The Seattle Seahawks made maybe the second splashiest of picks when they selected Shaquem Griffin on Day Three of the 2018 NFL Draft. If you watched the draft coverage on either of the networks, ESPN or the NFL Network, it was a story they wanted to see have a great ending.
Whether it ends up being just that remains to be seen.
No one will doubt that Griffin is a solid prospect. But it’s also one of those things where you wonder if the story is bigger than the actual player. I mean, no one and I means NO ONE knows if he ends up being a difference maker, a bust, or a guy who is a regular contributor on the stat sheet come Sunday in the National Football League.
As for what he does for the Seahawks as a whole, well, again, no one really knows.
He’s a great story, for now.
Bottom line, neither will, nor those taken in the 2018 NFL Draft, change the immediate fortunes in Seattle. Head coach Pete Carroll is in the midst of either a retool or a rebuild, depending on who you believe. Either way, as great as the Griffin story is, it will hardly move the needle much.
Seattle Seahawks: D.