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Seahawks sign top draft choice Malik McDowell, as well as third-round pick Amara Darboh

NCAA Football: Michigan at Michigan State Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports

Former Michigan State defensive lineman Malik McDowell is officially under contract with the Seattle Seahawks. The 35th overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, and Seattle’s top choice out of their eleven picks, agreed to a four-year deal (financial terms not yet known).

This is the most important thing to happen to anyone with the name McDowell since Lisa McDowell married Prince Akeem Joffer at the end of Coming to America. It was a touching moment for the McDowell family, especially since it looked as if Akeem had blown his chance after he was found out as not being a poor student attending the University of the United States.

Also officially on board (as of two days ago) is Michigan wide receiver Amara Darboh. NFL reporter Aaron Wilson tweeted out details on Darboh’s four-year contract.

OTAs start for Seattle on May 30th, with mandatory minicamp taking place June 13th-15th. The only remaining unsigned Seahawks draft picks are Ethan Pocic, Shaquill Griffin, and Delano Hill, so expect them to ink deals within the next few days to round out the 2017 draft class.