Good morning Jets’ fans. One more morning to go back through the history of John Idzik with the Seattle Seahawks.
For those of you that haven’t been following the series, we have been going through the Seahawks’ draft history while John Idzik was part of the front office. Yes, as I have said throughout, I am aware that Idzik was not the GM. But, he was there, he was part of the process. As such, he will be bringing his experience with these drafts to the Jets.
How did they do in 2012? Rather well, I would say. Take a look………..
|1||15||Bruce Irvin||DE||West Virginia|
|2||47||Bobby Wagner||LB||Utah State|
|4||106||Robert Turbin||RB||Utah State|
|6||172||Jeremy Lane||CB||Northwestern State-Louisiana|
|7||225||J.R. Sweezy||G||North Carolina State|
I would say this was a bountiful harvest for the Seahawks, wouldn’t you?
In the first round, you had Bruce Irvin, a young pass rusher. He has recorded ten sacks over his first two seasons with the team. Bobby Wagner was chosen on the second round. He posted a career high of five sacks this past season, to go along with 72 tackles and two interceptions.
And there was the third round pick. Some quarterback that Terry Bradway wanted to draft here for the Jets, but was overruled. Oh, yes, I remember. Russell Wilson. He was chosen by the Seahawks with their third round pick.
What has he done in his first two seasons? Only 52 TD passes versus 19 interceptions. He is also completing 63.6% of his passes. Wilson has also run the ball to the tune of 5.4 yards per carry for his career to go along with five rushing touchdowns.
The moral of these stories over the last several days is a simple one. Do you want to build a football team? Do it through the draft. Draft a lot of players, don’t trade your picks away. Draft well.
The Seahawks did it. The Jets did it quite well in 2013. It works.