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2024 Mock Draft Tracker 10.0: What Will The Seahawks Do With Pick No. 16?

Taking a look at what the experts think Seattle may do in the first round of the 2024 NFL Draft.

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The 2024 NFL Draft is a month away, here's what the experts believe the Seahawks will do with pick No.16 in April's draft.

16. Troy Fautanu, OT, Washington

The Seahawks' depth chart has zero left guards listed right now. So I have Fautanu -- a college left tackle -- sliding inside, where he has the talent to be an All-Pro guard. Lining up Charles Cross and Fautanu on the left side immediately boosts the run game and keeps Geno Smith cleaner for the deep passes new offensive coordinator Ryan Grubb loves. (Fautanu played for Grubb at Washington, too.) The Seahawks are always seeking value when it comes to the draft, and Fautanu is my No. 16 overall player, so Seattle can fill a need without reaching.

16. Troy Fautanu, OT, Washington

After firming up their commitment to Geno Smith as their starting quarterback, the Seahawks can further support their signal-caller by affording him some sorely needed help on the interior. New offensive coordinator Ryan Grubb is plenty familiar with Fautanu from their time together at Washington, though the former left tackle's appeal as a fleet-footed guard should be readily apparent to any coach.

16. Byron Murphy, DT, Texas

Taking an up-the-field type of player makes sense for new coach Mike Macdonald, who had Justin Madubuike in Baltimore. Byron Murphy II plays a lot like Madubuike.

16. Troy Fautanu, OT, Washington

The ultra-versatile front-line blocker reunites with his college offensive coordinator (new Seahawks offensive coordinator Ryan Grubb) as a potential plug-and-play starter at multiple spots.

16. Troy Fautanu, OT, Washington

One of the "winners" of the pre-draft cycle, Fautanu reunites with former University of Washington offensive coordinator Ryan Grubb, who now holds the same title with the Seahawks. Though set at tackle, Seattle's interior line is inadequate, and Fautanu fits at guard. Wrote Bugler: "He flashes violence with his hands and makes defenders feel it when he connects."

16. Laiatu Latu, Edge, UCLA

How Latu tests may impact his standing in the first round. But he is a first-round talent. And the Seahawks could, with Latu's addition, have a perfect fit for new head coach Mike Macdonald's defense.

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