Round three, pick 79
Seahawks chose: Rasheem Green
Should have chosen: Harrison Phillips
Green might still be a very productive defensive end. But Seattle took a chance on a player with potential injury problems and Green did miss a bunch of games in 2018. For Green to really pay off he needs to have a much better sophomore season. As a rookie he had just nine tackles and one quarterback hit.
The Bills’ Phillips may never be a good pass rusher. But he should be stout against the run for several seasons. Seattle needs a rotation of interior players just like every team does. Sure, the Seahawks may have found a long-term solid tackle with Poona Ford, but Ford went undrafted so Seattle would have signed him anyway without spending a draft pick. Plus, Phillips and Ford would make a good duo on the interior should Seattle ever want to bounce Jarran Reed out to end on certain downs.
Jacob Martin also has shown promise at end for Seattle. He was a sixth-round pick and looked much better than third-round Green.
As it turns out in 2018, though, Phillips graded out higher in terms of rush defense than anyone, except Ford, on the Seahawks roster. Phillips should also get better next season. Seattle missed a chance to grab a good defensive tackle with a possible reach of Green.