Good morning, 12s. Here's a look at what's out there today — Thursday, March 17 — about your Seattle Seahawks.
NFL.com's Lance Zierlein Predicts First Round Of 2022 NFL Draft
We are now well into mock draft season, as the 2022 NFL Draft begins in 42 days on April 28.
Early last week, NFL.com's Lance Zierlein mocked the entire first round of the draft, with the Jacksonville Jaguars selecting N.C. State tackle Ickey Ekwonu with the first overall pick. "Big Ickey put on a show at the combine," Zierlein said. "When his size, explosiveness, upside and football character are all considered, he grabs the top spot."
With the ninth overall pick that the Seahawks received in the Russell Wilson trade with the Denver Broncos, Zierlein has the Seahawks replacing the former All-Pro with Liberty quarterback Malik Willis.
Willis started his career at Auburn before transferring to Liberty in 2019. There, he blossomed into one of the most prolific quarterbacks in the country, compiling 47 touchdown passes and 5,107 passing yards while also rushing for 1,822 yards and 27 more scores over the past two seasons.
"With Denver sending Drew Lock to Seattle as part of the deal, the 'Hawks can use him as a bridge starter and potential future trade commodity while they groom Willis to become the face of the franchise," Zierlein said.
Click here to check the rest of Zierlein's mock draft and see where other top prospects could wind up in this year's draft.
Social Post Of The Day
Drew Lock tweets his excitement about being a Seahawk:
More From Around The Web
At Seahawks.com, digital media reporter John Boyle on the Seahawks looking ahead to the "extraordinary opportunity" in wake of the Russell Wilson trade.
Also at Seahawks.com, Boyle introduces 12s to the new Seahawks acquired in the Wilson trade.
Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times on what the Baker Mayfield rumors mean for the Seahawks.
Brock Huard (via Brandon Gustafson) says that the hard part of free agency for the Seahawks begins now.
Check out photos of Seahawks tight end Noah Fant from his college days in Iowa and first three seasons in the NFL with the Broncos.