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Seahawks Mock Draft 1.0


This is a mock draft based on the roster right now (not including current free agents). Here are our areas of need:

Runningback:

-Chris Carson is coming off a serious neck injury and may not be the same CC32 as before
-Rashaad Penny had a great end of the year but has not proven he can last a full 16. Bringing him back should be on the to-do list, but shouldn't be relied upon in 2022

Tight End:
-Both Will Dissly and Gerald Everett are free agents as of now, leaving Colby Parkinson as the only Tight End on the roster

Tackle:
-Duane brown is aging, and his future is uncertain. Even if he is resigned, a successor needs to at least be on the roster. On the right side of the line, Jake Curhan did well, but more needs to be done as his pass protection was less than impressive. A free agent signing would be the way to go here.

Center:
-While Ethan Pocic improved in the second half of 2021, he is a free agent this offseason and the position should probably be improved upon anyway. Possible replacements will be discussed in a Free Agency targets post

Interior Pass Rush (3-Tech):
-Hopefully Poona Ford is moved back to the 1-Tech Nose tackle because he was not productive at all at as a pass rusher. That would leave Myles Adams and Jerrod Hewitt as our only 3-Tech pass rushers. This is a position I'd like to address more so in Free Agency than the draft.

Run Stuffing Tackle (1-Tech):
-This is a position that can easily be addressed with an under the radar free agent move and a late round draft pick. You've already got Poona Ford back at the 1-Tech (Hopefully), so you already don't have to do a ton there.

Cornerback:
-Pretty simple here, you've only got 2 corners on the roster at the moment, but could easily be addressed in free agency with a couple signings (Dj Reed, Sidney jones) and a late round pick

Slot Cornerback:
-Marquise Blair should be in the running for this spot after a really down year from Ugo Amadi but has finished the last two years on IR. Speaking of Amadi, he finished with the worst PFF grade on the team and eye test showed the same thing.

Free Safety:
-Quandre Diggs is a Free Agent this offseason, coming off a serious injury and 29 years old. Even if he is resigned, I don't expect it to be a particularly long contract and we need a guy behind him

Now to the Mock Draft...

Round 2, Pick 41: Daxton Hill, S, Michigan
Daxton Hill can play pretty much anywhere in the secondary, but we would use him as a Free Safety in single high and is capable of playing in the slot. This is not a pick that would be made if Diggs is resigned but would be a nice replacement.

Report from The Draft Network: "He is a smooth and efficient mover in coverage and has very good straight-line speed. In zone coverage, Hill flashes excellent eyes, instincts, and awareness to peel off his zone and locate the ball and make a play. He has good short-area quickness and closing burst to make plays on the football or tackle anything completed in front of him. Hill flashes good range playing single-high and can make plays sideline to sideline"

Round 3, Pick 72: Jeremy Ruckert, TE, Ohio State
As I said before, Colby Parkinson is the only Tight End left on the roster as of now, and based on BPA, Jeremy Ruckert is the pick here. I think Ruckert is a perfect fit with this offense and is a better blocker than Everett.
Report from The Draft Network: " I think the ceiling is there for Ruckert to be a much better pro player than he is a college receiver. In the blocking phases of the position, Ruckert is used often in split-flow fits and has the mass necessary to crack the end man on the line of scrimmage effectively." (Something Everett struggled with)

Round 4, Pick 105: Rasheed Walker, OT, Penn State
Tackle is a big need for this team particularly the Left Tackle position. Waiting a year behind Duane Brown (or whoever we sign this offseason) would be great for his development.
Report from The Draft Network: "Overall, Walker is a solid offensive line prospect who offers length, athleticism, and fundamentals to develop into a starter at the next level"

Round 4, Pick 112: Alec Lindstrom, C, Boston College
Regardless of who we sign in free agency, center competition is needed.
Report from The Draft Network: " Lindstrom is a technician that succeeds as a run blocker with timing, angles, positioning, hand technique, and footwork. In pass protection, his ability to frame blocks, stay square, maintain his hand fits, and understanding of protection schemes makes him a standout. Lindstrom is excellent on combo blocks, climbing to the second level and executing impact blocks in space."

Round 5, Pick 151: Otito Ogbonnia, 1-Tech, UCLA
The Hawks need to get deeper in the middle of the defensive line with multiple guys hitting free agency. Ogbonnia also versatile enough to play the 3-tech as well.
Report from The Draft Network: " He comes off the ball with good leverage and can hold the point of attack. He has very good power and his hands and easily jolts the defender back. He can lock out and shows tremendous strength in his hands to disengage and get to the ball carrier. In the passing game, he shows the ability to push/pull and rip to get to the QB"

Round 7, Pick 225: Josh Williams, CB, Fayetteville State
You aren't really looking for high impact guys in the later rounds, more so projects. Josh Williams is a very interesting player. He is what you use to call the prototypical Pete Carroll cornerback. Hes 6'3" 197 pounds and was one of the best and most physical cornerbacks in DII college football. Hes also got the attitude you'd want in a corner

Report from The Draft Network: " Williams has excellent length, athleticism, ball skills, physicality, and coverage instincts. An imposing player in the DII ranks, Williams swallowed up receivers in press coverage and didn’t give them a chance to get into their route stems. He was sticky in off man and played with the confidence expected from a guy that was the best player on the field and he knew it. Despite a limited amount of targets against him, Williams was still able to make impact plays on the football and is an alpha on the field. He’s a willing participant against the run and is an enthusiastic tackler"