Seattle Seahawks 2024 7-round mock draft with a trade that makes Seahawks sizzle

Seattle changes the franchise's direction in this mock draft.
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The Seahawks plug more holes in rounds five and six

With the first selection of the fifth round - number 151 overall - I went for a bookend for Beebe, picking up Michigan's Zak Zinter. PFF has him ranked right behind Beebe, while Draft Buzz has him as the fourth-best guard overall. The consensus board has him ranked a few spots lower, but even they see Zinter as the 98th pick of the draft.

Zinter doesn't grade as well as Beebe in passing sets. That's a bit surprising, as in 707 pass-blocking sets over the past two seasons, he surrendered just two sacks, 1 QB hit, and 11 hurries. He checked into the combine at 6'6" and 309lbs, but he was listed at 322 pounds at Ann Arbor, He could add those pounds back and plug in at right guard, where he played all but one of his last 2,298 snaps for the Wolverines.

I had to break that bothersome trend on offense if I didn't want to get fired by Coach Mike. So with the Seahawks' sixth-round selection - number 194 overall - I traveled about as far south as you can go and still stayed in the lower 48. No, I didn't take a player from Florida International University - I did say about it, after all. But I did take Miami Hurricanes safety James Williams. The "U" - man, I hate that stupid nickname - has two of the top 12 safeties in the draft, according to PFF. Williams may be the other guy, but he's still pretty good. The consensus board has Williams ranked as the eighth-best safety, but he's a banger.

At 6'4" and 231 pounds, he may remind you, dear 12s, of a certain Seahawks legend. Williams didn't exactly blaze the track at the combine, running a 4.65 40. Granted, a 4.65 today is in truth, relatively slower than Kam Chancellor's 4.69 14 years ago. But that time pushed Chancellor all the way down to the fifth round, as you no doubt remember. No, I am in no way saying that Williams is the next Bam Bam Kam. There is no next Chancellor, period. But Williams is another versatile player that Macdonald could move all over the field.

Over the past three seasons, he's been on the field for 1,771 snaps. 753 of those were lined up as the deep safety, 645 in the box, 254 in the slot, 84 on the line, and the last 34 at cornerback. Draft Buzz pictures him as the 120th pick, while the consensus board slots him at 122. PFF sees him at 162; at 194, he'd be a solid pickup for Seattle.