Seahawks climb only 1 spot in power rankings after NFL draft

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The Seattle Seahawks came away from the 2022 NFL draft with a decent haul this year, earning top grades from analysts after the fact. Seattle did not select a quarterback, however, and that could very well be the reason the Seahawks climbed only one spot in the latest NFL.com power rankings.

“There’s a plausible scenario in which Baker Mayfield still eventually lands with the Seahawks, but it’s far from a sure thing following Ian Rapoport’s report that Seattle’s interest in the Browns QB is ‘lukewarm at best,'” Dan Hanzus writes. “And if that’s true, it might be time to recognize the very real possibility that Pete Carroll and John Schneider are preparing for a post-Russell Wilson world with Drew Lock and Geno Smith as the options under center.”

“Perhaps this makes sense,” Hanzus continues. “It feels like Carroll has been dying to lean back into his ground-and-pound preference for years, a theory propped up by a draft class that saw the Seahawks add two tackles and a running back in the first three rounds.”

Seattle now sits at No. 23 overall in the NFL post-draft power rankings.

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