The 10 best Seahawks draft choices since 2000

Russell Wilson has led the Seahawks to two NFC championships and one Super Bowl win. [Source: Flickr | Keith Allison]
Russell Wilson has led the Seahawks to two NFC championships and one Super Bowl win. [Source: Flickr | Keith Allison]

Russell Wilson and three 'Legion of Doom' members are among the players to make the list.

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After looking at the best recent draft picks for 19 different teams, it's time to now look at the Seahawks who have the 21st overall pick in April's draft. Chad Reuter of NFL.com has them selecting cornerback Byron Murphy out of Washington with that pick in his latest mock draft.

Since 2000, the Seahawks have made the playoffs 12 times and advanced to the Super Bowl three times (won once). They had back-to-back appearances in the 2013 and 2014 seasons, and it is no surprise that many of the players on this list were on those teams.

Note: Only time with the Seahawks is considered for this list. Where they were drafted makes a difference - meaning this isn't exactly a "top-ten players drafted by Seattle since 2000" list. Some late-round draft picks that didn't quite make the list but had solid careers with the team include Rocky Bernard (fifth round, 2002), J.R. Sweezy (seventh round, 2012), and Chris Carson (seventh round, 2017).

1

Russell Wilson, QB - 3rd round, 75th overall (2012); time with Seahawks: 2012-present

Owning an impressive 75-36-1 record as a starting quarterback, Wilson already owns a Super Bowl win and five Pro Bowl trips on his resume. He has thrown for 25,624 yards and 196 touchdowns and ran for 3,651 yards and 16 scores. Left tackle Duane Brown believes that Wilson should throw the ball more in 2019 according to NFL.com.

2

Richard Sherman, CB - 5th round, 154th overall (2011); time with Seahawks: 2011-2017

One of the premier shutdown corners while with the Seahawks, Sherman made four straight Pro Bowls from 2013-2016 and was named a First Team All-Pro three straight years from 2012-2014. He intercepted 32 passes altogether with Seattle.

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