Though their success may feel recent, the Seattle Seahawks have actually been one of the NFL's most successful organizations for the best decade. Like most franchises, the Seahawks have had their occasional dips since 2004, but with six NFC West titles, their consistency has been underrated.
Part of Seattle's success stems from their solid draft record. Cost-controlled talent like Russell Wilson and Richard Sherman constitute the foundation of the current Super Bowl champions, allowing Seattle to compile loads of talent while also maintaining a healthy salary cap.
Of course, the end of the Mike Holmgren era necessitated that new foundation, as the Seahawks suffered four consecutive losing seasons between 2008 and 2011. Examining their draft track record from the years before that, it is clear that a few early-round whiffs fostered a dearth of talent in the late 2000s.
The Seahawks may be on top of the football world at the moment, but as the past has shown, effective drafting is the only method to retain their lofty perch. Using the last decade as the time frame, here's a look at the best and worst Seahawks' draft picks.