It was an atypical draft year for the Seattle Seahawks in many ways. First, they had a top 10 pick for the first time since 2010. Second, they didn't trade out of their first pick (partly because they didn't need to considering they had back-to-back picks in the second round). Third, they took players that we actually had discussed leading up to the draft in positions relative to where most people considered the players to be available.
Most important to their draft strategy is that they addressed the trenches with their first two picks. By doing so, should that have allowed them the luxury to address other areas with the picks that followed? We discuss running back Ken Walker and some of the reactions from around the league (including Pete Prisco). Russell Wilson even got in on some of the draft night excitement as we play his “call from the Broncos” as he “was selected.”
The 2022 NFL schedule releases this week, but the news about one of the Seahawks matchups has already been announced. Seattle will head to Germany to battle Tom Brady and the Bucs in what could be the goat's final NFL season. With the Falcons, Panthers and Steelers all drafting quarterbacks, Baker Mayfield's list of suitors continues to narrow as the Seahawks continue to show no interest. Finally, a story about a broken television and the NFL wanting Seahawks fans to break their televisions lands in the Do Better segment. Better at life honors go out to Montanans and to the best phone call from Seahawks draft weekend.