Round 3, 72nd Overall: Abraham Lucas, OT, Washington State
Ah, the offensive line. It’s been a staple of conversation with the Seattle Seahawks and the draft for several seasons now, and it will continue in 2022. Whoever the long-term option at quarterback is, whether it be in this coming draft or the following one, there needs to be a strong unit up front. Seattle should definitely give Stone Forsythe a chance at left tackle in 2022, and they land a right tackle here in round three.
Abraham Lucas has been on the draft radar for a few seasons now. The Washington State tackle is a strong pass protector with tons of reps dropping into pass sets, especially when Mike Leach was around. He has very quick feet, good balance, and strong vision to pick up stunts. There will be running game questions, but the skills in pass pro are harder to teach.
Round 4, 107th Overall: Tariq Castro-Fields, CB, Penn State
It was only a matter of time until the second cornerback pick came in this Seahawks mock draft. After getting a high upside guy in Woolen, the Seahawks look for a guy with good technique in Tariq Castro-Fields from Penn State.
Castro-Fields was also down in mobile for the Senior Bow, and stays patient at the line of scrimmage in man coverage. He’s efficient flipping his hips and has the requisite speed to carry receivers vertically. His disruption and timing to break up passes at the catch point was evident in Mobile and last fall in the Big Ten, and he should get some starting reps in year one.