Seattle Seahawks 2022 Mock Draft 6.0: Building the bridge to success
By Jake Luppino
Round 4, Pick 109 (via NYJ)
Spinal fusion surgery in March could cause Damone Clark to fall in the draft. Many believe he will not be ready to play until 2023, but he has shown enough for Seattle to select him in the 4th round having finished 2021 with the most tackles in the SEC. Quite the impressive statistic given the talent on Georgia’s front seven. His dedication to the game and described as having “exceptional character” will allow him to put in the necessary work to recover from his surgery. Most importantly, he has all the intangibles to become a consistent starter for this Seahawks defense.
Round 5, Pick 152 (via DEN)
There is no secret about the injury-riddled Seahawks backfield. They are in need of fresh legs and the undersized 5-feet-8 tailback out of Missouri can provide that for them. Despite his stature, he is a physical runner, which should be appealing to Pete Carroll. He is a dual-threat and has the potential to become a starting running back in the NFL. In 2021, he earned first-time All-SEC honors after posting 1,604 rushing yards and 330 receiving yards.
Round 5, Pick 153
Throughout the offseason, Seattle has made it clear they have intentions to fix their pass rush. An aggressive newly-promoted defensive coordinator is a step in the right direction. Drafting Dominique Robinson out of Miami (OH) would be another. At only 253 pounds, Robinson would need to add weight to compete at the NFL level on a consistent basis. But, he has a real high ceiling and this late in the draft, Seattle will be looking for a diamond in the rough.
Round 7, Pick 229
With their final pick of the draft, I have the Seahawks adding reassurance to the offensive line. Josh Rivas out of Kansas State has overwhelming size. His versatility will intrigue NFL teams to take a flyer on him. Although he started at guard throughout his college tenure, he played left tackle in high school and even practiced at that spot throughout college. Nonetheless, he can fit Seattle’s run scheme quite well as he just mauls the competition when pulling.