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5 Best Second-Round Picks in Seahawks History

Jason Schandl
The best second-round NFL Draft picks in Seattle Seahawks history.
The best second-round NFL Draft picks in Seattle Seahawks history. / Grant Halverson/Getty Images
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With no first-round pick and only three selections to make in the entire 2021 NFL Draft, Seattle Seahawks fans may not have their usual hype around the biggest event of the offseason.

But the team still does hold their own second-round pick (No. 56 overall), and no shortage of star players have been drafted in Round 2 through the years.

With that in mind, here's a look at the best second-round picks in Seattle Seahawks history.

5. Brian Blades, 1988

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Seattle Seahawks 1988 second-round pick Brian Blades. / Focus On Sport/Getty Images

The Seahawks of the late 80's and early 90's didn't give fans much to be excited about. Brian Blades had massive shoes to fill, being selected in the 1988 NFL Draft while Steve Largent was clearly on the decline. He was no Largent, but he was quietly a productive member of the offense for a decade, notching four 1,000-yard seasons. To this day, Blades has the second-most receiving yards (7,620) in Seahawks history.

4. Lofa Tatupu, 2005

Seattle Seahawks linebacker Lofa Tatupu was a second-round pick in the 2005 NFL Draft.
Seattle Seahawks linebacker Lofa Tatupu was a second-round pick in the 2005 NFL Draft. / Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images

Lofa Tatupu didn't have a long career, playing just six NFL seasons, but there's no denying how good he was when he did play. He made three straight Pro Bowls to start his career and was named a first-team All-Pro in 2007. He was the quarterback of the defense on a Seahawks team that won the NFC West in each of his first three NFL seasons.

3. Max Unger, 2009

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2009 second-round pick Max Unger. / Steve Dykes/Getty Images

Losing Max Unger to free agency hurt, because he clearly proved he was one of the best centers in the league with the Seahawks. The 2012 first-team All-Pro started 67 games over his first six seasons with the Seahawks.

2. Kevin Kawae, 1994

The Seahawks drafted Hall-of-Famer Kevin Mawae in the second round of the 1994 NFL Draft.
The Seahawks drafted Hall-of-Famer Kevin Mawae in the second round of the 1994 NFL Draft. / Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images

A center with a short-lived Seahawks career like Unger, moving from Seattle is the only thing keeping Kevin Mawae from ranking No. 1 on this list. The Hall-of-Famer really made his mark with the New York Jets, but Mawae started 59 games in his first four seasons in Seattle, and they're the team that decided to move him from guard to center in the 1996 season.

1. Bobby Wagner, 2012

2012 second-round pick Bobby Wagner.
2012 second-round pick Bobby Wagner. / Abbie Parr/Getty Images

The Seahawks' all-time tackle leader, Bobby Wagner is still forging his legacy in Seattle. Wagner has been named a first-team All-Pro a staggering six times (the most ever for a Seahawks player) in nine NFL seasons, including each of his last five. He was a key contributor on the 2013 Super Bowl team, and he's been Mr. Reliable, playing 134 of a possible 144 regular-season games since being drafted.


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Jason Schandl is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Jason Schandl also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username Jaymun. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in his articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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