Quietly, the Seattle Seahawks have been one of the NFL's most successful franchises over the past decade. Even though the Seahawks haven't won a championship, they have made the playoffs seven times in 10 years and did reach Super Bowl XL.
The main reason Seattle continues to remain a contender is its ability to find diamonds in the rough, the latest being Russell Wilson in the third round of last year's draft. His dynamic rookie season helped the Seahawks reach the divisional round.
Even a player like Bruce Irvin would fall into that category despite being taken in the first round. He was declared a bust moments after being picked because the Seahawks took him well ahead of most projections, but he proved the doubters wrong by ranking second on the team in sacks.
As long as the Seahawks continue to make wise personnel decisions, they are going to remain a threat in the NFC. Let's examine their roster to see where they need to focus their attention during the offseason, which began on Tuesday with the start of free agency.