Apologies in advance for temporary thread derail.
Watching that college highlight tape, and listening to the post draft recaps was awesome.
The first thing that came to my mind was, "Damn if that doesn't look like watching Ryan Swope tape". In fact, looking at those Wilson highlights and seeing it in hindsight -- you wonder how could we NOT have seen that coming. Well if you watch Swope tape, you can't help but see the same thing.
And the post draft comments I found compelling. The picks didn't so much as lack sense. They defied it. Not the absence of sense. The opposite of it.
Seattle definitely doesn't follow convention. We signed Flynn, but took a QB anyway. Schneider nearly crawling out of his skin when he didn't take him in round 2. It wasn't a case of he fell to us. We wanted him and we were partially willing to bypass severe LB need to get him.
Not unlike signing Harvin this year. Not saying it's a pattern, because I don't think they do things in a formulaic, predictable way. But it is worth noting, that being 'set' at a position hasn't dimmed our desire or our willingness to take guys in the draft too. If we were willing to ignore dire need (MLB) to take a luxury choice, then I can't see any need we have on this team in 2013 that would conceivably deter us from taking anyone at any position period.
Seattle doesn't just march to a different drummer. That's insulting to people that march. They very often flat out don't make sense at all. Taking Swope doesn't make sense. Not unlike taking Wilson who was seen as just being a change of pace backup.
But you look at how ridiculously productive Wilson was, and you see the exact same qualities in Swope. I just can't shake this gnawing feeling that this FO doesn't care that they have Harvin. Taking Swope doesn't make sense. But you look at his tape and you can't help envisioning some team looking back in 2014 saying, "How did we NOT see this guy coming".
For a team that defies sense, taking him would definitely make sense.