After shoring up their offensive line in Thursday’s first round, the Seahawks are on the clock with back-to-back picks early in Friday’s second round.

What will they do with pick Nos. 40 and 41? And which positions will Seattle focus on when the start of the third round and pick No. 72 rolls around?

We’ve got you covered. Follow along throughout the weekend as our reporters offer the latest on the Seahawks and the rest of the league throughout the 2022 draft.

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Draft times

2nd-3rd rounds: Friday, 4 p.m. PT
4th-7th rounds: Saturday, 9 a.m. PT


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Seahawks draft picks:

1st round, pick No. 9: OT Charles Cross, Mississippi State
2nd round, pick No. 40: DE Boye Mafe, Minnesota
2nd round, pick No. 41: RB Kenneth Walker III, Michigan State
3rd round, pick No. 72: OT Abe Lucas, Washington State
4th round, pick No. 109 (from NYJ)
5th round, pick No. 145 (from DET through DEN)
6th round, pick No 153
7th round, pick No. 229

Abe Lucas gets the call from the Seahawks


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The Seahawks have drafted positions of need so far in the NFL draft, but they haven't addressed the most important position yet. The Seahawks instead could be setting themselves up to make their big quarterback score in 2023, writes columnist Matt Calkins.

—Matt Calkins

Boye Mafe gets the call from Seahawks

Seahawks take WSU right tackle Abraham Lucas at No. 72

The Seahawks concluded their second day of the NFL draft the way they began it the day before — by taking an offensive tackle.

And they got one from close to home, taking Washington State University offensive tackle Abraham Lucas, a native of Everett who played at Archbishop Murphy High School.

Lucas made all of his 42 starts at WSU at right tackle where he will now get a chance to play with the Seahawks across from Cross, who was chosen number nine overall on Thursday to take over on the left side.

Here's more on the third-round selection.

—Bob Condotta

Seahawks likely done for the day

Seahawks take WSU OT Abe Lucas with No. 72 pick

The Seahawks are on the clock at No. 72


How do you feel about the Seahawks taking a RB in round 2? Let us know in the comments

Get to know DE Boye Mafe, the Seahawks' 40th pick

With their first second-round pick (No. 40 overall) on Friday, the Seahawks drafted Boye Mafe, a 6-foot-4, 261-pound edge rusher from the University of Minnesota.

Here’s what you need to know about Mafe.

50 picks in and only one QB taken


Kenneth Walker III 'surprised' he was drafted by Seahawks

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Seahawks suprise with pick of RB

 It wouldn’t be a Seahawks draft without a surprise thrown in.

And so it was that Seattle took a running back with its third pick in the 2022 draft Friday, selecting Kenneth Walker III of Michigan State with its 41st overall pick.

Here's more on the talented running back.

—Bob Condotta

More on Seahawks' pick of edge rusher Boye Mafe

The Seahawks added "one of the most unique athletes in college football" by drafting Minnesota defensive end Boye Mafe with the No. 40 pick in Friday's NFL draft.

Here's more on the newest member of Seattle's defensive line.

—Bob Condotta

No. 41, Seahawks: RB Kenneth Walker III

No. 40, Seahawks: DE Boye Mafe


No. 39, Bears: UW CB Kyler Gordon

Seahawks on the clock at No. 40


Not a QB: Falcons take DE Arnold Ebiketie at No. 38

No. 37, Texans: S Jalen Pitre

Are Falcons trading up for QB?


Looking like QBs will be available for Seahawks ...

No. 36, Jets: RB Breece Hall

Jets trade up to No. 36


No. 35, Titans: CB Roger McCreary

No. 34, Packers: WR Christian Watson

Packers trade up


No. 33, Buccaneers: DL Logan Hall

Criss Angel...?


Here we go ...

UW's Kyler Gordon could be taken quickly in second round

Shaquem Griffin announcing Seahawks' third-rounder

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Seahawks introducing Charles Cross

Cross keeps college number: No. 67

‘His upside is undeniable’: Seahawks’ selection of LT Charles Cross praised by NFL draft analysts

If Seahawks drafts through the years have often raised a skeptical eyebrow from observers, their latest may not.

Seattle’s first pick in the 2022 draft — Mississippi State left tackle Charles Cross, taken ninth overall — was almost unanimously praised by draft analysts, drawing mostly A’s and B’s, though at least one somewhat dissenting voice could be heard.

Of course, the story of Seattle’s 2022 draft is far from written as the Seahawks are scheduled to make seven more picks in the final six rounds, and what Seattle does with those will heavily influence the final perception of the draft.

But for now, if the Seahawks are looking for a chip on their shoulder based out of draft grades — such as the infamous F that greeted the 2012 class and, to the end of the Seattle careers of Russell Wilson and Bobby Wagner, seemed to serve as a rallying cry — they’ll have to look elsewhere.

Here’s a sampling of grades of Seattle’s pick of Cross.

—Bob Condotta

Seahawks go the safe route by drafting Charles Cross, and they’ll be better for it

RENTON — The Seahawks sent some distinct and straightforward messages Thursday with their first-round pick of offensive tackle Charles Cross from Mississippi State.

First of all, they didn’t get cute, as is their wont (and sometimes their undoing). Drafting in the top 10 for the first time in a decade, they seemingly concluded that the opportunity to land an impact player at a position of need superseded any primordial urge to try to outsmart the room.

And thus, there was no trading down to hoard more picks. There was no selecting a player that the rest of the draft cognoscenti had rated much lower, or one who played a position that is not considered worthy of such a high pick.

No, at No. 9 overall, they went conventional — and that’s a great thing, not a knock. The Seahawks needed a safe bet, not a high-risk stretch. They needed to solidify a position that, by acclimation, is as vital as any on the field.

Read more.

—Larry Stone

Seahawks draft offensive tackle Charles Cross with the No. 9 pick

RENTON — With their highest draft pick since 2010 the Seattle Seahawks did what they did then — select a left tackle they are confident can hold down the position for years, taking Charles Cross of Mississippi State ninth overall.

It was the first time the Seahawks made a pick inside the top 10 since selecting left tackle Russell Okung sixth overall in 2010, the first draft for general manager John Schneider and coach Pete Carroll.

The Seahawks mentioned impressive athleticism, how well he played in two games against powerhouse Alabama and what Carroll called “great work habits” in attributes that drew them to Cross.

“The guy just checks all the boxes,” Schneider said.

The pick was the only one the Seahawks made on the first day as they — despite rumors that they could try to move up or down — did not make a trade.

Seahawks general manager John Schneider said they had an opportunity to move up “that disappeared” and a couple to move down that also “disappeared” but said that Cross was their target all along at nine.

“He came to us, so we were pretty blessed that he was there,” Schneider said of Cross, who had been projected as a top-10 pick.

The Seahawks have three picks on day two of the draft Friday — Nos. 40 and 41 in the second round and 72 in the the third.

“It’s going to be awesome,” Schneider said.

Read more.

—Bob Condotta