10 worst Seattle Seahawks draft picks of the Pete Carroll era

Not all of Pete Carroll's draft classes were that loaded.
These draft picks did not turn out well for the Seahawks
These draft picks did not turn out well for the Seahawks / Michael Hickey/GettyImages
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No. 5 - Gary Jennings, Jr. - Seahawks wide receiver (2019)

In 2019, the Seahawks held three fourth-round draft picks. Pete Carroll and John Schneider's forte was getting the absolute most out of their mid-round draft picks, finding diamonds in the rough. After trading up for wide receiver DK Metcalf in the second round, they doubled down to bolster their wide receiver corps, attempting to give prime Russell Wilson more weapons.

Seattle selected West Virginia receiver Gary Jennings Jr., coming off a fantastic season with the Mountaineers. Jennings had good size and fantastic speed and Seattle saw him as a guy who could play the Paul Richardson role of coming in and stretching the field. There was optimism surrounding the two rookie receivers becoming a young and exciting duo to pair with Tyler Lockett and Doug Baldwin.

One of the rookies panned out very nicely and remains the Seahawks' number-one receiver. The other is Gary Jennings, who is currently a reserve for the (checks notes) Birmingham Stallions. The most shocking part about Jennings is he never saw the field for the Seahawks after being a fourth-round selection. In fact, after Jennings was released only six months after he was drafted, Jennings never saw one NFL snap over five seasons with eight different teams.

Who did they miss?

After selecting Jennings in the front half of the fourth round, who again played zero downs in the league, the Seahawks missed out on players like Tony Pollard, Hunter Renfrow, and Dre Greenlaw.