Seattle Seahawks 7-round mock draft
Round 4, Pick 145: Nick Harris, IOL Washington
If Seattle is looking to add depth on the line and make sure they keep Wilson upright, adding Washington’s Nick Harris will be one step closer to that goal. Harris is a versatile player who, in 40 games, has experience playing as a guard and a center.
Current center Joey Hunt is a restricted free agent, and both center Justin Britt and right guard D.J. Fluker are potential cut candidates, which means that we could see a number of new faces for Seattle on the offensive line. As mentioned a number of times, Seattle loves to run the ball. Harris has been praised by scouts for his work in run protection. Seattle has the perfect scheme for a player like Harris. With Ethan Pocic, Phil Haynes, and Jamarco Jones alongside Harris, the Seahawks could potentially be putting together a strong, young line to protect their star QB.
Also Considered: S Reggie Floyd, LB Cam Brown, G Jon Runyan
Round 5, Pick 155: Larrell Murchison, DL NC State
Getting to the QB was a problem for the Seahawks last season. Last season, NC State’s Larrel Murchison had 48 tackles (including 12 for loss), seven sacks, five quarterback hits, two pass breakups, and two forced fumbles in 12 games. In two seasons at NC State (he played two years at a junior college), he had a combined 20 TFLs and 11 sacks.
Murchison was rumored to be on Seattle’s radar heading into the Senior Bowl. He needed a strong campaign to boost his draft stock. PFN’s Draft Analysis crew had this to say about his performance.
“Murchinson was an unknown for me, and he was excellent. He displayed a wide arsenal of pass rush moves and was one of the brighter stars in a loaded IDL group. Murchinson’s stock comfortably grew due to his week in Mobile.”
Murchison’s every-down ability out of the defensive tackle spot offers the kind of disruption that the Seahawks could benefit from.
Also Considered: LB Evan Weaver, C Darryl Williams
Round 6, Pick 214: Alex Highsmith, EDGE Charlotte
There is a common theme in this mock draft, and it is focused on Seattle adding pieces and depth to both protecting their QB and getting after the opponents. Charlotte’s Alex Highsmith has somehow gone through the season with little buzz even though he finished third in the nation in sacks (15.0) and second in tackles for loss (21.5) in 2019.
PFN’s Andrew DiCecco included Highsmith in his article focusing on the top players who increased their draft stock after the Senior Bowl. He had this to say about the potential of this late-round talent.
“Assuming he weighs in between 242-245 pounds in Indianapolis, evaluators are sure to be intrigued by Highsmith’s scheme versatility as a potential 4-3 defensive end or 3-4 outside linebacker. A tremendous athlete, it wouldn’t surprise me to see Highsmith run between a 4.65-4.7 40-yard dash.”
It is safe to say that getting a player this talented late into the sixth-round is unlikely. I was surprised he was still available here. I have seen some mock drafts with Highsmith being drafted in the third round.
Also Considered: C Dustin Woodward, DL Josiah Coatney
Round 7, Pick 248: Mitchell Wilcox, TE South Florida
To finish this 7-round Seattle Seahawks mock draft, I selected a promising, young tight end. South Florida’s Mitchell Wilcox is a versatile TE used in a number of ways with the Bulls offense, but his damage is done in the slot. Seattle did just bring in Olsen, but at 34 years old, the team will need a solid backup plan for next year or because of injury.
Will Dissly, the Seahawks’ former No. 1 tight end, has had season-ending injuries in consecutive years to start his career. The team does have Jacob Hollister on the depth chart, but he is a restricted free agent this year. It is unclear if the team will be bringing him back.
Wilcox totaled 28 catches for 350 yards and five touchdowns in 2019.