Seahawks second-round draft picks: A history of huge hits and major misses

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Seahawks kicked off their second-round parade in style: 2010-2014

2010 saw Carroll and Schneider kick off their Hawks career with a terrific draft. By the way, this wasn't the best draft to show off the weighted average value method, as Earl Thomas comes in way ahead of Kam Chancellor with an average season of 11.2 to 8.1 points. Just getting ready for those tweets, you know.

Still, it's a reasonable measuring stick, and Chancellor's value always went far beyond the basic statistics. As for that second-round pick in 2010, the Hawks drafted Golden Tate at the spot. He's no Hall of Famer, but he played in exactly 160 games over 11 years. His average value was 7.2 points per season. No, I don't think he was that close to Bam Bam as a player either, but Tate did haul in just under 700 catches for over 8,200 yards and 46 scores. That's absolutely a solid career.

The Hawks didn't have a second-round pick in 2011, but they certainly made up for that in 2012 with Mr. Bobby Joseph Wagner. Not that you need the stat to recognize his greatness, but Wagner's average value comes in at a ridiculous 14.3 points per season. Hang on to that beautiful glow, 12s, because it's disappearing soon. Neither 2013 nor 2014 brought the Seahawks that level of success. 2013 brought us running back Christine Michael. Yes, you old-school fans know the name, but it's not like you want to. In a five-year career, Michael totaled just 1,089 yards. Yes, he led Seattle in rushing in 2016, but the Hawks had about 37 backs that year. Okay, just seven, but it was a rough year for the running back room. Michael's average value is just nine points. Oh, sorry, that's his total. Per 16 games, he tallied 3.8 average value points. That 2013 draft was rough.

As for 2014, we saw a bust and - well, not a boom, but certainly not a wasted draft pick, either. The Hawks didn't have a first-round pick, as they shipped that and Pro Bowl center Max Unger to the Saints in one of their worst deals ever to get tight end Jimmy Graham. Yeah, we've talked about that already.

So, as for their draft picks, Seattle picked up Paul Richardson with the first of their two second-round selections. The former Colorado wide receiver only caught 29 balls as a rookie and didn't really contribute in a major way until his fourth and final season in Seattle. The relatively big year led to a bigger contract in Washington, and two years later he was out of the game. Six of his 12 career touchdowns came in that final year with the Seahawks. He averaged just 3.8 points per season, just like Michael.

2014's other second-rounder fared much better. Offensive lineman Justin Britt stepped right into Seattle's starting lineup at right tackle as a rookie, then moved to tackle in 2015. In 2016, the Seahawks needed a center, so Britt moved to the middle of the line until he landed on injured reserve halfway through the 2019 season. By the way, Britt played every offensive snap in 80 of his 87 games with the Seahawks until he went down with his injury. In four of those less-than-gold star attendance games, he was still in for more than 90 percent of the snaps. As they say, the most important ability is availability. Currently a free agent, Britt has averaged 7.6 average points per season so far. I'd say most 12s would agree with the averages; Britt and Tate have had comparable careers.