Seattle Seahawks: 2010 NFL Draft Review & Grade
April 25, 2010 by luckylester
Seattle Seahawks: It started in the first round with Russell Okung, Earl Thomas – and it just got better. They waited again, ignoring all the trading that was going down, and picked up Golden Tate late in the 2nd round. That gave them the #7 (Thomas), #12 (Okung), and #21 (Tate) players on my big board. For a team that needed big time players on both sides of the ball, they couldn’t have done better. If they wouldn’t have traded for Whitehurst, they might have ended up with Taylor Mays to team with Thomas in the secondary, but Tate might help them more anyway. They ended up without a 3rd round pick but grabbed a very good corner prospect in Walter Thurmond. I love when teams take chances on injured players that could become starters – Thurmond has that upside. I also loved the Kam Chancellor pick and the Anthony McCoy pick. Both have great upside for a Hawks team that needed lots of depth. Just those guys alone give the Hawks an A. But then you add in the trades that send Leon Washington and LenDale White to Seattle for 5th and 6th round picks – I can’t say enough about Pete Carol and his staff of brilliance. They get Washington (a guy that has a ton of versatility and could play the Reggie Bush role for Seattle) for a late draft pick instead of drafting Spiller early. They really worked magic in Seattle. A+ Back to the 2010 NFL Draft grading team list.