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McCloughan fared well in earlier Seattle drafts, too

Jan 8, 2015, 2:40 PM EDT


We have heard plenty about the draft history of new Redskins general manager Scot McCloughan when he was in San Francisco in the late 2000’s and in Seattle from 2010-2014. Both of those teams went to the Super Bowl with a core of players that McCloughan had a major role in drafting. But those were not the only Super Bowl teams that he had a major hand in building.

McCloughan was the director of college scouting for the Seahawks from 2000-2004. When Seattle made the Super Bowl following the 2005 season, 25 players he had drafted were still on the roster.

Among the players drafted on his watch in his first Seattle stint:

G Steve Hutchinson (Round 1-2001)—He was arguably the best guard in the game during his prime. Hutchinson was named first-team All-Pro five times from 2003-2009.

RB Shaun Alexander (1-2000)—Alexander rushed for over 1,100 yards in five straight seasons, capped by his 1,880-yard performance in 2005. That helped win him NFL MVP honors from many outlets. He actually finished up his career by appearing in four games with the 2008 Redskins

WR Darrell Jackson (3-2000)—Had over 1,000 yards receiving in three seasons and led the team in receiving four times.

CB Marcus Trufant (1-2003)—He picked off 21 passes in 10 seasons in Seattle, including seven during the 2005 Super Bowl seasons.

FS Ken Hamlin (2-2003)—He was a solid playmaking safety. In his four years with the Seahawks he picked off eight passes, forced four fumbles, and racked up four sacks.

For the most part, this is not a collection of all-star talent compiled by McCloughan and company in Seattle but a group of solid football players who were part of a team that in the opinion of many were robbed of a chance to win the Super Bowl over the Steelers by some highly questionable officials’ calls.

It should be noted that there were some first-round busts including WR Koren Robinson (1-2001) and OT Chris McIntosh (1-2000).

You can see the full Seattle draft record during that time right here.

  1. kenlinkins - Jan 8, 2015 at 3:08 PM

    Rich, Thanks for the data, but I have to admit that in all my years I have never gone back to the racing form after making my pick and placing my bet. I figured that at that point all I could do is cheer on my horse and live with the results. For that reason alone I will just cheer on the GM and hope he gets it right (that’s not to say I have not called out a jockey or two in the middle of the race). I am not sure if I am just so happy that the Redskins have hired a real GM that I am not over looking the size of the job ahead of him! I also hope that the new GM stays away from the RG3 debate for a while as nothing seems to get the Redskins fans more up set than any statement on the Redskins QB (good or bad). There will be time for that later! your thoughts?

    • brucealmty - Jan 8, 2015 at 3:24 PM

      Re getting involved with the media. I hope he takes the Ozzie Newsome (GM of the Baltimore Ravens) approach and detaches from daily/weekly interaction. That is the head coaches job to report. I hope Scot sticks to the knitting and speaks to the media 4 or 5 times a year.

  2. brucealmty - Jan 8, 2015 at 3:17 PM

    Scot does not have to hit home runs in the draft but Redskin fans would like to see plenty of doubles and only a rare strike-outs.

  3. mr.moneylover - Jan 8, 2015 at 4:18 PM

    I wonder why they sign players to future contract but bout time its time to get down to the 53 roster none of them make the roster…they should bring in players who have a really good shot of playing …the big WR bell that they just sign watch how quick they cut him instead of working with him and groom him to be a starter…I like the big DE they sign to a future contract I think his name is landrick he weight over 310 good size…jay gruden like big guys up front most of our big guys are underweight and jay gruden notice it and thats why they cant push the line back and trent Williams is the only guy on that o-line weight over 300 pounds I think he weight 315 …scot gonna bring in some big uglies

  4. mr.moneylover - Jan 8, 2015 at 4:24 PM

    One thing about scot he takes full advantage of the draft and free agency and even players that are on the streets…scot makes his money in the late rounds…I would want him to expand our scouting department

  5. goback2rfk - Jan 8, 2015 at 8:33 PM

    I wonder if Scot McCloughan is going to announce to the press what he is thinking about doing in this draft or if it is going to be a mystery who the Skins draft all the way up until draft day

  6. Chris hardy - Jan 8, 2015 at 10:26 PM

    Bring back some Hogs Archives

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