Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Post-Draft Power Rankings

by: Chris Sullivan

I think a lot of us Hawk fans are cautiously optimistic about going into the 2009 season. Feeling high from a (seemingly) wonderful draft and comfortable with most of the moves made thusfar in free agency, it feels like the Hawks are going to usurp the Cardinals and regain their position atop the NFC West. 

But then, we're homers. Of course we think that.

We're not alone, however. The fine folks over at WalterFootball have put together their post-draft power rankings. I won't spoil where the Seahawks land, but following the season we are coming off of, it's a bit of a nice surprise and falls near where I would put us too. And I'm a homer! Here's what Walter says about the Hawks:
The Seahawks remind me of the 1996-97 San Antonio Spurs. That team was horrible because it had so many injuries. They finished with a terrible record, so they were able to obtain Tim Duncan in the NBA Draft, pairing him with David Robinson. The Seahawks also had massive injuries, and thanks to Scott Pioli's ineptness, they acquired the top defensive player in the 2009 NFL Draft. Seattle is a legitimate Super Bowl contender. Oh, and they're probably going to be drafting in the top 10 next year as well, thanks to Josh McDaniels' foolish tactics.