Seattle Seahawks 7-Round Mock Draft

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Round 1, Pick No. 21: Hakeem Butler, WR, Iowa State

Florida safety Chauncey Gardner-Johnson is a popular pick here to Seattle at No. 21, and I wouldn't fight anyone who thinks he could or should be the pick. But I believe there is a pick that could benefit them even more.

Adding the 6-foot-5, 225-pound pterodactyl of a wide out Butler to the already existing duo of Doug Baldwin and Tyler Lockett would really complete a triangle of weaponry for Russell Wilson in the passing game. Butler isn't just a big wide out who will only be utilized in the red zone, either. He played both slot and outside receiver for Iowa State, ran a 4.48 40-yard dash, and has surprisingly fluid a hips with good change of direction for a player that big.

He would be an immediate asset for the Seahawks' offense.

Round 3, Pick No. 85: Marquise Blair, S, Utah

Though I think Butler would be the correct pick for the Seahawks, if he is still on the board by pick No. 21, that doesn't mean I think the safety need itself is any less for Seattle.

The Seahawks don't have a second round pick, so they'll have to use that first one wisely, if they don't trade back, and then really hit on this one in the third round. At 6-foot-2, 195 pounds, Blair has the size to be versatile for the Seahawks' defense on the back end. He has more traits to boast, such as acceleration and range, than he does production with ball skills, but it's the third round, and if he's around at this pick, he'd be a worthy risk.

Round 4, Pick No. 125: Jachai Polite, EDGE, Florida

Speaking of worthy risks, there aren't many team or organizations I'd trust to guide Polite through his transition into being a pro football player like I would if he were in Seattle.

On the field, Polite has some of the best edge rushing tape in the class -- even with guys like Nick Bosa and Josh Allen -- but off the field he's had an absolutely abysmal draft process with slow athletic times, injuries and some reported terrible interview sessions. It's clear that Polite needs some guidance on how to handle all this and how to be a pro, but he is by no means a lost cause here. He needs to go to the right place, in a few ways, but I think Seattle is one of those place. They could potentially hit a home run if they get Polite this late and he pans out.

Round 5, Pick No. 160: Savion Smith, CB, Alabama

After losing Justin Coleman, the Seahawks are going to need to do some shifting around with their cornerbacks. Where Savion Smith doesn't translate exactly to Coleman's old role, his length at 6-foot-1 and nearly 200 pounds gives him the framework to be what the Seahawks would want in terms of a physical man coverage cornerback. I like the idea of adding him as depth to give them the flexibility to be creative with other cornerbacks on the roster.

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Trevor Sikkema

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CDO & Senior NFL Draft Analyst for The Draft Network. Co-Host of the Locked On NFL Draft Podcast.