Seahawks have had 2 of the top 10 draft classes since 2006, says PFF

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The Seattle Seahawks nearly built a dynasty in the early years of the Pete Carroll and John Schneider era. A lot of factors went into the greatness of the peak Legion of Boom teams. The most important one was the organization’s ability to navigate the NFL draft far better than their 31 competitors.

Seattle’s first draft under Carroll and Schneider built the foundation for those teams. The 2010 class netted Earl Thomas, Russell Okung, Golden Tate and Kam Chancellor. Two years later the team struck gold again, getting Russell Wilson, Bobby Wagner and Bruce Irvin. According to Pro Football Focus, those two classes are among the top 10 overall since 2006.

New Orleans’ 2017 class is undeniably special, but in our opinion Seattle’s 2012 group should be No. 1.

Sadly, all the players from these two great classes are gone. Schneider and Carroll will have to make lightning strike twice in order to build another championship contender.

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