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The 2022 Seahawks Mock Draft V6.0 ---- UPDATED

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I am hoping that PC/JS continue their movement towards a blend of toolsie guys, along with some guys who might not hit their metrics, but are really good at football. I am also hoping they are completely tied down to scheme fits. Hopefully their new staffs will be creative enough to adjust the system to the talent available. Some of the recent moves, DJ Reed/Tre Brown/Sidney Jones, hint that they are much more willing to bend, what were formerly fairly hard rules. This draft year there are a number of guys who are just good at football.

Take a look at the other mocks I have done, for more prospects to follow:

Mock 1, Mock 2, Mock 3, Mock 4, Mock 5

Disclaimer:

Scouting

I am not a scout, nor do I pretend to be. I will give my thought process on drafting a guy, but will link and copy to other scouts and give you what they think of him, which is probably much higher quality than what you would get from me.

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I HAVE MOVED TO THE CURRENT PICKS PER ROUND. I still think it is folly to attempt to figure out what trades will happen, so I will continue to just pick a generic pick for that round.

Draft Position

We don't know where anyone will be drafted, so don't @ me with an argument about someone won't be available when, that is completely beside the point. The point is that we look at a bunch of players who may be available and of interest to PCJS.

Picks:

Round 1 LB Devin Lloyd - Utah

Round 2 OT Trevor Penning - Northern Iowa

Round 2 Edge David Ojabo - Michigan

Round 3 CB Tariq Woolen - UTSA

Round 4 RB James Cook - Georgia

Round 5 WR Velus Jones - Tenn

Round 5 DT John Ridgeway - Arkansas

Round 7 Edge/SAM Ali Fayad - Western Michigan

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Pick-by-pick Breakdown

Seahawks at pick Round 1 LB Devin Loyd - Utah

Measurements: 6'-3" 237, 33" arms

40 Yard Dash-4.66

Bench Press-25

Vertical Jump-35

Broad Jump-126

Don't over think this. Lloyd is a field tilting force out there. Stick him next to Brooks and let him fly all over the field and make plays. He is sticky in coverage and fly's to his run fits. He is a longer armed, more athletic version of Micah Parsons. Let him dominate from sideline to sideline.

NFL.com Highly productive and highly physical, Lloyd could create interesting discussions in draft rooms as teams work through his process versus production. Lloyd can be a little inconsistent with early diagnosis and fit recognition and unorthodox in how he flows to the football. With that said, he has a stat sheet full of production in every major category, including 43 tackles for loss over the last three seasons. He plays with the willful demeanor of an NFL alpha linebacker and is sneaky talented as a rusher either blitzing or aligning off the edge. Lloyd will make plenty of plays and should become a good starter as an inside or strong-side linebacker, but inconsistent process could limit his consistency.

The Draft Network He's a downhill player who is among the nations leader in TFLs. He uses his agility inside to defeat blockers and find the football. He has been productive in the box when he can quickly diagnose the run. On third downs, he has proven that he can remain on the field on passing downs and projects as a productive special teams player if necessary.

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Seahawks select at Round 2 OT Trevor Penning - Northern Iowa

Measurements: 6-7 325

40 Yard Dash-4.89

Vertical Jump-28

Broad Jump-111

3 Cone Drill-7.25

20 Yd Shuttle-4.62

He has been slowly dropping in mock drafts as Raimann has been rising and at some point there just won't be that many OTs taken in the first. I think Penning will be sitting there for us at the top of the 2nd. Plug him in at either OT and don't think about it again for the next 10 years. He is a small school guy that still needs to develop, but will be better than any OT we have on the roster on day one. He takes joy in just being nasty.

