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

List RulesBased 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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  • 1

    Walter Jones

    50
    6

    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)

  • 2

    Cortez Kennedy

    46
    7

    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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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

  • 6

    Curt Warner

    28
    8

    Overall selection: 3 (1983)

    Stats
    93 games played, 6,705 rushing yards (55 touchdowns), 1,476 receiving yards (7 touchdowns)

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

  • 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)

  • 8

    Shawn Springs

    23
    9

    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

  • 9

    Marcus Trufant

    28
    12

    Overall selection: 11 (2003)

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

    Achievements
    2007 Pro Bowl selection

  • 10

    Jacob Green

    25
    12

    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)

  • 11

    John L. Williams

    20
    11

    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)

  • Overall selection: 6 (2010)

    Stats
    72 games played, 2 tackles

    Achievements
    2012 Pro Bowl selection
    Super Bowl XLVIII champion

  • Overall selection: 15 (2012)

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

  • Overall selection: 18 (1979)

    Stats
    73 games played, 7 fumble recoveries

  • 15

    Joey Galloway

    19
    13

    Overall selection: 8 (1995)

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

  • Overall selection: 8 (1994)

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

  • Overall selection: 6 (1982)

    Stats
    175 games played, 63 sacks, 11 fumble recoveries

  • Overall selection: 27 (2018)

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

  • 19

    Ray Roberts

    8
    9

    Overall selection: 10 (1992)

    Stats
    57 games played

  • Overall selection: 9 (2001)

    Stats
    69 games played, 3,567 receiving yards (14 touchdowns)

  • Overall selection: 21 (1996)

    Stats
    76 games played

  • 22

    Steve August

    7
    10

    Overall selection: 14 (1977)

    Stats
    97 games played, 9 receiving yards

  • Overall selection: 18 (1987)

    Stats
    89 games played, 16 sacks, 6 fumble recoveries

  • Overall selection: 9 (1978)

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

  • 25

    Terry Taylor

    6
    9

    Overall selection: 22 (1984)

    Stats
    79 games played, 16 interceptions (2 touchdowns)