Day two of the 2018 NFL Draft has wrapped up, and for all of the drama and rumors concerning the Seattle Seahawks possibly trading Earl Thomas for a second-round pick, nothing materialized. Seattle stayed out of the second-round altogether, while the Dallas Cowboys stayed at #50 and chose offensive lineman Connor Williams.
Are you feeling more at ease now? I hope so.
When it was time for the Seahawks to go on the clock at 76th overall, they traded down three spots, as the Pittsburgh Steelers gave up a seventh-rounder (#220) to move up and get Oklahoma State quarterback Mason Rudolph. Seattle would select USC defensive lineman Rasheem Green at 79. The 20-year-old has similar physical attributes to Michael Bennett, and produced ten sacks last season before declaring for the pros with a year to spare. You know Seattle is always looking to stock up on defensive line talent, and given the loss off Bennett, the uncertain future of Cliff Avril, and the possible career-ending injury to Malik McDowell, getting a defensive lineman was definitely a strong possibility in the third round.
To summarize: Earl Thomas is still a Seahawk, Seattle picked up a defensive lineman, and gained a seventh-round pick.
In the NFC West, the San Francisco 49ers sadly snagged Washington WR Dante Pettis. I won’t dwell on that too much, but I don’t like it. They also drafted BYU linebacker Fred Warner in the third-round, as well as safety Tavarius Moore out of Southern Miss. The Arizona Cardinals got Texas A&M WR Christian Kirk and Michigan center Mason Cole, while the Los Angeles Rams chose TCU OL Joseph Noteboom with their only day two pick.
Seahawks remaining draft picks
Round 4: 120
Round 5: 141, 146, 156, 168
Round 6: 186
Round 7: 220, 226
2018 NFL Draft Schedule:
Day 3: Saturday, April 28 - 9:00 am PT (Rounds 4-7)