2024 Seattle Seahawks mock draft tracker: One player continues to dominate

The 2024 NFL draft begins on April 25.
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The 2024 NFL draft begins on Thursday, April 25. This is when the first round will be held and the Seattle Seahawks currently hold the number 16 pick. With general manager John Schneider being fully in charge of the roster for the time since he came to the organization in 2010, anything can happen with Seattle's first choice.

Schneider might very likely trade back to try to add a second-round selection. Seattle currently has one first-round choice, one third-round pick, and then five picks on day three (rounds four through seven). That is far from ideal. Plus, Schneider has a history of moving back in drafts to try to add choices.

Let us assume for this mock draft tracker, though, that Seattle sticks where they currently are. We basically have to do that because mock drafts that include trades - and, honestly, 12th Man Rising has done several with trades because a trade back is likely but cannot be assumed - is even more of a guess than the team just staying where they are. One name has been linked to Seattle far more than any other.

Seattle Seahawks mock draft tracker is almost a clean sweep for Troy Fautanu

Troy Fautanu, offensive lineman, University of Washington

Mocked by (deep breath): CBS Sports (by more than one NFL expert), NFL.com (by more than one analyst), USA Today, FOX Sports, The Athletic, and many others

Fautanu to the Seahawks makes a lot of sense for many reasons. One is that he was an elite offensive tackle at Washington, but has the kind of fantastic athletic ability that should allow him to be capable of playing guard in the NFL. Many analysts believe that is the spot where he will end up. Seattle needs a guard badly, even though the team recently signed Laken Tomlinson. Fautanu could be a Week 1 starter at right guard while Tomlinson holds down the left guard spot.

Fautanu is also a product of the Huskies where he played under Ryan Grubb and Scott Huff. Grubb and Huff have been hired this offseason by Seattle to do the same jobs they had with Washington which are offensive coordinator and offensive line coach, respectively. Fautanu's transition to the NFL should therefore be more smooth than any other drafted player.

Jackson Powers-Johnson, offensive lineman, Oregon and Junior Colson, linebacker Michigan

Mocked by Owain Jones of Pro Football Network

I have these two players listed together here because Jones has the Seahawks working a trade with the Washington Commanders where Seattle would trade completely out of the first round and get picks 36 and 40 in the second round from Washington. The idea is not all the crazy, either, as what Seattle needs - interior offensive linemen and defensive linemen as well as a linebacker - can be found in the second round. Powers-Johnson might be a center, though. Colson played for new head coach Mike Macdonald at Michigan in 2021.

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