Analysis: 5 most improved opponents on the Seahawks’ 2022 schedule

Amid organized team activities, the start of the regular season may seem distant for NFL fans. But with training camp just two months away, it won’t be long before the Seahawks and all 32 teams return to play in September.

After turning the page on the most successful extended run in franchise history, a Seattle rebuilding team faces a daunting schedule that includes non-conference games against the busy AFC West, tough games against the NFC South and, of course, six brutal competitions against divisional foes. .

Looking at the Seahawks’ schedule as a whole, which of their upcoming opponents has improved their roster the most since the start of the league’s new year leading up to the 2022 NFL Draft?

Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) warms up before the AFC Wild Card playoff football game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium.
Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert (10) throws a pass against the Las Vegas Raiders during the second half at Allegiant Stadium.
Giants general manager Joe Schoen, left, poses with first-round picks Evan Neal, center, and Kayvon Thibodeaux, right, during their introductory press conference Saturday in East Rutherford, NJ.
Detroit Lions first-round pick receiver Jameson Williams and defensive end Aidan Hutchinson wave their Lions jerseys during the Friday, April 29, 2022 press conference at the Detroit Lions practice facility at Allen Park.

Most notable additions: Deshon Elliot, DJ Chark

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Top draft picks: Aidan Hutchinson, Jameson Williams

Like the Giants, the Lions haven’t necessarily made a splash in free agency and they still have some long-term questions at quarterback with Jared Goff returning for a second year as a starter. But coach Dan Campbell has an exciting young team to work with and after a strong end to the 2021 season, the arrival of passing rush phenom Aidan Hutchinson and lightning-fast receiver Jameson Williams as first-round picks could help the team push for a playoff spot sooner than expected.

Ultimately, with Williams possibly missing part of his rookie year after a torn ACL and notable holes on the roster yet to be filled, Detroit likely remains a year or two out of the competition. But with players buying what Campbell sells and plenty of intriguing young pieces on both sides of the ball, this will be a team no one wants to play in 2022.

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