2013 Draft – Seahawks Trade Up to Take DT

Just prior to taking Simon at 138, the Seahawks traded off some of their war chest of draft picks to acquire the 137th pick from the Lions.  In exchange for a fifth (165th) and a sixth round pick (199th), Seattle received the opportunity to acquire defensive tackle Jesse Williams from Alabama.

Williams is a big, powerful lineman who has the strength, size (6'3", 323 lbs), and ultra-low center of gravity to be a very solid 1-tech DT, but fell down draft boards because of a lack of technique and some medical questions.  Assuming he recovers fully from a late-season knee injury, he should be a good rotational player and potential understudy for Brandon Mebane.