Seahawks 2022 Mock Draft: A final guess at who Seattle takes
By Jake Luppino
Round 2, Pick 40 (via DEN)
The link between Pete Carroll and the University of Washington is obvious. Given how impressive their secondary has been over the years, it wouldn’t surprise me in the slightest way to see Seattle select Kyler Gordon. The 1st team All-Pac-12 defensive member enters the NFL with experience playing both outside and nickel corner. Although he needs polishing, his unique set of skills can help him develop over time in a rebuilding secondary.
Round 2, Pick 41
Although false starts plagued Abraham Lucas throughout his collegiate career, he enters the NFL Draft with high upside. He has been the highest-graded pass-blocking tackle in the Pac-12 since 2020 and certainly fits a need for a Seattle Seahawks team that currently doesn’t have a starter on the left side. Given the fact his strength comes in the pass game, I think many 12s would be pleased to see him serve as the blindside protection for either Drew Lock or Geno Smith.
Round 3, Pick 72
The loss of Bobby Wagner is going to feel monumental for this Seattle defense. Chad Muma out of Wyoming can serve as a potential replacement. He finished second in tackles (142) in the FBS. In his senior year, he was nominated for the Butkus Award. Plays with good instincts, has solid speed and does well in reading coverage. Most importantly, he has exceptional character and has shown the ability to deal with adversity.
Round 3, Pick 77 (via MIN)
G Cole Strange out of Chattanooga plays with a mean streak. Many think he will be transitioned into a center once he enters the NFL given his set of skills. His strength comes in a zone-schemed run offense. But overall, he is considered to be quite athletic for his size and has excellent coordination. Would be a nice fit for the Seahawks regardless of whether he transitions to center or stays at guard. Abraham Lucas, Cole Strange and Damien Lewis would be a nice start to rebuilding this o-line.