The Seattle Seahawks have found themselves among many headlines surrounding the 2022 NFL Draft. Of course, the primary one is will they trade Russell Wilson? Last offseason, there was some speculation that Wilson wanted out of Seattle – although, it was never confirmed. Given the struggles of their current season, many are already assuming that the star quarterback will be playing elsewhere next year.
If that were to be the case, then the Seattle Seahawks will enter the 2022 NFL Draft with a lot of ammunition as whoever trades for Wilson is going to have to pay up. Also, we aren’t even sure if it will be the Pete Carroll and John Schneider regime that is making the picks.
There is a lot of uncertainly looming large over the Seattle Seahawks organization. Regardless, we do know that the team will be looking to address some of its issues through the draft.
With free agency beginning in March, the Seattle Seahawks may look to spend some money before the draft to acquire talent at much-needed positions. Nevertheless, you can expect them to look at the following positions during the draft.
Seattle Seahawks mock draft: Seattle goes offense early
Target Positions: OL, DL, HB, DB
Offensive Line: This is the projected #1 need for Seattle. Russell Wilson has been pressured way too much over the years and it will be critically important to keep our star quarterback happy.
Defensive Line: In the Legion of Boom days, the defensive line was disruptive. As of late, they haven’t been able to consistently generate pressure on the quarterback.
Half Back: With Chris Carson’s future up in the air, Seattle should look to draft a HB that can provide depth or someone who can eventually emerge as the starting running back.
Defensive Back: Although I expect Seattle to address this through free agency, adding depth certainly can’t hurt. As we have seen, 4th round draft pick Tre Brown is going to have an impact on this defense in the future.
With 6 total picks in the 2022 NFL Draft, here is my first mock draft of how it will unfold for the Seattle Seahawks.