Seattle Seahawks 3-Round Mock Draft

The Seattle Seahawks are set to begin a new era.

After trading away longtime quarterback Russell Wilson, the Seahawks have a massive hole at the quarterback position. Bobby Wagner also left Seattle for the first time in his legendary career, and two stalwarts in the Pacific Northwest will be playing football in other places in 2022.

Head coach Pete Carroll might have just one more season running the show, so filling out the roster in the 2022 NFL Draft is very important. Plus, the Seahawks have to find their next QB at some point, no matter how highly they think of Drew Lock.

Here is one way the Seahawks could go in the first three rounds of the draft.

Round 1, No. 9 overall: Malik Willis, QB, Liberty

At this rate, Malik Willis will unquestionably be the first QB selected. However, his landing spot varies. The Detroit Lions need a signal-caller and have also been linked to Willis.

The Carolina Panthers pick at No. 6 overall and need a QB desperately, so Willis falling to the Seahawks might not happen. In this exercise, Willis lands there, and the Seahawks waste no time grabbing their new future QB.

The Liberty star is raw, but his talent is enormous, and with the proper development, he could be a longtime starter and Pro Bowl QB. It also helps to have receivers like D.K. Metcalf and Tyler Lockett catching passes.

If Willis is there at No. 9, it is a no-brainer for Seattle.

Round 2, No. 40 overall: Cameron Thomas, EDGE, San Diego State

The EDGE talent in this draft class is impressive, and getting Cameron Thomas in the second round could be a steal. The hope here was that David Ojabo drops, but he went a few picks before, so pivoting to Thomas isn’t a bad option.

Thomas is best suited for a 4-3 defense, but he can play multiple positions on the defensive line. The Seahawks need talent on defense, especially after Wagner left, and Thomas could step in and be an immediate contributor in his rookie season.

Pressuring the QB is one of the essential things in today’s NFL, and just look at what teams like the Los Angeles Chargers and Las Vegas Raiders have done this offseason.

Round 2, No. 41 overall: Jalen Pitre, S, Baylor

Toward the middle of the second round, the Seahawks walk away with one of the best safeties in the draft. That is a terrific value.

Jamal Adams is still around, although his performance has declined since coming over in a massive blockbuster trade with the New York Jets.

Once again, the Seahawks need help defensively, and Pitre is precisely that. He can move around on defense quite a bit and was a do-it-all guy at Baylor.

There’s a reason Pitre was AP All-American First Team, and the tape speaks for itself. The Seahawks are clearly building for the future, and he can be a quality starting safety for a long time in Seattle.

Round 3, No. 72 overall: Ed Ingram, OL, LSU

The Seahawks address one of their most significant needs in the third round by grabbing Ed Ingram from LSU. For years the offensive line has been an issue, and while Seattle thinks about it at No. 9 overall, they decide to wait and end up with a gem of a prospect.

Ingram played his entire career at LSU, so he has protected Joe Burrow and has gone up time and time again with the best defenses in college football.

His football IQ and intensity (look at the clip above) are too much for Carroll to pass on, and he heads to Seattle and becomes an immediate starter in his rookie season.

The new-look Seahawks can’t ask for much more than that.

Stats Courtesy of Sports Reference

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