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Tim Weaver

Seahawks double down again at WR in Round 7 of the 2022 NFL draft

The Seattle Seahawks came into the 2022 NFL draft with a clear plan: ignore the mediocre quarterback class and focus on loading up on all the other premium positions. With their final two picks in the draft they hammered home that theme.

At No. 229 overall Seattle selected Rutgers receiver Bo Melton, another 5-foot-11 burner who will have to fight for playing time as part of a loaded wideout room. With their next pick, the Seahawks went right back to the wide receiver well, taking Lenoir-Rhyne’s Dareke Young at 233. Young (6-foot-2, 224 pounds) has a different build but outside of D.K. Metcalf he’s the only truly-big receiver on the roster. Together, they help complete the picture at a critical position.

For those counting at home, the Seahawks were able to double up at:

OT: Charles Cross, Abraham Lucas
CB: Coby Byrant, Tariq Woolen
EDGE: Boye Mafe, Tyreke Smith
WR: Bo Melton, Dareke Young

That’s all of the most-important positions in the modern game outside QB.

Results inevitably vary with most prospects, but Seattle went in with an excellent process and stuck to it until the very end.

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