3 predictions for the Seattle Seahawks in the 2023 NFL Draft

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2. John Schneider and the Seahawks will draft a quarterback at pick number twenty

This is something I have actually started to believe could happen more and more the closer we get to the draft. If the Seattle Seahawks were to look at quarterback with the 20th pick I think there is only one legitimate option to look at. Bryce Young, CJ Stroud, and Will Levis are expected to be drafted within the top ten picks, and there is only one other quarterback I have a round-one grade on, and that is Anthony Richardson.

Now this may come as a shock to Seahawks fans, and something they are opposed to, but Richardson might just have the highest ceiling of any quarterback in this class. He stands at 6″4 235 pounds and reportedly runs a sub 4.5. He was also a redshirt freshman last season at Florida and is only 21 years old.

He also has the strongest arm in this class and can push the ball 50+ yards down the field with ease. He flashed elite accuracy at times last season with Florida and showed the ability to fit balls into tight windows that only a QB with his arm talent could.

The knock on Richardson is his consistency and his ability to read and diagnose coverages. Last season at Florida he threw for 2,549 yards 17 touchdowns and nine interceptions but had a horrible 53.8 completion percentage. He also added 654 yards and 9 scores on the ground.

However, if the Seattle Seahawks were to draft Richardson, I think it would be the perfect situation. They could sit him for a season or two behind Geno Smith while he develops and learns more about being a quarterback, with Geno Smith and Pete Carroll as his mentors.