- Mike Sando, NFL Insider
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The discussion we began regarding Tim Ruskell's draft record relative to those of other NFC West teams will continue as time permits for more thorough analysis.
One thing I noticed upon updating starting lineups across the league: None of Seattle's current starters drafted since 2005 has been to a Pro Bowl. Twelve other teams also had zero. Ruskell does get credit for drafting three-time Pro Bowl linebacker Lofa Tatupu in 2005, but Tatupu is not starting because he's on injured reserve, so he did not count toward the total.
Tennessee (four), San Diego (three), Dallas (three), the Jets (two), San Francisco (two), Houston (two) and Indianapolis (two) were the only teams with more than one current starter fitting the criteria (Pro Bowl on résumé, drafted since 2005). I used 2005 because that was Ruskell's first year in Seattle. The 49ers will probably gain a third player on the list because Vernon Davis appears Pro Bowl-bound.
The numbers can vary slightly as starting lineups change or if we consider players on injured reserve. I wanted to look at players who were helping their teams right now.
And now, the updated 26-column NFC West rosters, available for download here.