NFL teams rarely part with highly talented young players. When they do, the Seattle Seahawks are going to have some interest.
Seattle's move to acquire Percy Harvin from the Minnesota Vikings on Monday marked the fourth time in two years Seattle has added a young, highly talented and highly priced offensive player age 25 or younger. Harvin, Marshawn Lynch, Sidney Rice and Zach Miller were all selected among the first two rounds of their draft classes. All became expendable despite having enjoyed at least one highly productive season.
The Seahawks are counting on these four young players, but with quarterback Russell Wilson in place, some of the pressure is off. The addition of Wilson last season puts the Seahawks in better position to maximize the value of these acquisitions.