Seahawks add value the deeper they go in the draft
The Seahawks started well on Day One, then have tapered off lately. A major reason for that is their propensity to skedaddle out of the first round. The last two players they selected on Day One, L.J. Collier and Rashaad Penny, have yet to really pay dividends. I believe they will, but the numbers aren’t there yet. Overall, Seattle has amassed 250 points of value on Day One, led by the 77 points of Earl Thomas. Yeah, I’m aware Thomas plays elsewhere, but we’re evaluating the ability to draft players, not keep them.
Day Two could be expected to have even more points overall. For one thing, Seattle didn’t draft very high once Carroll got the team going. For another, there are two rounds on Day Two. And of course, we have the Hawks love of trading down to consider. Let’s see if that played out as expected. Rounds two and three totaled a whopping 488 points of value. Looks like it did just what we thought it would.
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That tends to happen when you draft Bobby Wagner and his 95 points in the second round, then Russell Wilson with his 108 points in round three. Even excluding those two future Hall of Famers, the Seahawks cleaned up on Day Two. They still drafted 285 points of value without their two biggest stars.
And now we come to the payoff. Just how much magic do the Hawks pull out of the hat on Day Three? Hey, just be thankful I didn’t mention rabbits. The Hawks did indeed pull off a magic act, as they drafted 557 points of value on Day Three. When you find champions like Kam Chancellor (45 points), K.J. Wright (60 points), and Richard Sherman (89 points), you’re going to have some impressive numbers.