NFL The Best Seattle Seahawks First-Round Picks In The NFL Draft  

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List Rules Based only on career success with Seattle Seahawks. Only picks made during Super Bowl era (since 1967).

The best first-round draft picks in Seattle Seahawks history have left their mark on the NFL. Walter Jones, Cortez Kennedy, and Kenny Easley all made their way to the Pro Football Hall of Fame as some of the best football players of all time. Shaun Alexander was named the 2005 NFL MVP, and numberous Seahawks draft picks from the first round have made All-Pro and Pro Bowl teams.

So who has been the top first-round draft pick in Seahawks history? The stats below reflect only players' time spent with the Seahawks, and that's what you should consider when voting. How much did these players help the team that drafted them?

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Walter Jones is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Seattle Seahawks First-Round Picks In The NFL Draft

Overall selection: 6 (1997)

Stats
180 games played, 126 tackles

Achievements
2014 Hall of Fame inductee
9-time Pro Bowl selection (1999, 2001-2008)
4-time first-team All-Pro (2001, 2004-2005, 2007)

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Shaun Alexander is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Seattle Seahawks First-Round Picks In The NFL Draft

Overall selection: 19 (2000)

Stats
119 games played, 9,429 rushing yards (100 touchdowns), 1,511 receiving yards (12 touchdowns)

Achievements
2005 NFL MVP
2005 Offensive Player of the Year
3-time Pro Bowl selection (2003-2005)
2-time first-team All-Pro (2004-2005)

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Steve Hutchinson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Seattle Seahawks First-Round Picks In The NFL Draft

Overall selection: 17 (2001)

Stats
68 games played, 3 fumble recoveries

Achievements
3-time Pro Bowl selection (2003-2005)
2-time first-team All-Pro (2003, 2005)

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Cortez Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Seattle Seahawks First-Round Picks In The NFL Draft

Overall selection: 3 (1990)

Stats
167 games played, 58 sacks, 11 fumbles forced, 6 fumble recoveries (1 touchdown), 3 interceptions

Achievements
2012 Hall of Fame inductee
1992 Defensive Player of the Year
8-time Pro Bowl selection (1991-1996, 1998-1999)
3-time first-team All-Pro (1992-1994)

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Earl Thomas is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Seattle Seahawks First-Round Picks In The NFL Draft

Overall selection: 14 (2010)

Stats
125 games played, 28 interceptions (2 touchdowns), 11 fumbles forced, 5 fumble recoveries (1 touchdown), 479 tackles

Achievements
6-time Pro Bowl selection (2011-2015, 2017)
3-time first-team All Pro (2012-2014)
Super Bowl XLVIII champion

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Kenny Easley is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Seattle Seahawks First-Round Picks In The NFL Draft

Overall selection: 4 (1981)

Stats
89 games played, 32 interceptions (3 touchdowns), 11 fumble recoveries, 8 sacks

Achievements
2017 Hall of Fame inductee
1984 Defensive Player of the Year
5-time Pro Bowl selection (1982-1985, 1987)
3-time first-team All-Pro (1983-1985)

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Russell Okung is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Seattle Seahawks First-Round Picks In The NFL Draft

Overall selection: 6 (2010)

Stats
72 games played, 2 tackles

Achievements
2012 Pro Bowl selection
Super Bowl XLVIII champion

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Marcus Trufant is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Seattle Seahawks First-Round Picks In The NFL Draft

Overall selection: 11 (2003)

Stats
136 games played, 21 interceptions (2 touchdowns), 6 fumble recoveries, 5 fumbles forced

Achievements
2007 Pro Bowl selection

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Bruce Irvin is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Seattle Seahawks First-Round Picks In The NFL Draft

Overall selection: 15 (2012)

Stats
58 games played, 22 sacks, 3 interceptions (2 touchdowns), 4 fumbles forced, 2 fumbles recovered

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Shawn Springs is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Seattle Seahawks First-Round Picks In The NFL Draft

Overall selection: 3 (1997)

Stats
93 games played, 20 interceptions (2 touchdowns), 5 fumble recoveries (1 touchdown), 3 fumbles forced

Achievements
1998 Pro Bowl selection

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Joey Galloway is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Seattle Seahawks First-Round Picks In The NFL Draft

Overall selection: 8 (1995)

Stats
71 games played, 4,457 receiving yards (37 touchdowns), 378 rushing yards (1 touchdown)

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Rashaad Penny is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Seattle Seahawks First-Round Picks In The NFL Draft

Overall selection: 27 (2018)

Stats
14 games played, 419 rushing yards (2 touchdowns), 75 receiving yards

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Andy Heck is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Seattle Seahawks First-Round Picks In The NFL Draft

Overall selection: 15 (1989)

Stats
77 games played, 4 fumble recoveries

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Chris Spencer is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Seattle Seahawks First-Round Picks In The NFL Draft

Overall selection: 26 (2005)

Stats
80 games played

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Lawrence Jackson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Seattle Seahawks First-Round Picks In The NFL Draft

Overall selection: 28 (2008)

Stats
32 games played, 6.5 sacks, 2 fumbles forced

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Jacob Green is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Seattle Seahawks First-Round Picks In The NFL Draft

Overall selection: 10 (1980)

Stats
178 games played, 97.5 sacks, 17 fumble recoveries (2 touchdowns), 3 interceptions (2 touchdowns)

Achievements
2-time Pro Bowl selection (1986-1987)

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Jeff Bryant is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Seattle Seahawks First-Round Picks In The NFL Draft

Overall selection: 6 (1982)

Stats
175 games played, 63 sacks, 11 fumble recoveries

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Anthony Simmons is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Seattle Seahawks First-Round Picks In The NFL Draft

Overall selection: 15 (1998)

Stats
87 games played, 9 interceptions (2 touchdowns)

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Kelly Jennings is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Seattle Seahawks First-Round Picks In The NFL Draft
Kelly Jennings

Overall selection: 31 (2006)

Stats
78 games played, 2 interceptions, 2 fumble recoveries, 184 tackles

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John L. Williams is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Seattle Seahawks First-Round Picks In The NFL Draft

Overall selection: 15 (1986)

Stats
123 games played, 4,579 rushing yards (17 touchdowns), 4,151 receiving yards (16 touchdowns)

Achievements
2-time Pro Bowl selection (1990-1991)

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Chris McIntosh is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Seattle Seahawks First-Round Picks In The NFL Draft

Overall selection: 22 (2000)

Stats
24 games played

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James Carpenter is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Seattle Seahawks First-Round Picks In The NFL Draft

Overall selection: 25 (2011)

Stats
45 games played, 2 tackles

Achievements
Super Bowl XLVIII champion

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Keith Simpson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Seattle Seahawks First-Round Picks In The NFL Draft

Overall selection: 9 (1978)

Stats
108 games played, 19 interceptions (3 touchdowns), 7 fumble recoveries, 6 sacks

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Sam Adams is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Seattle Seahawks First-Round Picks In The NFL Draft

Overall selection: 8 (1994)

Stats
89 games played, 23 sacks, 3 fumble recoveries (2 touchdowns), 1 interception (1 touchdown)

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Marcus Tubbs is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Seattle Seahawks First-Round Picks In The NFL Draft
Marcus Tubbs

Overall selection: 23 (2004)

Stats
29 games played, 7 sacks 3 fumbles forced