is because of the NFL draft, almost every draft since Wilsons draft the Hawks management have not drafted a Pro Bowl quality player aside from Tyler Lockett being a kick returner. The jury is still out on the 2017 draft but from the looks of it Mcdowell will be a bust aside from Pocic, Jones, and Griffin everyone else will probably be busts 2013 Draft Christine Michael BUST Jordan Hill BUST Chris Harper BUST Jesse Williams BUST Tharold Simon BUST Luke Willison AVERAGE Spencer Ware BUST Ryan Seymour BUST Ty Powell BUST Jared Smith BUST Michael Bowie BUST 2014 Draft Paul Richardson AVERAGE Justin Britt AVERAGE Cassius Marsh BUST Kevin Norwood BUST Kevin Peirre louis BUST Jimmy Staten BUST Garrett Scott BUST Eric Pinkins BUST Keiro Small BUST 2015 draft Frank Clark GOOD Tyler Lockett AVERAGE Terry Pool BUST Mark Glowinski BUST Tye Smith BUST Obum Gwachum BUST Kritjian Skioli BUST Ryan Murphy BUST 2016 Draft Germain Ifedi BUST Jarran Reed AVERAGE CJ Prosise BUST Nick Vannett AVERAGE Rees Odhiambo BUST Quintin Jefferson AVERAGE Alex Collins AVERAGE Joey Hunt BUST Ken Lawler BUST Zac Brooks BUST not to mention the failed percy harvin experiment. you cant go this many drafts and get it wrong and expect to stay around winning games literally every player in the LOB has gone through a major injury along with cliff avril. I dont know if we just got lucky from the 2010-12 drafts but we need to hit on these drafts before this team is completely destroyed and its Russell wilson literally carrying the offense and defense. Its easy to look back on it because its the past but that 2013 draft stings trading away our #1 pick for Harvin and the Vikings used it on Xavier Rhoades and two picks later Deandre Hopkins was selected by the Texans.