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Yes, I understand that Bruce Irvin was their highest rated player on the board and that Seattle has a history of deviating from the general consensus in terms of draft grades.
But frankly, as much as I admire their courage, this deviant behavior has not resulted in quality picks, particularly in the early rounds.
For evidence, look no further than last year's first-round selection, tackle James Carpenter. Carpenter was viewed as a second-round prospect. After one year in the pros, Carpenter has been nothing short of underwhelming.
Bruce Irvin may very well get 10 sacks this year, but he will only be on the field for half the defensive snaps, at best. As a franchise, you need your No. 15 overall pick to be more of a factor than just a role player.