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After the surprising trade of WR Percy Harvin, the Seattle Seahawks were facing many questions entering their game to with the St. Louis Rams. The Rams took an impressive 21-6 lead going into halftime and eventually pulled out a 28-26 victory to shock the defending Super Bowl champions. Here is Ramblin’ Fan’s breakdown of the 2014 rookie class after week seven of the regular season:
Greg Robinson: Stock UP
Robinson made his second straight start at left guard. He opened up some impressive holes for his ex-Auburn teammate and he was very solid in pass protection. QB Austin Davis was not sacked on the night after going down several times last week against San Francisco.
Aaron Donald: Stock UP
Like Robinson, Donald got his second straight start against the Seahawks. After earning the starting role due to his impressive play, Donald turned in his best game as a pro. He finished with five tackles, one sack, three tackles for loss and two quarterback hits. Donald got the first sack of the day against QB Russell Wilson. That play caused the rest of the defensive line to get confidence and get after the quarterback. Donald has been the most consistent defensive lineman on the roster this season.
Lamarcus Joyner: EVEN
Joyner finished with seven tackles. On the first drive of the game Joyner had tight coverage on WR Jermaine Kearse in the endzone which forced a fourth down.
Tre Mason: Stock UP
Mason got the first start of his career against Seattle. He played very well and finished with 18 carries for 85 yards and a touchdown. Mason ran hard and showed good burst and vision. RB Benny Cunningham also scored on the night, but he only had seven total offensive touches. RB Zac Stacy did not play despite being healthy. Mason showed he can play and he has earned an opportunity to be featured every week in the Rams offensive gameplan.
Mo Alexander: EVEN
Alexander did not register any statistics.
E.J. Gaines: EVEN
Gaines started on the outside once again as CB Trumaine Johnson recovers from his injury. He ended his night with six tackles, one pass defensed and one quarterback hit. His batted ball came on a quick square out by Kearse in the first quarter. He diagnosed the route and dove in front of the pass right before it was completed. Later Gaines had a bad missed tackle on Kearse that lead to an 18 yard gain.
Trey Watts: Stock DOWN
Watts was in uniform but did not play against the Seahawks. Mason’s big performance could send Watts to the bottom of the running back rotation. He did play some special teams snaps, however.
Ethan Westbrooks: EVEN
Westbrooks did not register any statistics. Head coach Jeff Fisher opted to use DL Alex Carrington against Seattle.
Alex Bayer: EVEN
Bayer was active again and played several snaps on special teams.
Marcus Roberson: Stock UP
Once again Roberson saw time on the special teams unit. He also came into the game on defense briefly when CB Janoris Jenkins injured his leg.
Check back after the Rams play the Chiefs on October 26 for our Rams Rookie Stock Report.