Seattle Seahawks: 15 best first-round draft picks of all-time

Cortez Kennedy, Seattle Seahawks. Mandatory Credit: Stephen Dunn /Allsport
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Joey Galloway, Seattle Seahawks
23 Nov 1997: Wide receiver Joey Galloway #84 of the Seattle Seahawks celebrates after scoring a touchdown during the Seahawks 19-14 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs at the Kingdome in Seattle, Washington. /

1995-99. Joey Galloway. 13. player. 36. . Wide Receiver

The problem for the Seahawks with Joey Galloway wasn’t that he couldn’t be productive with the team. Like Sam Adams, Galloway simply didn’t stay with Seattle long enough. Galloway played with the Seahawks for five of his 16 years in the NFL. His best seasons, though, were probably spent as a member of the Seattle professional football team.

I say ‘probably’ because Galloway had some pretty decent seasons with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers five seasons after leaving Seattle. However, four of Galloway’s best five years as far as total yards came in his first four seasons with Seattle.

Galloway was drafted No. 8 overall in the 1995 NFL Draft out of The Ohio State University. He wasn’t big, but he was quick. Seattle knew it could use Galloway in multiple formations, both as a receiver and in the backfield.

Galloway didn’t rush the ball a lot but when he did, he was an effective ball carrier. In 1995 and 1996 combined, Galloway ran the ball 26 times for an average of 10.8 yards per carry.

Of course, Galloway was primarily a receiver and he was a good one. In Galloway’s first four seasons, he was targeted 121 times or more each year. Except for the 1996 season, he had over 1,000 yards receiving with Seattle.

In 1996, he had 987 receiving yards, so close enough to 1,000 yards for it to almost count. And of Galloway’s 77 career touchdown catches, 37 of them came in Seattle. This despite playing just a third of his career with the Seahawks.