With the 53rd pick (2nd round) in the 1985 draft, the Seahawks selected Owen Gill, a fullback out of Iowa. Gill was the all-time leading rusher for Iowa at the time and was a versatile player, with experience at fullback, running back, and on special teams. On paper, not a terrible choice.
Owen Gill was the Seahawks' first pick of the 1985 draft, as they did not have a first rounder that year. Gill, despite being the Seahawks FIRST pick in the draft, failed to even make the Seahawks' team during camp. That's right, the Seahawks released their first pick of the draft a few months after selecting him.
This bust really goes more on the Seahawks' terrible scouting department more than anything, but you've got to be doing something horribly horribly wrong when the team that selected you with their first pick releases you before even playing in a game. Owen Gill went on to play with the Colts and the Rams before retiring from the league.
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