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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.