As we approach the 13th draft of the Pete Carroll-John Schneider era, it’s a great time to look back on the results of their previous drafts for the Seattle Seahawks. Sure, there were some stinkers, but there were far more winners than losers.
If you don’t believe me, just ask ESPN which recently Seattle as having the best draft value of any NFL team since 2012.
It’s become a popular game to doubt the Seahawks brain trust on Draft Day lately. Yes, there were certainly some, shall we say, less than productive drafts. But we’ve covered that territory already. Today we’ll focus on the hits – and there were a lot of them.
I started with the career values of players as determined by pro-football-reference.com. I’ve linked to their methodology before, but for those mathy-curious, here it is again. The tl;dr version is that it’s a quick way to compare the value of athletes across positions.
Which are the five best draft class for the Seahawks since Pete Carroll and John Schneider came to Seattle in 2010?
One note; for the draft, PFR adjusts the career approximate values compared to what’s shown on their individual pages. It’s the same adjustment for every player, so for our purposes, it evens out.
I also considered the average value per year; otherwise, a player like Jordyn Brooks would have less value than Robert Turbin, simply because he’s played fewer years.
Alright, them’s the rules. Time to look at the five best Pete Carroll and John Schneider drafts.