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Seattle Seahawks Top 10 All-Time Draft Picks

The NFL Draft is this week, and the Seahawks are going to do what they can to improve their team to make another Super Bowl run in the 2020 season.

With the draft upcoming, it’s always fun to take a look back and see what the team has done in the past, and today we take a look at the very best of the best for the Seahawks, as we give you the “Top 10 All-Time Seahawks Draft Picks,” going back to when the team joined the league in 1976.

Feel free to comment or give us any players you felt we missed out on!

10. Michael Sinclair 1991

The Hawks 1991 draft was a bust early with the pick of QB Dan McGwire, who was terrible, but they hit the jackpot in the 6th around with defensive end Michael Sinclair. For 11 seasons Sinclair was a beast with 73.5 sacks, a big part of the team’s defensive till 2002.

9. Kenny Easley 1981

This Hall of Fame safety was the Hawks first-round pick during the 1981 season, and he was worth every penny the team paid him over the six seasons he spent with the team. The former UCLA Bruin had 32 picks to go along with eight sacks, and was a force each and every time he took the field.

8. Kam Chancellor 2010

Let’s stay with the safety position for the 8th pick on the list, as Kam Chancellor comes in after being picked by the Hawks in the 5th round with the 133rd pick. Chancellor was part of a great draft class with Russell Okung and Earl Thomas, and he was on par with the best in the league until he left the team in 2017, putting up 10 picks and two sacks.

7. Earl Thomas 2010

How about a third straight safety? You got it, and there wasn’t many better from 2010 till he left the team under tough circumstances in 2019 than Earl Thomas. Taken in round two, Thomas recorded 30 interceptions and put up two sacks, but sadly many will recall the middle finger incident that marked the end of his career in Seattle.

6. Joey Galloway 1995

Some think Galloway didn’t live up to expectations, but coming out of Ohio State Galloway was a force for the Hawks from 95 till 2010, catching 77 touchdowns with 701 catches and 10905 yards. He had great speed as well as great hands, and really doesn’t get mentioned enough as a wide out who made plays during years the Hawks struggled to find a good QB.

5. Kevin Mawae 1994

This rock at center for the Hawks has a well deserved bust in the Hall of Fame, playing from 1994 to 2009 for Seattle. He played in the most games (241) of any Seattle draft pick other than kicker John Kasay (301), showing his durability and how he was able to avoid injury. A very worthy second-round pick in 94 for the Hawks.

4. Cortez Kennedy 1990

The third overall pick in the 1990 draft also has a bust in Canton, well deserved for his 10 seasons making plays on defense for the Seahawks. Kennedy piled up 58 sacks, but was more known for disrupting the run game for opposing teams, and he also played in 167 games, again showing how he played through injuries and bumps and bruises. A force to reckon with.

3. Walter Jones 1997

Let’s stay with Hall of Famers for the Hawks, throwing offensive tackle Walter Jones in the mix with the third overall pick. The lineman rarely was heard about, because he was so good and was rarely flagged for holding or any other infraction. He played with the Hawks from 97 till 2008, playing in a total of 180 games.

2. Russell Wilson 2012

A heck of a draft for the Hawks in 2012 saw them grab Bruce Irvin, Bobby Wagner, and in the third round a QB that has taken them to two Super Bowls in Russell Wilson. It’s tough to dispute how good Wilson has been in the last eight years, throwing for 29734 yards with 227 touchdowns. Don’t be surprised to see a bust of Wilson in Canton someday.

1. Richard Sherman 2011

The Hawks fifth round-pick is a player that is the best of the best for our list – that being cornerback Richard Sherman. The loud, talkative Sherman was a force for the team and was the big name player who helped the team to a pair of Super Bowls. He ended his Hawks career in 2019 with 35 picks and teams rarely challenged him, and when they did, they often regretted it.


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