Wednesday, April 23, 2008

10 Years Ago

by: Michael Steffes

Peter King and SI decided to take a look back at the 1998 draft. A famous one the 98' draft was indeed. You may remember something about the QB controversy at the top. Manning/Leaf....Leaf/Manning....Mel Kiper said what? Obviously the Colts got it right. The Chargers didn't. Luckily they seem to have recovered.

Anyway, King has an interesting take. He would like us to remember the QB chosen not second, but 187th. His name is Matthew Hasselbeck. I think he may have even had hair back then. That is his write up, which while mentioning Hass, is mostly a Manning/Pollian love fest.

What I found to be the most interesting was the 1998 Redraft. Manning...Moss...Hasselbeck? That is some pretty special company. And you know what? He is right. Hasselbeck has turned out to be one heck of a pro. Thank you Green Bay, and thank you Mike Holmgren!

The only Seahawks pick from that year to improve his stock was Ahman Green, who SI now has going at 19. END