We’ll continue our countdown with a late-round pick who paid off with one of the better scoring seasons in Seattle history.
RUNNING BACK DERRICK FENNER
WHEN DRAFTED: 1989, 10th round, 268th overall
COLLEGE: North Carolina
SEAHAWKS CAREER: 1989-91
WHY HE’S ON THE LIST: Fenner makes the list simply for going from controversy-laden 10th-rounder to scoring 15 touchdowns in 1990, 14 rushing, which at the time was a team record and led the AFC.
Fenner had a checkered college career that included a murder charge (though not a conviction) and probation for cocaine possession.
But Seattle, needing a replacement for Curt Warner, took a chance in the 10th round of a 1989 draft that didn’t yield much after the top two picks, and for a few seasons it paid off.
Fenner rushed for 859 yards in 1990 as the Seahawks had their last decent season of the Chuck Knox era, going 9-7 and missing out on a playoff berth on the last day.
He lasted just one more year with Seattle but then spent six more with the Bengals and Raiders.