Round 4, Pick 105 (via NYJ)
An interesting storyline surrounding the Seattle Seahawks throughout their disappointing 2021 regular season was the future of MLB Bobby Wagner. While he is certainly showing no signs of regression, he is getting older in age and does have a hefty contract. I personally don’t think the Seahawks will look to move off of him as they believe they currently have a Super Bowl contending roster.
Although Cody Barton impressed in the last two weeks, I still see Seattle drafting a linebacker to eventually replace Wagner. JoJo Domann out of Nebraska has been climbing his way up the draft broad. Being a former safety, he enters the draft as one of the best coverage linebackers. That factor alone makes him a good fit for this cover-three Seattle defense. While he is known for being an outside linebacker, I think his versatility will allow Seattle to transition him into being a middle linebacker, as they did with Cody Barton. He certainly has the speed and the tackling ability to play the position at a high level. Start him on special teams and let him learn behind the best linebacker in football.
Outside of the aging veterans in Duane Brown and Gabe Jackson on the offensive line, perhaps their biggest weakness is C Ethan Pocic. Seattle has been pretty patient with him, but I think most would agree that the Seahawks need a new starting center. One of my duplicate picks from my first edition is G Dohnovan West out of Arizona State. Only this time, I have the Seahawks taking him in the 4th round rather than the 5th round.
Do not be surprised if Seattle were to trade the 112th pick for more picks later in the draft as I believe they can acquire West a little later in the 4th round. Regardless, West has shown the ability to play the center position and can even take on the role that Curhan did last year. Sit on the bench and then, when your opportunity arises, seize it. He will need some tweaking but will have the veteran leadership around him to help him learn and grow as the season progresses.