Seahawks select USC defensive end Rasheem Green in third round

Heather Diaz
May 1, 2018

"That's what I think is the complete package and I think they understand the body type, 6-foot4, 260-pound tight end is kind of what you look for", he said.

"He has truly run a lot of stuff that we want to run with him", Carroll said. He's also been a shotgun runner at times, too.

Seattle initially was scheduled to pick at No. 76 in the third round but the team traded back with Pittsburgh to acquire an additional seventh-round choice before snagging USC defensive end Rasheem Green with the No. 79 overall selection. Dickson was one of three punters selected in the fifth round along with JK Scott (Green Bay, pick no. 172) and Johnny Townsend (Oakland Raiders, pick no. 173).

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Penny finished his senior year with 2,248 rushing yards and 23 touchdowns on 289 carries.

Though he thrived playing as an interior rusher last season, Green projects as a 4-3 defensive end due to his skill set and length. Dickson needed only three years to establish UT's record for all-time punts (226) and average (45.32). During that season Dissly caught 55 passes for 917 yards and 11 touchdowns.

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He also finished fifth in Heisman voting.

"I personally prefer the outside, but I feel like I'm just as good inside as I am outside", Green said.

He will join a backfield that has no clear starter going into the season and that needs to rediscover a run game that has struggled since the end of Marshawn Lynch's time with the team.

He will fill an immediate need as a work horse running back, which the Seahawks desperately need.

Seattle had hopes for promising rookie Chris Carson, but he was sidelined by an ankle injury early in the season and never made it back. Prosise, who has struggled to stay healthy throughout his brief career. They like the way I move.

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