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Seahawks Select Oklahoma State RB Chris Carson With No. 249 Overall Pick In 2017 NFL Draft

The Seahawks used their final pick on Chris Carson, a running back from Oklahoma State who rounds out an 11-player draft class.

With their final of 11 picks in the 2017 draft, the Seahawks took Oklahoma State running back Chris Carson.

"I was getting kind of nervous," Carson said via conference call after the Seahawks selected him with the draft's No. 249 overall pick. "I wanted to get my name called. I had talked to a lot of teams about being signed as a free agent. Then Seattle called me, and I just got excited to see that number pop up. I talked to the coaches there, and I started crying. I started to tear up a little bit. I'm just blessed to be in this situation."

Carson, who is 5-foot-11, 218 pounds, was limited to five games as a senior due to injury (broken left thumb), rushing for 295 yards and three touchdowns on 79 carries.

"It was very frustrating, not being out there with the team," Carson recalled. "Competing, that's one of my biggest things. I love to compete, no matter what. I'm looking forward to being healthy again and being out there and competing full-go."

A junior college transfer, Carson appeared in 12 games in 2015 with Oklahoma State, rushing for 557 yards and four touchdowns on 131 carries.

"I like to break tackles, get hard yards," he said. "I just like to make people miss and I'm not afraid of contact."


Photos of new Seahawks running back Christopher Carson from Oklahoma State. 

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