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The Russell Wilson trade is the gift that keeps on giving for the Seahawks, an upstart club in a win-and-get-help scenario for the playoffs that also happens to currently hold the No. 3 overall selection from the Broncos because of the blockbuster swap this past offseason. 

No one expected the Seahawks to be as competitive as they've been this season -- thanks in large part to a Comeback Player of the Year-worthy season from Geno Smith along with strong play from a collection of youngsters -- yet they do need more beef on the interior and a deep receiving contingent would help maintain the offensive efficiency in the future. The get both in this mock. 

Also in this mock, there's not a No. 18 pick, as that's the selection the Dolphins forfeited due to tampering violations. 

One other thing, and this is an important: The draft order below is now the official order based on team records and tiebreakers.

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NFL Mock Draft
Round 1
Round 1 - Pick 1
Alabama • 5'10" / 204 lbs
Projected Team
Houston
PROSPECT RNK
2nd
POSITION RNK
1st
The Texans will have quite the challenging evaluation at No. 1 overall between C.J. Stroud and Young. At this juncture, I do think Houston will eventually settle on Young with the top pick. His size will be the only knock on him during the pre-draft process. He has a strong arm, pinpoint accuracy and poise well beyond his years.
Round 1 - Pick 2
Alabama • 6'4" / 243 lbs
Projected Team
Chicago
PROSPECT RNK
1st
POSITION RNK
1st
Anderson would be the ideal pick for the Bears at No. 2 overall. He's an elite edge rusher prospect, and the Bears only have 13 sacks entering Week 17.
Round 1 - Pick 3
Georgia • 6'3" / 314 lbs
Projected Team
Seattle
PROSPECT RNK
4th
POSITION RNK
1st
Carter is incredibly disruptive and athletic, and is exactly what the Seahawks need on the interior of their defensive line.
Round 1 - Pick 4
TCU • 6'4" / 215 lbs
Projected Team
Arizona
PROSPECT RNK
3rd
POSITION RNK
2nd
Johnston isn't a home run, top-five prospect but has the measurables and big-play ability to go this high to a team in need of more receiver reinforcement.
Round 1 - Pick 5
Kentucky • 6'4" / 229 lbs
Projected Team
Indianapolis
PROSPECT RNK
7th
POSITION RNK
1st
Levis is a big-time specimen at the quarterback position, and his athletic traits align with the franchise QB prototype in today's NFL.
Round 1 - Pick 6
Ohio State • 6'3" / 218 lbs
Projected Team
Detroit
PROSPECT RNK
6th
POSITION RNK
3rd
Huge get for the Lions inside the top seven. Stroud is a supremely gifted pocket passer.
Round 1 - Pick 7
Texas Tech • 6'6" / 275 lbs
Projected Team
Atlanta
PROSPECT RNK
5th
POSITION RNK
2nd
Wilson goes ahead of Myles Murphy because he brings more to the field as a pass rusher right now.
Round 1 - Pick 8
South Carolina • 6'1" / 180 lbs
Projected Team
Las Vegas
PROSPECT RNK
19th
POSITION RNK
4th
The Raiders have to get stingier in the secondary, and Smith is a top-flight perimeter cornerback from the SEC.
Round 1 - Pick 9
Florida • 6'4" / 244 lbs
Projected Team
Carolina
PROSPECT RNK
18th
POSITION RNK
3rd
The Panthers need to look to the draft for their next quarterback. Richardson can sit for a little behind Sam Darnold before eventually taking over. He's a monstrous talent.
Round 1 - Pick 10
Clemson • 6'5" / 275 lbs
Projected Team
Philadelphia
PROSPECT RNK
31st
POSITION RNK
5th
A big, long, edge-setting specialist with pass-rushing upside. That's who Murphy is, and it's the prototype the Eagles like at the defensive end spot.
Round 1 - Pick 11
Florida • 6'5" / 347 lbs
Projected Team
Tennessee
PROSPECT RNK
34th
POSITION RNK
4th
The Titans need to bolster the offensive line, and Torrence looks like the physical specimen at guard who could ultimately land this high.
Round 1 - Pick 12
USC • 5'11" / 175 lbs
Projected Team
Houston
PROSPECT RNK
23rd
POSITION RNK
2nd
Addison is a sudden, crafty route runner with quality explosiveness and good hands. He'd be a welcomed addition to the Texans offense.
Round 1 - Pick 13
Northwestern • 6'4" / 313 lbs
