When the Seattle Seahawks traded down from 18 to 27 with the Green Bay Packers on the opening night of the draft they added a third round pick at 76. The Hawks then traded back from 76 to 79 with the Steelers, adding a seventh round selection in the process, before selecting defensive lineman Rasheem Green out of USC. Here is a quick look around at some of the instant reactions from Twitter.
Here is the tweet announcing the pick from the Seahawks official twitter account.
And the tweet from the official NFL account.
And then thoughts from analysts and observers.
Rasheem Green is a great pick in the 3rd. Lots of upside. Good burst. Needs to get stronger at the point of attack and has to learn counter moves. I think he can become a great player IF he develops his technique and strength. Very solid pick for the #Seahawks though. #NFLDraft— Samuel Gold (@SamuelRGold) April 28, 2018
Do you know what role I foresee Rasheem Green playing? The same role that Malik McDowell was supposed to play - The Michael Bennett role (after he develops). Play outside as a 5-tech or 9-tech in base, and then move to 3-tech DT in nickel/pass rush packages. #Seahawks #NFLDraft— Samuel Gold (@SamuelRGold) April 28, 2018
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
Here's my profile on Rasheem Green. Absolutely love the player, think he can be an EDGE in base before reducing inside on passing downs. Great physical tools https://t.co/1DW4atqcnU— Alistair Corp (@alistaircorp) April 28, 2018
Rasheem Green said in conference call that Seahawks have said they would use him both inside and outside. So yep, basically a potential replacement for Michael Bennett and for what they hoped Malik McDowell could do.— Bob Condotta (@bcondotta) April 28, 2018
New Seahawks DL Rasheem Green had a very small gathering for the #NFLDraft— Stefanie Loh (@StefanieLoh) April 28, 2018
"My parents were super excited, it was just my mom and dad and me. I didn’t want any friends or outside family. My mom was kinda about to cry but she didn’t. I was really happy, my dad was really happy."
That last one might be a bit of an obscure reference for most Seahawks fans, but Junipero Serra High School in Gardena, California is where several current and former NFL players plied their trade while in high school. Some of those include
- Paul Richardson, wide receiver for the Washington Redskins,
- George Farmer, multiple positions for the Seahawks in training camp the last few years,
- Bene Benwikere, cornerback for the Arizona Cardinals,
- Duke Ihenacho, safety who has played for both Washington and the Denver Broncos,
- Marqise Lee, wide receiver for the Jacksonville Jaguars,
- Robert Woods, wide receiver for the Los Angeles Rams,
- Adoree Jackson, cornerback for the Tennessee Titans and
- Kris Richard, former defensive passing game coordinator for the Dallas Cowboys.
In short, it’s a school with a very good football program.
And then there were those who weighed in with some less technical, but more amusing observations.
Rasheem Green looks like he played for the 85 Bears pic.twitter.com/spJaNcEK9v— I’m a poor. (@SportyByNature) April 28, 2018