Frank Clark (2015-2nd round)
Frank Clark was drafted in the second round of the 2015 draft. He may have had first round talent (turns out he did) but due to an alleged off-the-field indiscretion at the University of Michigan, Clark’s draft potential dwindled. Lucky for the Seahawks.
In four seasons with Seattle, Clark collected 35 sacks. He didn’t start right away as Seattle still had Cliff Avril and Michael Bennett but Clark entered the rotation and had 3 sacks and 4 tackles-for-loss while playing just 32 percent of the snaps. But every 12 could assume that Clark was going to be an important player one day.
That turned out to be in his second season of 2016. Clark’s snap percentage went up to 63 percent and Clark made the most of them. He had 10 sacks, 18 quarterback hits and 11 tackles-for-loss but in just five starts.
In 2017, Clark became a full-time starter and in 2018 Clark had 13 sacks and 27 quarterback hits (both still career-highs). Somehow Clark wasn’t named a Pro Bowler, though.
Seattle signed Clark to the franchise tag before the 2019 season but only to trade him to the Kansas City Chiefs. This worked out well for Clark as he won a Super Bowl with the Chiefs in 2019. It also worked out well for the Seahawks because Seattle was able to turn one of the picks they got from KC into part of the trade to bring Jamal Adams to Seattle.