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Monday Round-Up: Tariq Woolen Named Sporting News' No.1 Draft Steal Of 2022

2022 fifth-round selection Tariq Woolen ranks as Sporting News’ No.1 Draft steal of the year.

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Good morning, 12s. Here's a look at what's out there today — Monday, December 19 — about your Seattle Seahawks 

Tariq Woolen Named The Biggest Steal Of The 2022 Draft

Through 14 games played, Seahawks fifth-round cornerback Tariq Woolen is tied for first league-wide with six interceptions, and third in pass deflections (13). As the University of Texas-San Antonio alum fights for a playoff berth and Defensive Rookie of the Year Honors; Sporting News ranks Woolen as the No.1 draft steal of 2022.

Sporting News writer Vinnie Iyer breaks down the top-15 list consisting of day three picks who have shined through their rookie campaigns. Coming in at No.1 is the Seahawks record-holder for interceptions in his first season.

1. Tariq Woolen, CB, Seahawks (UTSA, fifth round, No. 153 overall)

Woolen is in a battle with higher-profile Jets first-rounder Sauce Gardner for Defensive Rookie of the Year honors. Leading the league with six interceptions while his 6-4, 205-pound frame is drawing coverage comparisons outside to a young Richard Sherman in Seattle helps. Woolen has started and dominated since Week 1.

Woolen and the 7-7 Seahawks will face the Kansas City Chiefs on the road on Christmas Eve.

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Go behind the scenes with team photographer Rod Mar as he shares moments from Thursday Night Football vs. the 49ers at Lumen Field on December 15, 2022 at Lumen Field. Eye On The Hawks is presented by Western Washington Toyota Dealers.

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