NFL Draft 2022: Seattle Seahawks Draft Analysis From The College Perspective

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NFL Draft 2022: Seattle Seahawks Draft Analysis From The College Perspective

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NFL Draft 2022: Seattle Seahawks Draft Analysis From The College Perspective

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2022 NFL Draft: From the college perspective, Seattle Seahawks draft analysis, needs, picks, best value selection, and biggest reach


NFL Draft 2022: Seattle Seahawks Draft Analysis

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Seattle Seahawks Draft Picks: NFL Draft 2022

1 (9) OT Charles Cross, Mississippi State SEC
2 (40) EDGE Boye Mafe, Minnesota Big Ten
2 (41) RB Kenneth Walker, Michigan State Big Ten
3 (72) OT Abraham Lucas, Washington State Pac-12
4 (109) CB Coby Bryant, Cincinnati AAC
5 (153) CB Taiq Woolen, UTSA C-USA
5 (158) DE Tyreke Smith, Ohio State Big Ten
7 (229) RB Bo Melton, Rutgers Big Ten
7 (233) WR Dareke Young, Lenoir-Rhyne FCS

Seattle Seahawks Draft Analysis: NFL Draft 2022

– There’s a whole lot to like. Russell Wilson was never happy last year after having no time to work. He might be gone, but the Seahawks fixed the glitch with Charles Cross at the 9. Combine that with Washington State’s Abraham Lucas, and the Seahawks have their offensive tackles to work around.

– They’ve rotated running backs for seemingly forever, but getting Kenneth Walker in the second round might have just changed that. No, they didn’t pick a quarterback – and there were plenty of chances to land one – but having a back like Walker should help change around the O.

– From two good corners and two pass rushers – Minnesota’s Boye Mafe was a great get in the early second round – the defense is about to crank it up with more intensity. There were lots to picks, and Seattle made sure to get ready for the firefights in the NFC West.

 

 

Seattle Seahawks Best Value Pick, Biggest Reach, Late Flier: 2022 NFL Draft

Best Value Pick: 2 (41) RB Kenneth Walker, Michigan State

Biggest Reach: 1 (9) OT Charles Cross, Mississippi State

Late Flier That Might Work: 5 (158) DE Tyreke Smith, Ohio State

 

Seattle Seahawks Needs, Pre-Draft Analysis: NFL Draft 2022

– Start with this – Seattle actually has draft picks. Last year it had just three picks who did a whole lot of nothing, but now it has three of the top 41 picks, got the No. 9 overall pick from the Broncos, and it has five of the top 109 players. It has to nail it this time around.

– A quarterback is a priority without Russell Wilson around, but Drew Lock really does seem to be the fill-in considering this isn’t a great draft for QBs. The 40th overall pick might be the perfect time, though, for North Carolina’s Sam Howell or maybe even Matt Corral from Ole Miss if he slides. But …

– A top cornerback will be right there at the 9, and there could be a tackle that will be a must-get considering there wasn’t anything done through free agency. That’s the luxury part of this year’s Seattle draft – it can go Best Player Available and work on needs later.

So who’ll be there in the first round for Seattle? Is it too early for Ole Miss OT Charles Cross? Maybe a wee bit, but Cincinnati CB Sauce Gardner could slip a bit, LSU CB Derek Stingley Jr. should be there, and go ahead and get comfortable with the idea of simply taking the best guy on the board no matter what.

Seattle Seahawks 2021 Draft Picks

2 (56) WR D’Wayne Eskridge, Western Michigan
4 (137) CB Tre Brown, Oklahoma
6 (208) OT Stone Forsythe, Florida

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