Seattle Seahawks recent drafts causing talent decline – Matt’s Breakdown

Khalil Mack, Chicago Bears. Germain Ifedi, J.R. Sweezy Seattle Seahawks. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Khalil Mack, Chicago Bears. Germain Ifedi, J.R. Sweezy Seattle Seahawks. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) /
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2016 Draft

Picks still on the team – 6. Germain Ifedi (OL) Round 1, Pick 31. Jarran Reed (DT) Round 2, Pick 49. CJ Prosise (RB) Round 3, Pick 90. Nick Vannett (TE) Round 3, Pick 94. Quinton Jefferson (DT) Round 5, Pick 147. Joey Hunt (C) Round 6, Pick 215.

Ifedi is the cream of this crop. The first rounder has started every game of his career. When he was drafted, the Seahawks thought they had someone to build the line around. He has struggled in pass protection this season.

Even though there are six picks still on the team, there isn’t much there as far as impact players after Ifedi. Reed is primarily a run stopper at 306 lbs. He sacked Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott twice. Maybe he’s starting to break out.

Prosise has only played thirteen games in 2+ seasons and does not carry the ball much. Vannett has shown some signs of having chemistry with Russell Wilson early on this season. Joey Hunt has only 2 starts under his belt but is a capable backup to Britt. The best of this draft might just be RB Alex Collins, who rushed for nearly 1,000 yards last season….with Baltimore.

2017 Draft

Picks still on the team – 7. Ethan Pocic (G) Round 2, Pick 58. Shaquill Griffin (DB) Round 3, Pick 90. Delano Hill (S) Round 3, Pick 95. Nazair Jones (DT) Round 3, Pick 102. Tedric Thompson (S) Round 4, Pick 111. David Moore (WR) Round 7, Pick 226. Chris Carson (RB) Round 7, Pick 249.

Pocic is a good, serviceable starting guard. Griffin has three interceptions early and forms a good, athletic tandem with his brother Shaquem. Delano Hill has some good upside at safety and can back up both Thomas and Bradley McDougald.

The good value in this draft came in the seventh round with Carson, who had 32 carries for 102 yards last week. He’s a tough runner, who may not have a ton of explosiveness or breakaway speed, but he could be a good complement to 2018 first round pick Rashad Penny.

All in all, not a bad draft of a few of these players continue to develop. There is some potential here, which would help the roster turnover. But are there Pro Bowlers here? I guess we will have to see. Three can be a fine line between having a few good players and having a few Pro Bowl caliber players, who make the difference between an 8-8 team and a 13-3 team.