We know the Seahawks will be picking 6th, 14th and 40th overall in the 2010 NFL Draft. The Seahawks famously took Walter Jones with the 6th overall pick in 1997. Let's have a look at who's been taken with those picks over the last five years. To be precise - four cornerbacks, three safety's (two of which are the Bullocks twins), two Pro Bowlers but no skill position players.
6th overall - Andre Smith (OT, Bengals)
14th overall - Malcolm Jenkins (CB, Saints)
40th overall - Ron Brace (DT, Patriots)
Andre Smith started one game as a rookie having endured an injury plagued first year in the NFL. Jenkins has been used at cornerback despite many tipping him to eventually transfer to safety - he has one pick for the year and two forced fumbles. Brace started his first game for New England against Buffalo last week. It's too soon to judge the '09 class, but there have to be concerns about Smith after all the injuries this season.
6th overall - Vernon Gholston (LB, Jets)
14th overall - Chris Williams (OT, Bears)
40th overall - Tracy Porter (CB, Saints)
Gholston has been a complete bust so far and even Rex Ryan's favorable system hasn't helped him to have an impact. Chris Williams took over as Chicago's left tackle this season from Orlando Pace and is very much viewed as the future blind side blocker for Jay Cutler. Porter was put on injured reserve as a rookie but has been a greater feature this season - collecting four picks. A mixed bag, but Williams has a lot of potential to have a very good career.
6th overall - LaRon Landry (S, Redskins)
14th overall - Darrelle Revis (CB, Jets)
40th overall - John Beck (QB, Dolphins)
Landry was a stud at LSU and has been largely succesful in the NFL. He has 250 total tackles, three sacks and three interceptions. Revis has developed into one of the top defensive backs in the league. He's been a revelation this season with six interceptions (14 in his career) and is part of the AFC Pro Bowl roster. Beck was an ill-fated pick by Cam Cameron and was released by the Dolphins in April this year. He's since linked up with Cameron again in Baltimore.
6th overall - Vernon Davis (TE, 49ers)
14th overall - Brodrick Bunkley (DT, Eagles)
40th overall - Daniel Bullocks (S, Detroit)
It's taken a while, but Davis appears to be reaching his potential under Mike Singletary. Named to the NFC Pro Bowl roster this year, he's recorded 965 yards and 13 TD's in 2009. In three years prior to that, he only recorded a total of 1132 yards and 9 TD's. Bunkley is a regular starter for Philly, but only has six sacks in four years. Bullocks only participated in one game this year - a pre-season win over Atlanta.
6th overall - Adam Jones (CB, Titans)
14th overall - Thomas Davis (LB, Carolia)
40th overall - Josh Bullocks (S, Saints)
Jones' (formerly known as 'Pacman') problems are well publicised. His latest 'comeback' was with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in the CFL - until they came to their senses and cancelled the agreement. Undoubtedly talented, but a real waste of that talent. Davis started only seven games this season following a career year in 2008. Unlike is twin brother, Josh featured in four NFL games this season for Chicago having left New Orleans in the off season.
The 2004 draft provided Kellen Winslow Jr (6th overall) and Tommie Harris (14th overall) - Seattle would love another Harris to be waiting in the mid teens this April. Jeremy Shockey went 14th overall in 2002 and Richard Seymour was the 6th overall selection in 2001. The Rams took Grant Wistrom and Torry Holt with the 6th overall picks in 1998 and 1999. Tim Ruskell and co. took Trent Dilfer 6th overall in 1994 for Tampa Bay.
Overall the Seahawks have picked 6th overall twice (Walter Jones '97, Jeff Bryant '82). There's only been one pick 14th overall previously when Seattle took Steve August in 1977.