The Houston Oilers drafted Hall of Famer Steve Largent in the 4th round in 1976, but traded him to the Seahawks before the season for an 8th round pick.

Seattle Seahawks 2018 Draft Grade: D

The Seahawks don't seem to want to protect the best player in the NFL, and it's catching up with them. Instead of staying put in the first round and drafting versatile offensive lineman Isaiah Wynn, they traded back and took second round rated running back Rashaad Penny.  We like Penny, but we hate the strategic decision.  They snagged three potential defensive contributors in LB Shaquem Griffin, DE Rasheem Green and S Tre Flowers.   Their only hope to salvage this draft is if late round tackle Jamarco Jones develops into a starter.

Seattle Seahawks 2017 Draft Grade: B-

This was the Seahawks best draft in the past 4 years, but it still wasn't great.  They traded out of the first round and then selected underachieving DT Malik McDowell in the second round.  He's the same prospect as former upsiders Rashede Hageman and Jordan Phillips and should have gone a few rounds later.  C Ethan Pocic should help stabilize what has been the NFL's worst offensive line for the past two years.  CB Shaquil Griffin fits the Seahawks cornerback profile and S Tedric Thompson was a nice value in the 4th round.

Seattle Seahawks 2016 Draft Grade: C

Over the long haul, the Seahawks will not be able to overcome three drafts with Jeff Ireland hovering around.  First Rounder Germain Ifedi isn't a good football player.  3rd round RB C.J. Prosise only started as a senior after injuries to the starting running backs.  DT Jarran Reed was a solid second round value and TE Nick Vannett and RB Alex Collins were good value picks in the mid-rounds but we don't see quality players on the offensive line and that was their greatest need.

Seattle Seahawks 2015 Draft Grade: D

Third round wide receiver Tyler Lockett saved the Seahawks from back to back F's.  He should be starting at some point this season and we wouldn't be surprised if he leads the Seahawks in receiving.  Second round defensive end Frank Clark has some serious talent, but he's also got off field baggage.  They didn't do anything special with their late picks and we see the albatross Jeff Ireland dragging them down rapidly.

UDFA most likely to make the team: Tory Slater, DT, West Georgia

Seattle Seahawks 2014 Draft Grade: F

When Seahawks senior personnel executive Scot McCloughan resigned this off season it didn't grab many headlines, but it probably should have.  He was with the 49ers until 2009 and helped build the impressive Seahawks roster that went on to win the Super Bowl.  To replace him, the Seahawks added former Dolphins GM Jeff Ireland, one of the worst front office men in the NFL.  We didn't think their fall would be this dramatic but they completely botched the 2014 draft.  The good news for Seahawks fans is that they still have the NFL's best player in Russell Wilson. They traded back several times and ended up with a bunch of late round back-ups.  Second round WR Paul Richardson was the best player they drafted and he's a #2 receiver at best.  In fact, we wouldn't be surprised if 4th round wideout Kevin Norwood has a better career than Richardson. OT Justin Britt had no business being drafted in the second round.  He was a late round, back-up.  LB Kevin Pierre-Louis and OT Garrett Scott have the athletic ability to succeed but this draft probably won't net the Seahawks any meaningful starters.  The good news is they signed one of our top 15 players in Jackson Jeffcoat as an undrafted free agent.

UDFA most likely to make the team: Jackson Jeffcoat-DE, Texas