The Seahawks have quite a roster of seventh round stars these days. They’ve all been huge factors in the team’s resurgence this season.
It’s great to speculate about the NFL draft. Who’s going in the first round? Which team is tanking to move up? Chucky, we see what you’re doing in Oakland. The thing is, all that chaos and team destruction just isn’t necessary. Do you really need all those first round picks? Looking at the Seahawks roster, I’d have to say no. Seattle currently has four seventh round picks that are playing as big as anyone on the team.
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What’s more, three of them are starters. You know how many first round picks are starting for the Seahawks? Yep – three. Now, at first glance that looks like Seattle doesn’t know what they’re doing in the first round. It looks worse when you realize the Seahawks only have three of their own first round picks on the entire roster, and one of those is the injured Earl Thomas.
A big reason for that is Seattle has only had two first round picks since 2012, when they selected Bruce Irvin. The two players they got in the first since then, Germain Ifedi and Rashaad Penny, have both come on as this season progressed. Believe me, it’s nice to have something positive to say about Ifedi for a change.