NFC West 2016 NFL Draft Day 2 results
The Arizona Cardinals are going to be seeing plenty of new faces in their division this year, including the No. 1 overall pick and Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff.
To keep you up to date, here are the NFC West draft results from the first round. Below, check out what the four teams in the division did in the second and third rounds of the 2016 NFL Draft on Friday night.
The Alabama defensive tackle didn’t wow on the stat sheets with 56 tackles, 4.5 for loss, and one sack last season, but he was plenty productive on the interior of the Crimson Tide’s line, eating up gaps in the run game while playing with several other talented players. Seattle gave up a fourth-round pick to the Chicago Bears to move up for this second-round choice. Reed could be a replacement candidate for the departed Brandon Mebane, who is now with the San Diego Chargers.
The cornerback only started seven games for Mississippi State as a senior before tearing his ACL in October. That said, his overall skills and ability to fit in any scheme stand out. He could end up being a longer-term project for the 49ers.
Seattle continued to prepare for a post-Marshawn Lynch world by drafting the Notre Dame running back late in the third round. Prosise only started a full season, rushing for 1,032 yards on a 6.6-per carry average. Prosise also had 306 receiving yards for the Irish. While his pass-protection skills need fine-tuning, he could vie for playing time with Thomas Rawls — he is coming off ankle surgery — and Christine Michael the only Seahawks backs returning with NFL experience.
The Cardinals went after Williams’ 4.37-second speed in the 40-yard dash. The Texas A&M defensive back is still learning the position after transitioning to the defensive side last year. Previously, he played running back. Williams’ size and athleticism give Arizona a project but one with a full college season of solid defense under his belt.
Cardinals fans can attest to the Seahawks’ tight end success over the last few years. Arizona, specifically, has been on the losing end of those matchups a couple of times of late and that could continue if the 6-foot-6, 257-pound Ohio State product pans out. He joins a deep tight end group led by Jimmy Graham, who had a disappointing start to his Seattle career that was capped by a season-ending knee injury.
Odhiambo played tackle at Boise State but will play guard for the Seahawks, who closed their busy third round with yet another offensive player. Odhiambo, from Kenya, could challenge for a starting spot to protect quarterback Russell Wilson.