Seahawks select Boye Mafe, Kenneth Walker at No. 40 and No. 41 overall

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The Seahawks had a pair of second-round picks in a row early on Friday night.

They didn’t elect to use either on a quarterback.

With the 40th overall pick, Seattle selected Minnesota edge rusher Boye Mafe. And at No. 41 overall, the club drafted running back Kenneth Walker.

Mafe was a third-team All-Big Ten selection in 2021, registering 7.0 sacks and 10.0 tackles for loss for Minnesota. He totaled 15.0 sacks in college with three forced fumbles.

Walker is the second running back off the board in this year’s draft behind the Jets’ Breece Hall. He was the Doak Walker Award winner as the nation’s top running back in 2021, rushing for 1,636 yards with 18 touchdowns. He was also the Big Ten running back of the year.

The Seahawks were a candidate to select the second quarterback of the night with one of their selections. But instead, this year’s incoming passers continue to slide down the board.

4 responses to “Seahawks select Boye Mafe, Kenneth Walker at No. 40 and No. 41 overall

  1. Feeling more likely that Chris Carson’s injury may have ended his career.

  2. Edge rusher and a running back what can possibly go wrong? (checks notes and sees Malik McDowell, LJ Collier, Rashaad Penny…cries on the inside)

  3. Four smart picks so far for the Seahawks. Think 2010 thru 2012 and you can see where this is going.

    Get your trenches right. Get your RB. Get your QB. Why grab a QB now if you don’t have him rated high enough to beat out the current QB room? I seriously think they may drop the money on Baker now. A mid to low round pick next year and pay maybe half or 2/3rds of his 2022 salary and you’re in business.

    Now just got get Zyon McCollum tomorrow at 109!

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