Seahawks All-Time Fantasy Draft (38)

With the 38th overall pick in the first ever Seahawks All-Time Fantasy Draft, the Springfield Mudbones select...

Fredd Young, New Mexico State

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Young started out as a dominating special teams player in '84, and at first he earned his Pro Bowl trips based on his propensity for kick-coverage headcracking. However, in 1986 and 1987 he evolved into one of the game's elite linebackers, leading the team with 121 tackles in 1986 and earning All-Pro honors in 1987.

Young's 1987 season ended on a sour note, with his overtime interception of Warren Moon deep in Oilers territory being waved off and called incomplete despite clear visual evidence that the ball never touched the astroturf. Little did we know that was the Genesis of two decades of the Hawks getting royally screwed by NFL officials... Ugh.

After the '87 season, Young demanded a large new contract, held out, and was traded to Indianapolis. He only amassed two sacks as a Colt, and was out of football by 1990. His story is partially one of talent squandered, but the Fredd Young of 1984-87 is frozen in time forever, spreading mortal terror in the hearts of Seahawk opponents.

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