Ranking the five best Seahawks drafts of the Carroll-Schneider era
Seahawks fifth-best draft: 2015
This was a very tough call. I mean, it’s hard to say the draft that brought you DK Metcalf in the second round isn’t one of your top-five achievements. But Metcalf literally provided half the value of those 11 picks. Cody Barton, Marquise Blair, and Phil Haynes may yet prove to be extremely valuable. Travis Homer has already paid some dividends. But overall, this group isn’t as solid as the Seahawks class of 2015.
That group is led by the perennially underrated Tyler Lockett. You don’t need a reminder of how great he is, I know. But just in case, 36 touchdowns and over 4,000 yards in the last four seasons is pretty darn great. We all really want to see him stay in Seattle, but finances play a huge role in keeping even your best players, as we all painfully know.
Finances are exactly why Frank Clark has been in Kansas City for the past three seasons. All he’s done is make the Pro Bowl three straight years, and that’s after he recorded 32 sacks for the Hawks in his last three seasons in the Emerald City.
Lockett and Clark are definitely the stars of 2015, but guard Mark Glowinski isn’t that far behind. Pro Football Focus ranked him as the fifth-best guard in the league last year, and he shows no signs of slowing down. Outside of his sophomore season, Seattle wasn’t able to get the best performance from Glo, but the offensive line hasn’t exactly been a nexus of performance for the Seahawks.
Other than those three, the ‘Hawks 2015 draft produced virtually nothing. Despite the great production of the stars, the average annual value of the 2015 draft class is 2.46 points. Still, when you get four Pro Bowl seasons and 17 seasons of starts out of a possible 21, you identified some real talent. And that’s kind of the point of the draft, right?
Below you’ll see the key players from each draft with their average annual value.
Tyler Lockett AAV 7.57
Frank Clark AAV 6.43
Mark Glowinski AAV 4.71