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NFL Draft 2017 Results: Seahawks select RB Chris Carson with their final pick

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With the 249th pick of the 2017 NFL Draft, the Seattle Seahawks have chosen running back Chris Carson out of Oklahoma State. Carson rushed for 559 yards in nine games last season, with 6.8 YPC, nine touchdowns on only 82 carries, and 13 catches for 128 yards in the “we don’t play defense” Big 12.

He is 6’1, 215 lbs, ran a 4.58, had a 37” vertical, and a 10’10 broad jump.



Carson is an immediate winner of the eyeball test, but that hasn't always been true of his running style. His shift from finesse to a more power-based running style fits his size and physical attributes and gives him a better shot of playing on Sundays. Carson is suited to a downhill attack that allows him to be the hammer rather than the nail, but he's unlikely to create for himself with elusiveness or speed. If Carson works out well, he could hear his name called on Day 3.

Seahawks positional needs (in no particular order):

  • Cornerback (taken one)
  • Safety (taken three)
  • Defensive tackle (taken two)
  • Offensive line (taken two)
  • Wide receiver (taken two)
  • Linebacker (taken one?)
  • Quarterback (taken zero)

Seahawks picks so far:

35. Malik McDowell, DT, Michigan State

58. Ethan Pocic, OL, LSU

90. Shaquill Griffin, CB, UCF

95. Delano Hill, S, Michigan

102. Nazair Jones, DT, UNC

106. Amara Darboh, WR, Michigan

111. Tedric Thompson, S, Colorado

187. Mike Tyson, S, Cincinnati

210. Justin Senior, T, Mississippi State

226. David Moore, WR, East Central (OK)

249. Chris Carson, RB, Oklahoma State

For comprehensive breakdowns, analysis, and reactions to the previous picks, check out our running live blog of day 3 of the draft.