The Penultimate Seahawks 2022 Mock Draft

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This is the final mock draft until the last one, which will come out next weekend, but will be in a very different format.

When I initially started this mock, I had us taking Matt Corral in the second, but I just couldn't do it. He throws a horrible deep ball and was propped up by the college RPO game, that doesn't translate well to the NFL. Ultimately, I think they will try and build around Lock for now and set him up for success.

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, Mock 6, Mock 7, Mock 8



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.


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.


Round 1 OLB/DE Kayvon Thibodeaux - Oregon

Round 2 RB Kenneth Walker III - Michigan State

Round 2 DT/DE Perrion Winfrey - Oklahoma

Round 3 CB Alontae Taylor - Tenn

Round 4 C Luke Fortner - Kentucky

Round 5 WR Dareke Young - Lenoir-Rhyne

Round 5 OT Dare Rosenthal - Kentucky

Round 7 OT Vederian Lowe-Illinois


Pick-by-pick Breakdown

Seahawks at pick Round 1 DE Kayvon Thibodeaux - Oregon

Measurements: 6'-5" 258

40 Yard Dash-4.58


It isn't unusual for a former consensus first pick to slip a little. It isn't unusual for multiple QBs to get overdrafted. I think two QBs go before we pick, which will help drop good players down anda few teams will be scared by his supposed motivation issues. The bonus for us is that we may have a very special edge player drop to us. He's a plus run defender who punches above his weight at the point of attack with heavy hands and a sturdy base. He has some suddenness in tight quarters and above-average pursuit speed, which should keep the tackles for loss rolling in throughout his career. Thibodeaux rushes with effort, upfield burst and play-through power that should bring reasonable sack/pressure production.

The Draft Network In the passing game, he has an explosive first step and demonstrates very good ability to counter if he doesn't win with his initial move. He rushes with good instincts and feel and has shown an uncanny ability to set linemen up throughout the game. In the run game, he plays with heavy hands and does a good job holding the point of attack.


Seahawks select at Round 2 RB Kenneth Walker III - Michigan State

Measurements: 5-10 210

40 Yard Dash-4.38

Vertical Jump-34

Broad Jump-122

A dynamic rusher, that when paired with Penny, would be a dominate tandem. His pass catching is still a work in progress, but it isn't a deficiency, just not as good as Penny. Walker is a compact back with a very powerful, sturdy base. He can find his own yards with twitchy directional change when run-blocking breaks down and possesses plus-rated contact balance to add on to his yardage throughout the game.

The Draft Network Walker III projects as an early-down back and high-volume ball-carrier at the NFL level and offers enough dynamic play in lateral situations to be considered someone capable of working off-script and creating for himself when the point of attack fails to create room to work.


Seahawks at pick Round 2 DT/DE Perrion Winfrey - Oklahoma

Measurements: 6-4 292

40 Yard Dash-4.89

A versatile DT/DE who is solid against the run, but flashes special when rushing from the middle. He does, however, have an explosive get-off and heavy hands. His flashes at the Senior Bowl improved his draft stock and made teams take notice.

The Draft Network Winfrey has good size and length that allows the Sooner defensive staff to line him in multiple positions along the defensive line—everywhere from a 0-technique to a 5-technique. Winfrey's versatility has translated to on-the-field production, recording more than five sacks, 20 tackles, and multiple QB pressures. Winfrey is an athletic defensive lineman that has an explosive first step that he uses to penetrate backfields and cause havoc.


Seahawks at pick Round 3 CB Alontae Taylor - Tenn

Measurements: 6-0 195, 32.25" arms

40 Yard Dash-4.36

Vertical Jump-34.5

Broad Jump-128

This is a prototype CB for Pete. He is long, fast and aggressive. From a production standpoint, he is still raw and developing, but I still trust Pete to make that happen. Long-limbed cornerback with the size and top-end speed for bump-and-run duties on bigger targets. He also has the length and anticipation for teams emphasizing Cover 2/Cover 3. He's confident and feisty but allows separation from off-man coverage due to his high-cut frame and leggy transitions.

The Draft Network An ascending talent that played his best football in 2021, Taylor has developed his instincts in coverage, is a good athlete, features plenty of versatility, and embraces a physical brand of football. While Taylor is best in zone and press coverage, he has the ability to hold his own in off-man coverage and carry routes vertically. With that said, his best moments in coverage come when he can cue the backfield, stay leveraged, and drive forward. While the results can be inconsistent, he is never passive about tackling or playing off contact.


Seahawks pick at Round 4 C Luke Fortner - Kentucky

Measurements: 6-6 300

40 Yard Dash-5.21

Vertical Jump-24

Broad Jump-102

3 Cone Drill-7.75

20 Yd Shuttle-4.95

This isn't a pick that would get anyone fired up. This is just a solid pick, of a solid player that will step in and develop into your starting center for the next decade. He may never get mentioned or noticed while doing it, but you won't have to think about the position for a long time. Center prospect with outstanding character, leadership and intelligence to go with position flexibility. Fortner has a proportional frame with adequate length and room to get bigger. He plays with above-average body control and hand usage to maximize his leverage and is consistent at the point of attack.

The Draft Network Fortner served as a starting guard for the Wildcats offense over the past several seasons before transitioning to the team's starting center in 2021. Fortner did well in this new role, showcasing the athletic ability and general functional strength needed to play the position at the next level.


Seahawks select at Round 5 WR Dareke Young - Lenoir-Rhyne

Measurements: 6-3 215 35" arms 10" hands

40 Yard Dash-4.47

Vertical Jump-43

Broad Jump-124

I almost can't find a scouting report on this guy, but he made an official visit to the Seahawks. He made Bruce Feldman's Freak list and impressed at the shrine. The part that really caught my eye is that he loves to block and was used as a RB at times. I am actually starting to wonder if this is their guy.



Seahawks select at Round 5 OT Dare Rosenthal - Kentucky

Measurements: 6-7 327

40 Yard Dash-4.8

Still new to LT, he isn't ready right now, but....... He has the physical talents to be the best LT in this class 2-3 years from now. Rosenthal is a leggy, long tackle with enticing athletic traits and a frame that still has room for growth. There are plenty of issues that will need to be corrected as both a run blocker and pass protector, but there's talent to work with.

The Draft Network His raw skill set is apparent when you watch him play—if you're looking for high level football fundamentals and a finished product, you're going to be sorely disappointed with his framing on the edge and his hand implementation. But oh, my goodness, this is one of the most physically gifted big men in the class, bar none. Rosenthal has absolutely stupid levels of quickness and power at his disposal and the high level flashes he showed in 2021, his first season in Kentucky, are really hard to ignore.


Seahawks select at Round 7 OT Vederian Lowe-Illinois

Measurements: 6-6 320

40 Yard Dash-5.22

Vertical Jump-25.5

Broad Jump-99

3 Cone Drill-7.83

20 Yd Shuttle-4.71

LT prospect who may develop out there, but may move inside also. Offensive line prospect who checks multiple boxes in both the traits and intangibles categories. Evaluators are sure to love Lowe's personal character as well as his measurables. He's big, strong and long but needs to play with better hand accuracy and technique to fully unlock those traits. Bend and athleticism are both strengths for Lowe, who is a scheme-independent talent.

The Draft Network If Lowe is able to land in an environment with an effective offensive line coach, this is someone I could absolutely see being a starter down the road. Lowe is mature off the field, too—he's married with two children and has illustrated an impressive ability to balance school, athletics, and family life, so he gives the impression of someone that already brings a professional mentality to the game. Lowe, a Shrine Bowl participant, is one of my personal favorite day-three offensive tackle prospects.