The Seattle Seahawks had the fourth-best talent in college football this year according to an ESPN analysis of the top 25 prospects in the 2018 class, per a database released Thursday by ESPN’s Sports Research.
The Seahawks ranked ninth in talent and had the 12th-best record in the nation.
The team finished No. 1 in total offense, No. 4 in passing efficiency, No, 12 in scoring offense, and No. 15 in total defense.
The Seahawks ranked No. 8 in passing touchdowns and No, 10 in scoring touchdowns.
The team also ranked No, 11 in total yards and No., 16 in total touchdowns.
The NFL Draft will be held on March 29 at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz.
The rankings were released after a series of conference tournaments that gave each school a chance to make its college football teams.
The tournament was also the first of its kind to give all four schools in the league a chance at a top-10 ranking, according to ESPN.
The top 10 schools from the ESPN rankings, in order:Alabama, Alabama A&M, Clemson, Florida State, LSU, Michigan, Ohio State, Ohio, Texas A&m, USC, Wisconsin, USC Trojans, UCLA, Oregon, Utah, Stanford.
Alabama had three players in the ESPN Top 100: linebacker Derrick Henry, safety DaeSean Hamilton, and cornerback Quandre Diggs.
Hamilton was one of two defensive backs selected in the first round (No. 20 overall) by the Cleveland Browns, while Diggs was selected in last week’s draft by the Philadelphia Eagles.
Hamilton is the only Crimson Tide player in the Top 100.
Diggs, who is 6-foot-3, 215 pounds, was the No. 3 overall pick in the 2017 draft.
He has been a starter on Alabama’s defense since the beginning of the 2019 season.
Diggs has recorded nine interceptions, 11 passes defended, three forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and one fumble recovery.
He is the first player in school history to record 10 interceptions, nine pass defenses, and two fumble recovers in the same season.
Hamilton had 10 interceptions in 2017.
The other two Crimson Tide players selected in this year’s draft were defensive end Da’Shawn Hand and wide receiver Deon Cain.
Hand was the fifth overall pick, while Cain was the sixth overall selection.
Both are 6-2, 210 pounds.
Hand had four interceptions in his first college season and is one of the best cornerbacks in the country.
Cain had eight interceptions and seven passes defended in 2017 and will be an immediate contributor for Alabama.
The 2018 class also includes four players who have been drafted by other teams.
Safety Malik Jefferson and wideout Malik Jefferson Jr. are both in the top 10.
Jefferson was the seventh overall pick and Jefferson Jr., the 12teenth overall pick.
The 2019 class includes three players who are from the NFL Draft.
Linebacker Nick Barnett, running back D’Angelo Williams and cornerback Jalen Ramsey are all in the second round.
All three were drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.