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Seahawks select defensive tackle Jimmy Staten in fifth round

Posted May 10, 2014

The Seahawks stayed on the defensive side of the ball with their pick in the fifth round of the NFL Draft on Saturday, selecting Middle Tennessee State tackle Jimmy Staten.


The Seahawks went for defense in the fifth round of the NFL Draft on Saturday, selecting Middle Tennessee State tackle Jimmy Staten.

The 6-foot-4, 300-pound Staten was the 32nd pick in the fifth round and 172nd overall.

A starter the past three seasons, Staten battled a knee injury in 2013, when he had 30 tackles. He produced a career-high 36 tackles in 2012.

His addition provides depth at a spot where the Seahawks lost Clinton McDonald in free agency.

The Seahawks still have two picks in the sixth round and another in the seventh round.

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