The Seattle Seahawks are 3-8 and the season looks to be reaching a crescendo. The team has been allotted a one percent chance of making the playoffs.
One thing is clear, changes will occur this off-season. Whether that be assistant coaches, coordinators, players, or stars. Some changes are bound to occur, it simply isn’t yet known which of these changes it will be.
This article will start my yearly draft series. This season has a lot of mystery about their needs given the uncertainty of how far into a rebuild the Seahawks are going to dive. To trade Russell Wilson, or not to. To get a new head coach, or not to. To move on from stars like Bobby Wagner, Duane Brown, or Quandre Diggs, or not to.
If the Seahawks are looking for a soft rebuild by replacing an aging player with young blue-chip talent, the offensive tackle could be a great choice.
Seattle Seahawks: 3 offensive tackles they should take in the 2022 NFL draft
The draft is not looking to be as strong as it has in the previous few years. There aren’t many players that scream All-Star. However, there is some solid depth. Many of the players between pick 15 and 50 all have similar draft grades at this point which means Seattle could have a fringe first-round talent drop to them in round two.
With Duane Brown having a down year, another year older, and on an expiring contract, the left tackle is a smart play to target with the first selection. The offensive line has been a sore spot for years.
The team made one semi-splash move last off-season by trading for Gabe Jackson. However, the line is getting older. The average age of the current roster is 30 with only one building block under the age of 25.
It is time to insert some young blue-chip talents into the trenches. Jake Curhan looks like he could be a stud right tackle with Brandon Shell’s contract expiring. The left tackle will still need to be addressed.
There are several players I have my eye on when the Seahawks look to make their first pick at the beginning of the second round.