The Ten Worst Draft Picks in Seattle Seahawks History

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Jan 9, 2015; Dallas, TX, USA; Former Seattle Seahawks supplemental pick Brian Bosworth speaks at a press conference at Renaissance Dallas Hotel. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Today’s Seattle Seahawks are stocked full of young talent from excellent draft picks in recent years, but it wasn’t always that way. Before the John Schneider–Pete Carroll team started digging up gold in the NFL Draft, there were plenty of duds.

The Seattle Seahawks have found gold in the draft in recent seasons, but who were the worst draft picks in the history of the Seahawks? Pete Carroll loves to rely on rookies to bolster the roster and play key roles on the team. We’ve seen it throughout his reign. C.J. Prosise (before his injury), George Fant, and others played crucial roles in 2016. But the Seahawks have a long and painful history of selecting players who haven’t turned into valuable role players.

I based these dubious rankings on several factors including ineffectiveness on the field, embarrassing off-field scandals and issues, and the draft capital spent by the Seattle Seahawks on these ten draft busts. I also considered who else in the draft was available at each bust’s position in the same draft.

I have derived my draft value/capital for all of these players using Walter Cherepinsky’s handy NFL Draft Value Chart, used by NFL General Managers to make trades on draft day. It assigns a numerical value to each draft pick of each NFL Draft:

Round 1Round 2Round 3Round 4Round 5Round 6Round 7
13,000335806526597112129431612719314.2
22,6003456066260981081304216226.619413.8
32,2003555067255991041314116326.219513.4
41,80036540682501001001324016425.819613
51,70037530692451019613339.516525.419712.6
61,600385207024010292134391662519812.2
71,50039510712351038813538.516724.619911.8
81,4004050072230104861363816824.220011.4
91,35041490732251058413737.516923.820111
101,3004248074220106821383717023.420210.6
111,25043470752151078013936.51712320310.2
121,2004446076210108781403617222.62049.8
131,15045450772051097614135.517322.22059.4
141,1004644078200110741423517421.82069
151,05047430791951117214334.517521.42078.6
161,00048420801901127014434176212088.2
1795049410811851136814533.517720.62097.8
189005040082180114661463317820.22107.4
1987551390831751156414732.617919.82117
2085052380841701166214832.218019.42126.6
2180053370851651176014931.8181192136.2
2278054360861601185815031.418218.62145.8
237605535087155119561513118318.22155.4
2474056340881501205415230.618417.82165
2572057330891451215215330.218517.42174.6
2670058320901401225015429.8186172184.2
2768059310911361234915529.418716.62193.8
286606030092132124481562918816.22203.4
2964061292931281254715728.618915.82213
3062062284941241264615828.219015.42222.6
3160063276951201274515927.8191152232.3
3259064270961161284416027.419214.62242

Read more at http://walterfootball.com/draftchart.php#Ul0wFly0PebeMoJi.99

The Seattle Seahawks have turned several of their most recent draft picks into gold, uncovering late-round treasures like Richard Sherman and Kam Chancellor, but they didn’t always have the vision to select effective players in every draft. Everyone makes mistakes, but the following ten players made their mark by costing the Seahawks draft capital in exchange for ineptitude, injury problems, and off-field headaches. So, without further ado, here are the ten worst draft picks in Seattle Seahawks history.

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