NFL.com enning plays with a level of disgust for anyone lining up against him and seeks out violent block finishes when possible. He's athletic enough to block on the move and has the potential to shine as a powerful drive blocker. Size, length and know-how have been more than enough to ward off FCS pass rushers, but he needs to operate with better inside-out positioning while developing much firmer edges to succeed against a more talented group of quarterback hunters. Penning has both traits and toughness but the tape can leave you wanting just a little more from him. He should become an instant starter at left or right tackle but the jump in competition will take time to navigate.

The Draft Network He has a savage temperament and has finished several plays with the defender on the ground. He is extremely powerful at the point of attack and gets consistent vertical movement in the run game. However, due to his size and inability to bend extremely well, leverage issues are of slight concern against smaller edge defenders. In the passing game, he has been a dominant player in the Missouri Valley Conference.

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Seahawks at pick Round 2 Edge David Ojabo - Michigan

Measurements: 6-4 250

40 Yard Dash-4.55

Vertical Jump-35

Broad Jump-122

20 Yd Shuttle-4.45

This is a bet on what he could be after a red shirt injured season. He was already a 1st rounder based on traits and projection, but then he tore his achilleas. A year from now he can start developing into a dominate edge defender.

NFL.com Ojabo's rush approach is fairly sophisticated with the feet and agility to juke, stutter, spin and race his way past offensive tackles. He's not ready to take on pro run blockers, but Ojabo is in the early stages of his physical and play development. The Achilles tear he suffered at his pro day is likely to hurt his draft stock, but it will be hard for teams to pass on his upside if he remains available in the second round.

The Draft Network Ojabo is very green in the grand scheme of things; he didn't play organized football until his junior year of high school after being born in Nigeria and moving to Scotland at the age of 7. And yet, Ojabo is still very much a high-impact defender and shows surreal natural feel and instincts for the game despite the lack of experience—his nose for the football and brilliant rush counters are awesome to take in. And with a high school background in track (he won a prep state title in the 100m dash in 2018 with a 10.93s time), Ojabo has freakish burst and range as an athlete to help make an impact on the perimeter as both a pass rusher and in pursuit. Ojabo isn't a perfect prospect, but his ceiling may be as high as any 2022 pass rusher not named Kayvon Thibodeaux, and prospects with these kinds of physical gifts don't last very long in April.

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Seahawks at pick Round 3 CB Tariq Woolen - UTSA

Measurements: 6-4 205, 33 5/8" arms

40 Yard Dash-4.26

Vertical Jump-42

Some of the most elite traits for a CB that you will come across. He is still raw and needs developing. Good thing we are still good at that.

NFL.com Woolen has shown growth over his two years at cornerback but he's still raw and needs time to get where he needs to go. He has an exceptionally rare blend of size, length and speed to contest catches on all three levels of the field if a team can develop his technique.

The Draft Network Woolen went to UTSA to play wide receiver—where he spent his first three seasons. Late in the 2019 campaign, Woolen converted to cornerback and proceeded to start for the Roadrunners in 2020 and 2021. While the newness to playing defense is clear when watching him play, so are his rare physical gifts. Woolen brings a unique blend of size, length, and athleticism to the table and offers an extremely high ceiling. He has the makings of a dynamic zone corner that can make plays on the ball, tackle, and situationally play press coverage, where he already shows a willingness to crowd releases and cap routes.

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Seahawks pick at Round 4 RB James Cook - Georgia

Measurements: 5-11 199

40 Yard Dash-4.42

Vertical Jump-33

Broad Jump-124

A little undersized, but a true dual purpose weapon, that will instantly compliment Penny.

NFL.com The younger brother of Vikings running back Dalvin Cook, James has his brother's one-cut talent and ability to stack cuts seamlessly through the second level. However, he is missing his big brother's build, contact balance and toughness between the tackles, which will surely cap expectations and asks from an NFL club. His slashing style fits with outside zone and toss plays. He can also be used as a mismatch option as a pass-catcher. Cook has big-play ability but is unlikely to see his carry count get very high..

