The Seahawks made back-to-back picks in the fifth round of the 2013 NFL Draft today, taking LSU cornerback Tharold Simon one pick after selecting Alabama defensive tackle Jesse Williams.
The 6-foot-2, 202-pound Simon was the fifth pick in the round, and 138th overall. The pick was acquired from the Raiders in the Matt Flynn trade last month.
Simon has the size the Seahawks like in their corners.
He joins a list of previous fifth-round draft choices by the Seahawks that includes All-Pro cornerback Richard Sherman (2011), Pro Bowl-caliber strong safety Kam Chancellor (2010), special-teams standout Don Dufek (1976), guard Edwin Bailey (1981), Pro Bowl kick returner Bobby Joe Edmonds (1986), kick returner Charlie Rogers (1999), Pro Bowl special-teams player Alex Bannister (2001) and defensive tackle Rocky Bernard (2002).