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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Defensive end Austin Booker, Kansas

Like most teams, the Seahawks need more edge rushers. We saw how the team struggled after Uchenna Nwosu was lost for the season in Week 7. The good thing is Nwosu should be ready by Week 1 of 2024 and Boye Mafe will have another year of experience. Plus, with Macdonald as the head coach, the edge rush group should be much better in 2024 and beyond.

Booker is not going to go in the first round and he could teeter toward day three, but there is little doubt that he has the extremely raw ability to be a good player in the NFL. He has great length 6'4 1/2" with 34" arms. He can keep blockers at bay but literally keep them at arm's length. But what he cannot do yet is try to go head-to-head with NFL offensive linemen. Booker is nowhere near strong enough to do so.

This would be the issue for any team that takes Booker. He likely is not going to be ready to produce at a decent level for a couple of seasons. His first year might be a wash as he is going to need to spend that gaining muscle mass. He also does not have much experience as he only started one game at Kansas after transferring from Minnesota. With the Gophers, Booker played just six games in two years and recorded just one tackle.

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