Apr 26, 2013; New York, NY, USA; NFL former player Deion Sanders announces the number sixty overall pick to the Atlanta Falcons during the 2013 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall. Mandatory Credit: Debby Wong-USA TODAY Sports

Surveying The Media Draft Grades For The Seattle Seahawks

With the draft now firmly behind us, I thought it would be fun to take a look and see how the media members “graded” the Seahawk’s draft.

These grades are clearly meaningless, but they’re amusing. It’s especially fun certain media member glad the Seahawks draft as an “F,” even when it turns out to be undisputedly the best in NFL. Those are good times.

It seems that most members of the media have learned not to doubt John Schneider’s ability to evaluate and draft talent. Even though there were some choice words used on-air last week, the grades below show individuals who don’t want to end up looking foolish again.


The ever-annoying Mel Kiper from ESPN awarded the Seahawks a trio of grades for their draft.

Filling needs: B+

Value B-

Overall B

The text for this is behind their pay-wall, so I unfortunately can’t quote anything from his explanation without risking hearing from ESPN’s lawyers.

Chris Burke from Sports Illustrated gave the Seahawks a B-

Seattle used its Round 1 pick to acquire Percy Harvin, so it had to wait until pick 62 to get working. Actually, the Seahawks’ best decisions came at 137 (DT Jesse Williams) and 138 (CB Tharold Simon). The Seahawks had a roster built to roll the dice a bit in the draft, and that’s just what they did with their first three picks.

Bucky Brooks at NFL.com gave the Seahawks a B-

TheSeahawks took a second-round flier on one of the most talented runners in the draft, Christine Michael. The Texas A&M product is not only explosive on the perimeter, but he is also a rugged between-the-tackles runner with the toughness and physicality to spell Marshawn Lynch.

USA Today writer Nate Davis made the mistake of doubting Schneider enough to give this class a C-

Not that he cares what we think, but it appears Scheider is gambling on second-round RB Christine Michael and fifth-round CB Tharold Simon. Both are talented, neither is necessarily reliable off the field, nor do they fill needs

On the other hand Pete Prisco from CBS sports liked Seattle’s draft, and still have them a B.

Without the first-round pick, the Seahawks still did a nice job of adding quality players. They also added some players with some character concerns, which doesn’t seem to bother this team.

Jesse Reed at Bleacher Report Gave the Seahawks a B

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