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Seahawks top picks
Sat Jan 04, 2014 5:05 pm
  • A couple of days ago I posted overall top picks vs better picks since 1999. I decided to do a similar post using Seahawks top picks vs better picks. In years where there were 2 #1 picks, I listed both. In years with no #1, I listed the highest pick made that year. Since 1999 they have had 18 picks that fall under these guidelines. They have hit on 39% of these picks. Since JS/PC took over they have hit on 60%.

    Actual Pick Better Pick
    1999 #22 DE Lamar King #30 Patrick Kerney
    2000 #19 RB Shaun Alexander #19 RB Shaun Alexander
    2000 #22 OT Chris McIntosh #38 OT Marvel Smith
    2001 #9 WR Koren Robinson #30 WR Reggie Wayne
    2001 #17 G Steve Hutchinson #17 G Steve Hutchinson
    2002 #28 TE Jeramy Stephens #114 TE Randy McMichael
    2003 #11 CB Marcus Trufant #11 CB Marcus Trufant
    2004 #23 DT Marcus Tubbs #64 Darnell Dockett
    2005 #26 C Chris Spencer #33 C David Baas
    2006 #31 CB Kelly Jennings #62 CB Tim Jennings
    2007 #55 CB Josh Wilson #55 CB Josh Wison
    2008 #28 DE Lawrence Jackson #92 DE Cliff Avril
    2009 #4 LB Aaron Curry #26 LB Clay Matthews
    2010 #6 OT Russell Okung #6 OT Russell Okung
    2010 #14 S Earl Thomas #14 S Earl Thomas
    2011 #25 OT James Carpenter #29 OT Gabe Carimi
    2012 #15 DE Bruce Irvin #15 DE Bruce Irvin
    2013 #62 Christine Michael Too early to know
    Go Hawks!
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Re: Seahawks top picks
Sat Jan 04, 2014 5:14 pm
  • oldhawkfan wrote:2011 #25 OT James Carpenter #29 OT Gabe Carimi

    As much as I wanted Carimi in that draft, his subsequent career tells me we were better off not taking him. He lost his starting job in Chicago, was moved to guard, then traded to Tampa for a sixth round pick. He then lost his starting job for the Bucs after two games.
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Re: Seahawks top picks
Sat Jan 04, 2014 7:02 pm
  • We've really struggled to hit big when we've picked late (20+) in the 1st over those years. Hopefully we hit a little bigger with this year's late pick.
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Re: Seahawks top picks
Sat Jan 04, 2014 11:12 pm
  • In 2005 I wanted G Logan Mankins from Fresno State instead of Spencer. He was an immediate improvement at RG and with the botched Hutch deal at seasons end would have easily moved to LG. I remember how pissed that pick made me especially when I heard how Ruskell dismissed any player who was not a 4 year starter at a BCS school. I knew then he didn't have a clue about drafting football players.
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Re: Seahawks top picks
Sun Jan 05, 2014 2:18 am
  • Funny how a few players "we should've drafted" are now Seahawks. The biggest one for me is Clay Mathews. If Pete and John were in charge that year, they would've picked somebody 100x better than Aaron Curry.
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Re: Seahawks top picks
Sun Jan 05, 2014 6:47 am
  • For Christine Michael you could put, don't trade down and take Eddie Lacy.
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Re: Seahawks top picks
Sun Jan 05, 2014 2:36 pm
  • Gage Carimi is atrocious...if anything that year showed if you need a certain position, don't blindly draft it. That late 1st OL class epitomizes teams forcing picks based on need. Carpenter, Sherrod, Carimi, etc. I think it also highlighted the myth of "OL is a safe draft pick."

    I'm all for drafting OL in R1 if it's a clear upgrade. I'm not spending premium draft capital on a marginal upgrade at a non-premium position.
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