Seahawks select Delano Hill–SS–Michigan–95th pick
The Seahawks didn’t seem interested in Washington safety Budda Baker, who went immediately after Seattle’s 35th pick to the Arizona Cardinals, prompting this tweet (by me):
Indeed, Past Ben. It’s strange to see Carroll choose a player off his former nemesis John Harbaugh’s college team. Still, Hill is a 6’1″ compact and powerful strong safety who is “aggressive in run support.” Always a useful quality in Richard’s defense. He could struggle at first to guard tight ends and receivers on the larger end, but a year or two in the LOB might create a monster.
Seahawks select Nazair Jones–DT–North Carolina–102nd pick
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The third pick of the third round for the Seahawks was… another defensive tackle? Jones suffered from complex regional pain syndrome, a nervous system disease before playing for North Carolina and registering 70 tackles for the Tar Heels last season, nine for loss. Still more depth for the defensive line. Perhaps Schneider didn’t want to be reliant on Rubin and other older players on the line for too much longer. Jones has seen action at tackle and end.
Seahawks select Amara Darboh–WR–Michigan–106th pick
Amara Darboh escaped the nasty civil war in his native Sierra Leone as a child and emerged as a talented wide receiver for who-else-but-Harbaugh’s Wolverines. Darboh and his family had to overcome unimaginable obstacles to get where he is. Schneider and company respect that.
A busy Day Two had Seattle add to the trenches and to the defense. They have five more picks spread throughout the fourth through seventh rounds of the NFL Draft tomorrow, which starts at 9am PST.