Seahawks Select Notre Dame Running Back C.J. Prosise With Pick No. 90 of the NFL Draft

The Seahawks added depth at running back with the first of three third-rounders, taking Notre Dame's C.J. Prosise.

The Seahawks used the first of their three third-round picks on C.J. Prosise, a running back out of Notre Dame.

"I was just at home with all my family and friends," Prosise said. "It was the best moment of my life up to this point."

Prosise, who is listed at 6-foot-1, 220 pounds, converted to running back after previously playing safety and receiver at Notre Dame. He averaged 6.6 yards per carry in 2015, rushing for 1,032 yards and 11 touchdowns. He also caught 26 passes for 308 yards and a touchdown.

"I had a good season at receiver, I had some big runs in our bowl game," Prosise said of his position switch. "Coach [Brian] Kelly came to me one day, and he said 'we want to move you to back.' I was doing both of those in the spring, and then it got close to camp time. Back up at running back when we got back to school, and in the first game of the season, the starter goes down with an ACL injury. I got the opportunity to come in and run with it."

As a receiver in 2014, Prosise led Notre Dame with 17.8 yards per catch, catching 29 passes for 516 yards and two touchdowns. He was also the Irish's special teams player of the year in 2014, making 11 tackles on special teams.

"I was a coverage guy, so I did kickoff, punt return, I was a hold up guy," Prosise said of his special teams role. "I was left tackle on punt. I also did punt return and kick return. I kind of did it all. I led the team in tackles on special teams. I definitely take a lot of pride in running down there and helping my team out, and not just being a receiver, but also running down there on special teams."

Prosise, who compares his own game to New York Jets running back Matt Forte, adds depth to a position group that currently only has two players with NFL experience, Thomas Rawls, who is recovering from a season-ending ankle injury, and Christine Michael.

"At this point, I just want to come into mini-camp and do the best I can," Prosise said. "I'm not focused on any type of role or anything right now. Right now it's just coming in and being the best running back I can be."

Here's a look at Seattle's remaining picks in the 2016 draft, assuming the club doesn't make any additional moves:

Round 1 | Pick 31 | No. 31 overall: OT Germain Ifedi, Texas A&M

Round 2 | Pick 25 | No. 49 overall (from Chicago): DT Jarran Reed, Alabama

Round 3 | Pick 27 | No. 90 overall: RB C.J. Prosise, Notre Dame

Round 3 | Pick 35 | No. 94 overall (from Denver)

Round 3 | Pick 35 | No. 97 overall*

Round 5 | Pick 34 | No. 171 overall*

Round 6 | Pick 40 | No. 215 overall*

Round 7 | Pick 4 | No. 225 overall (from Dallas) 

Round 7 | Pick 26 | No. 247 overall

* - Compensatory Pick (compensatory picks cannot be traded)

Seahawks select C.J. Prosise in the third round, a running back from Notre Dame with the 90th overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft.

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