The Seattle Seahawks entered the 2023 NFL Draft with ten picks, and finished this three-day journey with ten picks. Only once did they trade down, moving from the No. 83 spot in Round 3 to the No. 108 spot in Round 4. They also picked up a 2024 third-rounder from the Denver Broncos, and we know trading with Denver historically has gone pretty well in Seattle’s favor.
Seattle began the draft with Illinois cornerback Devon Witherspoon as the No. 5 overall pick, becoming the Seahawks’ first Round 1 corner since Kelly Jennings in 2006, and highest CB selection since Shawn Springs in 1997. They followed that up with Ohio State wide receiver Jaxon Smith-Njigba at No. 20, making him the first WR taken in this year’s draft and only the third Round 1 receiver drafted by Seattle in franchise history.
Day 2 saw the Seahawks land Auburn pass rusher Derick Hall and UCLA running back Zach Charbonnet, and then Day 3 was largely dedicated to the trenches. LSU’s Anthony Bradford and Michigan’s Olusegun Oluwatimi were the two picks on the offensive line, while Michigan’s Mike Morris and Mississippi State’s Cameron Young were the defensive line choices. Their final two picks were New Mexico safety Jerrick Reed II and Georgia running back Kenny McIntosh.
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Seattle Seahawks Class of 2023
Round 1, No. 5: Devon Witherspoon, CB, Illinois
Round 1, No. 20: Jaxon Smith-Njigba, WR, Ohio State
Round 2, No. 37: Derick Hall, EDGE, Auburn
Round 2, No. 52: Zach Charbonnet, RB, UCLA
Round 4, No. 108: Anthony Bradford, G, LSU
Round 4, No. 123: Cameron Young, DT, Mississippi State
Round 5, No. 151: Mike Morris, DE, Michigan
Round 5, No. 154: Olusegun Oluwatimi, C, Michigan
Round 6, No. 198: Jerrick Reed II, S, New Mexico
Round 7, No. 237: Kenny McIntosh, RB, Georgia