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2023 Mock Draft Tracker 6.0: 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 a month exactly until the 2023 NFL Draft kicks off in Kansas City, speculation regarding the selections in the first round continues to heat up. Seattle is just one of three teams to have five picks in the top-100, and is one of four teams with two first-rounders. Here's what the national media thinks Seattle will do with the fifth and 20th overall picks.


No. 5: Christian Gonzalez, cornerback, Oregon

Reuter: The Seahawks pair second-year corner Tariq Woolen with another exceptional athlete in Gonzalez, giving the team its best outside duo since the "Legion of Boom" days. Gonzalez's ball skills are tremendous, and he sticks with any outside receiver lined up on his side.

No. 27: Cody Mauch, offensive guard, North Dakota State (Projected trade with Buffalo Bills)

Reuter: Mauch primarily played tackle for the Bison, but he didn't have any problem lining up at all five spots on the offensive line during Senior Bowl week. Seattle must improve its interior line, and Mauch's feisty but smart play will allow him to start as a rookie.


No. 5: Myles Murphy, defensive end, Clemson

Fragoza: I think draft analysts are overthinking Myles Murphy a bit. He's a freak athlete and just turned 21 years old in January. And while we would've loved to see more pure dominance from a player with his tools, that's not what's asked of Clemson's front. The Tigers want their line to play the point of attack rather than risking gap integrity to bowl over an offensive lineman.

Regardless, pair Murphy with longtime independent DL trainer (now Seahawks pass-rush specialist) BT Jordan, and watch how quickly opposing offenses begin to scheme against the first-team All-ACC prospect.

No. 20: Jordan Addison, wide receiver, USC

Fragoza: And so the run on WRs begins. Jordan Addison is a three-level route runner, able to generate separation at a moment's notice. He knows how to manipulate DBs downfield, weaponizing route stems. As the third option behind DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett, Addison maximizes Seattle's window with Geno Smith at the helm.


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

Weismann: Seattle is building something special on this defense and with the signing of Dre'Mont Jones, they have the ability to field a really talented defensive line. Tyree Wilson is one of the best players in this class and would give them a strong power rusher.

No. 20: Bryan Bresee, defensive tackle, Clemson

Weismann: As I mentioned, Seattle has a chance to stack their defensive line and they do so here. A front that consists of Uchenna Nwosu, Dre'Mont Jones, Tyree Wilson, and Bryan Bresee will be a tough out for opposing offensive lines.

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

Kelly: The Seahawks address a big position of need by nabbing Wilson at this spot, adding a big, physical, three-down edge defender who can help set the tone on the defensive line. Wilson has rare length and plays with tremendous power, giving Seattle another penetrating playmaker who can get after opposing quarterbacks.

No. 20: Bijan Robinson, running back, Texas

Kelly: Analytically-minded Seahawks fans would lose their collective minds if Seattle makes this pick, but head coach Pete Carroll and GM John Schneider have long thumbed their noses at convention. Schneider stressed at the combine that part of the team's success in last year's draft sprung from ignoring needs and simply taking their highest-graded players. Well, Robinson is a blue-chip talent who can certainly make Seattle's offense more explosive. He'd form a fearsome one-two punch with last year's breakout star, Kenneth Walker III.


No 5: Christian Gonzalez, cornerback, Oregon

No 20: Dalton Kincaid, tight end, Utah

Cooper: This feels early for Gonzalez, who is CB2 on PFF's board, but the Seahawks could use another lockdown cornerback next to Tariq Woolen — whether at No. 5 or No. 20. The more likely pick is an edge rusher, such as Texas Tech's Tyree Wilson. Still, Gonzalez had an excellent combine and will be off the board sooner rather than later come late April.

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