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Seattle Seahawks Drafts Texas DT Byron Murphy At No. 16

Courtesy Of Seattle Sea Hawks Communications

The Seattle Seahawks had a roller-coaster season in 2023, finishing with a 9-8 record. While they showed flashes of brilliance, there were evident gaps in their roster that need addressing to ensure sustained success.

They displayed resilience and talent in securing key victories but also faced challenges, particularly in consistency and depth. Offensively, the team showcased explosiveness at times but struggled with execution and protection. Defensively, they exhibited flashes of dominance but lacked consistency, especially in critical moments.

Run defense was an offseason priority for the Seahawks, that is why they selected Texas DT Byron Murphy at No.16 to plugged up the holes up front.

Inside Linebacker:

The Seahawks’ defense faced significant challenges in the linebacker corps. While they have talent in Bobby Wagner, there’s a notable absence of a complementary inside linebacker to bolster the run defense and provide coverage support. Addressing this need is crucial to fortifying the heart of the defense and maintaining effectiveness against both the run and pass. The Seahawks are hoping OSU Tommy Eichenberg or Clemson thumper Jeremiah Trotter Jr. are around to fill the void in the middle.

Offensive Line:

Protecting the quarterback and establishing a formidable run game hinges on the effectiveness of the offensive line. The Seahawks’ line showed vulnerabilities, particularly in pass protection, leading to increased pressure on the quarterback and inconsistency in sustaining drives. Investing in skilled linemen is imperative to solidify the protection and create opportunities for offensive success. Injuries hurt the offensive line last year, so Seattle is looking for a durable lineman like Kansas State Cooper Beebe in the 4th round.

Tight End:

The tight end position emerged as a point of concern for the Seahawks’ offense. While they have capable options, there’s a need for a dynamic playmaker who can stretch the field, create mismatches, and serve as a reliable target, especially in critical situations. Adding depth and talent at tight end can enhance offensive versatility and provide another dimension to the passing game. Since Seattle have two 4th round picks look for them to snatch up a tight end that can spread the field like TCU Jared Wiley.

Seattle Seahawks 2024 draft picks

  • Round 1: No. 16 overall (Texas Byron Murphy DT)
  • Round 3: No. 81 (from New Orleans through Denver)
  • Round 4: No. 102 (from Washington)
  • Round 4: No. 118
  • Round 6: No. 179 (from Washington)
  • Round 6: No. 192
  • Round 7: No. 235

2023 Season Stats:

Total Offense: 322.9 yards per game (21st)
Rushing: 92.9 yards per game (28th)
Passing: 230.0 yards per game (14th)

Total Defense: 371.4 yards per game (30th)
Rushing: 138.4 yards per game (31st)
Passing: 233.3 yards per game (21st)