Honestly I'm not sure this draft could have gone much better for us. We filled in our needs very nicely without reaching for anyone.6: Russell Okung - LT
- Obviously has huge shoes to fill stepping in for future HoF Walter Jones, but we really couldn't have asked for a better person to take his place. This was a great pick on someone who fell too far even at #6 overall.14: Earl Thomas - SS
- A big need for us after the Brian Russell debacle and then letting Deon Grant go before the draft. Another huge area of need and another player who slipped a bit further than most expected.60: Golden Tate - WR
- Here's where things get a little crazy. We obviously dropped back 20 in the Whitehurst deal and I'm sure nobody expected Tate down here. After doing a lot of research I've come to the conclusion that this isn't a bad pick, but rather makes the Deon Butler pick seem weak.111: Walter Thurmond - CB
- Most NFL talent evaluators had a 2-3 round grade on him before he blew out his ACL, MCL and PCL in game 4 in 2009. But he's on track with his recovery and will certainly add value. This is a big steal for us and makes up for the 3rd Ruskell blew for us.127: E.J. Wilson - DE
- This one might be a little more pre-draft buzz than actual achievement, but then again we're now in the late 4th and it's time to take chances. With the departure of Darryl Tapp and the retirement of Patrick Kerney, we needed some depth here. My concern is we suddenly have very young ends with not a ton of experience.133: Kam Chancellor - FS
- This is another great late pick that is a slower, less talented version of Taylor Mays. At 6' 3" and 231 lbs he will certainly still strike fear into players going over the middle and has good enough instincts to play in the box.185: Anothony McCoy - TE
- Well, the kid was derailed by weed. Most teams had a 3-4 round grade on him until his off the field issues came up. Although we're really deep at TE I can't help but think this is going to be a great pick a couple years down the line.236: Dexter Davis - DE
- More depth at DE.245: Jameson Konz - TE
- TE/WR/Special Teams depth.
Now add in that we acquired depth at DT as well as Leon Washington and LenDale White
in exchange for very, very little and I think we've got ourselves a very good draft.
My only wish is that we had waited on Whitehurst for a draft day trade. Pete Carroll and John Schneider we're on FIRE during the draft and probably could have gooten Charlie for a day old KFC Double Down.
Anyway, GO SEAHAWKS!!! One hell of a way to come back to the NFL Pete!