Seahawks rival #1: Los Angeles Rams
Round 4, Pick 32: Greg Gaines, DT, 6’1″, 312 pounds. 12s know this kid. He started six games as a freshman for Washington, and every game after that for the Huskies. Solid against the run, not the best as a pass rusher, so he won’t see many plays on third down. Gaines is another player whose motor is simply set to “on”. Might have gone a round early, but he can play.
Round 5, pick 31: David Edwards, OT, 6’6″, 308 pounds. Came out early from Wisconsin after fighting through a shoulder injury last season. He’s got a lot of natural ability but needs to improve his technique a lot. Not too surprising, considering he was a quarterback in high school. Edwards might have gone one round too early too, but he should stick in the league.
Round 7, pick 29: Nick Scott, S, 5’11”, 201 pounds. Scott was in Penn State’s backfield as a freshman, played corner as a sophomore, and found a home at safety in his final two seasons. He’s another guy that didn’t show up on some draft boards as he isn’t the most polished player. However, he’s a two-time team captain, excels in special teams, and flashed 4.43 speed at his pro day. He’ll almost certainly wind up on a practice squad, but I really like the pick.
Round 7, pick 37: Dakota Allen, LB, 6’1″, 232 pounds. Allen settled in at Texas Tech in his junior and senior seasons. In one word, his game would be hustle. That hustle sometimes gets him to overcommit to fakes and feints, though. Still, a player that usually outworks his teammates is never a bad thing. Decent pick here.
I see the Rams work on day three as adequate. Scott was a nice find late in the day, but he was the only standout for his draft position. Not a bad day, but they didn’t get nearly as much value as the Seahawks or the Cardinals. Overall, I’d say Arizona won day three with a slight edge over Seattle, followed by Los Angeles, with San Francisco reaching in round after round.