…Brandon Brooks, an offensive lineman from Miami Ohio
Instead of drafting Russell Wilson, the Seahawks decide to go best available like Pete Carroll and John Schneider always like to do and they select a position of need with offensive guard Brandon Brooks and ride with Matt Flynn as the starter at QB.
In 2011 the Seahawks started two guards that did not start in 2012 so drafting Brooks, who was picked one spot later by the Texans with the 76th pick, makes sense for Seattle. Brooks would only play in 6 games for the Seahawks in 2012 (that’s what he actually did in 2012 with the Texans) but would go on to be a full-time starter for the Seahawks offensive line.
If you’re wondering about the fate of Russell Wilson, the Washington Football Team would draft him at pick 102 to backup Robert Griffin III (they actually picked Kirk Cousins with that pick). As for the Seahawks, the Legion of Boom would start to kick into gear and the defense would be one of the league’s best.
However, the offense would be held back by poor QB play from Matt Flynn and miss out on the playoffs, finishing the year 9-7. Matt Flynn’s backup for the year would be Austin Davis, the Seahawks’ current quarterbacks coach, who the Seahawks would pick up as an undrafted free agent.