Good morning, 12s. Here's a look at what's out there today — Monday, April 25 — about your Seattle Seahawks.
Seahawks Ranked Number One In Draft Value Since 2012
The Seahawks had their best draft in franchise history in 2012, grabbing franchise icons Russell Wilson and Bobby Wagner on Day 2 while also drafting quality starters — like Bruce Irvin, Jeremy Lane, and J.R. Sweezy — who won a Super Bowl with the team in 2013.
While the 2012 draft class set the bar, the team has still been able to hit on offensive pillars in later drafts like Tyler Lockett (2015), Chris Carson (2017), and DK Metcalf (2019). Based on that, ESPN recently ranked the Seahawks number one in the NFL in total draft value since 2012.
The rankings were determined by analyzing players' Approximate Value (AV), a Pro Football Reference stat that measures the performance of every player in the league. Then, each player's AV was measured against a value based on where the player was selected in the draft, which ESPN calls Career Approximate Value Over Expected (CAVOE). ESPN took teams' record from 2012 through 2021 into account as well.
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From 2012-2021, the Seahawks' CAVOE of draft picks was 176.6, more than 10 points higher than the second-place Chiefs with 165.6. The top draft class, of course, was 2012, with a CAVOE of 219.6.
"This was easily the best draft in team history, not just the past decade," said ESPN's Brady Henderson. "And that would arguably be the case based solely on the two potential Hall of Famers they found on Day 2 that year: Russell Wilson (Round 3) and Bobby Wagner (Round 2). Seattle's 10 picks produced three other starters on the 2013 team that won Super Bowl XLVIII and the 2014 team that nearly repeated. Bruce Irvin (15th overall) has 52 career sacks, Jeremy Lane (Round 6) was the nickelback in the Legion of Boom and guard J.R. Sweezy (Round 7) has started over 100 NFL games."
The Seahawks' best Day 3 steal since 2012? Punter Michael Dickson, taken in the fifth round of the 2018 draft. "Dickson has proved to have one of the strongest legs in the league, averaging in the top 10 in average punt distance each of the past two seasons," said ESPN draft analyst Jordan Reid. "Recently signing an extension, he's proven to be worth the fifth-round investment."
Click here to read the full ESPN piece on teams with the highest draft value since 2012.
Social Post Of The Day
Rashaad Penny shows some love to Seattle Mariners first baseman and fellow San Diego State Aztec Ty France after his home run on Sunday. France currently leads the American League with 24 hits.
More From Around The Web
At Seahawks.com, reporter John Boyle looks at what some experts think the Seahawks will do in round one of the draft in his latest mock draft tracker.
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Adam Jude of the Seattle Times on why Northern Iowa OT Trevor Penning could be a target for the Seahawks in round one.
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