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Tuesday Round-Up: Ranking The Seahawks' Top Day 3 Draft Selections

Corbin Smith of Sports Illustrated recently analyzed the Seahawks’ draft history over their 47 years to see the best players they’ve selected on Day 3.


Good morning, 12s. Here's a look at what's out there today — Tuesday, April 19 — about your Seattle Seahawks.

Ranking The Seahawks' Top Day Three Draft Selections

Like many teams in the NFL, the Seahawks have been able to find their fair share of Pro Bowl, All-Pro, MVP and sometimes even Hall of Fame-level talent in the first round of the draft. Walter Jones, Shaun Alexander, Cortez Kennedy, and Earl Thomas are just some of the names that come to mind.

The bigger challenge, though, is finding that level of talent in the draft's later rounds — particularly the fourth round and later. Teams that are able to fill their rosters with young (and oftentimes cheap) talent give themselves a better opportunity to compete at a high level for years to come, as we saw with the Seahawks and their two Super Bowl appearances over the past decade.

This week, Corbin Smith of Sports Illustrated ranked the top 10 Day 3 draft selections in Seahawks draft history. At number 10 was G Edwin Bailey, who was taken in the fifth round of the 1981 NFL Draft and made 121 starts over 11 seasons with the Seahawks.

"In more than a decade with the team, he participated in four playoff runs with the Seahawks and played a critical role in helping star running back Curt Warner rush for 1,000-plus yards four times in the 80s," Smith said. "As a key cog in the trenches, the team finished in the top six in scoring three times with him as a full-time starter."

The only current Seahawk to make the list was RB Chris Carson at seven, selected in the seventh round in 2017. Injuries have limited Carson to just 49 games in five seasons, but the production has been there — he's rushed for 3,502 yards and has 31 combined touchdowns. "He's also been an underrated receiver, snagging 107 passes in five seasons," Smith said. "Injuries slowed him down in recent years and limited his production as a result, but when healthy, he's been arguably the best seventh round selection in team history."

Another running back cracks the list at number four — Chris Warren, selected in the fourth round by the Seahawks in the 1990 NFL Draft. "Thrust into the starting lineup in 1992, he broke out with his first 1,000-yard season despite starring for a bad two-win squad," Smith said. "He rushed for over 1,000 yards, garnered Second-Team All-Pro recognition twice, and earned Pro Bowl honors each of the next three seasons, including rushing for a career-best 1,545 yards in 1994 and scoring 15 rushing touchdowns in 1995."

Click here to read Smith’s full piece and see who he ranked as the Seahawks' very best Day 3 selections.

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