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Russell Wilson pokes fun at draft experts on Instagram

  • By Daniel Kim NFL.com
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Russell Wilson celebrated the Seahawks' first Super Bowl win with hundreds of thousands of fans at Wednesday's victory parade. But the day wasn't just about remembering the team's supporters.

Wilson took to his Instagram account later in the day to remind certain experts how wrong they were in their assessments of himself and the rest of the Seahawks' 2012 draft class.

Wilson wrote on his Instagram account: "The 2012 @Seahawks draft class. They graded us as an F. Now we are World Champs! #GodisGood#GoHawks"

Of course, not all analysts were as low on the Seahawks' draft as Wilson says. NFL.com gave the team a grade of C+. And NFL Media draft analyst Mike Mayock praised the Seahawks' selection of Wilson with the 12th pick of the third round (75th overall).

"I can't tell you how much I like this kid," Mayock said of Wilson after the draft. "Not only can he be a competent backup and change-of-pace quarterback, but I think someday he can be a starting-quality player."

Along with Wilson (3rd round), the 2012 draft class included DE Bruce Irvin (1st), RB Robert Turbin (4th) and guard J.R. Sweezy (7th).

The NFL draft didn't mark the only time the Seahawks players were underrated by experts. Wilson was among a handful of Seattle's starters who weren't highly regarded coming out of high school.

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