Seattle Seahawks 2015 NFL Draft By The Numbers


The 2015 NFL Draft is only days away, and to be honest, I think I’ve done all the analysis I can do over the past three months. So here is a less formal article, pointing out the patterns, crazy coincidences and random facts for the Seattle Seahawks in this year’s draft.

5: As in, fifth round. Since Pete Carroll and John Schneider took over the franchise in 2010, six of their eight fifth-round choices are still on the roster (Luke Willson, Tharold Simon, Jesse Williams, Korey Toomer, Richard Sherman and Kam Chancellor), three have started or are starters (Willson, Sherman and Chancellor), and two are All-Pro (Sherman and Chancellor). This season, they have two fifth-round picks (167 and 170).

11: This year, Schneider and Carroll have 11 picks to work with, the most they have ever come into a draft with (they finished with 11 in 2013, but that was only after trading down during the draft).

63: Unless they trade up, this will be the longest wait in franchise history for the Seahawks to make their first pick, breaking the previous record of 62 (Christine Michael in 2013). 

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95: This pick has been a good one for the Seahawks, not directly, but in a roundabout way. Recent acquisition and All-Pro TE Jimmy Graham was taken with the 95th pick in 2010. We’ll see if they can add another star from the 95 spot.

170: In this CBS article ranking the best players of all-time at each draft position, the best player ever chosen 170th overall is DE Michael McCrary in 1993 by the Seattle Seahawks. The Seahawks will have a chance to take that honor from themselves as they also have the 170th pick in this year’s draft. Also, the Seahawks have done extremely well in the 170’s as of late. Two of the three times that Schneider and Carroll have had a pick in the 170’s, the player turned into a star (Byron Maxwell at 173 and Jeremy Lane at 172).

248: The Seahawks will pick at 248 this year, tied for the second latest pick in team history (since the draft shortened in 1994). That is tied with Cameron Morrah in 2009 and second only to Ben Obomanu (249) in 2006. Both players turned into solid contributors for Seattle.

Next: Seattle Seahawks Mock Draft 2015: Complete 7 Round Predictions

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