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Who was the NFL Top 100’s most glaring snub?

Among Seattle Seahawks, naturally

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Note: due to intensely tight balloting, we’re leaving the race for the final spots in the all-time 53-man roster open until this evening at 6 p.m.

Vote here, if you haven’t already.

Eight Seattle Seahawks made the NFL Top 100 this off-season. No other team placed more men on the list. Wave your 12 flag, yes, figuratively is fine. In case you hadn’t bothered to follow, the honorees are: Cliff Avril, Doug Baldwin, Michael Bennett, Kam Chancellor, Richard Sherman, Earl Thomas, Bobby Wagner and Russell Wilson.

And yet ahead lies an exercise in fan greed. A handful of Seahawks missed the cut by what had to be a slim margin, because they are good or even great players. And you could make a case that one or more of them were outright snubbed.

We speak, as you might have guessed, of Justin Britt, Frank Clark, Jimmy Graham and K.J. Wright.

Which one of the four deserved the most to be included?

Britt was named a Pro Bowl alternate after a campaign in which he allowed no sacks and emerged as a top young lineman in the league and center(sorry)piece of the Seattle OL.

Clark recorded ten sacks. In part-time duty. He played 63 percent of Seattle’s defensive snaps and still finished as one of only 16 players in the NFL to reach double digits in sacks.

All Graham did was set Seattle franchise tight end records with 65 catches for 923 yards. Six TDs too. He was selected to his fourth Pro Bowl, because he’s Jimmy Fucking Graham. Only Travis Kelce and Greg Olsen accumulated more receiving yards. He was also eighth in TE receptions and seventh in touchdowns.

And for the perpetually overlooked Wright, he was 13th in the entire league in tackles with 126, adding four interceptions while securing his first Pro Bowl trip.


Which Seahawk was most deserving of making this year’s NFL Top 100, but didn’t?

This poll is closed

  • 2%
    Justin Britt
    (31 votes)
  • 5%
    Frank Clark
    (69 votes)
  • 40%
    Jimmy Graham
    (536 votes)
  • 51%
    K.J. Wright
    (685 votes)
1321 votes total Vote Now