Seattle Seahawks Draft Picks 2022: Seattle holds seven selections following Russell Wilson trade

The Seattle Seahawks have seven total draft picks in the 2022 NFL Draft after trading away Russell Wilson to the Denver Broncos.

The Seattle Seahawks dramatically changed their 2022 offseason after trading Russell Wilson to the Denver Broncos. Seattle, now owners of four picks inside the first 72 selections, will change the trajectory of this year’s NFL Draft. The Seahawks’ full set of draft picks ahead of the 2022 NFL Draft will change the course of NFL history.

Seattle Seahawks draft picks in 2022

After sending Wilson to the Broncos in exchange for a bevy of draft picks, the Seahawks will now make three selections within the 2022 NFL Draft’s first 41 picks. Only the New York Jets, New York Giants, and Philadelphia Eagles will be considered more major players than the Seahawks in that span.

With their first pick hailing directly in the beginning stages of where the quarterbacks are expected to be featured, the Seahawks were instant players for a QB. They, however, opted to answer their biggest concern at left tackle with the selection of Charles Cross from Mississippi State.

Seattle Seahawks 2022 NFL Draft needs

Prior to their trading of Wilson, the Seahawks’ draft needs were relatively simple. It was to build around Wilson, increase depth at key positions, and replace some aging veterans. Now, as Wilson and future Hall of Fame linebacker Bobby Wagner are out of the fold, their draft needs look completely revamped.

Seattle will be considered heavy favorites to select a quarterback and linebacker with at least two of their first three picks. No quarterback has separated himself from the rest of the class. As such, Seattle could have their choice of the top quarterback at No. 9. If they decide to go in a different direction than a quarterback with their first pick, the draft’s top linebacker likely won’t be available after the first round, and Devin Lloyd could land in Seattle.

The Seahawks’ draft needs have changed quite a bit following the Wilson trade. As it stands now, Seattle’s top draft needs are:

  • Quarterback
  • Offensive Tackle
  • Linebacker
  • Cornerback
  • Defensive Tackle

Cam Mellor is the Senior Director of the College Football/NFL Draft vertical for Pro Football Network. You can find his writing here and follow him on Twitter: @CamMellor.

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