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NFL Draft 2017 Results: Which players did Seattle’s NFC West rivals pick up?

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The 2017 NFL Draft is over. After entering day one with just seven draft spots, the Seattle Seahawks maneuvered their way into getting eleven (tied with two other teams for most selections), with six of their first eight selections going towards defense. Seattle wrapped up day three by taking offensive tackle Justin Senior, wide receiver David Moore, and running back Chris Carson.

What did Seattle’s division rivals do with their respective drafts? Well San Francisco went with defense for its top three picks, most notably trading with the Seahawks so that they could get Reuben Foster. Arizona needed to improve its linebacker and safety depth, so they picked Haason Reddick and Budda Baker, much to my annoyance. Then Los Angeles added a couple of wide receivers and a tight end with three of their first four choices, and didn’t draft a single offensive lineman. The 49ers were the only NFC West team to draft a quarterback, picking Iowa’s C.J. Beathard in the 4th round. In addition to snagging talented Utah running back Joe Williams in the same round, San Francisco traded for Denver RB Kapri Bibbs.

Here’s a rundown of the 2017 draft classes for the three teams that comprise 37.5% of the entire regular season schedule for the Seahawks.

Arizona Cardinals

Round 1 (13th overall): Haason Reddick, Linebacker (Temple)
Round 2 (36th overall): Budda Baker, Safety (Washington)
Round 3 (98th overall): Chad Williams, Wide Receiver (Grambling State)
Round 4 (115th overall): Dorian Johnson, Guard (Pittsburgh)
Round 5 (157th overall): Will Holden, Tackle (Vanderbilt)
Round 5 (179th overall): T.J. Logan, Running Back (North Carolina)
Round 6 (208th overall): Rudy Ford, Safety (Auburn)

Total picks: 7
Offense: 3
Defense: 4

Los Angeles Rams

Round 2 (44th overall): Gerald Everett, Tight End (South Alabama)
Round 2 (69th overall): Cooper Kupp, Wide Receiver (Eastern Washington)
Round 3 (91st overall): Josh Johnson, Safety (Boston College)
Round 4 (117th overall): Josh Reynolds, Wide Receiver (Texas A&M)
Round 4 (125th overall): Samson Ebukam, Linebacker (Eastern Washington)
Round 6 (189th overall): Tanzel Smart, Defensive Tackle (Tulane)
Round 6 (206th overall): Sam Rogers, Fullback (Virginia Tech)
Round 7 (234th overall): Ejuan Price, Defensive End (Pittsburgh)

Total picks: 8
Offense: 4
Defense: 4

San Francisco 49ers

Round 1 (3rd overall): Solomon Thomas, Defensive End (Stanford)
Round 1 (31st overall): Reuben Foster, Linebacker (Alabama)
Round 3 (66th overall): Ahkello Witherspoon, Cornerback (Colorado)
Round 3 (104th overall): C.J. Beathard, Quarterback (Iowa)
Round 4 (121st overall): Joe Williams, Running Back (Utah)
Round 5 (146th overall): George Kittle, Tight End (Iowa)
Round 5 (177th overall): Trent Taylor, Wide Receiver (Louisiana Tech)
Round 6 (198th overall): D.J. Jones, Defensive Tackle (Ole Miss)
Round 6 (202nd overall): Pita Taumoepenu, Defensive End (Utah)
Round 7 (229th overall): Adrian Colbert, Cornerback (Miami)

Total picks: 10
Offense: 6
Offense: 4