Seattle Seahawks: 30 greatest players in franchise history

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Doug Baldwin, Seattle Seahawks

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Doug Baldwin

WR, (2011-present)

There were a number of wide receivers I was considering for the first spot on this list. Darrell Jackson seemed like a potential fit. Joey Galloway also garnered consideration, but the way his time with the team ended soured me on the idea.

In the end, I went with Doug Baldwin, the Seahawks’ most recent star receiver. Although he hasn’t yet earned the type of respect around the league that he rightfully deserves, it’s safe to say he’s made an unmistakable impact since coming to Seattle as an undrafted free agent.

Just in the last couple of years, he’s finally found his footing as one of the league’s best pass catchers. His star finally rose as high as we all knew it was capable of going in 2015, when Baldwin racked up a whopping 14 touchdowns. Although he didn’t earn his first Pro Bowl nod until a season later, he had officially arrived as one of the NFL’s premier receivers.

Don’t expect him to slow down anytime soon either. With Russell Wilson slinging the pigskin and no other star receivers currently on the roster, Baldwin will continue to be the go-to threat in the Seattle passing game.

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