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Meet the newest Seahawks: Fifth- sixth- and seventh-round picks

TCU quarterback Casey Pachall (4) prepares to throw a pass as TCU’s Joey Hunt (55) guards against West Virginia on Nov. 2, 2013, in Fort Worth, Texas. The Seahawks selected Hunt on Saturday with the No. 215 pick in the NFL Draft.
TCU quarterback Casey Pachall (4) prepares to throw a pass as TCU’s Joey Hunt (55) guards against West Virginia on Nov. 2, 2013, in Fort Worth, Texas. The Seahawks selected Hunt on Saturday with the No. 215 pick in the NFL Draft. AP file, 2013

The Seahawks made five selections in Saturday’s fifth, sixth and seventh rounds.

Seahawks’ Day 3 draft picks

QUINTON JEFFERSON, Defensive tackle (6-4, 291)

Pick: Fifth round (No. 147)

The skinny: An all-Big Ten honorable mention selection last season for Maryland (12/5 tackles for loss in 12 games). Plays multiple positions, much like All-Pro Michael Bennett. Suffered torn right ACL early in 2014.

ALEX COLLINS, Running back (5-10, 217)

Pick: Fifth round (No. 171)

The skinny: Arkansas star is one of three running backs to post three 1,000-yard rushing seasons in the SEC (Herschel Walker, Darren McFadden). A violent, physical runner, the Seahawks view him as a three-down back. History of fumbling.

JOEY HUNT, center (6-1, 299)

Pick: Sixth round (No. 215)

The skinny: Came to TCU as a defensive tackle, moved to offensive guard – and finished up at center. Undersized but hard to knock off a spot, he led the country last year in pass-blocking efficiency (99.5).

KENNY LAWLER, wide receiver (6-2, 203)

Pick: Seventh round (No. 243)

The skinny: A touchdown-scoring machine for Cal – he tallied 13 scores his senior year. With long arms and large hands, the all-Pac 12 performer catches anything high and low, making him obvious red-zone target.

ZAC BROOKS, running back (6-0, 200)

Pick: Seventh round (No. 247)

The skinny: A career backup whose stock really climbed after Clemson pro day. He has the skill set to play both running back and wide receiver. Was in line to be a starter in 2014 before a foot injury cost him the job.

Todd Milles: tmilles@thenewstribune.com

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