Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 1/24/13
Rookies get an A+ After the draft commenced in 2012, Mel Kiper and Todd McShay handed out their respective grades for each team. They gave an overall grade of the entire draft, as well as a more specific grade on player value attained. The Seahawks were given an overall grade of a C-, as well as a D- for player value attained — the worst in the league. Mel claimed that Bruce Irvin was more of a late-second round value, Bobby Wagner could have been taken a round later, and he questioned the Russell Wilson pick, considering the Seahawks recently brought in Matt Flynn to likely be the starter. Now, a whole season later, the Seahawks host the front-runners for both Offensive and Defensive Rookie of the Year. The team made it to the Divisional Round of the NFL Playoffs behind their rookie quarterback, and the production from the rookie class was a major contributor to their success. How you like ‘em now Mel? Russell Wilson Certainly the most impressive rookie on the season, Russell Wilso...
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