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Seahawks select DT Jesse Williams at No. 137, CB Tharold Simon with No. 138 pick in fifth round

Seattle kicked off a busy fifth round by moving up to select Alabama defensive tackle Jesse Williams. Detroit had pick 137, but Seattle traded pick 165 in the fifth round and pick 199 in the sixth round, both picks they received in a trade with Baltimore on Friday, to move and take Williams.

Nicknamed "Tha Monstar" Williams is a native of Brisbane, Australia. He is the perfect example of the deep talent pool at defensive line in this year’s draft.

At 6-3 ½ and 323 pounds, Williams is a powerhouse inside, demonstrated by his 600-pound bench press.

But he also is surprisingly nimble and agile pursuing ball carriers because of his rugby and basketball background in his native Australia. Williams ran an impressive

Williams ran 4.90-second, 40-yard time at his pro day last month. Check out a feature I wrote on Williams here.

With the No. 138 pick in the fifth round, Seattle selected LSU cornerback Tharold Simon. At 6-2 and 202 pounds, Simon fits Seattle's size requirements for a press corner.

Simon also comes with his share of baggage. Simon was arrested on Thursday night and charged with public intimidation, resisting arrest and unnecessary noise in his hometown of Eunice, La.

Lafayette, La., television station KATC reported that Simon's vehicle was blocking a street and he was asked to move it. According to the report, he told the officer, "I own Eunice" and "I'm going to buy these projects and you are going to be mine," before getting into his car.

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