10 quotes on Seahawks 2022 draft class from Boom or Bust: The Draft Show
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On Friday, I was lucky enough to be joined by one of the co-hosts of Boom or Bust, Max Chadwick, and we spent over an hour talking about the 2022 Seattle Seahawks draft class. Follow Max on Twitter here. Follow Boom or Bust on Twitter here.
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First, here are some quotes from Max Chadwick on the Seahawks’ newest nine draft picks, as well as a bonus thought on one undrafted free agent.
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“The ceiling is not as high as Evan Neal or Ikem Ekwonu, but the floor is not even comparable.”
“Best pass protecting tackle in the class.”
“Schematically, Mississippi State offense is going to be different in how often they run the ball, but not too much different in terms of what he was asked to do as a pass protector.”
“He’s been great as a pass protector in that offense. He tested out way more athletically than I thought he would, a 97-percent athlete. Awesome at the Senior Bowl.”
“I think Abraham Lucas is your guy at right tackle. He’s got some questions as a run blocker but he could start on day one.”
“Really productive at the Senior Bowl. Really productive at Minnesota. I had him as my fifth-ranked edge player. 95th percent athlete. Not a good run defender, but freaky athleticism.”
“Boye Mafe can definitely, definitely contribute in year one.”
“I think the Seahawks had an entire team at Mobile, because he also had a good Senior Bowl. To get him that late in the draft, I was very surprised by that. Fifth round pick is a steal for Smith.”
“He and Mafe are going to be good pass rushers, need work as run defenders, and did a good job at the Senior Bowl.”
“One of the most athletic corners, not only in this draft, but in past drafts too. 97th percentile athlete. Huge, huge corner—he looks like a safety.”
“Still really raw. If you play at UTSA, you got to dominate your competition, and I just don’t think he did that.”
“I think the Seahawks put a lot of emphasis on the Senior Bowl. Woolen looked pretty good at the Senior Bowl.”
“He’s not a great athlete, he’s got decent size. Looked good at the Senior Bowl. Higher floor than Tariq Woolen, but the ceiling is not really there. More of a depth piece than a top-two cornerback for a team.”
“He unfortunately slipped under my radar. Nick (Boom or Bust co-host) said “I actually liked his tape a little bit.””
“This has been a revelation for me, how much the Seahawks like the Senior Bowl.”
“Really good athlete. He’s probably a slot receiver. I think he’s a guy who can contribute on the Seahawks, maybe even as a number three receiver, a starting slot receiver.”
Kenneth Walker III
“He was very special last year. Probably the best running back in college football. For a lot of people, he came out of nowhere, but I loved his tape at Wake Forest too.”
“Extremely elusive. His broken tackle rate rivaled Javonte Williams as the best we’ve seen in college football over the last seven years.”
“Before the season, he was thought of maybe as this first round type of prospect. To see him go from there to undrafted, that was pretty interesting.”
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