NFL '13 DRAFT XTRA
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How will the Seattle Seahawks surprise us this time?
Last year's draft was the perfect example: defensive end Bruce Irvin (15th overall), linebacker Bobby Wagner (47th overall) and quarterback Russell Wilson (75th overall) were all surprise picks by Seattle. They all don't fit the traditional height-weight mold of the positions they play. They were all outstanding picks, but Seattle's universally despised by the next-day draft graders. (Note: This is a thing that actually happened. Draft grades are more worthless than Mock Drafts.)
1. Draft a wide receiver high: They just gave up their first-round pick for Percy Harvin. Sidney Rice, Golden Tate and Doug Baldwin give the team enviable depth. A wide receiver pick would be a surprise, but maybe it shouldn't be. Tate is in a contract year. Rice is overpaid, and we'd consider him year-to-year. The Seahawks know that Wilson needs long-term weapons. (Perhaps a tight end makes sense, too.)
4. Have a boring, paint-by-numbers draft:It's just not in their DNA.