The Seattle Seahawks should have a plethora of options at the number 9 pick in the 2022 NFL Draft.
This offseason has been one of the most exciting and chaotic offseasons in recent memory, maybe ever. One move that kickstarted the craze on the market was the trade that sent Russell Wilson from the Seattle Seahawks to the Denver Broncos for a return that included the ninth overall selection in the 2022 NFL Draft.
The move did a few things for Seattle. First and foremost it was the sure sign that somewhat of a rebuild was coming. The following move of releasing Bobby Wagner reinforced those notions and while it might not be a complete teardown of the roster, it’s at least a reset at key positions. The other thing the deal did was reintroduce the Seattle Seahawks to the first round of the 2022 NFL Draft.
Seattle’s original pick in the first went to the New York Jets in the deal for Jamal Adams that included their 2021 first as well. In fact, since the 2013 NFL Draft the Seahawks have picked in the first round just four times, taking Germain Ifedi in 2016, Rashaad Penny in 2018, L.J. Collier in 2019 and Jordyn Brooks in 2020.
This will be the first time Seattle has picked inside the Top 10 since 2010, when they took Russell Okung with the sixth pick, and just the fourth time since the 2000 NFL Draft. Needless to say, this is relatively new territory for the Seahawks.
5 Players The Seattle Seahawks Should Consider With The No. 9 Pick In The 2022 NFL Draft
Without Russell Wilson the rest of the roster will have more pressure to play at a high level. Wilson won’t be there to bail out the team. The Seahawks have to build this roster to compete across the board in a heavily competitive division. That work will begin in the trenches, but should certain playmakers fall down the board it will be hard to turn away for the Seahawks who have a multitude of needs.