3 predictions for the Seattle Seahawks in the 2023 NFL Draft

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3. The Seahawks will draft another star playmaker outside of the top 150 picks. 

Last season with the 153rd pick in the draft the Seattle Seahawks selected cornerback Tariq Woolen from UTSA. He had six interceptions in his rookie season and was named to the Pro Bowl.

This year, the Seahawks have two draft selections right around pick 150 again, with picks in the fifth round at 148 and 151. With one of those selections, the Seahawks will select another star outside playmaker to add to their already strong roster. This time though, it is on the offensive side of the football in the form of a wide receiver.

This is an underrated need for the Seahawks as Tyler Lockett is getting older and the front office will be having major discussions about keeping him under contract past the 2023 season. Additionally, the Seahawks have missed on receivers in the past few drafts with the selections of D’Wayne Eskridge, Freddie Swain, and Gary Jennings Jr.

A solution to that? Draft someone this season who can serve as the WR3 until Lockett either retires or leaves the team and then they become the WR2 behind DK Metcalf. Some options for who the Seattle Seahawks could draft here include Rakim Jarrett, Xavier Hutchinson, Cedric Tillman, Ainias Smith, and many others.