3 under-the-radar players Seahawks should take in 2022 NFL draft
By Lee Vowell
Receiver Bo Melton, Rutgers
Bo Melton was ill-used in the Rutgers offense for five years. Of course, that doesn’t say all that much as Rutgers has spent most of a century ill-using players. But Melton has the skills to be a productive player in the NFL, likely more productive as a pro than in college.
At the NFL combine, the 5’11” and 200=pound Melton ran a 4.34 40-yard dash so he is plenty fast enough to get by defensive backs at the next level. He also has the ability to high point the ball and has a 38-inch vertical. There is no reason based on raw athleticism Melton can’t succeed at the next level.
Melton could be an immediate boost on special teams as well as he was the gunner in college and his speed fits for that role in the NFL, too. He also was elected as captain on his special teams at Rutgers so he clearly has the respect of the other players around him.
Melton is unlikely to help much in the passing game for the Seahawks in 2022 but that is OK as Seattle has two excellent receivers already in Tyler Lockett and DK Metcalf and D’Wayne Eskridge will be entering his second season. But by 2023, Melton could be a contributor. But he will help on special teams immediately.