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Top Ten Best Draft Picks In Seahawks' History: #1 - Walter Jones

Big Walt. With the 6th selection of the 1997 NFL Draft, the Seattle Seahawks picked the greatest left tackle of all-time and possibly one of the most dominant players the NFL has ever seen.

Walter Jones started every game he ever took part in. He made the NFL All-Rookie team his first season and didn't look back from there. He was a nine-time Pro-Bowler, a four-time All-Pro, and was named to the NFL All-Decade team for the 2000's. 

In his 13 seasons with the Hawks, Walter Jones was called for 9 holding penalties. Think about that for a second. 9 times in 13 years. Those 9 penalties came on 5,703 pass plays. He played in 180 games and allowed 23 sacks in his career. If you break down those numbers, that's roughly equivalent to him allowing a sack once every 8 games, or about two per season. If you break it down more, that's 1 per every 248 pass plays. Seriously ridiculous considering he was going up against the best edge rushers in the world. And he simply DOMINATED them day in and day out.

And he did it all with humility and a quiet confidence. Walter Jones is the greatest Seahawk of all time in my mind.

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