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November 5, 2013 at 3:52 PM

Former Seahawk Moffitt retiring

Former Seahawk John Moffitt has announced today that he is retiring.

Pro Football Talk has a story wrapping up the details, and Moffitt also Tweeted the news himself earlier:

Moffitt was a third-round pick by the Seahawks in 2011 and started nine games in 2011 and six games in 2012 at guard.

But he lost the starting spot at right guard in camp to J.R. Sweezy and then was traded to Denver for the since-departed DL Sealver Siliga.

He was part of what’s becoming a little bit of a star-crossed 2011 draft, that featured a couple of really direct hits (Richard Sherman, K.J. Wright) but a few others that are at the worst misses, and at best still works in progress. Here’s the list:

First round (No. 25) – James Carpenter, OT, Alabama
Third round (No. 75) – John Moffitt, OG, Wisconsin
Fourth round (No. 99) – K.J. Wright, OLB, Mississippi State
Fourth round (No. 107) – Kris Durham, WR, Georgia
Fifth round (No. 154) – Richard Sherman, CB, Stanford
Fifth round (No. 156) – Mark Legree, FS, Appalachian State
Sixth round (No. 173) – Byron Maxwell, CB, Clemson
Seventh round (No. 205) – Lazarius Levingston, DE, LSU
Seventh round (No. 242) – Malcolm Smith, LB, USC

Carpenter is definitely still in the “jury is still out” stage while Moffitt now has to be regarded as a miss. As noted, Wright and Sherman paid off huge, and Maxwell and Smith have also been more than serviceable for where they were selected.

Durham, Legree and Levingston are long gone (though Durham is actually now becoming the player the Seahawks thought, with 25 catches so far this season for the Lions — Legree and Levingston are not on a roster).

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