Seahawks select Rice TE Luke Willson with third fifth-round pick

Luke Willson

With their third selection in the fifth round of the 2013 NFL Draft, the Seahawks picked Rice tight end Luke Willson.

The 6-foot-5, 252-pound Willson was the 25th pick in the round, and 158th overall. Earlier today, the Seahawks selected Alabama defensive tackle Jesse Williams and LSU cornerback Tharold Simon with the fourth and fifth picks in the fifth round.

The Canadian-born Willson 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).


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