The Seattle Seahawks don’t want a quarterback anytime quickly, no less than not in accordance with a latest CBS Sports activities 2023 mock draft.
The Seahawks are far exceeding expectations up to now in 2022. Not solely does Seattle appear on the right track for a profitable season this 12 months, however this workforce may even discover its approach into the playoffs. Seattle presently sits in first place within the NFC West, although the final 4 video games of the 12 months might be brutal.
One factor is stunning certain, nonetheless, and that’s quarterback Geno Smith is taking part in one of the best soccer of his life and likewise taking part in so effectively he’s worthy of being the Seahawks quarterback for the following few years. He’s solely 32 years previous.
In our newest 2023 NFL mock draft, we didn’t have Seattle selecting a quarterback till the second spherical. Even then it was Florida’s Anthony Richardson who will in all probability want no less than a 12 months to take a seat and study within the NFL to have the ability to hone his uncooked talent. However CBS Sports activities not too long ago put out a mock draft for the primary spherical of 2023 (Seattle, in fact, has two first-round picks) they usually don’t have Seattle selecting a quarterback both.
Seahawks don’t take a first-round quarterback in CBS Sports activities mock draft
As a substitute, Seattle chooses an edge rusher at decide 11 (initially the Denver Broncos decide that Seattle received within the commerce involving Russell Wilson) and a receiver at decide 21. (It must be famous that if Seattle chooses their very own authentic decide at quantity 21 this implies they might have made the playoffs this 12 months.) This mock draft permits Smith to remain at QB whereas persevering with to construct the workforce general.
At decide 11, the Seahawks would select Florida State’s Jared Verse. Verse is 6’4″ and 250 kilos and has numerous velocity. By means of 8 video games (by means of this previous Friday), Verse had 5.5 sacks and 12 tackles for loss. He’s nice towards the move and good towards the run.
At quantity 21, Seattle would select North Carolina’s Josh Downs. Downs has been a bit banged up in 2022 however nonetheless has 63 catches in 7 video games for the Tar Heels. In 2021, he had 101 catches and 1,335 yards. 8 of Downs’ 63 receptions this season have gone for touchdowns. Downs is about the identical dimension as Tyler Lockett and, per CBS Sports activities, might be Lockett’s substitute someday. He may also return punts fairly effectively.
Is there any guess presently as to what the Seahawks do in subsequent 12 months’s draft? In fact, not. Heck, even on draft days we don’t know what Pete Carroll and John Schneider will do. Nonetheless, it’s enjoyable to take a position.