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NFL Draft Results: Seahawks select punter Michael Dickson in round 5

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With the 149th pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, the Seattle Seahawks have selected punter Michael Dickson out of Texas.

Taking a punter in round five is a sign that Jon Ryan’s long tenure in Seattle is nearing its end. Ryan is one of the more expensive punters in the NFL and Dickson is the first punter off the board in 2018.

SB Nation wrote about his “Aussie style” kicks:

Dickson’s specialty is a bent-legged kick where he doesn’t raise his leg all the way up like other punters. The casual-looking boot is something Dickson learned while playing Australian Rules Football for 10 years.

“The bent leg is like a regular thing in that sport. I just think Aussie Rules have this connection between our hand, foot and eyes because we pass the AFL ball around so much and do all different kinds of kicks like a curve or a low one,” Dickson said. “My technique still follows the same fundamentals of an American punter with hips and follow through on everything. But I feel I’ve just that little edge, that kinesthetic sense that I have that is an advantage to me.”

Here is what the Seahawks have done so far:

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79. Rasheem Green, DL, USC

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120. Will Dissly, TE, Washington

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141. Shaquem Griffin, LB, UCB

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146. Tre Flowers, S, Oklahoma State

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149. Michael Dickson, P, Texas

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168. Jamarco Jones, T, Ohio State

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186. Jake Martin, EDGE, Temple

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220. Alex McGough, QB, Florida International

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