3 Late-Round Playmakers the Seahawks Can Target in the NFL Draft

Devon Platana
Three late-round playmakers that the Seattle Seahawks can target in the 2022 NFL Draft.
Three late-round playmakers that the Seattle Seahawks can target in the 2022 NFL Draft. / Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

The Seattle Seahawks' 2021 NFL season was a more than forgettable experience, resulting in them beginning a rebuild this offseason. Several changes have already happened, with more to come as the 2022 NFL Draft kicks off next week.

The Seahawks are fortunate enough to have eight draft picks this year, including three in the top-41. Although most of the high-end talent is usually found early on, Seattle has plenty of opportunities to find some help in the third round and beyond.

Here are three late-round playmakers that the Seahawks can target in the 2022 NFL Draft.

Seattle Seahawks NFL Draft

1. Khalil Shakir, WR, Boise State

No one is sure whether wideouts Tyler Lockett and/or DK Metcalf will be on Seattle's roster in 2022 following this offseason's trade rumors. Whether or not they are, the Seahawks could use wide receiver depth and should consider drafting Boise State WR Khalil Shakir. He may not be one of the top wideouts this year, but Shakir is a human highlight reel that can make exciting plays out of nothing. He worked great as a slot receiver for the Broncos last Fall, finishing with 1,117 yards and seven touchdowns on 77 catches. Additionally, he enjoyed four 100-yard performances for Boise State last year, making him the type of exciting playmaker that the Seahawks shouldn't overlook.

2. Josh Jobe, CB, Alabama

While several Alabama players are getting their fair share of attention, one Day 2/3 prospect that the Seahawks should have their eye on is Crimson Tide cornerback Josh Lobe. The senior CB projects to be a solid perimeter defender who showed glimpses of his playmaking potential in 2020 when he led the SEC with 11 broken-up passes. Although he didn't repeat that performance last year, he still finished with 38 total tackles, four defended passes and a pair of interceptions. Add in the fact that he also has special teams experience and it's hard imagining the Seahawks not having a place for his skill in their lineup.

3. Channing Tindall, LB, Georgia

Another intriguing playmaker that the Seahawks should have their eye on in the third round and beyond is Georgia linebacker Channing Tindall. The 22-year-old played a big role in the Bulldogs' National Championship campaign, recording 67 total tackles, 7.5 tackles for a loss, 5.5 sacks and a forced fumble in his first full-time year as a starter. He also has a non-stop motor and is one of the fastest linebackers in the draft to match, having recorded a 40-yard dash of 4.47 seconds. There's room for improvement when it comes to his patience, but Tindall has all the tools to be a mainstay defensive playmaker for the Seahawks for years to come.

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