All the smoke is just clearing on the Denver-Seattle, Russell Wilson deal. But with a load of picks, who do the Seahawks go after in the 2022 NFL Draft?
On one of the saddest days in Seattle Seahawks history — one where the Hawks also let go future Hall of Fame LB Bobby Wagner — the team in the Pacific Northwest traded Russell Wilson to the team he helped defeat in Super Bowl XLVIII, the Denver Broncos.
So the Seahawks have been left to pick up the pieces. They may have five picks coming in from this deal, but they still play in what may be the NFC’s toughest division in the NFC West. Those other teams in the division are much closer to competing in 2022, so Seattle could be looking to rebuild.
Now with that draft capital, the Broncos will pick four times in the top 75 picks. The first of those picks comes at No. 9 from Denver. But is that too high to be thinking QB? I say no it isn’t.
Considering QB-needy teams like Detroit, Carolina, and Atlanta all pick before Seattle at nine, I do not believe that is too high, even in a QB class some have called the worst since the dreaded 2013 group.
The Seahawks can go about this in several ways, so here are some draft targets for the team. Remember, they did just acquire Drew Lock in this deal, so there won’t be a rush to get one of these guys on the field right away if he’s not ready yet.