Projected Team
N.Y. Jets
PROSPECT RNK
17th
POSITION RNK
2nd
The Jets get a squeaky clean left tackle prospect to fortify their offensive line that was improved in 2022.
Round 1 - Pick 14
Clemson • 6'5" / 305 lbs
Projected Team
Washington
PROSPECT RNK
8th
POSITION RNK
1st
More big-time talent up front on defense for the Commanders with the springy and versatile Bresee.
Round 1 - Pick 15
Oklahoma • 6'5" / 315 lbs
Projected Team
Pittsburgh
PROSPECT RNK
13th
POSITION RNK
3rd
The Steelers solidify the left tackle position for Year Two of the Kenny Pickett era.
Round 1 - Pick 16
Alabama • 6'0" / 203 lbs
Projected Team
Green Bay
PROSPECT RNK
22nd
POSITION RNK
1st
Branch is a missile at the safety position with linebacker and slot corner qualities to his game.
Round 1 - Pick 17
Penn State • 6'2" / 194 lbs
Projected Team
Detroit
PROSPECT RNK
26th
POSITION RNK
4th
The Lions have to add more secondary talent to the defense, and Porter has NFL bloodlines and multiple years of good film.
Round 1 - Pick 19
SMU • 6'1" / 203 lbs
Projected Team
Seattle
PROSPECT RNK
10th
POSITION RNK
1st
Rice is the big, intimidating presence with sneaky speed the Seahawks will love.
Round 1 - Pick 20
Georgia • 6'5" / 311 lbs
Projected Team
Jacksonville
PROSPECT RNK
21st
POSITION RNK
3rd
The Jaguars pick Jones to be the heir apparent to Cam Robinson at left tackle.
Round 1 - Pick 21
Maryland • 6'6" / 306 lbs
Projected Team
Tampa Bay
PROSPECT RNK
25th
POSITION RNK
3rd
The Buccaneers have to plan ahead at many key offensive positions. Left tackle is one of them. Duncan isn't a perfect prospect yet presents a good amount of upside because of his mobility.
Round 1 - Pick 22
Notre Dame • 6'4" / 265 lbs
Projected Team
New England
PROSPECT RNK
9th
POSITION RNK
1st
Mayer is the type of fundamentally sound, three-down tight end Bill Belichick will adore during the pre-draft process.
Round 1 - Pick 23
Ohio State • 6'0" / 197 lbs
Projected Team
N.Y. Giants
PROSPECT RNK
38th
POSITION RNK
1st
The Giants are glad to stop Smith-Njigba's fall here to give Daniel Jones another receiving weapon.
Round 1 - Pick 24
Oregon • 6'2" / 205 lbs
Projected Team
Baltimore
PROSPECT RNK
24th
POSITION RNK
4th
The Ravens get a lengthy, athletic perimeter corner for their already stout defense.
Round 1 - Pick 25
Oregon State • 6'6" / 253 lbs
Projected Team
L.A. Chargers
PROSPECT RNK
32nd
POSITION RNK
6th
Musgrave is athletic marvel at the tight end spot who'd be a glorious seam-stretching fit in the Chargers offense.
Round 1 - Pick 26
Utah • 5'10" / 183 lbs
Projected Team
Cincinnati
PROSPECT RNK
11th
POSITION RNK
2nd
More injection of youthful talent at the cornerback spot for the Bengals. Phillips is always around the football.
Round 1 - Pick 27
Arkansas • 6'5" / 234 lbs
Projected Team
Minnesota
PROSPECT RNK
29th
POSITION RNK
4th
Sanders would give the Vikings an Anthony Barr-type linebacker who can rush the pass and fly to the football on running plays.
Round 1 - Pick 28
LSU • 6'0" / 197 lbs
Projected Team
Dallas
PROSPECT RNK
30th
POSITION RNK
5th
Boutte didn't have the year we all expected, but there's no doubt he's talented as a route runner and after the catch
Round 1 - Pick 29
Ohio State • 6'6" / 313 lbs
Projected Team
Denver
PROSPECT RNK
72nd
POSITION RNK
10th
While Russell Wilson had previously thrilled behind a porous line, it'd be best for the Broncos offense if the blocking unit was strengthened in 2023. Johnson is a high-floor tackle prospect.
Round 1 - Pick 30
North Carolina • 5'9" / 171 lbs
Projected Team
Buffalo
PROSPECT RNK
42nd
POSITION RNK
8th
Downs is the springy, underneath weapon with YAC capabilities the Bills would love to add to their roster.
Round 1 - Pick 31
Baylor • 6'3" / 335 lbs
Projected Team
Kansas City
PROSPECT RNK
47th
POSITION RNK
5th
The Chiefs get a menacing, wide-bodied interior rusher to pair with Chris Jones.
Round 1 - Pick 32
Texas • 5'11" / 215 lbs
Projected Team
Philadelphia
PROSPECT RNK
16th
POSITION RNK
2nd
Robinson running behind the league's best offensive line? Sounds like a blast for Philadelphia. Not so much for Eagles opponents.