2023 Seahawks seven-round pseudo mock draft - Penultimate edition

This is the last one of these, before the ultimate last draft. It has been a fun year and I keep finding more and more quality players that I think will be high on their draft board.



I don't know where the Seattle Seahawks will end up picking, but there is a good chance we will pick early and late in the 1st and 2nd and then some time in each of the next few rounds, so that is what we will look at, regardless of where we think we will end up trade wise.
We don't know where anyone will be drafted, so don't @ me with an argument about someone won't be available when, that is completely beside the point. I use NFL mock draft database, to get a sense of where we think guys will be, but looking at guys is more important, for this exercise.
I am not a scout, nor do I pretend to be. I will give my thought process on drafting a guy, but will link and copy to other scouts and give you what they think of him, which is probably much higher quality than what you would get from me.
You will notice that I don't grab a QB at the top of the draft. This is also a test of reading for content, do you read these sentences or not. There are a million sources that will help you look at the QBs, Will Anderson or Jalen Carter. Picking each of them over these next few weeks would not be interesting or additive to the narrative. My goal is to find guys that I think Pete Carroll and John Schneider will like and consider. This isn't what I want or what I think, that isn't the point. The point is to get a look at multiple different players that could be on the teams board.

Past Drafts

Round 1 TE Dalton Kincaid - Utah
Round 1 WR Quentin Johnston - TCU
Round 2 DE Adetomiwa Adebawore - Northwestern
Round 2 LB Jack Campbell - Iowa
Round 3 DT Zach Pickens - South Carolina
Round 4 RB Israel Abanikanda - Pitt
Round 5 CB Rejzohn Wright - Oregon State
Round 6 G Jordan McFadden - Clemson
Round 7 WR Matt Landers - Arkansas

Pick-by-pick Breakdown

Seahawks at pick Round 1 TE Dalton Kincaid - Utah

Measurements: 6'-4" 246, 32 5/8" arms

Some guy named Danny Kelly said that his ceiling is Travis Kelce. Don't think of him as a TE, he is a mismatch in the passing game and a guy the D will have to account for every single play. Move tight end whose premium talent as a pass-catcher will be the primary focus for evaluators. Kincaid is a fluid route runner with the athleticism and play speed to create mismatches against lesser coverage. Impeccable ball skills and sticky hands allow him to tilt 50/50 contested throws in his favor.

The Draft Network
Kincaid has a highly intriguing pass-catching skill set where his athleticism, route-running, hands, and ball skills all appear to be strong suits. Kincaid is a fluid route-runner that is snappy through his breaks. He’s been tasked with a fairly expansive route tree and he threatens all levels of the field. While Kincaid impresses with his ability to get in and out of breaks and work the entire field, it’s his proficiency at the catch point that draws the most appeal for what he offers in the passing game.

Seahawks select at Round 1 WR Quentin Johnston - TCU

Measurements: 6-3 208, 33 5/8" arms


Broad-11' 2"

Prototype tall, fast WR. Ready to plug right in as WR3 and develop into WR1.5. Height-weight-speed prospect with the physical traits and upside that might have teams willing to overlook some of his inconsistencies on tape. Johnston is a long-striding vertical threat who can open up and separate when allowed to keep his feet moving in space. His elevation and catch radius create an expansive target area down the field.

The Draft Network He enters the draft as one of the most athletically gifted receivers of the past decade. Johnston’s career at TCU was mostly stagnant, but the 2022 season saw the production match the athletic ability as Johnston posted career highs with 60 receptions for 1,069 yards and six touchdowns.

Seahawks at pick Round 2 DE Adetomiwa Adebawore - Northwestern

Measurements: 6'-2", 282, 33 7/8" arms

40 Yard Dash-4.49"

Vertical Jump-37.5"

Broad Jump-10' 5"


For all of you that want Kancey in the 1st, I would rather get Adetomiwa in the second. Needs to add about 10 pounds or so, but super quick and disruptive as a DE, but has the body type to perform in the NFL as a DE. Adebawore seems like a positional tweener, checking in a little short for the edge and a little light for the interior. However, he was able to handle himself at the point of attack at the Senior Bowl and is just a few hearty meals away from checking in at a weight that could pass for an even front three-technique..

The Draft Network Adebawore is likely at his best as an interior pass-rusher, where his aggressiveness and quickness can pair with his condensed frame to offer a small strike zone and low leverage against interior, heavy-footed blockers. What he does on early downs will vary from team to team and is likely to be the ultimate variable in how highly he is drafted.

