What will the Seahawks do with the No. 9 pick?

The 2022 NFL Draft is two weeks away, and thanks to one of the biggest trades in franchise history, the Seahawks have plenty of draft capital they can use to improve the roster, including the No. 9 overall pick as well as two picks. at the start of the second round.

The Seahawks could very well fall back as they have so often with first-round picks under John Schneider and Pete Carroll, but if they choose at No. 9, it will be their highest pick since being drafted. Russell Okung with the No. 1. 6 pick in 2010, Schneider and Carroll’s first draft together.

With that in mind, it’s time to take a look at what some of the draft pundits think the Seahawks could do with this No. 9 pick:

Condotta“The idea here is that Oregon edge rusher Kayvon Thibodeaux – a popular player to poke fun at Seattle lately – won’t go down nine. If he does, it would be a no-brainer. I think also that Seattle wouldn’t I don’t take a quarterback that high or probably a cornerback Unless one of the best edge runners really falls in that spot I guess Seattle uses that pick to meet one of his biggest long-term needs – left tackle – just like he did with the first pick made in the days of Pete Carroll/John Schneider when the Seahawks took Russell Okung at No. 6 in 2010, the last time Seattle picked that top. Cross, who won’t turn 22 until November, was as good of a pass protector as there was in college football last year, allowing just 16 pressings on 719 pass blocking snaps, according to Pro Football Focus Seattle must add at this position with only three current tackles under contract – Jake Curhan, Stone Forsythe and Greg Eiland. »

Condotta’s simulation is a seven round. Check out the rest of his picks here.

Kelly“If the Seahawks have a chance to rebuild their once-great defense into something resembling the Legion of Boom, they’ll need more point guard talent up front. Johnson fits the bill as a long, powerful defensive end with a three-man skill set He pairs perfectly with Darrell Taylor to give Seattle a solid pass-rush duo.

Kiper: “It’s another team that finds itself with an ideal scenario. Veteran left tackle Duan Brown is still unsigned, so Neal could start on day one. It just makes too much sense. I’m not a big believer that Drew Lock will be Seattle’s quarterback answer in the long run, but Neal could be a mainstay on the left side for years to come.”

Kiper’s two-round simulation also has the Seahawks taking Cincinnati QB Desmond Ridder with the 40th overall pick, and Georgia LB Quay Walker with the No. 41 pick.

Zierlein: “Seattle needs cornerback, tackle and quarterback. After his strong pro dayStingley is likely to have the highest rating among the talents remaining in those positions.