2011 NFL Draft: The 20 Best Value Draft Picks in Seattle Seahawks History

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2011 NFL Draft: The 20 Best Value Draft Picks in Seattle Seahawks History
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A face of the franchise, the only running back to lead the team to a Super Bowl.

As the 2011 NFL draft approaches and the talk about the value of the Seahawks' No. 25 pick heats up, it’s time to take a look back at the top value draft picks in Seattle Seahawks history.

What is a value pick?  If you look up the definition of value in the dictionary, you find many meanings, two of which I will use for this analysis.

One, value is the monetary number of a given object. Second, value is used to describe the significance or importance of a given object; this can be a subjective view.

One definition is concrete, one is up for discussion.

The main factors for this list: Where was the player taken in the draft, how long did the player play for Seattle, how did they perform in their time with the team and how did the team perform during the players tenure? Each trip to the playoffs counts. 

Since the franchise's inception in 1976, the team has had a history of success in the draft and via trade, but some difficulty both retaining and attracting free agents.

Seattle has done very well drafting in the first round, but the franchise has found a fair share of contributors in the later rounds as well. 

Some great players were left off this list, either because they spent too little time in Seattle or flourished after they left the franchise. Others were simply good players, but not "valuable" enough picks to make the top 20. 

All comments are welcome; the franchise has seen its fair share of valuable picks over the team's 35 years. Who would you put on or take off the list? 

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