RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Depth on the defensive line, a taller wide receiver and an outside linebacker were how the Seattle Seahawks handled a busy fourth round of the NFL draft.
Seattle took UCLA's Cassius Marsh with its first pick in the fourth round, traded down with Cincinnati and drafted Alabama wide receiver Kevin Norwood and finished off its hectic round by selecting Boston College linebacker Kevin Pierre-Louis on Saturday.
Marsh fits Seattle's need for a rush defensive end. He slimmed down from 300 pounds when he arrived at UCLA and played his senior season at 265 pounds. He's played nearly every position on the defensive line, but will likely be a LEO in the Seahawks defensive scheme.
At 6-foot-2, Norwood fits more of the height profile most expected Seattle to address with a wide receiver.