Seattle Seahawks draft Rasheem Green, social media reacts

PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 02: Defensive tackle Rasheem Green
PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 02: Defensive tackle Rasheem Green /

USC Twitter was ecstatic to see defensive lineman Rasheem Green join Pete Carroll’s Seattle Seahawks in the third round of the NFL Draft.

Rasheem Green had to wait until the third round, but the Trojan lineman is now a Seattle Seahawk.

Seattle used the No. 79 pick overall to pick up Green, who’s upside is undeniable but it wasn’t enough to stop him sliding into the third round over concerns with a high school knee injury.

However long it took him to get there, Green is now a Seahawk.

The first reaction to the pick on Twitter was a natural one. A Trojan going to the Seahawks means a Trojan playing for former head coach Pete Carroll. The coach himself highlighted that in his chat with the lineman as he was informed of the pick.

Green is the first Pete Carroll draftee from USC since the Seahawks picked Malcolm Smith in the seventh round in 2011.

Carroll connection or not, Green’s teammates past and present from USC were quick to give their congratulations.

Coaches on the Trojan staff also extended their well wishes to Green.

Seahawks fans were given plenty of reason to be enthusiastic over the Green pick when it was announced. Analysts immediately projected the big man as a major contributor for the team down the line, if he lives up to his potential.

Green has big shoes to fill as a potential replacement for Michael Bennett. His first steps in those shoes begin now.