattle defensive front. The scary part about Robinson is that he still has room to grow. The transfer from Maryland has arguably the highest ceiling at his position in this draft.