While realizing that hindsight is 20/20, it is not hard to see why Tim Ruskell was removed as the general manager of the Seattle Seahawks.
Ruskell was more miss than hit in his five drafts with the team. In particular, he struggled with his first round choices.
Ruskell's draft philosophy often revolved around drafting high-character players from BCS conference schools.
Another problem in the Ruskell era was his attempt to convert the Seattle defense to a Tony Dungy/Monte Kiffin-style Tampa Two defense.
He never quite got the combo of talent and scheme players to make it work properly. This left the Seahawks defense often undersized and prone to giving up big plays.
So, before the Seahawks move into the John Schneider/Pete Carroll era, let's take a look back at the last five drafts and see how they got to where they are today.