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5 Biggest NFL Draft Blunders in Seattle Seahawks History

5 Biggest NFL Draft Blunders in Seattle Seahawks History

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Since Pete Carroll arrived in Seattle, the Seahawks have been the best team in the league when it comes to the NFL Draft. Drafting is the top reason for their Super Bowl Championship last season. Seattle has not missed on many draft picks recently, but like every other NFL team, they have regrets throughout their franchise’s history. With that said, let’s take a look at the five biggest NFL Draft blunders in Seattle Seahawks history.

5. Drafting Chris Spencer over Roddy White in 2005

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5. Drafting Chris Spencer over Roddy White in 2005

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Chris Spencer was a starting offensive lineman for the Seahawks for a few seasons and played well. However, I am pretty sure that if Seattle had it to do over again, they would have taken WR Roddy White.

4. Drafting Aaron Curry 4th overall in 2009

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4. Drafting Aaron Curry 4th overall in 2009

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Aaron Curry has never lived up to the expectations that Seattle had for him when they selected him 4th overall. What is even worse are the players who went after Curry. Brian Orakpo, Brian Cushing and Clay Matthews are just a few of the players Seattle could have taken.

3. Koren Robinson over Reggie Wayne in 2001

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3. Koren Robinson over Reggie Wayne in 2001

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Seattle had the 9th overall pick in 2001 and selected WR Koren Robinson. Robinson scored 16 touchdowns in his nine-year career. Reggie Wayne is still playing and has scored 80 touchdowns.

2. Drafting Rick Mirer 2nd overall in 1993

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2. Drafting Rick Mirer 2nd overall in 1993

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In 1993, Seattle drafted Rick Mirer with the 2nd overall pick. Mirer played four seasons with the Seahawks and had 41 touchdowns and 56 interceptions. Seattle could have selected All-Pro OL Willie Roaf, All-Pro DL Lincoln Kennedy or All-Pro RB Jerome Bettis.

1. Drafting Jeff Bryant over Marcus Allen in 1982

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1. Drafting Jeff Bryant over Marcus Allen in 1982

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Jeff Bryant had a good NFL career. He was not a bust like some other players on this list, but he also is not in the Hall of Fame. Marcus Allen, who was selected four picks after Bryant, is in the Hall of Fame. This again proves that with the draft, it isn’t always about who you take; it’s about who you did not take.