Byron Murphy, Washington, Cornerback, Cardinals, pick 33 overall
I hate that Arizona keeps picks former Huskies. In 2017, they took Budda Baker who seems to be a good pro. Murphy might be a good player too. It would have been nice had Seattle found a way to keep him home but the Seahawks had bigger needs.
Does pick make Cardinals better?: Yes.
Deebo Samuel, South Carolina, Wide receiver, 49ers, pick 36 overall
Samuel had two good seasons as a receiver in college, his sophomore and senior years. But he also adds an element of being an explosive kick returner. Hopefully new Seahawks kicker Jason Myers will kick the ball too deep for Samuel to return.
Does pick make 49ers better?: It should.
Marquise Blair, Utah, Safety, Seahawks, pick 47 overall
We have a lot more about Blair on a separate post, but needless to say Seattle must really like players from the University of Utah. They took two Utes on day two. Blair can hit hard but the concern is his ability to play over the top. Seattle may have gone more Kam Chancellor than Earl Thomas with this pick.
Does pick make Seahawks better?: I sure hope so.
Taylor Rapp, Washington, Safety, Rams, pick 61 overall
Seattle lost another Husky to a division rival. Los Angeles needed secondary help and Rapp, like Blair, can hit. His issue might be his speed and Seattle will try to beat him with speedy receivers.
Does pick make Rams better?: Possibly. But if Rapp has issues with the speed of the NFL then the Rams may have made a mistake.
Andy Isabella, Massachusetts, Wide receiver, Cardinals, pick 62 overall
Isabella isn’t big but he was immensely productive in college. In his last two years at UMass he caught 23 touchdown passes. Last year he caught 102 passes. Arizona might be thinking they have a Cooper Kupp on their hands but Isabella has to prove himself first.
Does pick make Cardinals better?: Possibly, but Isabella might need a year or two to learn to be good.
D.K. Metcalf, Mississippi, Wide receiver, Seahawks, pick 64 overall
I have to be honest, I am pretty excited about this pick. Metcalf will either be really good as he is a physical freak or he will be a bust. There is no doubt he is in great shape but just has to show he can healthy and productive. He could develop into a Pro Bowl player.
Does pick make Seahawks better?: I think so, yes.