Sunday, May 8, 2022

Seattle Seahawks 2023 Mock Draft Roundup 1.0

Throughout the year and leading up to the 2022 NFL Draft, we will update our Seattle Seahawks Mock Draft Roundup showing picks for the Seattle Seahawks from several prominent sites and draft analysts.

The following are picks in recent mock drafts for the Seahawks:

The Athletic - Dane Brugler (5/3)

9. Bryan Bresee, IDL, Clemson

The former top high school recruit in the country, Bresee showed right away as a freshman why he was such a hyped recruit. He missed most of last season with a torn ACL, so his projection in the top 10 is based on him returning healthy. But based on talent, Bresee is one of the best defensive linemen in college football.

25. Tanner McKee, QB, Stanford

The fifth and final quarterback to crack the first round of this mock, McKee has fans around the NFL. He is well-built and gets the ball out quickly and accurately. He will get himself into the first round if he continues to hone his decision-making. I also considered Boston College's Phil Jurkovec here.

Draft Wire - Luke Easterling (5/3)

8. Cameron Ward, QB, Washington State

Drew Lock isn't the answer to replace Russell Wilson, but the Seahawks might not have to look far to find one next year. A transfer from Incarnate Word, Ward could be a superstar for the Cougars this season, and a top-10 pick wouldn't be far-fetched.

27. Derick Hall, EDGE, Auburn

The Seahawks landed one stud pass rusher this year in second-round pick Boye Mafe, but they could use another one next year. Hall would be a solid addition to improve the pass rush with Seattle's additional first-rounder.

Fox Sports - Jason McIntyre (5/3)

8. Tyler Van Dyke, QB, Miami (FL)

After Van Dyke threw for 2,931 yards and 25 TDs last year, can he make the leap that QBs such as JT Daniels and Spencer Rattler couldn't last season?

26. Noah Sewell, LB, Oregon

Linebackers are mostly dropping to the second round, but Sewell -- brother of former Oregon star Penei -- will be in the mix to win the Butkus Award. At 6-foot-3, 251 pounds, he is a force.

PFF - Michael Renner (5/2)

8. Will Levis, QB, Kentucky

Levis opened a lot of eyes with his emergence after transferring from Penn State to Kentucky last season. He finished with a 90.6 overall grade in now-Rams offensive coordinator Liam Cohen's offense. Levis has easy arm talent for a 6-foot-3, 232-pound signal-caller.

25. Gervon Dexter, IDL, Florida

The 6-foot-6, 303-pounder gives Javon Kinlaw vibes with just how massive he is playing defensive line in the SEC. As a sophomore last year, he racked up 24 pressures on 229 pass-rushing snaps.

CBS - Ryan Wilson (5/2)

9. Tyler Van Dyke, QB, Miami (FL)

Is Drew Lock the answer? The Seahawks didn't take a QB in the '22 draft and if Lock balls out, the team can focus on other needs here. If not, quarterback will be big need and Van Dyke will be on NFL radars this fall.

26. Joey Porter Jr., CB, Penn State

Yep, that's Joey Porter's son but unlike the former Steelers pass rusher, junior is a long, lanky cornerback with ball skills.

The Draft Network - Joe Marino (4/30)

9. Noah Sewell, LB, Oregon

Noah Sewell is a special talent that jumps off the screen with his elite defensive playmaking skills. He would be a wonderful replacement for Bobby Wagner.

26. B.J. Ojulari, EDGE, LSU

Ojulari is such an exciting pass rusher to watch given his burst, bend, and pass rush repertoire. He would give Seattle a much-needed pass-rushing presence off the edge.

The 33rd Team - Michael Schottey (4/30)

5. Jalen Carter, IDL, Georgia

Georgia's defense isn't going anywhere, which is something we used to say about the Seahawks' defense which game up 265.5 passing yards per game last season. That was second-worst in the NFL and miles away from anything resembling a "Legion of Boom." Enter, Jalen Carter. He's a freakish athlete at well over 300 lbs and has the ability to singlehandedly change the way teams are able to move the ball.

26. Spencer Rattler, QB, South Carolina

Back-to-Back Gamecocks! Rattler, who's been a Gamecock for all of 25 minutes, was the top person on a lot of these lists last season and then played poorly and wound up getting benched and transferring. Now, with a fresh start, he has a chance to put those elite natural tools on display.

Pro Football Network - Cam Mellor (4/30)

9. Bryce Young, QB, Alabama

Similar to the Lions, the Seattle Seahawks were so adamant about not wanting to take a quarterback in the top portion of the 2022 NFL Draft that they tried their hardest to trade down. After unsuccessfully doing so, the Seahawks have a pair of bookend tackles for new quarterback Bryce Young.

The reigning Heisman Trophy winner, Young possesses an elite right arm and a moxie that rivals the most seasoned NFL quarterback today. He stands tall in the pocket and delivers the ball accurately and on time to every level of the field.

26. Ronnie Bell, WR, Michigan

It's a bleak affair on the Seattle Seahawks' receiving corps aside from Tyler Lockett and DK Metcalf. Few people can do the things Ronnie Bell can do in this draft class. In fact, it's only because of a season-ending injury that he wasn't a high draft choice in the 2022 NFL Draft.

He'll be an older rookie after spending five years at Michigan, but his NFL readiness will never be in question. With a clean bill of health, Bell can play out wide or in the slot, winning wherever he goes.

Barstool Sports - Steven Cheah (4/30)

8. B.J. Ojulari, EDGE, LSU

The Seahawks need some help on the EDGE and Ojulari has some juice to make an impact Day 1. Keep an eye on them as a QB team as well.

24. Ryan Hayes, OT, Michigan

They did just draft Charles Cross 9th overall, but they'll need to continue to build up what has historically been a very porous O-Line.

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