2023 NFL Draft: Mock draft for first 10 picks of first round

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player. 36. . EDGE. Seattle Seahawks. Myles Murphy. 5

The Seattle Seahawks are preparing for their playoff game this weekend against the San Francisco 49ers but regardless of the outcome, they know they will have the fifth overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft. The reason is that this pick is from the Denver Broncos as part of the Russell Wilson trade from last offseason.

This will be the first of two first round picks for the Seattle Seahawks and they have a number of directions they could take. They could package both picks and move up for the chance to select Bryce Young or C.J. Stroud or try to bring back Geno Smith, after his impressive season, and continue to build the roster at other key areas.

One of those key areas is on the defensive line as the Seahawks could add one of the best pass rushers in this year’s class in Myles Murphy out of Clemson. He has been a consistent presence on their defense over the past two seasons and had 18.5 sacks over his three years at college.

By adding a player like Myles Muprhy alongside Darrel Taylor and Uchenna Nwosu would give this defense a good trio of pass rushers for the next few years.