With the 172nd overall pick, the Seahawks select…

…cornerback Jeremy Lane from Northwestern State down in Louisiana, which is not to be confused with the Northwestern University in Illinois that plays in the Big Ten conference.  I was worried about this pick at first, since NFL.com saw fit to list him as a 6’0″, 184 lbs center, but it would appear that they just left off the B in CB.  From what I gather, Lane is an aggressive, talented defender with long arms and enough fluidity in his movement to stick with receivers in man-to-man coverage (Greg Gabriel over at the National Football Post wrote a nice in-depth scouting report on Lane, which you can read here).  He needs to pack some more muscle on to his frame, but overall he looks promising.

In ex-Seahawks news, the Rams kicked off the sixth round by drafting a kicker.  Josh Brown has been playing well for them, but he’s in the final year of a contract that will pay him $2.7 million this season.  I’m guessing that Jeff Fisher would rather not pay that much.

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