The 2022 NFL season will be the Seattle Seahawks' first in 11 years without Russell Wilson as their starting quarterback. They received Drew Lock in the deal that sent Wilson to the Denver Broncos, but the former's track record hardly suggests that he's capable of being Seattle's QB of the future.
The good news is that the 2022 NFL Draft is right around the corner and the Seahawks currently hold four picks within the first three rounds. Although Seattle can go in multiple directions, ESPN's Todd McShay has them landing a surprising quarterback in his latest mock draft.
Seahawks Mock Draft
McShay is projecting for the Seahawks to use the 40th overall pick in the second round to select Ole Miss Rebels QB Matt Corral. It's a bit of a surprise since next year's draft is more quarterback-heavy, however, it does give the organization at least one signal-caller to develop for the future.
Corral is coming off a solid campaign with the Rebels last fall that saw him record 262 completions, 3,349 passing yards and 20 touchdowns to five interceptions in 13 games. He also finished seventh in Heisman Trophy voting while being named second-team All-SEC for the first time in his career.
Considering how Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll spent time with Corral at the NFL Combine last month, McShay's mock draft pick certainly didn't come out of nowhere. If the 23-year-old QB is still on the board at No. 40 or 41, you have to assume Seattle will take a swing on him.
The Seahawks' quarterback situation should be clearer in the coming weeks as the 2022 NFL Draft is set to begin on Thursday, April 28 at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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