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The Seattle Seahawks and head coach Pete Carroll have maintained all offseason that the team is going to prioritize running the ball, and with the 120th pick in the NFL draft, the Seahawks selected tight end Will Dissly out of the University of Washington.

Dissly is a converted defensive lineman with a limited amount of experience playing tight end, but his specialty is as a run blocker. He can catch the ball, but he’s not going to outrun many defenders in the second level with his 4.87 speed (for reference, lead-footed Zach Miller ran a 4.86), but with the team looking to get back to beating defenses up and running the football, Dissly fits the bill.

Here’s the team’s announcement from its official Twitter account.

And here’s what Dissly posted to his own Twitter account hours before he was drafted by the Seahawks in the fourth round.

And then there were reactions from experts and fans, some of whom really liked the selection, while others hated it.