Seahawks land more stars in second and third rounds
The Seahawks skipped out of the first round in 2014, too. Paul Richardson took some time to blossom, but his second-round selection finally looked justified in 2017. That is until 2018, when he found that it really helps to have a quarterback. For his sake, I hope he bounces back from his injury, and Washington fields an NFL-caliber signal-caller for him. Seattle’s other second-round pick that year has been even better, of course.
After two seasons of shuffling along the offensive line, Justin Britt found his role at center. While he may never make the Pro Bowl, he’s been a solid and consistent player throughout his career. Britt’s career AV is 39 points, just six less than Carpenter’s total in three fewer seasons. That’s a season average of 5.6 points for Carpenter and 7.8 for Britt. For a handy point of reference, tackle Duane Brown‘s career AV is 98 points, an average of 8.9 points. Britt may not be great, but his performance is a lot closer to Brown’s than to Carpenter’s.
Now that we’re getting closer to the current season, I’m not going to focus on career approximate value as much. It took a year or so for several current stars to reach their potential. Players like 2015 second-round pick Frank Clark and third-round selection Tyler Lockett certainly established themselves as stars in the Emerald City. The funny thing is, it turned out that Seattle’s fourth-round pick Mark Glowinski could play a little ball once he got away from Tom Cable. Glowinski was actually the team’s second fourth-round pick at that.