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Jeff Ireland hired as draft consultant
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The Seahawks are adding another pair of experienced eyes to their preparation for the May 8-10 NFL Draft.
The club has hired former Miami Dolphins general manager Jeff Ireland as a consultant through the draft, it was announced Monday. News of the addition was first reported Saturday by Fox Sports.
Ireland joined the Dolphins in 2008, but left in January after owner Stephen Ross changed the power structure in Miami’s front office. Prior to working for the Dolphins, Ireland was with the Dallas Cowboys as vice president of college and pro scouting (2005-07) and a national scout (2001-04); the Kansas City Chiefs as a scout (1997-2000); and the NFL Scouting Combine (1994-1996).
Seahawks general manager John Schneider and Ireland previously worked together with the Chiefs from 1997-99.
The Super Bowl champion Seahawks hold the final pick – No. 32 overall – in the first round of the NFL Draft on May 8. They also have five picks in the remaining six rounds – No. 64 overall in the second round on May 9; and No. 132 in the fourth round, No. 146 and No. 172 in the fifth round and No. 208 in the sixth round on May 10. Read