Seahawks at pick Round 2 LB Jack Campbell - Iowa

Measurements: 6-5, 249, 31 7/8" arms

40 Yard Dash-4.65


Broad-10' 8"



Pure middle linebacker, but man is he good at it. He won't cover the whole field, but he will stop everything from happening between the tackles.
Inside linebacker who is built for the box and plays with good overall physicality. Campbell’s size allows him to challenge blocks and stand his ground despite inconsistent hand usage at the take-on point. He scrapes and plugs his run fits with workmanlike dependability but lacks the short-area burst and reactive athleticism teams typically look for from NFL starters. He plays with above-average field awareness.

The Draft Network Campell is a smart, instinctive, and physical linebacker with top-end intangibles that gives him the makeup of a starting MIKE at the next level, but there are some minor limitations to be mindful of.

Seahawks pick at Round 3 DT Zach Pickens - South Carolina

Measurements: 6' 4", 291, 34 3/8" arms



Broad-9' 8"



A solid DE/DT prospect to develop in the rotation on the DL. Athletic interior defender with experience and length as a gap-control tackle but the quickness and play traits that might be better-suited to attacking upfield. Pickens has a disruptive first step that creates advantages for him as both a run defender and pass rusher.

The Draft Network Overall, to put it simply, I would have liked to see Pickens be more dominant in all aspects of his game. He has all the tools in the world to be consistently disruptive at the next level and I project Pickens to be an immediate rotational contributor. I believe that Pickens will quickly work his way into a three-down lineman in the NFL.

Seahawks select at Round 4 RB Israel Abanikanda - Pitt

Measurements: 5-10 216, 32" arms

Israel has the build and tools to turn into a powerful every down back.
A zone-scheme runner with early down size, Abanikanda can be a bit inconsistent with his reads and tempo early in the run. However, he has plant-and-go agility and is able to snap off cuts at tight angles to elude short-area traffic when needed. He has terrific top-end speed to gash a poorly fitted run front, but he needs to run with better discipline and downhill decisiveness to stay ahead of NFL speed.

The Draft Network Abanikanda’s size and big-play ability make him an attractive prospect, in addition to being a younger player that just turned 20 years old in October 2022. He has the makeup of a starter with development that could serve as an X-factor for his offense as he develops.

Seahawks select at Round 5 CB Rejzohn Wright - Oregon State

Measurements: 6-2, 193, 32 1/2" arms

Another 5th round CB for Pete to mold into a dominate CB.
Scheme-versatile outside cornerback with the talent and skill to become a successful starter in the league. Wright possesses the physical traits to contest throws in the NFL, but it’s his footwork and anticipation that keep him near receivers to make plays on the football. He’s very agile to mirror and phase routes from man coverage but will need to play with a bit more awareness from zone. Wright’s ceiling could be determined by his ability to open and run with deep targets, and his willingness to step up a little more in run support.

The Draft Network Wright projects as a Cover 3 cornerback that can play match-man principles. His physical profile and presence in the red zone can deter those patented fade routes and 50/50 contested-catch attempts. The combination of his frame and arm length allows him to match up with detached tight ends.

Seahawks select at Round 6 G Jordan McFadden - Clemson

Measurements: 6-2, 303, 34" arms

40 Yard Dash-4.99




A move into guard will help him to continue to dominate on the OL. Might need some development time, but should slot in as a starter soon. Three-year starter and team captain with experience at both tackle spots. McFadden lacks the height/length to stay at tackle in the NFL, but he has the broad frame and run-blocking acumen to fit as a guard. He’s firm and accurate into blocks using good footwork to drive and turn opponents.

The Draft Network He’s got chippiness to his game and good pop with his hands to jolt and generate displacement in the run game. His ability to climb and flow to the second level will allow him to interrupt backside flow when the run works away

Seahawks select at Round 7 WR Matt Landers - Arkansas

Measurements: 6-4, 200, 32 1/2" arms

40-Yard Dash-4.37"


Broad Jump-10' 10"

Athletic freak that still needs time to develop into a WR, but his traits are so exciting. Landers spent his first four seasons at Georgia, managing just 12 total catches before having a solid 2021 season at Toledo and then a stronger 2022 campaign at Arkansas. He’s still unrefined as a receiver, but his size, athleticism and potential as a ball-winner are noteworthy.