With the top three quarterbacks off the board in this 2022 NFL Mock Draft, the Seattle Seahawks need to focus on building up this roster for a quarterback down the road. That means adding protection up front. Seattle has consistently struggled year-to-year on the offensive line, but Russell Wilson was able to mask those struggles a bit. Drew Lock won’t be able to do that.
While Charles Cross isn’t on the same level as Neal and Ekwonu, he isn’t bad by any means. He has the tools to be a strong offensive tackle at the NFL level, Neal and Ekwonu are just a bit better. Cross should be a solid option for the Seahawks on the offensive line and one that should hopefully turn the tides of luck when it comes to drafting the line.
The New York teams are really just copying each other at that point, but it makes sense. The two franchises are in similar situations. Like the Giants, the Jets went offensive line with their first pick and now turn to the defensive side of the line with a much needed edge rusher.
Travon Walker has been a name that has been climbing draft boards recently and that really shouldn’t change. It honestly wouldn’t be all that shocking if the Jets take him with the fourth selection. However, a lot of it is hype and that can be sniffed out by scouting departments.
Walker has some growing to do to be at his best, but the ceiling is high. He has the skills needed to be great if he has the right coaching to guide him into that role. Given Robert Saleh’s track record of developing edge rushers in San Francisco, this could be the perfect situation for Walker.