The Athletic's Mock Draft for SEA, 4/24/2023

onanygivensunday

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This morning, Michael-Shawn Dugar, the principal Seahawks writer on The Athletic staff, published his final mock draft for our team. I believe that a lot of you here will like what he did. Nobody will love every pick. I didn't, but overall I believe that it's a great haul.

In summary, he didn't draft a QB, he made three trades ending up with 10 players and a future 2024 1st round draft pick, and he believes that he selected four potential Week 1 starters.

At #5, with Bryce Young, Will Anderson, Tyree Wilson and Anthony Richardson already gone, TEN trades up from #11 to #5, in exchange for their #11, their 3rd round pick (#72), and their 2024 1st round pick.

At #11, Seattle selects EDGE Nolan Smith of Georgia.

With the #20 pick, Seattle again trades down, this time from #20 to #25. In exchange, Seattle gets #25 from NYG, and their 3rd round pick (#89).

At #25, Seattle selects G O'Cyrus Torrence of Florida.

At #37, Seattle stays put and selects C Joe Tippman of Wisconsin.


With NYJ on the clock at #43, Seattle trades up... giving up pick #52, #123 and #151 to the Jets.

At # 43, Seattle selects DT Mazi Smith of Michigan.

At #72
(from TEN), Seattle selects LB Dorian Williams of Tulane.

At #83, Seattle selects RB Tyjae Spears of Tulane.

At #89
(from NYG), Seattle selects WR Jonathan Mingo of Ole Miss.

At #123, Seattle selects TE Zach Kuntz of Old Dominion.

At #154, Seattle selects DT Karl Brooks of Bowling Green.

At #237, Seattle selects CB D'Shawn Jamison of Texas.


I wasn't enamored with O'Cyrus Torrence in the 1st round but other than that, I sure like Dugar's picks.
 

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That's nearly my ideal draft. Clear pass rusher. Clear NT. Prioritizing OL over skill positions. Not going CB or WR until a bit later. Getting a future 1st, from a team that may struggle next year. I'd be giddy with this.
 

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Nolan Smith? No thanks. He’s an athletic freak with no stats. He should have dominated with Carter and all the other talent around him. He seems more like a guy we could take a chance on at 20, but not as our top pick. We can’t afford to screw this pick up, our D is bad due to to many years of bad picks.
 
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I've played around and done tons of mocks. I've selected all except 237 multiple times.
 

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Yea, that draft feels a little too cutesy for me. definitely something they would have done prior to last year. Therefore I can see them doing something like that, but I hope not. Just take Jalen Carter in that scenario.
 

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"With NYJ on the clock at #43, Seattle trades up... giving up pick #52, #123 and #151 to the Jets."
"At #123, Seattle selects TE Zach Kuntz of Old Dominion."

# 123 was traded already.... :)
 

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At #5, with Bryce Young, Will Anderson, Tyree Wilson and Anthony Richardson already gone,
IF, and that's a huge if, they feel that strongly about one of those 4 that they would actually trade down with Stroud, Levis and Carter still on the board, then they should try to trade up. They have the draft capital to get a difference maker that can tilt the field, not trade down and settle. This is the year.
 

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Meh, it's just a mock. There's hundreds of them. Trading down at 5 wouldn't be my choice either. At 20, sure.
If it's a garbage mock, let's see yours. Not trying to argue, I just like seeing mocks, and I'm curious what yours looks like.
Not who you WANT, but what they will do.
 

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I love O'Cyrus and he hit on some nice later round picks, but I think he got poor value on the first trade down. Not getting anything better than a 3rd this year for trading out of the top 10 would be disappointing.
 
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