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Thursday Round-Up: NFL.com's Lance Zierlein Predicts First Round Of 2022 NFL Draft

See which prospects Zierlein believes will go off the board first next month in his latest mock draft.

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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.

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