The Seattle Seahawks claim they’re not entering a rebuild, but it’ll be difficult for the franchise to succeed without Russell Wilson. They have a chance to add a ton of talent to the roster through the 2022 NFL Draft, which bodes well for their future endeavors. We take a look at what the Seahawks might do with our very own full mock draft.
There are multiple holes on the roster right now. Seattle could use an upgrade at quarterback, offensive line, and nearly every position on defense. It should be an interesting draft for the Seahawks, but only time will tell if they made the right decisions or not. Look for the front office to mainly focus on defense, as the offense isn’t too far away from being a threat.
With that said, here is our full Seattle Seahawks 2022 NFL Mock Draft.
Seahawks 2022 NFL Mock Draft
Round 1 – 9th Pick Overall: Kenny Pickett (QB)
The biggest area of concern is the quarterback position. Drew Lock isn’t the player many believed he could become so we should expect the Seahawks to take a quarterback early. Depending on how the board falls, Kenny Pickett could be a perfect prospect for this team. He seems to be the most NFL-ready amongst his peers and will have a chance to start day one.
Round 2 – 40th Pick Overall: Nick Bonitto (EDGE)
Seattle can make some noise in the second round and beef up their defense. Nick Bonitto is an excellent prospect who could earn a starting role immediately for the Seahawks. This team struggled on defense and Bonitto is likely to make an immediate impact for this team if he falls to the 40th pick overall in the NFL Draft.
Round 2 – 41st Pick Overall: Leo Chenal (LB)
After releasing Bobby Wagner in the offseason, Seattle must find his replacement. In comes Leo Chenal, who is arguably a top-three prospect in his position. If the Seahawks can grab Bonitto and Chenal in back-to-back picks, then this defense will be in much better shape moving forward.
Round 3 – 73rd Pick Overall: Brian Asamoah (LB)
As previously mentioned, Seattle needs help on defense. The Seahawks could aim to double-tap the linebacker position, especially if Brian Asamoah falls in the draft. The front office would basically be hedging their bets at the linebacker position, which could pay off greatly if both Leo Chenal and Asamoah turn out to be studs.
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Round 4 – 109th Pick Overall: Zack Tom (T)
The offensive line has been a major problem for the Seahawks for quite some time. If they miss out on any of the top prospects, Seattle can save themselves by taking Zack Tom in the fourth round. He’s a versatile lineman and could earn a solid rotational role in his rookie season. If the coaching staff can develop him accordingly, then this franchise will be vastly improved in the trenches in the future.
Round 5 – 152nd Pick Overall: Cordale Flott (CB)
Seattle struggled to defend the pass and could use some young talent in the secondary. Cordale Flott would be a great prospect for the Seahawks to select. Although, Flott needs time to develop. He can serve as a special teams candidate until he develops into a more prominent role for this franchise.
Round 5 – 153rd Pick Overall: Noah Elliss (DL)
Noah Elliss doesn’t jump off of the page athletically, but he’s a solid prospect regardless. Seattle could use some help in the defensive trenches, making Elliss a strong prospect for this team. He needs time to develop, but considering how bad the Seahawks’ defensive line is right now, we could see this young rookie earn playing time as a rotational player.
Round 7 – 229th Pick Overall: Brad Hawkins (S)
In the seventh round, teams typically select whoever they feel is the best player available. Brad Hawkings has the potential to be a special teams stud for years to come. However, if the Seahawks take their time and develop him, we could see Hawkins earn a legitimate backup role for this franchise.