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2024 Mock Draft Tracker 13.0: 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.


The 2024 NFL Draft will kick off Thursday, here's what the experts believe the Seahawks will do with pick No. 16 in this year's draft.


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16. Graham Barton, OL, Duke

Barton on the Seahawks is a fit that I've liked more and more as silly season has gone along. Barton can hold up at offensive tackle but won't have to with Charles Cross and a hopefully healthy Abe Lucas. Instead, Barton can shore up the interior of the offensive line and any spot where he's most needed, plus insurance if one of the offensive tackles goes down with another injury.

PROJECTED TRADE WITH STEELERS: Seahawks get No. 20 and 84, Steelers get No. 16

20. Troy Fautanu, OT, Washington

This is a great outcome for the Seahawks, who trade down four spots and still get one of their targets. Fautanu projects as a tackle, but he could also play guard -- and that's where Seattle needs help right now. He'd join Charles Cross and Abraham Lucas to form an exciting young nucleus up front. Coming from the nearby University of Washington, Fautanu is an agile and aggressive blocker. His awareness, physical hands and active feet help him stay in position.

PROJECTED TRADE WITH BILLS: Seahawks get No. 28 and No. 60, Bills get No. 16

28. Kris Jenkins, DT, Michigan

Seattle needs help on both sides of the line of scrimmage, and given that the club currently has the longest wait between its first (No. 16) and second selections (No. 81), no one should be surprised if GM John Schneider opts to trade down to acquire more picks. Improving the offensive line remains an obvious concern, but the Seahawks hired Mike Macdonald to turn around a once-proud defense that finished 31st in the NFL in both rushing yards and touchdowns allowed last season. The son of a four-time Pro Bowler, Jenkins emerged as a starter at Michigan two years ago when Macdonald was the Wolverines' defensive coordinator.

16. Troy Fautanu, OT, Washington

New Seahawks offensive coordinator Ryan Grubb coached Fautanu at Washington since 2022 and knows his game. Fautanu would then seemingly be an easy fit into Seattle's offense, which naturally figures to be physical and work off of zone-run concepts. But he doesn't have to play left tackle right away like he did for the Huskies -- he's equally suited to play guard or center thanks to his unique agility given his size. There should be an impact felt here in the Seattle run game right away.

16. Laiatu Latu, DE, UCLA

The Seahawks feel comfortable with drafting Latu, who many believed was a top talent before questions about his medical retirement and spinal fusion arose. New head coach Mike Macdonald comes from a Baltimore defense that thrived not only on chaotic, well-timed blitzes, but on winning consistently up front. A defensive core featuring Latu, Boye Mafe and Leonard Williams isn't a bad place to start for the brilliant defensive mind in Seattle. The Seahawks will try and disrupt the 49ers and Rams instead of scoring with them.

16. Troy Fautanu, OT, Washington

The ultra-versatile blocker reunites with his college offensive coordinator (new Seahawks OC Ryan Grubb), giving Seattle a plug-and-play option at multiple spots.

16. Chop Robinson, Penn State, Edge

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