Ranking the five best Seattle Seahawks draft picks since 2010
By Max Downard
2. Kam Chancellor, DB, Virginia Tech (133rd overall in 2010) Value Grade=212.8
Grabbing the penultimate spot on the list is former safety Kam Chancellor, who receives a value grade of 212.8.
The 4-time Pro Bowler and Super Bowl champion had a fantastic career as a Seattle Seahawk. Although he only played 8 seasons, which is a somewhat short career for defensive backs, he was an electrifying piece of the Legion of Boom and provided many iconic moments.
Chancellor’s career was cut short by a neck injury in the same year that Seattle also lost Richard Sherman and Earl Thomas for many games.
While he was not as durable or as good as future Hall of Fame linebacker Bobby Wagner, doing what Chancellor did for the team after being drafted 133rd overall is a fantastic achievement. This may be the Seahawk that I have personally missed the most since his retirement because of how electrifying he was. A game could be going the wrong way, and he would make a play that would energize the whole team.
The Seahawks need another Kam Chancellor on their roster, not only one who can make impact plays on the field but can be a vocal leader in the locker room as well.