May 30, 2023

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Seattle Seahawks 2023 NFL Draft recap

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Seattle Seahawks second-round pick Zach Charbonnet

UCLA's Zach Charbonnet was drafted in the second round of the 2023 NFL Draft by the Seattle Seahawks.

The Seattle Seahawks went into the 2023 NFL Draft with a solid roster only in need of depth at certain positions. They secured a starting-caliber corner in Round 1 and bolstered its running back room with the addition of UCLA’s Zach Charbonnet. Charbonnet’s addition could help ease the losses of Rashaad Penny (Eagles) and Travis Homer (Bears) in the offseason.

Former Mississippi State DL Cameron Young was selected by the Seattle Seahawks in the fourth round
Former Mississippi State defensive lineman Cameron Young was selected by the Seattle Seahawks in the fourth round of this year’s draft.

On the defensive side of the ball, Witherspoon should compete to start and they added a capable edge presence in Auburn’s Derick Hall II. The fourth round selection of Mississippi State’s Cameron Young continued an offseason theme of adding interior defensive linemen in free agency.

Seattle Seahawks 2023 NFL Draft Recap
Seattle Seahawks
SelectionPlayer SelectionPosition- SchoolDN Big Board Rank/ GradeNotesValue (1-5):
1 (5)Devon Witherspoon 5’11 183 CB-Illinois 13/1st RoundThe Big Ten Defensive Back of the Year brings much more than just a feisty nature. His quick-twitched combativeness in coverage made him a viable component on one of the nation’s best defenses.4.8
2 (37)Derick Hall II 6’3 254 DE-OLB-Auburn31/2nd RoundHall II brings speed-to-power capability as a strong edge specialist with length and 4.55 speed. He should continue to grow in what has become a diverse defensive end group. 5
2 (52)Zach Charbonnet 6’0 214RB-UCLA50/2nd RoundCharbonnet’s game has grown by leaps and bounds during his time at two different stops. He was known as a bruiser at Michigan but should offer a solid one-two punch with Kenneth Walker. 5
4 (108)Anthony Bradford 6’5 332OG-OT-LSU168/3rd RoundBradford needs more repetitions, but he is strong in the upper body and capable of flipping his hips at either tackle or guard. He could be a fit at the right guard position.5
4 (123)Cameron Young 6’3 304DT-Mississippi State245/4th RoundHe carries similarities to Jaguars DT Folorunso Fatukasi. He can play the zero-technique NG, two-or-three-technique DT and an inside shaded defensive end in a three-man front. 4
5 (151)Mike Morris 6’5 275DE-Michigan139/3rd RoundThe Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year was active, played long and could be a 30-front defensive end or left defensive end depending on the formation. The heavy-handed brawler times his leaps to affect passing lanes. 5
5 (154)Olusegun Oluwatimi 6’3 308OG-Michigan, Virginia278/4th RoundHe compared favorably to former Washington Commanders center Chase Roullier, who also came into the league with question marks. The Rimington Award winner overcame hand placement issues at Virginia with excellent angles and continued into his ascent in the Big Ten.4.5
6 (198)Jerrick Reed IIS-New MexicoN/ANew Mexico’s best playmaker, Reed II had 19 passes defensed (2 INTs) the last two seasons after posting four interceptions in 2020. His pre-draft workouts caused a spike in his stock into this range. 4
7 (237)Kenny McIntosh 6’0 210All-purpose-RB-KR-Georgia124/3rd RoundMcIntosh’s stock plummeted after postseason workout 40-yard dash times, but on the field he was an excellent receiver out of the backfield with soft hands who averaged nearly six yards (5.7) per carry in school. 5
No. 1 UDFA signing: Matt Landers 6’4 199WR-Arkansas160/3rd RoundLanders’ size and speed make for an intriguing combination. But will he play to his timed speed on a down-to-down basis? Where will he contribute on special teams?5
Draft Grade: 4.7

Heston Kjerstad OF/1B-Bowie Baysox (Baltimore AA affiliate)

Heston Kjerstad throwing in the outfield during the 2019 SEC Tournament
2020 Baltimore Orioles second overall pick Heston Kjerstad is currently batting .298 with eight home runs for the Bowie Baysox (Baltimore AA affiliate) in the Eastern League.

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Former Jacksonville OT Jawaan Taylor versus Miami in 2019
Former Jacksonville Jaguars offensive tackle Jawaan Taylor, who has started 66 games in four years, agreed to terms on a four-year deal with the Kansas City Chiefs.

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Nicholas Petit-Frere was drafted in the third round of the 2022 NFL Draft by the Tennessee Titans
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Peyton Wilson IF-Northwest Arkansas Naturals

Peyton Wilson 2B-Alabama
It wasn't until 2021 that Wilson moved to second base. As a freshman in 2020, he was primarily a catcher and played in the outfield. The 66th overall pick in the 2021 MLB Draft is currently batting .327 for the Northwest Arkansas Naturals.

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