Jimmy Kempski from over at PhillyVoice put together an interesting little exercise that looks at the past five years of Mel Kiper Mock Drafts, and shows which players teams would've ended up with had those mocks played out in reality.
If Mel Kiper's initial mock drafts over the last 5 years were 100% accurate, here's who your team would have drafted: pic.twitter.com/riGs2f4yVH— Jimmy Kempski (@JimmyKempski) February 18, 2015
For the Seahawks, imagine a scenario where they ended up with Derrick Morgan (2010), C.J. Spiller (2010), Ryan Mallett (2011), Melvin Ingram (2012), John Jenkins (2013), and Allen Robinson (2014). What kind of world would we be living in?
Instead, the Seahawks ended up with Russell Okung and Earl Thomas in 2010, James Carpenter in 2011, Bruce Irvin in 2012, Percy Harvin in 2013 (via trade), and of course, traded out of the 1st and picked up Paul Richardson in 2014.
Obviously, I'll take reality over fiction in the Seahawks' case but it's worth noting -- be damn thankful the Rams and Niners didn't get the players that Mel Kiper had projected.