Seattle Seahawks 2024 7-Round NFL Mock Draft: Trevin Wallace, Cole Bishop Add to Explosive Defense

In this latest 7-round NFL Mock Draft, the Seattle Seahawks address their significant offensive line needs and add two defensive playmakers.

After moving on from Pete Carroll, the Seattle Seahawks enter a new era in 2024 with Mike Macdonald as their new head coach. The Seahawks have plenty of positions of need, especially across the offensive line. However, with Macdonald’s defensive background, could they load up with explosive defensive playmakers?

Using the PFN Mock Draft Simulator, who could the Seahawks select in the 2024 NFL Draft?

Seattle Seahawks 2024 NFL Draft Picks

The Seahawks have seven selections in the 2024 NFL Draft after trading their second-rounder for Leonard Williams, and they have an extra third-round pick from Denver thanks to a trade during the 2023 NFL Draft.

  • Round 1, Pick 16: Troy Fautanu, OL, Washington
  • Round 3, Pick 76: Cole Bishop, S, Utah
  • Round 3, Pick 78: Trevin Wallace, LB, Kentucky
  • Round 4, Pick 119: Tanor Bortolini, OC, Wisconsin
  • Round 5, Pick 151: Tip Reiman, TE, Illinois
  • Round 6, Pick 194: Jordan Jefferson, DT, LSU
  • Round 7, Pick 233: Decamerion Richardson, CB, Mississippi State

Seattle Seahawks 7-Round 2024 NFL Mock Draft

Round 1, Pick 16: Troy Fautanu, OL, Washington

Troy Fautanu is one of the best offensive linemen in the 2024 NFL Draft. He’s also one of the most versatile. While the idea of him playing on the interior has been floated around, the Washington OT has the ability to stick at tackle.

Ultimately, that versatility will be key for the Seahawks, who need to improve multiple spots on the offensive line this offseason. Fautanu will allow Seattle to play its best five players, whether he sticks at tackle or moves inside.

Measuring 6’4”, 317 pounds with 34 1/2-inch arms at the 2024 NFL Combine, Fautanu is one of the most technically refined offensive linemen in the 2024 class. An unrelenting competitor with fluid mobility and aggressive hands, the Washington OT can create leverage in various ways to succeed in the rushing and passing game.

Round 3, Pick 76: Cole Bishop, S, Utah

The Seahawks shockingly released Jamaal Adams and Quandre Diggs, meaning that Seattle needs to add talent to the room. While they have an adequate starter in Julian Love, they must get younger and more athletic.

Cole Bishop put on a show at the NFL Combine — running a 4.45-second 40-yard dash while jumping 39” in the vertical jump and 10’4” in the broad jump. Athletic and powerful, the former Utah safety will be a Day 1 starter in the NFL with his strong tackling and fluid movement in pursuit.

Round 3, Pick 78: Trevin Wallace, LB, Kentucky

Trevin Wallace is an elite athlete. At the 2024 NFL Combine, he all but confirmed it. His 4.51 40-yard dash, a 37.5” vertical jump, and a 10’7” broad jump were all among the top at the linebacker position.

On tape, that athletic ability jumps out. At 6’1” and 236 pounds, Wallace has explosive burst and excellent pursuit speed. As a tackler, he is secure and strong and remains incredibly physical while maintaining his athleticism.

Although he can be overly aggressive at times, Wallace has the makings of a quality starter under Macdonald and could start right away if Jordyn Brooks or Bobby Wagner leave in free agency.

Round 4, Pick 119: Tanor Bortolini, OC, Wisconsin

Tanor Bortolini has had an outstanding pre-draft process. After excelling at the Senior Bowl and then putting on a show at the Combine, it is unlikely he will get out of the top four rounds.

A superb athlete, Bortolini could fill the empty center spot if Evan Brown leaves in free agency, but his versatility means he could fill a guard spot. Having started at center, right tackle, and both guard spots in college, Bortolini can start right away in Seattle, where he can use his tremendous pulling ability to open up lanes in the running game.

Round 5, Pick 151: Tip Reiman, TE, Illinois

Another Combine darling, Tip Reiman brought much attention to his tape after his performance in Indianapolis. Seattle is desperate for a young, exciting, athletic tight end who can be a weapon for Geno Smith, and the Illinois product could be the answer.

With impressive size, physicality, and athleticism, Reiman can impact the game as a receiver and a blocker. With a 9.93 RAS, he is one of the all-time great athletes to declare at the tight end position, and his ability to thrive as a blocker will instantly impact an NFL team.

Round 6, Pick 194: Jordan Jefferson, DT, LSU

Jordan Jefferson will be able to add to the Seahawks’ defensive line rotation where he can display his physical traits in the run game. With instant burst, he can plug gaps and maintain leverage. While his pass rush skills are still developing, if Jefferson can become more refined, he will be an adequate contributor in Seattle.

Round 7, Pick 233: Decamerion Richardson, CB, Mississippi State

It is difficult to find starters in the seventh round, and if you are relying on late-round picks, you are doing something wrong. However, this is where you look for skills to develop and players who can contribute to your team.

That is exactly what Decamerion Richardson can be. With traits to bank on, the former Mississippi State CB has good effort, awareness, intelligence, and explosiveness.

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Richardson has undeniable speed and the ball skills to compete at the catch point. If he can work on being more consistent in his strength to stick with routes, he has the tools to be a developmental player in the NFL.

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