The 2022 NFL draft is officially in the books, and it was perhaps the strangest draft we’ve seen in the Pete Carroll regime to date. In that, I don’t mean that the Seattle Seahawks‘ front office did everything possible to swerve from popular opinion and wholly disregarded every other talent evaluator under the sun — that would be orthodox for Carroll and GM John Schneider.
Rather, the Seahawks largely stuck to their projected picks, rarely moving from their draft position and drafted for obvious positions of need. That being the case, the effects this draft class could have on the team Seattle fields this coming season may be easier to predict than usual.
With such a projected coup of a draft class under Seattle’s belts, there stand to be a lot more people that benefit than those who will find themselves worse off, it seems. That said, it would be prudent to describe these changes in more detail.
Some current Seahawks should be happy – and some not so happy – with what Seattle did in the 2022 NFL draft
And in case you missed the draft because of life/work, the players the Seahawks chose are as follows:
1st round, pick number 9: Offensive tackle Charles Cross
2nd round, pick 40: Edge rusher Boye Mafe
2nd round, pick 41: Running back Kenneth Walker III
3rd round, pick 72, Right tackle Abe Lucas
4th round, pick 109: Cornerback Coby Bryant
5th round, pick 153: Cornerback Tariq Woolen
5th round, pick 158: Edge rusher Tyreke Smith
7th round, pick 229: Wide receiver Bo Melton
7th round, pick 233: Wide receiver Dareke Young