Seattle Seahawks Get Burned: Conditional Pick for Josh Wilson Is for 5th Round

February 17, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Pete Carroll orchestrated almost 300 moves in his first year as executive vice president of football operations for the Seattle Seahawks.
Most of them are widely accepted as helping the team progress and part of why they won the NFC West and their Wild Card playoff game vs. the New Orleans Saints.
One move, however, drew much scrutiny and dismay from the fan base.
While Josh Wilson didn't meet the size expectations the Seahawk staff have for their cornerbacks, he was certainly a fan favorite. His penchant for big interception returns was a large part of that.
My concern with the trade had little to do with losing a player that was one of my favorites on and off the field. Wilson had grown into what one would expect of a second-round draft pick. He was a starting-caliber corner with good cover skills and additional value on special teams.
My primary concern with the trade was the value placed on Wilson by Carroll and John Schneider. Comments were floating around...

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