4 under-the-radar Seattle Seahawks targets to watch at the NFL Combine

These players might be later-round gems for the Seahawks.
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The 2024 NFL scouting combine gets underway in full on Thursday and the Seattle Seahawks, just like every other NFL team, will have a presence at the event. Seattle's new head coach Mike Macdonald will not be in attendance but general manager John Schneider will be. Macdonald will stay behind and he and his other coaches will work on implementing their schemes.

For Schneider, this will be his first combine where he will be in full control over Seattle's roster decisions. For the past 14 offseasons, former coach Pete Carroll had the final say. Schneider can finally pay attention to the guys he is most interested in instead of what Carroll might want to do.

Seattle does have a history of finding late-round gems in drafts, though. Richard Sherman, Kam Chancellor, and Riq Woolen were all fifth-round picks. Not all of the players that follow might fall to the fifth round in 2024, but they certainly are not household names yet. They will be in Seattle if they shine at the combine and the Seahawks choose them in the draft.

Under-the-radar prospects who might get Seattle Seahawks attention at the 2024 NFL combine

Defensive lineman Braden Fiske, Florida State

Even if Seattle finds the cash to re-sign Leonard Williams, the team is still going to need to add talent and youth to its defensive line. Williams is 30, Jarran Reed is 31, but at least Dre'Mont Jones is 27. Seattle is also likely to release Bryan Mone as doing so would save the team $5 million. Fiske might not be able to come in right away and take Williams' reps but he should be solid on obvious passing downs as he has good quickness and athleticism for a player who is nearly 6'4" and 295 pounds.

Fiske's best hope is probably to be chosen on day two of the draft. He played college for six years so he will enter the league as a 24 year old which isn't old in human years but is old for a draft prospect. He also struggles with his hand placement and has not been able to fix the issue in all those years of college. One might wonder why that is.

Still, if Fiske falls to the Seahawks on day three, Mike Macdonald might talk John Schneider into taking him and that would be ideal for Fiske as well. Macdonald will be able to teach Fiske proper technique and only put him in the best situations for him to succeed to begin with.