Seahawks select strong safety

With the second pick in the fifth round of the NFL draft, the Seahawks selected Virginia Tech strong safety Kam Chancellor.

Chancellor brings a big body (6-2, 232) to an area where the roster remained light, even after the selection of free safety Earl Thomas in the first round on Thursday night.

Chancellor was recruited to Virginia Tech as a quarterback, but moved to cornerback as a freshman, played “rover” in 2007 and switched to free safety in 2008. He had 52 tackles in ’08 and 68 last season.

Not surprisingly, some teams considered him a ’tweener, because he looks like a linebacker but was able to play safety because of his range. That’s why some teams ranked him a third- to fourth-round prospect, but he was available with the 133rd pick overall.


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