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Wednesday Round-Up: Seahawks Rank No. 2 In "Level Of Opportunity" With Two First-Round Picks

Josh Edwards of CBS Sports breaks down just how valuable the Seahawks’ two first-round picks are ahead of April’s draft.


Good morning, 12s. Here's a look at what's out there today — Wednesday, April 19 — about your Seattle Seahawks

With Two First-Round Picks, Seahawks Have High "Level Of Opportunity" In 2023 Draft

Since the 2013 NFL Draft, the Seattle Seahawks have selected in the first round just five times, with Charles Cross, the No. 9 pick last season, being the highest pick for the franchise since tackle Russell Okung in 2010 (No.6 Overall). With just over a week to go until the 2023 NFL Draft, Seattle currently possesses 10 picks, including two first-rounders. While General Manager John Schneider and Coach Pete Carroll aren't about to divulge the team's potential direction in round one, the Seahawks are in a rare position. CBS Sports writer Josh Edwards breaks down just how big of an opportunity Seattle has to improve their team with the No.5 and No.20 picks in his latest draft capital rankings. And with 10 total picks, the Seahawks also are among the NFL leaders in overall draft capital.

2. Seahawks: Nos. 5 and 20 overall

The gap between Nos. 2 and 3 on this list is much narrower than any other gap. Those two picks amount to 751.60 points. There is an indistinguishable difference between Seattle and Detroit's second first-round selections. The quality of player available in that range is very comparable. The reason that the Seahawks have an edge on this list is because they have the higher selection in the first round. Similar to Houston, Seattle could theoretically be in a position to take a quarterback at No. 5 overall. They are in a better position to do so than the Lions. If quarterbacks are taken with the first four selections, then the franchise would also be afforded the opportunity to take the first non-quarterback. There is no guarantee that the player selected ends up being better than those chosen after him but scouting departments are paid a lot of money, so decision-makers should feel confident in their choice.

There's no guarantee that Seattle will stay put at No. 5 and No. 20, or a concrete idea of who the team will select. But with plenty of draft capital and some holes to fill, the 2023 NFL Draft is sure to be an exciting weekend for the franchise.

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