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2023 Mock Draft Tracker 5.0: What Will The Seahawks Do With Picks No. 5 & 20?

Taking a look at what the experts feel Seattle may do in the first round of the 2023 NFL Draft.


With little over a month until the 2023 NFL Draft, anticipation continues to bubble regarding Seattle’s possible moves, as they hold 10 draft picks, including four in the first two rounds. As free agency officially gets underway, the Seahawks continue to add pieces as they look to return to the playoffs in 2023 while also continuing to prepare for the draft. Here's what some of the draft experts think the Seahawks will do with picks No. 5 and No. 20.

No. 5: Tyree Wilson, defensive end, Texas Tech

Sikkema: Look for the Seahawks to continue to boost the talent on their defensive line, even after free agency. Wilson brings a very unique and alluring skillset at 6-foot-6, 275 pounds. Seattle has a type, and it is big, long athletes.

No. 20: Jaxon Smith-Njigba, wide receiver, Ohio State

Sikkema: Smith-Njigba is one of the smoothest and most productive receivers in this draft class. He would form quite the trio in Seattle with Tyler Lockettand DK Metcalf.


No. 3: Anthony Richardson, QB, Florida (after trade up with Arizona)

Standig: From the Seahawks' perspective, Geno Smith's new contract is about keeping a productive quarterback they know and taking advantage of a down NFC. The long haul is perhaps another story. While Smith leads the way, Richardson can hone his quarterbacking skills off-camera for a season with Seattle re-assessing things in 2024, knowing it can move off Smith's contract in 2025.

The two-spot move without surrendering a future first-round pick allows them to have their cake and eat it, too, while avoiding another team jumping them for Richardson.

No. 20: Myles Murphy, defensive end, Clemson

Standig: The Seahawks waited on fortifying their pass rush — and possibly replacing free agent Poona Ford — by passing on Jalen Carter. Here, they still land a front-seven prospect whom some mocks have in the top 10.


No. 5: Tyree Wilson, defensive end, Texas Tech

Fowler: John Schneider hit a grand slam with last year's class. While Jalen Carter has been the popular pick here, I wouldn't be surprised if it's Tyree Wilson, an uber-athletic defender that could be a 10-plus-sack-per-year type of pass rusher.

No. 20: Drew Sanders, linebacker, Arkansas

Fowler: An athlete that fills a need both as a dynamic pass-rusher and at inside linebacker, I love the versatility that Drew Sanders offers and his production in the SEC should see him go on day one. After taking Wilson at No. 5, adding another fresh set of legs within the front seven that wears a variety of hats is a good process.


No. 5: Anthony Richardson, quarterback, Florida

Vitali: I love what the Seahawks are doing so far this offseason. They did right by Geno Smith, signing him to a well-earned extension — but it's not a contract that should prohibit them from taking advantage of this draft position. We all know about Anthony Richardson's arm strength and athletic ability. A chance to sit and learn behind Smith could pay off big-time for him and Seattle.

No. 20: Calijah Kancey, defensive tackle, Pittsburgh

Vitali: Anthony Richardson may be a project pick, but this one wouldn't be. The Seahawks badly need pass-rush help, and they need to remake the middle of their defensive line. They did a lot of that work on Monday, signing Dre'Mont Jones to a huge contract. It sounds awfully fun to pair him with an undersized but effective pass rusher in Kancey. It's not fair to compare him to Aaron Donald just because he went to Pitt, but his burst and slipperiness make him a heck of a fun prospect.


No. 5: Tyree Wilson, defensive end, Texas Tech

Perry: Would the Seahawks roll with Wilson over Will Anderson? Physically, Wilson may be the more impressive specimen.

No. 20: Jordan Addison, wide receiver, USC

Perry: Seattle could use a third wideout to link up with DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett. Able to play both inside and out, Geno Smith will be a very happy man to see this selection on Day 1.

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