The Seattle Seahawks could be targeting a quarterback in the NFL Draft, but will it be in the first-round?
This offseason, the Seattle Seahawks decided to officially move on from quarterback Russell Wilson, as they traded him to the Denver Broncos. The team now has Drew Lock and Geno Smith as the top signal caller options on the roster. With the NFL Draft coming up this Thursday, will the Seahawks be eying a quarterback?
In Albert Breer’s draft-week MMQB column, there is a tidbit that links the Seahawks to Ole Miss quarterback Matt Corral.
"This is another team I’ve heard Corral connected to, but both Seattle and Atlanta could be looking at him more in the early second round area. Both also have two second-rounders, so either would have the capital and flexibility to deal back into the bottom of the first round to, perhaps, scoop him up there."
Seahawks draft plans could be targeting this quarterback
Seattle does hold the ninth-overall pick in the first-round, but Breer points out other positions of need for Seattle in his column, such as cornerback, defensive end or offensive tackle, to potentially use the selection on.
Yet, it is interesting to note that Breer brings up that Seattle does hold two second round picks, which are Nos. 40 and 41. That could be enough for the Seahawks to move back into the first to take a quarterback of the future to guarantee that they have the fifth-year option at their disposal.
Throughout the 2021 college football season, Corral was viewed as one of the top quarterback prospects of the 2022 class. However, Corral suffered a right ankle injury in the Sugar Bowl, which prevented him from participating at the NFL Scouting Combine.
This past season, Corral threw for 3,349 yards, 20 touchdowns and five interceptions while completing 67.9-percent of his passes. Corral also ran for 614 yards and 11 touchdowns on 152 carries.
For Seahawks fans wondering which quarterback the team could select if they were interested, Corral is a name to keep an eye on.