Monday Round-Up: The Seahawks Best Draft Class of All-Time

A daily link round-up of what's "out there" about the Seattle Seahawks.


Good morning, 12s.

Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Monday, April 25 - about your Seattle Seahawks:

Russell Wilson Headlined Seattle's Best Draft Class

ESPN.com's NFL Nation reporters were tasked with detailing the top draft class of all-time for every team, and for the Seahawks, team reporter Sheil Kapadia said the decision came down to two years, both of which came under the direction of general manager John Schneider and head coach Pete Carroll: 2010 and 2012. 

The 2010 class produced four Pro Bowlers - left tackle Russell Okung, free safety Earl Thomas, wide receiver Golden Tate, and strong safety Kam Chancellor - but Kapadia gave the top draft class of all-time nod to the 2012 group for its overall depth, and more specifically, the selection of quarterback Russell Wilson in round three.

Here's what Kapadia had to say about the Seahawks selecting Wilson with the No. 75 overall pick in 2012:

Russell Wilson, QB, Wisconsin, third round, 75th overall: He's the reason this class gets the nod. In a league in which teams explore any and all options to find a franchise quarterback, the Seahawks nabbed theirs in the third round. In his fourth season, Wilson set career highs in completion percentage (68.1), yards per attempt (8.3) and touchdowns (34). In 2015, no quarterback had a better overall passer rating (110.1). Wilson is only 27 years old, and he has never missed a game or practice. With him at quarterback, the Seahawks figure to be contenders for years to come.

Click here to read what Kapadia had to say about Seattle's nine other players taken that year, each of whom are still on NFL rosters.

Tweet Of The Day

Today's "Tweet of the Day" comes from The Sea Gals, who share a photo of the 2016 squad that was finalized Sunday night. You can check out the entire roster right here.

More From Around The Web

Here at Seahawks.com, digital media reporter John Boyle continued his 2016 NFL Draft preview series over the weekend with a look at where the Seahawks stand at linebacker, wide receiver, and cornerback

GM John Schneider and his wife Traci put on the fifth annual 'Prime Time' Seahawks celebrity waiter event last week, which raised $675,000 for Ben's Fund to provide resources and support for families affected by autism.  

Seahawks linebacker Kevin Pierre-Louis talked about the season six premiere of the HBO series Game of Thrones, which aired Sunday night.

Steve Rudman at SportsPressNW.com notes the Seahawks have the fewest first-round draft picks on their roster in the NFL yet still manage to compete at a high level.

Gregg Bell at the Tacoma News Tribune outlines the Seahawks' approach to draft day

And in his annual mock draft, Peter King at TheMMQB.com has the Seahawks trading out of round one with the Cleveland Browns.

Director Sherri Thompson held the audition finals for the 2016 Sea Gals squad at CenturyLink Field on Sunday.

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