Seattle Seahawks: Bucking The Trend

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Aug 7, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman (25) and linebacker Brock Coyle (45) during the game against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

Reliance On Diamonds In The Rough

No other team in recent memory has started so many 4-7th rounders on their team as the Seahawks do. They haven’t been in a place to nab one of the top flight first rounders in the last few seasons, which means they are playing pretty well overall.

Drafting late-round picks really sets them up nicely to do what they have to do with big contract players. There is a need to have low priced, late round players make the team so that they can keep money free for the Richard Sherman’s, Earl Thomas’ and Russell Wilson’s of the world.

The main difference here is not that they need late round picks, because every team needs some of those, but that these picks make the team and then in a year or two are fighting for a starting position. I just heard that Brock Coyle is doing a great job for the team and has a chance to make the team. Ever heard of him (if you didn’t already follow University of Montana football)? Yeah, me either. You can have the blue-chippers, we’ll take the cast-offs.