The only counter I would pose about the general rigidity of NFL FO/Scouts view of player traits is that John Schneider didn't draft Wilson until the 75th pick, the same round the Packers, Skins and Eagles would have drafted him if given the chance.
So it isn't like the Seahawks are some super enlightened organization. They were just in position to pull the trigger quicker than a few other teams, such as the Packers, who were picking after the Seahawks. Now should the Packers have traded ahead of the Seahawks knowing they had eyes for Wilson? In hindsight, yes. I understand the need to point out the misses other teams had but no one has this down to a science.
Given Sherman's performance, was it genius to pick him in the 5th or folly for taking the risk of letting him sit out there longer than Durnham, who was selected in the 4th round? Or Moffitt, selected in the 3rd?
Plus the final piece of the puzzle is if Holmgren was still here, would any of these later round youngsters even see the field or be on the team? (I am sure Michael Bennett is more a Ruskell fumble, but Mike had some input on it one would hope).
Leon Washington 2010-2012 Red Bryant 2008-2013 Chris Clemons 2010-2013 Golden Tate 2010-2013
Brandon Browner 2011-2013 Breno Giacomini 2011-2013 - Gone but not forgotten.
Wilson will sign for $18M+ (3/4/2014)