The Seattle Seahawks selected USC defensive lineman Rasheem Green with the 79th overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. It was written only a few weeks ago that Green had the traits of a Seahawks defensive lineman, and obviously John Schneider and Pete Carroll concur. There have been plenty of comparisons to Michael Bennett, who was of course traded to the Philadelphia Eagles after five wonderful seasons in Seattle.
Michael Bennett: 6'4"/274lbs, 4.86s forty, 1.62s ten-split, 36.5" vert, 9'02" broad.— Jared Stanger (@JaredStanger) March 22, 2018
Rasheem Green: 6'4"/275lbs, 4.73s forty, 1.66s ten-split, 32.5" vert, 9'10" broad.
I get what they're going for, but I have a feeling it will take years for it to pay off.
Interesting that the Seahawks took Rasheem Green with the No. 79 pick. The pro player that Green reminded me of most while on the field at USC was Michael Bennett, who Seattle traded to the Eagles this offseason.— Max Meyer (@TheMaxMeyer) April 28, 2018
Pro Football Focus credited Green with 40 total pressures in his breakout junior season, and he’s officially listed as having ten sacks, including one in the Cotton Bowl against Ohio State. At just 20 years old, he has plenty of upside and figures to be another promising addition to a Seahawks defensive line that of course has Frank Clark, Jarran Reed, and Nazair Jones, all of whom are no older than 25.
Watch his highlight video below and tell us how excited you are: