Thursday, April 27, 2006


1982: Picked Jeff Bryant DE Clemson 6th overall: solid player for 10 years in Seattle. Passed on: Marcus Allen (10) Raiders

1983: Picked Curt Warner (3) RB Penn State: Solid career, cut short by injuries. Passed on Dan Marino (27) Dolphins. Holds many NFL records, Hall of Famer.

: Picked Matt Hernandez OT Purdue in 8th round, pick 210. 13 picks later, # 223, Miami picked WR Mark Clayton WR Louisville, Marino's #1 WR in Miami. Clayton and Marino are one of the top QB-WR combos in NFL history based on yds and TD's. (I think only behind Manning-Harrison in QB-WR TD catch combos)---So in 1983, instead of Warner and Hernandez the Hawks could have had Marino to Clayton.

: Cortez Kennedy DT (3) Miami---Emmitt Smith RB (17) Dallas----Kennedy NFL defensive player of the year in 1992, Smith, NFL's all-time leading rusher. Seahawks got Chris Warren in the 4th round of the 1990 draft, pick 89.

: Hawks pick Bob Kula OT Michigan State with pick #175 in 7th round. 17 picks later in 7th rd. (# 192) Denver selects Shannon Sharpe TE Savanah State.

: Dan McGwire QB San Diego St. (16): Mark's brother sucked. Ted Washington (25) 49ers DT Louisville. Washington is still in the NFL today stuffing the run.

: Rick Mirer QB Notre Dame (2): Solid first year, bust. Although Seattle did get # 1 for Mirer when they finally traded him to Bears. Passed on: Wille Roaf OT Saints (8), Jerome Bettis Steelers (10),

: 2nd round almost as bad. Sea. took CB Carlton Gray from UCLA with the first pick of the 2nd round, #30 overall. Gray was a solid but inconsistent player in Seattle for a few seasons. Michael Strahan DE Texas Southern 10 picks later at # 40, still sacking QB's for Giants, is NFL single season sack record holder. Former Hawks LB Chad Brown (Colorado) went @ # 44 to Pittsburgh,

: 4th RD: Seattle took Terrence Warren WR Hampton w/ the 2nd pick of the 4th rd, #114 overall. UW QB Mark Brunell was taken 4 picks later by GB at #118.

: Seattle took C Kevin Mawae LSU (36) in 2nd round. . Mawae was a Pro Bowl center for the Jets for years and now plays in Tenn. However Larry Allen, possibly the best guard in NFL history was taken by Dallas out of Sanoma State 10 picks later at # 46.

Joey Galloway, solid speedy WR who forced his way out of Seattle to Dallas (8) Ohio State. Passed on: Warren Sapp (12) (Miami-Fla) Tampa, Ty Law CB Michigan (Pursuing right now), (23) Patriots, Derrick Brooks (FSU) OLB Tampa (28).

: Round 6: Seattle took DT Florida Henry McMillan pick # 180. 16 picks later @ # 196 Denver took RB Georgia, Terrell Davis. If for nothing else, to keep him away from Broncos and inflicting so much pain on Hawks.

: Seahawks originally held 14th overall pick. Traded down and allowed Houston to select Ediie George RB Ohio State. Traded again down from 19, where Colts slected Marvin Harrison WR Syracuse. Finally selected Pete Kendall G, Boston College at #21. Kendall was solid. Ray Lewis MLB (Miami-Fla.) was taken by Ravens at #26. Recap: Hawks ended up w/ Kendall and passed on Eddie George, Marvin Harrison and Ray Lewis, trading down 2x in the round.

: 2nd round: Picked Fred Thomas CB Tenn-Martin w/ # 47 overall pick. Thomas was a solid player before signing w/ Saints. Passed up WR Bobby Engram Penn State WR 5 picks later at # 52. (Also former Hawks Derrick Mayes WR Notre Dame (56), and Reggie Tongue (58) S Oregon State) were passed over for Thomas.

Round 3: Hawks selected Robert Barr OT Rutgers w/ pick # 77. 9 picks later at # 86 Patriots took Teddy Bruschi LB Arizona. Super bowl hero and lynchpin of Pats defenses in Super Bowl winning years.

