Seattle Seahawks Select Jesse Williams And Tharold Simon With Back To Back Picks


Jan 7, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish quarterback Everett Golson (5) is pressured by Alabama Crimson Tide defensive lineman Jesse Williams (54) during the first half of the 2013 BCS Championship game at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

The Seahawks Seahawks traded up into the top of the 5th round, giving them back to back picks.

The first selection was Jesse Williams, DT, Alabama. He’s a massive 6-4, 330 pound run stuffer who can line up anywhere on the line, and can 1-gap and 2 gap as needed.

"He transitioned to nose guard in 2012, putting together a second-team All-SEC season. Williams anchored the No. 1 scoring defense in the nation playing the zero-technique position he took over during spring practice.He has even seen some snaps on offense in goal-line situations as a lead fullback and with his rugby background, he hopes to get his hands on the ball. At 6-3, 320, he has the muscle and agile feet to line up in any defensive scheme. – CBS Sports"

Seahawks have up picks 165 and 199 to get the pick to select Williams.

With the 2nd pick, they took Tharold Simon, CB, LSU

Simon is a perfect scheme fit for the Seahawks at 6-3, 202 pounds. He needs technique fixes. Won’t be ready to contribute early in 2013.

"Good-sized athlete with quick read/react skills. Long arms and uses his reach to make plays on the ball. Physical to work through blocks and seeks out contact. Violent striker and plays with an aggressive mentality. Will bait and drive on throws. Natural ballskills with good highpointing skills and catching radius. Confident and plays fearless. – CBS Sports"