The Draft Network Where Cook really helps himself is as a receiver. He is excellent as a receiver, having the ability to catch passes out of the backfield, the slot, or out wide. He runs excellent routes and has good body quickness to separate. He displays very good hands and can make catches outside of his frame. His ability to catch the ball naturally will allow offenses to get creative with how they deploy him. Cook projects as a change of pace back who can be a productive starter if necessary but is best used as a third-down option with mismatch possibilities.

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Seahawks select at Round 5 WR Velus Jones - Tenn

Measurements: 6-0 204

40 Yard Dash-4.31

Vertical Jump-33

Broad Jump-121

We have great special teams without a good return game. If we add a game changing returner, our special teams could start winning us games. If all he ever does is return like he has at every stop, this is completely worth the draft pick. As a WR, he wasn't asked to do much, until this last year, where he actually started to contribute. I think in a Waldron offense, that is trying to hit screens, jet sweeps and quick passes to let guys make plays in space, he could blossom into a nice extra weapon to have.

NFL.com Special-teams specialist with good size. Despite spending six seasons in college between his time at USC and Tennessee, Jones has very modest production as a wideout, but flashed potential in that area in 2021. He's fearless with the ball in his hands after the catch and as a kick returner.

The Draft Network Jones Jr. leaves college football after assembling his best season where his role in the offense led to the most opportunities for his career while continuing to expand his resume as a returner. Tennessee played Jones Jr. primarily in the slot with most of his targets coming within 10 yards of the line of scrimmage, often taking advantage of the offensive spacing with mostly manufactured touches. Jones Jr. is talented with the ball in his hands and a considerable amount of his production comes after the catch, where his speed, vision, and contact balance shine. With that said, Jones Jr. has not been tasked with running a diverse route tree and the routes he does run are measured with high step frequency and rounded breaks.

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Seahawks select at Round 5 DT John Ridgeway - Arkansas

Measurements: 6-5 321

40 Yard Dash-5.3

Broad Jump-101

20 Yd Shuttle-4.73

He isn't fancy, but he will clog up the middle. A NT that will stop everything up the middle is very key to the new style D that we look like we will be running. Ridgeway is a cheap cog to make it work.

NFL.com College nose tackle with the size and length for consideration along the interior or as an odd front defensive end. Ridgeway is more wrestler than gap-eater when taking on blocks as a nose. He's likely to be coveted by traits-based evaluators eager to develop the physical ingredients into a more polished product. While most of his experience has come at nose tackle, the sum of his parts might make more sense as a 3-4 defensive end, where his long arms and natural power would become more beneficial as an edge-setter.

The Draft Network Ridgeway served as the anchor for the Razorback defense and was consistently able to take on double teams and be a disruptive force in the middle of the defense. Ridgeway has natural strength and heavy hands that, when he shoots his hands, can knock back the offensive lineman and literally press their upper body backward. Ridgeway plays in a low stance where he is able to play with good leverage, which makes him a difficult player to move even with double teams. On the next level in the right scheme, Ridgeway can be an immediate starter and can become an instant run-stopping interior defensive lineman.

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Seahawks select at Round 7 Edge/SAM Ali Fayad - Western Michigan

Measurements: 6-2 250

He is undersized, but he is just good at football. It might not work out, but he has the look of a player that can contribute as a designated pass rusher from day one.

The Draft Network Fayad doesn't have ideal NFL measurables to play on the edge and may be a player that is tried in a number of different roles, including SAM linebacker, in a bid to find a defensive role for him. And while Western Michigan implemented him as a full-time player and asked him to fill a number of defensive roles, I do think I like him best in a designated pass rush role in subpackages unless he's able to acclimate to a role off the ball. This is a highly productive football player with a nose for splash plays; he leaves WMU with eight forced fumbles, 28.5 sacks, and 53 tackles for loss across his career. Fayad should warrant consideration late on day three in the same range as similarly built EDGE defenders in recent years such as Curtis Weaver, Daelin Hayes, and others.

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