Seahawks fans often lament that there has not been much to excite about the team’s draft over the past decade – having only three selections in Seattle last year and none in the first round – this year should not be regretted. .
With eight choices, including 9th overall, one of the most interesting stories in the NFL is how Russell Wilson manages Seattle’s draft following the trade.
What will Seattle get out of that sudden draft robbery?
Glad you heard that.
There are only two weeks left to draft – first round April 28, rounds 2-3 April 29 and rounds 4-7 April 30 – it’s time for our annual Seahawks seven-round sample draft, we guess what the Seahawks can do with each of their choices.
To help, I consulted with several pseudo draft simulators such as Pro Football Focus and the Pro Football Network, which as a guide for any player – generally by consensus of draft experts at the moment – are realistically available in each. Pick up.
And, yes, the odds of the Seahawks holding all eight of these choices at their current level are minimal.
But this is exactly what the Seahawks have for now.
So let’s plan what they can do.
No. 9: Attacking Charles Cross, Mississippi State
The thinking here is that Oregon Edge Rusher Cavon Thebotox – a popular player who makes fun of Seattle late – is no less than nine. To do so would be an incomprehensible act. My point is, Seattle would not raise a quarterback this much, or pick up a cornerback. My guess is that if one of the leading pair of Edge Russians does not really make it to this place, Seattle will use this choice to meet one of its biggest long-term needs – the left barrier – just like the first choice made at Pete Carroll / John. The Schneider Era, which took the Seahawks Russell Orchestra at No. 6 in 2010, last took this hike in Seattle. According to Pro Football Focus, Cross, who did not turn 22 until November, was as good a pass producer as he was in college football last year, allowing just 16 impressions in 719 pass-block photos. It may take a while for the cross to become a dominant run blocker, making it difficult to find the potential owner’s left barriers. Seattle should be added to this position with three tags: Jake Gurhan, Stone Force and Greg Island.
No. 40: Edge Rusher Nick Bonito, Oklahoma
One reason OL is moving so fast is that it is considered a good edge rushing team, meaning that even though many of the elite in Seattle go, they can still find a solid pass-loving opportunity in its second-round picks. First round. Bonitto is likely to be available and is considered a good fit for Seattle’s 3-4 defense – per PFF, pass rush grade, pass-rush win rate and pass-rush win rate and over the past two years Bonitto has topped all Edge Rushers. Pressure ratio.
No. 41: QB Made Coral, Mississippi
Here I go with a QB. With very little consensus on QBs in this class, it is my intention to wait for this place in Seattle and get someone at high risk. Desmond Rider of Cincy would also be very sexy if he was here. But Corel has solid hand strength, has good mobility to keep the zone-reading aspect of Seattle offense in the post-Wilson period intact, and more than previous years (a 20-5 TD-to-interruption ratio) in taking care of the ball last year. Carol would also like some experience with Coral and DK Metcalfe, created by Ole Miss. But it is worth noting that at the time of drafting, there was no need to take a QB if Seattle added another veterinarian (or two). One way or another, however, Seattle can be expected to add two more QBs by the end of the draft.
No. 72: Linebacker Troy Anderson, Montana State
Anderson is one of the most passionate players in draft history as he plays quarterback in his college history and plays as a backline linebacker. And some think he could have left before he was 72 years old. But if he stays here, he may get the chance to get a player in Seattle who can immediately help in various special roles and become a long-term candidate. Beyond 2022 only Jordin Brooks currently has to fill one of the linebacking spots under contract.
No. 109: CB Tariq Woolen, University of Texas-San Antonio
A few jokers go to the corner in their first choice of Seahawks. That makes sense given the few players available at nine – namely LSU’s Derek Stingley Jr. and Cincinnati’s Ahmed “Sauce” Gardner. But under Carol and GM John Schneider, Seattle never drew a corner before the third round, and Carol DJ Reid can be considered the team’s latest success story in taking an unknown corner and turning him into the number eight player in a year. So the thinking here is to try to go that route again to capture the corner spot in Seattle. The link running on Woolen 4.26 is one of the breakout stories. And with 33 and a half-inch hands at 6-4, 205, he fits the big corner axis he has always wanted in Seattle.
No. 145: Edge Jeffrey Thunder, Coast Carolina
Yes, we are adding another Edge Rusher. Seattle does not have much depth, and you can not have enough pass rushers. Thug is another who is generally considered to be more suitable for the 3-4 front, and he is the perfect type of player to get a chance at this point in the draft, with impressive physical characteristics but he has not hit him yet. Possible.
No. 153: RB Rachaad White, State of Arizona
Running back is another interesting long-term destination for the Seahawks. Rashad Penny is on a one-year contract and Chris Carson’s contract is vacant after this season – and he hopes to be able to play again this year after recovering from neck surgery – at this point DJ Dallas and Travis Homer often fit into the complement / special team roles. (And Alex Collins is unsigned). So it makes some sense to take a shot at the running pack in the middle rounds. White ran 4.48 40 at the pitch when measuring 6-feet, 214, and was a good receiver with 43 catches a year ago, meaning he could immediately compete for the third-under role.
No. 229: WR Po Melton, Rudders
People seem to be all over the map in Melton so he may not come here. Yes, he seems to have some potential similar to Seattle’s first choice Tea Eskridge a year ago. But we are talking about the seventh round flyer. Seattle did nothing to add depth to the receiver this off-season, and the fifth receiver spot on the list would be open. Melton also has some Carrie experience, so he would be a good fit in the role of receiver-to-whom-some-emergency-attempts to carve out Seattle’s offense under Shane Waltron. He is also often described with the word “special teams ace”, which includes a little kick and punt return experience. For all the talk about how Seattle builds its teams, the Seahawks have taken at least one receiver in all but two of the 12 drafts since the arrival of Carol / Schneider.