Seahawks select linebacker in fourth round

Published on April 30, 2011 by     Seahawk Fanatic

The Seattle Seahawks got an early start to the final day of the NFL Draft, selecting Mississippi State linebacker K.J. Wright with the second pick in the fourth round.

The 6-foot-3, 246-pound Wright switched to weak-side ‘backer last season, starting 13 games and recording 98 tackles. In 2009, he started 10 games on the strong side, making 82 tackles.

The Seahawks will be back on the clock shortly, as they also have the 10th pick in this round – which was obtained Friday in a trade with the Detroit Lions.

Rebuilding the offensive line was the priority in the first two days of the draft, with the Seahawks tackling Alabama offensive tackle James Carpenter in the first round Thursday night and Wisconsin guard John Moffitt in the third round Friday.

The Seahawks’ remaining picks:

Fourth round – 10th pick, 107th overall

Fifth round (2) – 23rd pick, 154th overall; 25th, 156th overall

Sixth round (1) – 8th pick, 173rd overall

Seventh round (2) – 2nd pick, 205th overall; 41st pick, 242nd overall

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