From my point of view this was easy. I scouted MLBs heavily knowing that is was likely we'd need one since I figured Hawthorne was going to want a decent sized contract and we wanted more speed. I thought Wagner was far and away the best combination of power at the POA and speed. In terms of athletics there were two top candidates in Wagner and Kendricks with Keuchly being just a little bit behind in that category. Wagner was the best of the 3 at the POA. Knowing what I like in a MLB they would need to be a tough SOB that could take on Cs and Gs. Kendricks was not that. Kueckly was not that. Wagner was. Again, we come back to the combination of power and speed and Wagner was head and shoulders above the rest. I thought the only MLB in the draft that could beat Wags at the POA was Hightower, but he was far less mobile.
1st round all I wanted was a pass rusher. I didn't scout them much. From my point of view I got exactly what I wanted. I was actually truly satisfied by round 2s end. Then the awesome picks just kept on coming and coming. This will go down as an extremely good draft when all is said and done.
IMO, for the Seahawks style of defense.
Wagner > Kuechly
Wagner > Kendricks
Neither of those two ended up being MLBs anyway. Kendricks will not be in the foreseeable future with Ryans in the middle and Kueckly will not be any time soon with Beason in the middle. However, I also thought that Wagner could play just about any LB position on the field with his combination of power and speed. You can't call me a homer on this one either. In my mind, this was set in stone long before the draft ever happened. I remember texting my brother in round two after jumping out of my chair "WAGNER!!!".
Of course, my brother being a truck driver who watches ESPN for stuff to know says. "WTF is Wagner?" He wanted the best G in the draft because he's been stuck on Hutch so he wanted the Standford gaurd, who escapes me by name at the moment. (Decastro)http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-am/0ap100 ... -is-Week-4