Seattle takes Sweezy, Scruggs with final 2 picks

Seattle takes Sweezy, Scruggs with final 2 picks

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Seattle takes Sweezy, Scruggs with final 2 picks

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by KING 5 News and Associated Press

NWCN.com

Posted on April 28, 2012 at 5:54 PM

Updated Sunday, Apr 29 at 12:28 AM

RENTON, Wash. - The Seahawks used their first pick in the fourth round to take Utah State running back Robert Turbin. Turbin rushed for more than 1500 yards for the Aggies last season.

The Seahawks closed out the 2012 NFL draft by selecting North Carolina State defensive tackle J.R. Sweezy and Louisville defensive end Greg Scruggs with a pair of seventh-round picks on Saturday. `

Sweezy was selected with pick No. 225, while Scruggs was taken with the 232nd overall pick.

Sweezy played in 35 games in his career at defensive tackle at N.C. State. His best season was his junior year where Sweezy had six sacks and 13 tackles for loss. But the Seahawks have informed him they plan to switch him to the offensive line and try him out at guard.

Scruggs played both defensive end and defensive tackle for the Cardinals. He was suspended for the bowl game last season after he was arrested for driving under the influence.

The Seahawks's No. 1 pick, Bruce Irvin, was introduced Saturday. Irvin was taken with the 15th overall pick, a selection that was considered a reach by some draft pundits, but instantly fills Seattle's desire to add a speed pass rusher coming off the edge.

"People say 15 was a reach. I don't' think it was a reach. I didn't expect to go 15, I'm not going to like about that, but they felt different and I don't blame them for it," Irvin said. "I'm going to come in here and it's going to pay off for them."

Huskies running back Chris Polk has confirmed a Tweet that he has signed with the eagles, and Prosser Native Kellen Moore has reportedly signed with the Lions.

Huskies defensive lineman Alameda Ta'amu went in the fourth round to Pittsburgh and Senio Kelemete went in the fifth to Arizona.

 

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