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Seattle Seahawks Select Michigan Wide Receiver Amara Darboh With No. 106 Overall Pick In 2017 NFL Draft
The Seattle Seahawks added another former Michigan Wolverine with their final pick on Day 2 of the 2017 NFL Draft, selecting wide receiver Amara Darboh with the No. 106 overall pick (a compensatory pick).
“Man, it was awesome," Darboh said when asked about being drafted by the Seahawks. "Especially from a great organization that competes and wins. They have great players and everything.”
Darboh is the second Michigan player to be selected by the Seahawks in their first six selections, joining safety Delano Hill.
“I know heading over there I’m not going to be alone, there will be a lot of familiar faces so that’s one good thing,” he added.
The Seahawks used their other selections to take Michigan State defensive lineman Malik McDowell, LSU offensive lineman Ethan Pocic, Central Florida cornerback Shaquill Griffin and North Carolina defensive lineman Nazair Jones.
Darboh finished his career in Ann Arbor as the team’s leading receiver last season, recording 57 receptions for 862 yards and seven touchdowns. His impressive senior year earned him second-team all-conference.
Darboh credited his college head coach, Jim Harbaugh, and his system for helping him prepare for the NFL.
“Certainly a lot," Darboh said. "Not only the system, the coaches he had around me, his ways of running the meetings and the whole program when he came in, he kind of had the NFL system in mind. So when he came in, just the way he treated us, he treated us like pros, and I think that’s going to prepare me for the next level.
"He’s very honest. For a player, I think that’s key to have a coach who’s honest with you and tells you what you need to work on, that helps you compete. He told all of us to compete on offense, on defense, on special teams. I took that to heart and I took that as a challenge to try to do that in all phases of the game.” Read
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Adding size and speed (he recorded a 4.45 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine), Darboh should fit in well with a Seahawks wide receiver group already including Doug Baldwin, Jermaine Kearse, Tyler Lockett and Paul Richardson. This is the fifth-straight draft the Seahawks have drafted a wide receiver.
“I think my speed is something some people questioned at first, but I think this season and then at the combine, I think I proved that I have speed," Darboh said.
The Seahawks are currently scheduled to make five picks on the final day tomorrow:
Round 4 | 111
Round 6 | 187
Round 6 | 210
Round 7 | 226
Round 7 | 249 Read
- Seahawks Pick No. 35: Michigan DE Malik McDowell
- Seahawks Pick No. 58: LSU OL Ethan Pocic
- Seahawks Pick No. 90: Central Florida CB Shaquill Griffin
- Seahawks Pick No. 95: Michigan SS Delano Hill
- Seahawks Pick No. 102: North Carolina DT Nazair Jones