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 3, Seahawks Pick 78 - DT Kris Jenkins, Michigan

It should come as no surprise that the Seattle Seahawks select a Michigan Wolverine. Many expect the Seahawks to invest in the interior of the defensive line with their first-round selection. In this case, the Seahawks stay on the athletic trend and select Kris Jenkins with the 78th overall pick. My guess is Seattle re-signs Leonard Williams and turns to Jenkins as a developmental piece.

With that said, it doesn't mean he cannot have an impact in his rookie season. I wouldn't even be surprised if Jenkins' draft stock were to rise after the NFL Combine. His swim move seems to be his signature but he is also known for his twitchiness and leveraging his head movement in getting past offensive linemen to secure tackles. After watching Seattle last year, tackling was a huge issue, especially at the line of scrimmage.

Round 3, Pick 81 (via DEN) - Safety Calen Bullock, USC

Let's stick with the defensive side of the ball. With the 81st pick, the Seattle Seahawks select 2023 First-team All-Pac 12 safety, Calen Bullock. Jamal Adams could serve as a potential cap casualty for the Seahawks and we know how much Mike Macdonald values the safety room. I know there are few Kyle Hamiltons walking around the planet, but Bullock fits the mold and could be used as a chess piece.

On tape, he resembles Quandre Diggs with his impressive ball-hawking skills. But, what makes him a good fit for this defense is his man-coverage ability. He's lengthy at 6-foot-3-inches tall and has good speed that allows him to stay with wide receivers. Although he struggles with tackling at times, he is not afraid to turn on the jets and lower his pads. I think he could end up being a very valuable member of this Seattle defense.