Russ Cooking Elsewhere
You can’t look at a Seattle Seahawks preview for 2022 without discussing one of the biggest moves in the offseason. The Russell Wilson trade to the Denver Broncos. Seattle got Drew Lock, Noah Fant, and Shelby Harris, 3 picks in the 2022 draft, and a 1st and a 2nd in next years draft. The Seahawks did very well in this trade, or at least as well as a team can do when trading away a franchise quarterback. However, the face of the organization is gone, and they no longer have an identity. Replacing him with Drew Lock might not bode well for 2022, but only time will tell.
Building Through the Draft
Seattle added 4 top-110 picks in the draft with OT Charles Cross out of Mississippi State headlining the incoming rookie class. Running back Kenneth Walker from Michigan State and OT Abraham Lucas from Washington State beef up their offensive profile. They haven’t neglected the defense either. Boye Mafi from Minnesota and Coby Bryant from Cincinnati were taken in the top 110 picks. I really like Coby Bryant coming out of Cincy. He isn’t as pro ready as his teammate Ahmad sauce Gardner who was taken by the Jets, but he can be a really good NFL corner. The influx of youth makes it difficult to get a grip on the Seattle Seahawks preview.
Changes in the Offense
Chris Carson is no longer on the roster. The RB1 announced his retirement after just 5 seasons in the NFL that was riddled with injuries. That creates a hole in the Running Back room, but Penny and Walker should be able to fill the void. D.K. Metcalf is now locked up with a new 3-year/$72 million dollar contract. The deal keeps DK in Seattle through the 2025 season. Whether it ends up being Drew Lock, or someone else taking the snaps in Seattle, they have a legitimate #1 option on the outside. Here’s your Seattle Seahawks preview for the 2022 season.