It took until Day Two of the NFL draft for the Seahawks to draft the pass rusher everyone felt they should. If there is one theme in this draft and last year’s draft is that the Seahawks believe in their plan. With the 6th pick in the second round the Seahawks drafted Auburn Edge rusher Derick Hall. The 6’3 254 pounder was the 5th-ranked edge rusher in the draft.
147 career tackles at Auburn 1st team all-SEC (coaches), 2nd tm (AP, Phil Steele) … won the national Freddie Solomon Community Spirit Award … sack, TFL and two tackles against Mercer … team-high 8 tackles vs. San Jose’ State … passed the 100 career tackle mark with 5 stops against Penn State … 3 TFL, 2 sacks, interception and 6 tackles in the overtime win against Missouri … 6 tackles at Georgia … career-most 10 tackles at Ole Miss … 6 tackles, fumble recovery, sack vs. Arkansas … 8 tackles, 3 TFL, 2 sacks, and forced a fumble at Mississippi State … Reese’s Senior Bow
WHY THIS MAKES SENSE
The Seahawks obviously needed a pass rusher. Hall will be an impact player on defense with his long arms and 34 ½ and speed. He is a true power rusher. It is a given it will take time for him to develop various pass-rushing moves against the experienced NFL line. Given time Hall can become a disrupt who can rush the quarterback and set the edge.
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