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Seahawks Select Temple Defensive End Jacob Martin In Sixth Round Of 2018 NFL Draft

The Seahawks selected Temple defensive end Jacob Martin in the sixth round of the 2018 draft, adding a pass rusher who recorded eight sacks last season. A second-team all-conference selection as a senior, Martin also recorded 11 tackles for loss last season.

Martin is the second defensive end drafted by the Seahawks this weekend along with USC’s Rasheem Green, who was taken in Friday’s third round.

Asked about his playing style, Martin said, “I’m going to be honest, I don’t think anyone in this draft class plays this game the way I do. I bring a lot of energy to the team and to my play. Very urgent in everything I do, whether that’s special teams, whether that’s on defense, or that’s rushing the quarterback. I am a relentless dude. I’m from Temple, so you know you’re going to get the hardest working, the most physical, the most dedicated, the smartest players, some tough-ass dudes that get after the quarterback, they do their job well. You know that’s a stable at Temple… I play tough, physical, fast. I’m a smart player, relentless, in everything I do, and very competitive.”

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