When it comes to the NFL Draft, it's a matter of trust and perhaps a little bit of luck.
Over the course of this draft, Schneider and Carroll set about this mission once again by taking an unconventional approach. To this point only Duff McKagan in his column for ESPN has managed to appropriately explain the situation:
Ah, Seattle is a funny little town. Our football team will draft players with no real eye toward what other teams are doing or how their competition is maneuvering. No. We will pick a clear second-rounder in the first round just to show everyone else that we do what we want up here. Sniffing glue may very well be one of those things.
I love my Seahawks, and will for life, but Bruce Irvin? Sure, sure, we are often proved wrong with many of these college studs that we all deem as surefire NFL bets—but give me a chance to at least get excited first. Bruce Irvin? Really? Well, OK, Pete. I got faith in you, dude. Remember, Carroll, our coffee IS really strong up here. Drink a little less before next year’s draft, maybe?
Essentially the draft is a crap-shoot and will take years to sort through. Based on their past body of work, 'Hawks fans need to trust these selections as the braintrust assures us they will some day lead to a championship. Whether you agree or disagree with the 'Hawks choices this year, I believe there are going to be players the team passed up that could come back to haunt them.
Here are seven individuals which we could all some day be furious with Pete and John for passing up...