The NFL Draft begins Thursday, April 27, and sportsbooks have released Seahawks odds and props for it. In this article, we break down everything you need to know before placing a bet on Seahawks NFL Draft odds, including free agency recap and biggest remaining position needs.
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FREE AGENCY RECAP
- Key Additions: Dre’Mont Jones (DE), Jarran Reed (DT), Evan Brown (OL), Devin Bush (LB), Julian Love (S), Bobby Wagner (LB).
- Key Losses: Cody Barton (LB, Washington), Rashaad Penny (RB, Philadelphia), L.J. Collier (DL, Arizona), Jonathan Abram (S, Saints), Marquise Goodwin (WR, Cleveland) Shelby Harris (DE, FA), Quinton Jefferson (DT, FA) Gabe Jackson (G, FA).
Biggest Remaining Position Needs
- DT, interior OL, WR3, EDGE.
Although the Seahawks made a splash in free agency when they brought Jones in from Denver, the team still lacks a starting nose tackle. With the loss of Al Woods, and Bryan Mone recovering from ACL surgery, Jalen Carter will undoubtedly be an intriguing option for Seattle if he’s still on the board when they pick.
As reflected by the odds, the Seahawks could take a quarterback with the fifth overall pick. Geno Smith signed a 3-year $75 million deal this offseason. However, Smith is a 32-year-old quarterback coming off the best season of his career. Seattle could use their top draft selection to take a project quarterback like Will Levis or Anthony Richardson and sit them behind the veteran for a year. Smith has a cap hit of $27 million this year, but that number drops to $17 million in 2024.
Edge rusher is a need for the Seahawks moving forward, as Uchenna Nwosu (9.5 sacks last year) and Darrell Taylor (9.5 sacks) are on expiring deals. A scenario exists where four quarterbacks are selected ahead of Seattle at pick number five. Will Anderson from Alabama or Tyree Wilson from Texas Tech could fall right into their laps if that happens.
Seattle is set at the offensive tackle position, but they could use upgrades on the interior. That said, there’s little value in drafting interior linemen this high in the draft. Remember that Seattle owns the fifth and 20th selection in the draft’s first round. Instead of taking a guard at five, they’d likely target one later in the draft.
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Pete Carroll and the Seahawks are well-positioned to take a stab at Carter at No. 5 if he falls to them. Of course, his off-field issues are a concern, especially with his performance at the Pro Day. Even though the juice is a hefty price, I don’t think Seattle passes up on Carter here. Keep in mind Seattle has had no problem selecting players with off-the-field issues in the past. Good luck betting on Seahawks NFL draft odds!