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Originally published May 10, 2014 at 4:09 PM | Page modified May 11, 2014 at 2:10 AM

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How the Seahawks’ NFC West rivals did on Day 3 of NFL draft


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St. Louis Rams

The headline, of course, is that the Rams selected Missouri defensive end Michael Sam in the seventh round, making him the first openly gay player drafted in the NFL. Sam will have a chance to compete for a job on one of the league’s best defensive lines. Other than that, the Rams addressed their needs in the secondary with two more defensive backs. St. Louis drafted three defensive backs this draft.

Arizona Cardinals

The flashy move of the day was the Cardinals taking Logan Thomas, the athletic but erratic quarterback from Virginia Tech. Thomas was one of the draft’s most polarizing players: Some thought he had the tools to be a starting quarterback, but others thought he had too many flaws. Thomas will be able to come in and sit behind QB Carson Palmer for at least a year or two.

San Francisco 49ers

One of the biggest needs for the 49ers heading into the draft was cornerback, and San Francisco addressed that on the final day. The 49ers took three cornerbacks, most notably Dontae Johnson from N.C. State in the fourth round. They also took explosive wide receiver Bruce Ellington in the fourth round. Many analysts had Ellington going higher than that, and he gives them the speedy counter to bigger-bodied targets Anquan Boldin and Michael Crabtree.


Day 3 picks at a glance
A look at how the Seahawks’ NFC West rivals did on the final day of the NFL draft Saturday.
Rams picks Pos, player Ht, wt College
4. (110) S Maurice Alexander6-1, 220Utah State
6. (188) CB E.J. Gaines5-10, 190Missouri
6. (214) QB Garrett Gilbert6-4, 221Southern Methodist
7. (226) OT Mitchell Van Dyk6-7, 313Portland State
7. (241) FS C.B. Bryant5-9, 198Ohio State
7. (249) DE Michael Sam6-2, 261Missouri
7. (250) C Demetrius Rhaney6-2, 301Tennessee State
Cardinals picksPos, playerHt, wtCollege
4. (120) QB Logan Thomas6-6, 248Virginia Tech
5. (160) DE Ed Stinson6-3, 287Alabama
6. (196) WR Walt Powell5-11, 189Murray State
49ers picks Pos, playerHt, wtCollege
4. (106) WR Bruce Ellington5-9, 197South Carolina
4. (129) CB Dontae Johnson6-2, 200North Carolina State
5. (150) DE Aaron Lynch6-5, 249South Florida
5. (170) CB Keith Reaser5-10, 189Florida Atlantic
6. (180)CB Kenneth Acker6-0, 190Southern Methodist
7. (243)DE Kaleb Ramsey6-3, 293Boston College
7. (245)FB Trey Millard6-2, 247Oklahoma

— Jayson Jenks



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