Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 1/12/13
Never too early to compare It’s been quite a ride for the 2012 Seattle Seahawks, thanks large in part to rookie linebacker Bobby Wagner. His explosive rookie season has him drawing comparisons by some of the Seattle faithful to Lofa Tatupu. Tatupu and Wagner have the same story. Both Wagner and Tatupu had dynamite rookie regular seasons, and if Wagner follows a similar career path, Seahawks fans have a lot to look forward to. The similarities are uncanny. Both were second-round picks, both were considered by many too small to play in the NFL and both have helped lead the Seahawks to unprecedented playoff runs, with eerily similar numbers. Is Bobby Wagner the next Lofa Tatupu? (Photo: Ron Chenoy/US PRESSWIRE) Tatupu was drafted out of USC with the 45th overall pick by the Seahawks in 2005. The team traded up to get Tatupu despite concerns about his size (only 6’0” 240) and perceived slowness. Tataup rewarded them richly, immediately starting and becoming a Pro Bowler in his first yea...
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