: Hawks played it safe by grabbing Anthony Simmons LB Clemson @ # 15 in first round. Simmons was solid, but never made a pro bowl and fught injuries. 6 Picks later at # 21 Vikings took Randy Moss.

3rd round: Hawks took Ahman Green with 76th overall pick Green was later traded to GB for CB Fred Vinson in one of Hawks worst moves ever. Vinson blew his knee after the trade and never played a down in Seattle. To compound the issue, Pittsburgh took Hines Ward, WR Georgia 16 picks after Green with pick # 92 in 3rd round. If Seattle takes Ward, the Super Bowl 40 MVP, do they the Super Bowl? (Out of 1998 draft could have had Randy Moss and Hines Ward)

6th round. Pick # 162 Hawks take Carl Hansen, DE Stanford and with pick 169 in 6th round, take Bobby Shaw WR Cal. Packers select Matt Hasselbeck, QB Boston College with pick # 187 in 6th round. Seattle passed on him twice in 6th round in 1998.

Lamar King DE Saginaw Valley State. Buffalo at pick # 23 takes CB Oho State Antione Winfield, Pro Bowl CB w/ Vikings, drafted by BUffalo.

6th round. Seattle selects James Williams WR Marshall w/ pick # 175. Williams hung around for a few uneventful seasons in Seattle. 24 picks later in 6th round w/ pick # 199 New England selects some QB named Tom Brady, Michigan.

Koren Robinson # 9 overall. Santana Moss # 16 to Jets, Casey Hampton DT Texas to Steelers at # 19, Reggie Wayne to Indy @ # 30, Todd Heap to Ravens at # 31.

Ken Lucas 2nd round # 40. Lucas was great, but he's gone. Kris Jenkins DT Carolina #44, Chris Chambers WR Miami (Wisconsin) # 52, Shaun Rogers DT Lions (Texas) # 61. Pro Bowler Rogers is what Marcus Tubbs was supposed to be.

2nd round. With the 2nd of their two #2 picks, Seattle selected DE Anton Palepoi from UNLV at pick # 60. Antwaan Randle-El was taken by Steelers 2 picks later at # 62. That makes Steelers WR's Randle-El and Ward who could have been Hawks. Randle-El thru a TD in the Super Bowl after the Hasselbeck phantom blocking call on a tackle. Palepoi was a bust. New England took WR and Super Bowl MVP Deion Branch (Hawaii) 5 picks after Palepoi at #65.

: Round 3: Seattle selected CB Kris Richard from USC w/ 85th pick. Philly took RB Brian Westbrook @ # 91, Steelers took S Chris Hope, who started in Super Bowl, 9 picks later at # 94. Richard is gone and never was more than a nickel back in Seattle.

: Seattle selected Marcus Trufant # 11. As solid as Trufant has been, Steelers selected Troy Polamalu S USC w/ 16th pick of first round. I'd take Troy.

: Seahawks took Ken Hamlin in the 2nd round, # 42 overall. Hamlin has been solid, but is a question mark now. Arizona slected Pro Bowl WR Anquan Boldin (FSU) 12 picks later at # 54. Polamalu and Boldin or Trufant and Hamlin???

: Marcus Tubbs #23. Steven Jackson #24, (Could have let Alexander go and use money elsewhere) RB , Oregon State.

Wednesday, April 26, 2006


Tim Ruskell held his pre-draft press conference today at Seahawks head quarters. At 8:30 tonight we will bring you a copulation of his audio from the presser. In addition, we will talk with Hawks linebacker Julian Peterson.

Here are some of the newsworthy items out of the presser and on the Hawks front.

  • There are no positions that are off the board for the Hawks on Saturday and Sunday.

  • Ruskell has created a hot list and all of the players they will draft are expected to be on the hot list. The list is made based on round and has 4 to 5 players at each round that he anticipates will be available. He will trade down if none of those players are available at that point.

  • The Hawks will not talk to Ty Law before the draft as has been the plan since he left Seattle.

  • The Hawks have re-signed Seneca Wallace.

  • Ken Hamlin has been cleared by the Hawks doctors to participate in non contact drills.

  • Pass dropping tied end Jerramy Stevens will not participate in mini camps as he had knee surgery is in recovery from that injury.

  • More from Ruskell tonight at 8:30 on 950, KJR’s Locked on Sports.