Seahawks select DE Levingston in seventh round

With the first of their two picks in the seventh round of the NFL Draft, the Seahawks selected LSU defensive end Pep Levingston.

The 6-foot-3, 292-pound Levingston – whose given name is Lazarius Cortez – started 12 games at left defensive tackle last season. But the Seahawks are listing him as defensive end – at five-technique spot, where they needed a backup for Red Bryant.

Pro Football Weekly on Levingston: “A big, solid-frame defensive lineman who underachieved, until late in his career and projects best inside or as a base end in the pros.”

The pick, the second in the final round, was acquired in Friday’s trade with the Detroit Lions. The Seahawks also have a compensatory pick in this round, No. 242 overall.

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