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Wednesday Round-Up: Seahawks No. 2 On CBS Sports' 2022 Rookie Class Rankings

Chris Trapasso of CBS Sports ranks the Seahawks’ rookie class as second-best following the 2022 season.


Good afternoon, 12s. Here's a look at what's out there today — Wednesday, February 15 — about your Seattle Seahawks.

Seahawks Rookie Class Ranked No. 2 In NFL

Having a 1,000-yard rookie rusher and a Pro Bowl selection at cornerback are just two examples of how much the Seahawks nailed the 2022 draft. With the offseason approaching, Chris Trapasso of CBS Sports breaks down why Seattle had the second-best draft class in the NFL.

In CBS' latest rankings, Trapasso takes a look at the production of the draft classes top to bottom across the league. The 9-8 Seahawks clawed their way into the NFC Wild Card before falling to the 49ers. Rookie tackles Charles Cross and Abraham Lucas became the league's first rookie duo to start a team's first 15 games at tackle since the 1970 merger. Michigan State alum running back Kenneth Walker III's 1,050 rushing yards made him the second Seahawks rookie (Curt Warner) to rush for 1,000 yards in year one. University of Texas-San Antonio alum Tariq Woolen rose as one of the league's most-dangerous corners, tying for first place in interceptions (6). Walker III and Woolen were finalists for Offensive and Defensive Rookie of the Year, respectively, and Woolen earned a trip to the Pro Bowl.

2021 Jim Thorpe Award winner and Cincinnati alum Coby Bryant tied for third league-wide in forced fumbles with four. Defensive end Boye Mafe notched three sacks and five tackles for loss. The Minnesota alum combined for 41 total tackles. Day three selection Dareke Young climbed the depth chart, making plays on special teams and earning snaps at receiver.

Trapasso breaks down just how great the Seahawks draft class was in 2022, after gaining several starters and playmakers on both sides of the ball.

The Seahawks wouldn't have sniffed the postseason without stellar play from their rookie class. Walker got the most first-place votes for Offensive Rookie of the Year, while Lucas and Cross were nasty blockers from Week 1 on. Then there's Woolen, an impossibly tall, fast cornerback who was supposed to be a long-term project. He wasn't super-sticky in coverage late in the season yet hauled in six interceptions early. Impressive city.

With plenty of draft capital for the upcoming 2023 draft in April, including two first-round picks - Seattle will look to duplicate its success in finding young talent.

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