Seattle Seahawks

Seahawks add defense, trade up for WR D.K. Metcalf in second and third rounds

RENTON, Wash. - The Seattle Seahawks continued to add to their defense Friday, drafting safety Marquise Blair from Utah. After trading up for the 64th pick, they selected wide receiever D.K. Metcalf from Ole Miss. Then, in the third they add another Utah Ute, linebacker Cody Barton.

With the 37th pick in the second round, the Seahawks traded with Carolina to get the 47th and 77th picks.

At 47, they selected 6-foot-1 Blair, who can play free or strong safety. He was a second-team All-Pac-12 selection this year, with 59 tackels and two interceptions.

At the end of the second round, they traded up to take Ole Miss's D.K. Metcalf, a 6-foot-3 wide receiver who clocked a 4.3-second 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine.

He has been criticized for only being able to run two routes, struggling with change of direction.

He is also injury prone, with serious foot and neck injuries in his past. With veteran wide receiver Doug Baldwin telling GM John Schneider he has considered retirement after so many post season surgeries, Metcalf may be needed sooner than he is ready.

Seattle then made a trade with Minnesota,giving up their No. 92 and No. 159 picks, receiving No. 88 in the third and No. 209 in the sixth round. 

With their third-round pick, Seattle selected another defender from the University of Utah, Cody Barton. He led the Utes in tackles with 116, and was a Pac-12 Honorable Mention.  

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