Life without Russell Wilson is in full swing for the Seahawks. Now comes their first big opportunity to lay the groundwork for the next era of their organization as the 2022 NFL Draft kicks off in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The three-day event will be pivotal for General Manager John Schneider, Head Coach Pete Carroll and the rest of their staff after essentially betting on themselves to course-correct following a worst-in-7 effort -10 a year ago. That put Seattle last in the NFC West for the first time since joining the division in 2002, further reinforcing the need for a big change this offseason.

With $26 million of Wilson’s contract still on the books for 2022, accounting for the majority of the team’s $44.5 million dead money, Schneider and company haven’t been able to accomplish much in agency. free this spring. Instead of rebuilding their roster from scratch, the Seahawks have focused most of their energy on retaining their own free agents and have been successful in that endeavor more often than not. But major needs, including the quarterback position, are still littered throughout this list.

Some will be completed via the draft this weekend and Seattle is already in motion making its first of eight scheduled selections at the No. 9 pick on Thursday night. At the end of each game in the event, this page will be updated with the ratings of all Seahawks picks.

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