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Sizing up Korey Toomer

A closer look at fifth-round draft choice Korey Toomer:

Pick: No. 19 in the round, No. 154 overall. The pick was acquired Friday in a trade with the Jets.

Pertinent information: 6 feet 2, 234 pounds. … Redshirted in 2010 after breaking a hand in fall camp, and returned to be voted team MVP last season when he had 68 tackles – including 10 each against Texas A&M and Louisiana Tech. … Not invited to the NFL Scouting Combine, but ran the 40-yard dash in 4.54 seconds and popped a 42-inch vertical at his Pro Day workout in front of Seahawks linebackers coach Ken Norton. … Was a two-year starter at Arizona Western Junior College, where he had 86 tackles as a sophomore and 44 as a freshman. … Two-way starter at Shadow Ridge High School in Las Vegas. … Born Dec. 9, 1988.

What he brings: Versatility and speed to a unit that can use both. He played end, linebacker and even fullback at Idaho.

Where he fits: Leroy Hill and K.J. Wright are the incumbent starters on the outside for the Seahawks, but the competition for the backup spots includes veteran special teams standout Heath Farwell and second-year players Malcolm Smith, Mike Morgan and Adrian Moten.

What they’re saying: “Toomer was the Vandals’ most versatile player in 2011, playing two linebacker spots, defensive end and even saw a few snaps at fullback. His time on the offensive side of the ball included three touchdowns against Utah State.” – NFLDraftScout.com

What he’s saying: “I was able to be very versatile. I was able to play defensive end, linebacker, nickel. They were able to put me all over the field, and it made it harder for offenses to figure out what our scheme was.”


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