Say what you want about the Seattle Seahawks, but they certainly aren't dull when drafting players.
Every year around this time, it seems the 'Hawks front office sets out to reshape the roster by taking a rather unconventional approach to the NFL draft.
At times I honestly don't understand what general manager John Schneider and head coach Pete Carroll are thinking, but based on their track record working together you always have to give them the benefit of the doubt.
Such thinking has been evident as experts began to hand out grades for this draft—most are taking caution and hedging their bets, lest they get egg on their faces once again.
By now I'd imagine you're probably tired of reading such phrases, "roll of the dice" (Sports Illustrated) and "if you include Percy Harvin" (Yahoo! Sports), when analyzing these picks. To date, my personal favorite has to be Peter Schrager at Fox Sports bluntly stating, "I'm done questioning John Schneider. Until he proves otherwise, he gets an A."
What no one wants to say is that these picks lack the "wow" factor of those that division rivals San Francisco and St. Louis made over the weekend.
Yet, after the smoke clears, does it really matter (especially with this team) who was drafted and in what order?
Six month from now, probably not.
With that in mind I figured rather than hand out arbitrary grades on what I think of these players today, wouldn't it be of greater value to predict their impact for this upcoming season instead?
While I would have never expected the team to use their first pick to select a running back or wait until Round 7 to draft a linebacker, there are a few gems in the mix that could help the 'Hawks in 2013.
So let's take a closer look and see how this rookie class can contribute right away.