GM profiling: Ruskell and the receivers


Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando

The Seahawks have drafted three receivers, none earlier than the 197th overall choice, since Tim Ruskell arrived as general manager before the 2005 season.

That would obviously change if the team used the fourth overall choice for Texas Tech's Michael Crabtree later Saturday. I would expect Seattle to select Wake Forest linebacker Aaron Curry over Crabtree if both were available. I'm not sure what Seattle would do if Curry were already taken while Crabtree and USC quarterback Mark Sanchez remained available.

The last time Ruskell's team used a first-round choice for a receiver, the Falcons selected Michael Jenkins with the 29th choice in 2004. Jenkins averaged 15.5 yards per reception last season. He is a starter, but he has yet to top 777 yards in a season.

The chart shows each of the 16 receivers Ruskell's teams have drafted since 1992. His teams drafted nine of the 16 after the 175th overall choice. None of the 16 has produced a 1,000-yard season. Five of the 16 were from the SEC. Four came from the Big Ten.