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2011 NFL Draft Grades: Seattle Seahawks Lack Flash With Average Picks

When searching for one word to describe the Seattle Seahawks 2011 NFL Draft class, boring kept coming to mind. That’s not to say the class is bad, nor does it say anything about the talent secured over the weekend, it just means the Seahawks skipped flash and headed straight for substance. But boring doesn’t cut it when it comes to grading the NFL Draft. People want flash and impact players.

SB Nation’s Brian Galliford handed out his 2011 NFL Draft grades and agreed the Seahawks had a boring draft. The Seahawks and Carolina Panthers tied for the lowest grade in the NFC and worries about Seattle failing to address its biggest need — quarterback — knocked the grade down a bit. Overall, the Seahawks ended up with a C for a draft that included linemen, cornerbacks and no quarterbacks.

It’s doubtful that Seahawks fans would argue that their team didn’t have the most boring draft class of the year, choosing to spend their top two picks on unheralded offensive line prospects James Carpenter and John Moffitt. Though they were berated all weekend, this wasn’t really a bad class, as K.J. Wright, Kris Durham and possibly Mark LeGree all look like players. The problem is lack of high-level talent. Oh, and there’s also the fact that their quarterback situation is a hot mess.

At last, someone admits Seattle’s draft wasn’t all that bad. If one were to believe the national view of the Seahawks weekend, it would be easy to conclude Pete Carroll had no idea what he was doing in the war room. It was a foundation draft for the Seahawks, and many of these players could be future building blocks.

For even more on the draft, head on over to Field Gulls. Check out the rest of our 2011 NFL Draft grades to get caught up on all the picks. For a look back on the draft that was, check out our 2011 NFL Draft StoryStream. We'll be getting to know each of the Seahawks draft picks in our 2011 NFL Draft results StoryStream.