GM John Schneider and coach Pete Carroll again eschewed conventional wisdom in the pursuit of the types of players they covet. That began with Penny, who most viewed as a late-second-, early-third-round prospect. But Seattle sees a legit three-down back. The Seahawks needed a pass-catching TE to replace Jimmy Graham, so they drafted local blocking prospect Will Dissly. That was before adding the feel-good story of linebacker Shaquem Griffin to play with twin brother Shaquill Griffin.
Rasheem Green is an ascending prospect with great athleticism who could emerge as a real impact player with a year in an NFL weight room.
Shaquem Griffin is, at worst, a potential fifthround special teams demon. At best, he defies the odds and maximize his great athleticism to make a real impact on defense.