The Seattle Seahawks came into the 2019 NFL Draft with only five draft picks, but finished with eleven. They started Thursday by taking defensive end L.J. Collier out of TCU, and finished Saturday by trading back into the seventh-round to select wide receiver John Ursua from Hawaii.
As for Seattle’s NFC West rivals, the Arizona Cardinals chose Kyler Murray #1 overall, and on Friday they traded last year’s first-round QB Josh Rosen to the Miami Dolphins. Arizona drafted three wide receivers, including a guy named “KeeSean Johnson,” who’s clearly just Keyshawn trying to sneak back into the NFL. They also picked up Byron Murphy in the second-round, meaning Murphy will be reunited with his former Washington Huskies teammate Budda Baker. I only wish they were not in Arizona, but with the Seahawks.
Anyway, the San Francisco 49ers had the 2nd overall pick and unsurprisingly went with Ohio State pass rusher Nick Bosa. They drafted two WRs: Deebo Samuel from South Carolina and Jalen Hurd from Baylor. Oh yes, and they got themselves a punter in the 4th round. Michael Dickson has them shook and they realized they need to up their punting game.
Lastly, the defending NFC champion Los Angeles Rams did a ton of trading down throughout the draft, and used their first pick at 61st overall. Former Washington safety Taylor Rapp is unfortunately headed to Los Angeles, and as if we didn’t see enough Huskies go to NFC West opposition, they also picked up DT Greg Gaines in the 4th round. Another pick of note was RB Darrell Henderson of Memphis, who will presumably be Todd Gurley’s backup after C.J. Anderson went to the Detroit Lions.
Here’s a neat and tidy list of the draft classes of the other three NFC West teams.
Round 1, 1st overall: Kyler Murray, QB, Oklahoma
Round 2, 33rd overall: Byron Murphy, CB, Washington
Round 2, 62nd overall: Andy Isabella, WR, UMass
Round 3, 65th overall: Zach Allen, DE, Boston College
Round 4, 103rd overall: Hakeem Butler, WR, Iowa State
Round 5, 139th overall: Deionte Thompson, S, Alabama
Round 6, 174th overall: KeeSean Johnson, WR, Fresno St
Round 6, 179th overall: Lamont Gaillard, C, Georgia
Round 7, 248th overall: Joshua Miles, OL, Morgan State
Round 7, 249th overall: Michael Dogbe, DL, Temple
Round 7, Mr. Irrelevant: Caleb Wilson, TE, UCLA
Total picks: 11
Los Angeles Rams
Round 2, 61st overall: Taylor Rapp, S, Washington
Round 3, 70th overall: Darrell Henderson, RB, Memphis
Round 3, 79th overall: David Long, CB, Michigan
Round 3, 97th overall: Bobby Evans, OL, Oklahoma
Round 4, 134th overall: Greg Gaines, DT, Washington
Round 5, 169th overall: David Edwards, OL, Wisconsin
Round 7, 243rd overall: Nick Scott, S, Penn State
Round 7, 251st overall: Dakota Allen, LB, Texas Tech
Total picks: 8
San Francisco 49ers
Round 1, 2nd overall: Nick Bosa, DE, Ohio State
Round 2, 36th overall: Deebo Samuel, WR, South Carolina
Round 3, 67th overall: Jalen Hurd, WR, Baylor
Round 4, 110th overall: Mitch Wishnowsky, P, Utah
Round 5, 148th overall: Dre Greenlaw, LB, Arkansas
Round 6, 176th overall: Kaden Smith, TE, Stanford
Round 6, 183rd overall: Justin Skule, T, Vanderbilt
Round 6, 198th overall: Tim Harris, CB, Virginia
Special Teams: 1
Total picks: 8