With the 19th overall pick in the first ever Seahawks All-Time Fantasy Draft, the Springfield Mudbones select...
Curt Warner, Penn State
|Yeah, my squad looks like an 80s nostalgia project, but I can't believe
Warner has fallen into my lap. The backfield of Warner and John L.
Williams produced one of the NFL's best rushing attacks from 1986-1988,
and they'll be pounding the rock again in the Mudbones' punishing offense.
Warner burst onto the scene in 1983, helping Seattle reach the playoffs for the first time and scoring the game winning TD in the "Miracle at Miami." His 1449 yards earned him the first of three Pro Bowl selections, but he then suffered a career-altering injury in the 1984 season opener (Damn you, Kingdome astroturf!).
He was never really the same after he returned in 1985, but he had four more productive season after reinventing himself somewhat as more of a power back. He topped 1000 yards in 85, 86 and 88 (and ran for 985 yards in only 12 games in 1987), but the numbers alone miss the excitement he brought to town back in the 80s...
-A 60-yard scamper in his first NFL carry at Arrowhead
Warner deserves to be mentioned with Dickerson, Riggins, Payton and Allen among the elite running backs of the mid-80s, and is 3rd on the team's all-time rushing leaderboard (one measly yard behind Chris Warren).
After dealing with the Mudbone running game, the opposition will be pissing blood for a week.