Forty one have been drafted in the last ten years, with a maximum of six in any one year.
This looks like a pretty deep class in 2022, so I have actually found nine possibles to be amongst the corners drafted in the first round in 2022.
1. Derek Stingley (LSU)
2. Kairr Elam (Florida)
3. Sevyn Banks (Ohio State)
4. Josh Jobe (Alabama)
5. Ahmad Gardner (Cincinatti)
6. Andrew Booth (Clemson)
7. Derion Kendrick (Clemson)
8. Tre-Vius Hodges-Tomlinson (TCU)
9. Noah Daniels (TCU)
This is an area of concern for a lot of Seahawk fans going into 2021, if these fears prove well-founded then adding to this position via the 2022 draft may well be prioritized.
Stingley is another candidate for a top-five pick in next year’s draft and looks like being one of the best players in college football in the coming season.
Elam and Banks are likely to be first round selections as it stands and Jobe is another good candidate to be so, the others could well be so with a strong 2021 campaign.
Twenty safeties have been first round picks in the draft over the last ten years, with none being picked in the first round of the last two drafts.
The three standout candidates at this position currently are
1. Kyle Hamilton (Notre Dame)
2. Bubba Bolden (Miami)
3. Jordan Battle (Alabama)
Hamilton is another one of the top overall prospects in the 2022 draft and currently looks like a top-five pick overall.
Bolden and Battle also look like strong candidates to be first round picks in 2022, beyond these three there is not a lot of apparent quality at this time.
With both of the Seahawks starting safeties about to enter their last contracted season, although having given up two first rounder to get Jamaal Adams, it seems inconceivable that he will not get a contract extension. Quandre Diggs could also be re-signed, but the Seahawks could look to draft a replacement in 2022, either short or long term.