The Seahawks have one of the best teams in the NFL and a recent article from NFL.com suggested that Seattle’s 2010 draft class is the biggest reason why.
In fact, the article argues that the class may be the best in the history of the Seahawks franchise.
Do you remember who the Seahawks selected in that draft which was now four years ago?
|1||6||LT||Russell Okung||Oklahoma State|
|2||60||WR||Golden Tate||Notre Dame|
|4||127||DE||E.J. Wilson||North Carolina|
|5||133||S||Kam Chancellor||Virginia Tech|
|7||236||DE||Dexter Davis||Arizona State|
|7||245||WR||Jameson Konz||Kent State|
Most of those players contributed in one way or another to helping the Seahawks win their first Super Bowl last season.
Thomas has made the Pro Bowl three times, Chancellor has been named to the game twice and Okung has been there once.
NFL.com defended the class as the best in Seahawks history:
The 2010 draft also featured Pro Bowl left tackle Russell Okung, top-notch nickelback Walter Thurmond, wide receiver Golden Tate – all of whom contributed to the lone Lombardi Trophy in Seahawks history.
After Seattle picked up those players, they began to play like a true competitor in the NFC West.
Then they used the next two drafts to get even better.
In 2011, the Seahawks selected K.J. Wright, Richard Sherman, Byron Maxwell and Malcolm Smith, among others. The following year they drafted Bruce Irvin, Bobby Wagner, Russell Wilson, Robert Turbin and Jeremy Lane.
Many doubted the Seahawks wisdom in the front office immediately following both of these drafts, but it’s safe to say that Seattle’s last few drafts have been absolutely successful.
When Thursday night’s draft rolls around later this week, the result should be no different.