The Seattle Seahawks received harsh criticism following their 2012 draft. ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper, Jr. gave the Seahawks a C- grade, tied for the lowest grade in the NFL this year.
Although we’re only two weeks into the regular season, I think it’s safe to say the Seahawks draft class has exceeded expectations.
First, a quick recap of the Seahawks 2012 draft, in order:
Round 1: Bruce Irvin, DE, West Virginia
Round 2: Bobby Wagner, OLB, Utah State
Round 3: Russell Wilson, QB, Wisconsin
Round 4: Robert Turbin, RB, Utah State; Jaye Howard, DT, Florida
Round 5: Korey Toomer, ILB, Idaho
Round 6: Jeremy Lane, CB, Northwestern State; Winston Guy, S, Kentucky
Round 7: J.R. Sweezy, RG, N.C. State; Greg Scruggs, DE, Louisville
Of the Seahawks’ 10 draft selections, only fifth-round pick Korey Toomer failed to make the 53 man roster. An obvious choice to receive an F, Toomer has been excluded from the rankings as he was released from the practice squad just last week.
Lets take a look at how the remaining Seahawks' draft class has fared thus far, from highest to lowest grades.