The Seattle Seahawks are officially in a rebuild and the front office did a solid job reeling in young talent. It’ll be interesting to see how they play this year, as the rest of the NFC West is stacked. Regardless, there will be some bright spots for the fanbase to get excited about, as the offense has some legitimate talent to build around. With that in mind, we take a look at some of our way too early predictions for the Seahawks’ 2022 NFL season.

Seattle made a huge pick in the NFL Draft after selecting Charles Cross in the first round. It’s been a rough road for the Seahawks’ offensive line, but things will turn around now that Cross is in at left tackle. Additionally, the run game should greatly benefit from his presence.

Meanwhile, all eyes are on DK Metcalf right now as trade rumors continue to rumble from the depths of the mill. Even so, Seattle doesn’t seem too keen on the idea of dealing away their superstar wide receiver. Assuming he remains on the roster, Metcalf should put up big numbers for the Seahawks despite having a downgrade at quarterback.

With that said, here are three, way too early predictions for the Seahawks’ 2022 NFL season.

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Seahawks Way Too Early Predictions For The 2022 NFL Season

3. Charles Cross ends the season as the best rookie offensive lineman in the league

This was the perfect selection for the front office to make. The offensive line has struggled for years and Charles Cross is a phenomenal prospect to build around. He has the potential to be a staple for this franchise for years to come, as he proved to be a monster throughout his collegiate career. Taking Cross in the first round was the first step toward the Seahawks rebuilding the roster.

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He is likely to be the immediate starter at left tackle and there’s no reason to believe he will lose that role anytime soon. He’s dominant in pass protection and is a beast in opening up the run lanes. Look for Charles Cross to make an immediate impact for the Seahawks and finish the season as the top rookie offensive lineman in the NFL.

2. Rashaad Penny and Kenneth Walker III form a powerful duo

Rashaad Penny finished last year off with multiple strong performances and should play a role in Seattle’s offense once again. Meanwhile, the front office acquired Kenneth Walker III in the second round of the NFL Draft. He was a solid running back during his time in college and will be a great addition to the Seahawks’ backfield.

Between the two of them, Seattle may have a legitimate rushing attack on their hands. Chris Carson is nursing a neck injury and it’s unclear whether or not he returns to form. However, the Seahawks have two other solid options in Penny and Walker. Look for these two to split the backfield and help the offense control the clock with a powerful rushing attack.

1. DK Metcalf proves to be consistent without Russell Wilson

After trading away Russell Wilson to the Denver Broncos, many have speculated for the front office to possibly deal away DK Metcalf as well. However, keeping the superstar receiver makes sense as well. He’s still young and his athleticism makes him a threat to score on any given play. For that reason, the Seahawks should highly consider retaining their star and build continue to build around him.

Although Geno Smith and Drew Lock are considerable downgrades from Russell Wilson, Metcalf can still prove to be a consistent pass option. We’ve seen star players perform well with dud quarterbacks before. As long as the coaching staff dials up plays specifically designed for DK Metcalf, the Seahawks’ superstar receiver should remain near the top of the league once again.