The NFL Draft is just five weeks away, and it will be a monumental weekend for this organization that has opened itself up to quite a lot of change after the actions of the last two weeks. The Seattle Seahawks possess a lot of draft capital, and so it should be very exciting to watch what they do April 28-30 in building this team for the future.
I’ve prepared my latest Seahawks mock draft, going all 7 rounds and looking for key pieces on the offensive line and on the defense (in particular in the secondary) that this team can build on going into 2022.
The Seahawks need help at several positions as the roster currently stands: Quarterback, offensive tackle (and offensive line in general), and corner. I also believe the team needs another linebacker and a solid edge rusher to complement Darrell Taylor and Uchenna Nwosu.
Seahawks mock draft 4.0: Seattle grabs its future QB
If this team is rebuilding, though, it’s good to upgrade at any position. The Seahawks are getting younger, and building a room of young corners, young edge rushers, or young linemen can not be understated. Also, any rookies on the team are incredibly cheap in terms of the salary cap, meaning that if the team can find solid, startable rookies in the draft it can afford to give out extensions to DK Metcalf, Jordyn Brooks and Darrell Taylor in the next season or two.
What I’ve focused on in this round of mock picks is getting a quarterback and the line to protect him at the same time. Other teams have had to wait a year to put 5 solid linemen in front of their new franchise quarterback, and it hasn’t gone well. Look at Daniel Jones. Look at Trevor Lawrence in 2021. The key to keeping this team competitive is keeping pressure off the new man under center.