First, Happy Father’s Day!
There isn’t a lot out there about the Seahawks today, so I’ll start with something from a few days ago — this story from SBNation declaring the 2009 NFL Draft the worst of the century.
Seahawks’ fans won’t argue as Seattle’s 2009 draft — the last of the Tim Ruskell era — ranks by any measure as one of the least productive in team history, one that helped set the stage for the overhaul of the team that was to come a year later when Pete Carroll and John Schneider took over.
Only two members of that class remain in the NFL — Max Unger with the Seahawks and tight end Cameron Morrah with Denver.
Here’s the entire list of players Seattle drafted in 2012:
1, Aaron Curry, LB Wake Forest
2, Max Unger, C, Oregon
3, Deon Butler, WR, Penn State
6, Mike Teel, QB, Rutgers
7, Courtney Greene, S, Rutgers
7, Nick Reed, DE, Oregon
7, Cameron Morrah, TE Cal
Curry and Butler were each cut by other teams (Curry/Giants, Butler/Chargers) in training camp last year.
Teel, Greene and Reed were already out of the NFL.
As has been noted often, the best decision the Seahawks made that year was to trade their second-round pick to Denver for a 2010 first-rounder, which turned out to be Earl Thomas. Little could make that decision look better than it already does for Seattle (it didn’t go so well for Denver). But hindsight shows there was little to lose by trading out of the 2009 draft.
IN OTHER NEWS. …
— Marshawn Lynch isn’t the only player in the NFL who might hold out of mini-camps. NFL.com has a list.
— An interesting breakdown of the role Clinton McDonald will play with Tampa Bay.
— NFL (@nfl) June 15, 2014