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Analysis: Best/Worst Case Scenarios For Seahawks 2022 Draft Class

With OTAs starting on Monday, training camp and the preseason are right around the corner for the Seahawks. Taking a glimpse into the crystal ball, what would be the best and worst-case scenarios for each of the team's nine draft choices in 2022?

Starting on Monday, the Seahawks' 2022 draft class will get their first taste of real life in the NFL when the team kicks off the final phase of their offseason program with organized team activities.

Unlike rookie minicamp earlier this month, Seattle's incoming rookies will now face competition from returning veterans - some more than others. The next several weeks will be critical learning plays, making the most of limited reps on the practice field, and adjusting to a fast-paced, highly-competitive environment.

With their first training camp nearly two months away, what are the best case scenarios for each of the Seahawks nine draft picks entering their rookie seasons? And what would be the worst case scenario?

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Best Case Scenario: Unfazed by the jump from Division II to NFL competition, Young becomes the latest preseason star to emerge at receiver for the Seahawks and thanks to a couple long kick returns in August, he secures the final roster spot behind DK Metcalf, Tyler Lockett, Eskridge, and Swain. Though he plays sparingly on offense as a rookie, his size comes in handy in red zone situations and he wraps up his rookie season with 12 catches for 118 yards and a pair of scores. On special teams, he sees action as a return man and a gunner on punt coverage.

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Worst Case Scenario: Quickly realizing he's not at Lenoir Rhyne anymore, Young struggles to adjust to the level of competition and fails to create separation against NFL cornerbacks, leading to a very quiet training camp and preseason. Remaining an intriguing developmental prospect due to his size and athletic gifts, Seattle waives him with hopes of bringing him back on the practice squad.