- Mar 13, 2014
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knownone":3goqlyd3 said:Normative analysis aside, this does not tell us what you are implying. Say what you want about Ifedi; he's been a starter for 5 straight years. That's a good pick, relatively speaking. Collier and Brooks are currently starters for us, leaving Penny as the one "bad" pick. Since all three of their careers are still in their relative infancy, it's hard to draw any meaningful conclusions about their value. Unless, of course, you rely exclusively on normative analysis. In which case you could make whatever case you want.Fade":3goqlyd3 said:2013 - No Pick
2014 - No Pick
2015 - No Pick
2016 - Germain Ifedi
2017 - No Pick
2018 - Rashaad Penny
2019 - LJ Collier
2020 - Jordyn Brooks
2021 - No Pick (Very Likely)
2022 - No Pick (Likely, unless they trade a blue chip player.)
WOW! Only 4 selections in the 1st round in a decade, bad picks to boot when they did pick. Brooks looks good but he is playing the RB position of the defense trapped behind Wagner.
Poona is only 4th player since 2013 to get a second contract from the Seahawks that they drafted/UDFA.
Britt, Lockett, & Reed being the others.
So in Rounds 2-7 & UDFA hasn't been that great either. I'm going to do a breakdown of other comparable teams when I have the time, but this is not good.
The contract extension thing is also a fairly meaningless indicator. We've had several guys, Shaq being the most recent, who've left the team for bigger paydays. So should we ignore all of the guys who've gone on to have success with other teams and assume they weren't good draft picks?
Furthermore, if you wanted to do a fair analysis, you'd have to compare Seattle with teams who've had a similar average draft position since 2013. Doing so narrows your list of teams down to KC and NE. Just taking a cursory glance, NE has been a disaster, and KC only has 2 1st round picks remaining since 2013.
KC & NO added.
I'll be breaking down how every 1st round asset was spent, what they did with their remaining picks, and how many of their players drafted/UDFA were retained. The core of every football team.
An interesting element here is Seattle used to extend their guys with 1 year remaining, but due to how Seattle structures contracts, more and more of their guys are choosing to play out their contracts and hit free agency.
This will be an interesting study for sure. I will post my findings in the OP in a couple of days.