With the NFL Draft coming up later this month, ESPN decided to take a look at the best draft pick made by every team dating back to 2011. While there are plenty of very good choices for Seattle, it's comes as no surprise that ESPN chose the 2012 selection of Russell Wilson in the third round as John Schneider and Pete Carroll's best move. Landing a franchise quarterback is tough at any point in the draft; doing it with the No. 75 pick is nearly impossible. Yet that's where the Seahawks selected Wilson, and since then he has helped lead the franchise to its first Super Bowl title while establishing numerous franchise records along the way.
As Sheil Kapadia writes: There are a lot of good options, but it's impossible to go againstRussell Wilson here. The Seahawks got him in the third round (75th overall) back in 2012. Wilson hasn't missed a game -- or a practice -- in four NFL seasons, and the Seahawks have gone 46-18 since he joined the team. It's easy to forget, but in two seasons under Pete Carroll without Wilson, the team was just 14-18. In a league where teams are constantly searching for franchise quarterbacks, Wilson was passed over 74 times. He led the NFL in passer rating in 2015 and is in position to keep the Seahawks in contention for years to come.
Among the other notable picks that could have also been considered since 2011 are Richard Sherman in the fifth round and K.J Wright in the fourth round of the 2011 draft, Bobby Wagner in Round 2 of the 2012 draft, Jeremy Lane in the sixth round that year, or Tyler Lockett in the third round last year.
Tweet of the Day
Today's Tweet of the day comes from @NFLCanada, which has video of Bobby Wagner's recent visit to a Vancouver elementary school.
More From Around the Web
At Seahawks.com, we have a story on Richard Sherman and Bobby Wagner’s appearance at Emerald City Comicon.
It isn't Seahawks-specific stuff, but Peter King's Monday Morning Quarterback column has some good draft nuggets from his conversations with 10 different team officials.
Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times takes on the impossible task of trying to predict all nine of Seattle’s draft picks. As Condotta notes, trying to guess what Seattle will do is an exercise in futility, but he does provide good insight at what types of players could fit Seattle's needs.
Mynorthwest.com has a transcript of Danny O’Neil’s chat with fans, including his take on Tharold Simon's possible role going forward.
Gregg Bell of the News Tribune writes about Stanford guard Joshua Garnett, a Puyallup native who is one of the top guard prospects in the draft.