Seattle has turned low-round picks into starters

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  1. LebaneseFF

    LebaneseFF Error loading Staff Member Premium Member Fantasy Guru

    The Seahawks (12-2) have an uncanny knack for drafting players in the later rounds and being able to develop them into starters. (Defensive back coaches) Kris Richard and Rocky (Seto), that take care of those guys, have done a great job of molding those guys into the kind of style that we like. Maxwell took over as the starter at cornerback opposite Richard Sherman when Walter Thurmond was suspended four games for violating the league's substance abuse policy. Thurmond had been filling in for Brandon Browner, who suffered a groin injury in Week 10 at Atlanta and then was suspended Wednesday, ending his season. Pass-happy New Orleans was stymied by the Seahawks' defense and Maxwell had an interception, five tackles and three pass breakups a week later against San Francisco. The Seahawks have a system of how they want their defensive backs to play and try to find players to fit. Maxwell got a taste of being a starter last season when Browner was suspended four games for a performance enhancing substances violation and carried that experience into this chance.

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