Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 10/15/14
One of the absolute lessons we’ve learned from the John Schneider and Pete Carroll era in Seattle is that prognosticating what the Seahawks will do with most of their picks is usually an adventure. The Seahawks' brass has a tendency to shun convention and make their picks based on their own criteria about how an individual player fits. Plenty of examples of this philosophy can be found in recent years with the Seahawks drafting players that don’t fit conventional molds; Richard Sherman (5th round), who was considered too slow and lacking in cornerback experience.Kam Chancellor (5th round), who was considered too big for a safety and too small for a linebacker; Bruce Irvin (1st round), who was considered not strong enough at the point of attack to be a traditional defensive end.And of course Russell Wilson (3rd round), who was considered too short to be a serious NFL quarterback. So far, the strategy has worked as the Seahawks are considered one of the most talented teams in the ...
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