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Seahawks Select DE Mike Morris With 151st Overall Pick

Seattle takes Michigan defensive end Mike Morris in the 5th round of the 2023 NFL Draft.


The Seahawks selected Michigan defensive end Mike Morris with the 151st pick in the 2023 NFL Draft, their first of two fifth-round picks.

Morris was the second defensive lineman drafted by Seattle on Saturday after also picking Mississippi State nose tackle Cameron Young in the fourth round.

"It was so amazing," he said of getting the call from the Seahawks. "I'm just thankful for this opportunity. They're not wasting this pick on anybody. I'm going to give everything I have, all I got. They're getting a monster.

"I have a big chip on my shoulder and I'm just ready to unleash everything that I have in a big Seahawks uniform. I'm so excited to be a Seahawk. I'm ready to get after it and be great."

Morris, who played multiple defensive line spots at Michigan, said he's up to 295 pounds and that the Seahawks see him as a big defensive end in their 3-4 scheme.

"Wherever they put me at," he said. "I think right now I'm going to be a D-lineman. Probably 3-tech, 4i, anything they want me to play, I'm looking forward to it. I'm not really concerned too much about where I'm going to play at, all I know is that when I put on the uniform and they coach me up, I'm going to get after it."

Last season Morris was named the Big Ten Conference Defensive Lineman of the Year after recording a team-high 11 tackles for loss, including 7.5 sacks, to go along with three pass breakups, a forced fumble and a blocked kick on special teams.

Take a look at photos of defensive end Mike Morris during his four years at Michigan. Morris was selected by the Seahawks with the 151st overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft.

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