The Los Angeles Rams and the NFC West continue to improve. With the latest selection of Shaquem Griffin by the Seattle Seahawks, it won’t be easy for anyone in the division.
Will this change the direction of where things are going in Seattle? Probably still early to call, but he’s a player that bring a lot of quality defensive skills to his new team. Head coach Pete Carroll is looking to rebuild what was the class of the division, whether the selection of Griffin helps do that, and clearly with the 2018 Draft yet to conclude will remain to be seen.
As for how this affects the Rams, it likely doesn’t, at least not much. Los Angeles has moved to the head of the NFC West, closely followed by an up and coming San Francisco 49ers with a new franchise quarterback in Jimmy Garoppolo.
There may be some debate as to whether the Seahawks are in a rebuild or simply a retool mode. With a host of departures from the Legion of Boom, the trip to Seattle is not as daunting as if once was. Griffin will be one of several transactions that will help reclaim a lot of what the Rams have done, especially on the defensive side of the football.
Without a doubt, Shaquem Griffin is a great story. He’s also a solid football player. As much as NFL watchers were cheering for him to go earlier in this draft, he likely ended up in the right place at the right time.
Whatever his impact ends up being, the contribution will be significant in more ways than being drafted.