Seahawks Used Quite A Few Former Undrafted Players In 2013

Following the Seattle Seahawks win in Super Bowl XLVIII, we took a look at their defense and how it was mostly constructed of third-round or later draft picks. If that’s not impressive enough, 21 of the 53 players on their roster for that game came into the NFL as undrafted free agents, according to a Saturday tweet by ESPN.

According to my research, the Seahawks only had 19 undrafted players on their 53 man roster for the Super Bowl and that doesn’t include Brandon Browner, who was on the suspended list. Regardless, that’s an amazing amount of former undrafted free agents just the same.

You also might be surprised to know that the Seahawks also had 20 different former undrafted players that saw snaps on either offense or defense over the course of the 2013 season and that number does not include kicker Steven Hauschka, punter Jon Ryan and long snapper Clint Gresham. In total, those 20 players combined to play 5,229 snaps, which is roughly 19% of the total plays run by both the offense and defense times 11 players.

To put that into perspective, the Pittsburgh Steelers had 15 former undrafted players that played on either offense or defense in 2013 to the tune of 3,531 total snaps. That equates to roughly 14.9% of the total plays run by both the offense and defense times 11 players.

Former Undrafted Players Used By The Seahawks During 2013 Season

WRDoug Baldwin9162011SEA
DEMichael Bennett7592009SEA
DEChris Clemons7262003WAS
DTTony McDaniel6222006JAC
WRJermaine Kearse5812012SEA
CBBrandon Browner4622005DEN
GLemuel Jeanpierre2912010SEA
FBDerrick Coleman1472012MIN
GAlvin Bailey1172013SEA
LBJohn Lotulelei1092013SEA
WRRicardo Lockette992011SEA
LBMichael Morgan902011SEA
WRStephen Williams642010ARI
WRBryan Walters602010SD
SChris Maragos532010SF
LBHeath Farwell492005MIN
SJeron Johnson292011SEA
DEBenson Mayowa242013SEA
SDeShawn Shead162012SEA
TMichael Brooks152013DET
TCaylin Hauptmann02013CLE
KSteven HauschkaST2008MIN
PJon RyanST2004CFL
LSClint GreshamST2010NO
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