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2022 Mock Draft Tracker 6.0: One Last Look At Predictions For The Seahawks At Pick No. 9

Taking a look at what the experts think the Seahawks might do in the 2022 NFL Draft.

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The 2022 NFL Draft starts on Thursday, and thanks to one of the most significant trades in franchise history, the Seahawks have a lot of draft capital they can use to improve the roster, including the No. 9 overall pick as well as two picks early in the second round.

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

With that in mind, it's time to take one last look at what some of the draft experts think the Seahawks might do with that No. 9 pick:

*King has the Seahawks taking Thibodeaux with pick No. 13 after trading back, sending No. 9 to Houston for 13 and a third-round pick (No 68 overall).

King: "Perfect Pete Carroll pick. Thibodeaux's an LA kid, he'll be supremely ticked off at not being the first edge off the board and falling this far, and Carroll knows how to feed into the mental game that fuels players. That, plus Thibodeaux would be the kind of top talent that the Seahawks never get to pick in the draft because they're always picking at the bottom of the round, or later. Thibodeaux, if he works out, would be a good pick for a team devoid of a top-end pass-rusher, in a division with some serious passing games.

"I'd like this pick, in this spot, for Seattle. I'm not alone. 'Thibodeaux at 13 would be a coup for Seattle,' one GM told me Sunday when I apprised him of my diabolical plan to send the Oregon edge down the draft board."

Sam Farmer from the LA Times conducts an annual live mock draft in which a local beat reporter makes the pick for the team he/she/they cover. Bob Condotta from the Seattle Times made the Seahawks pick.

Condotta: "The Seahawks would love it if one of the top three offensive tackles fell to them. But if not, then they'll address their pass rush, which has been persistently inconsistent the last few years."

Brooks: "Pete Carroll cannot resist taking a dynamic edge defender with the perfect skill set to fill the LEO role in the Seahawks' defense."

Miller: "The Seahawks could play the board beautifully and walk away with an offensive tackle prospect many believed could have been a No. 1 overall pick had the Jaguars not franchise-tagged Cam Robinson. The offensive line in Seattle has been an issue for years, and drafting Ekwonu is a first step in solving long-term problems. He'll be a Day 1 left tackle starter."

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Lewis: "It sounds like teams are becoming more comfortable with the fact that injuries were a big piece of the drop-off in Stingley's performance over the last two years following his phenomenal freshman campaign. Stingley would've been the first corner off the board in 2020, and that talent is too tantalizing for Seattle to pass on."

Breer: "I've heard Stingley is in a group of players Seattle likes, along with Cross and Thibodeaux, and his selection would be the first pick higher than 90 that the Seahawks have spent on a corner since John Schneider and Pete Carroll arrived in 2010. New coordinator Clint Hurtt has coached in Carroll's system the last five years, but before that worked for Vic Fangio. So how the Seahawks value the position could be changing."

Brinson: "Predicting a Seahawks draft pick is like predicting what kind of mood your significant other will be in when you wake up. There's a lot of variance. Johnson was getting top-five heat this week and is just random enough to be the Seahawks' first-round pick. Definitely thought about Evan Neal here."

Kelly: "The Seahawks haven't invested early picks in the cornerback position during the Pete Carroll–John Schneider era but with Russell Wilson gone, maybe it's a time for new beginnings. Stingley is the type of talent that could help Carroll build a new-look Legion of Boom in Seattle."

NFL Draft expert Rob Rang does a mock draft of Seahawks picks in preparation for the 2022 NFL Draft. Read more: https://shwks.com/e8gwr4

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