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Seattle Seahawks Select Michigan Safety Delano Hill With No. 95 Overall Pick In NFL Draft

At pick No. 95 in the 2017 NFL Draft, the Seattle Seahawks selected safety Delano Hill from the University of Michigan. 

The Seahawks used their first three picks on defensive lineman Malik McDowell, offensive lineman Ethan Pocic and cornerback Shaquill Griffin.

"I was happy," Hill said when asked about his emotions following the pick. "I was excited. That was one of the places I wanted to be, so I was excited."

Hill was later asked why he prefer Seattle as one of his destinations.

"Because of the fans, the winning tradition. The fans are crazy, the 12s are crazy. I want to play in an atmosphere like that, I love that atmosphere. It reminds me of Michigan."

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Hill, who is friends with Seahawks defensive end Frank Clark and running back Thomas Rawls (both had stints at Michigan), finished his career in Ann Arbor contributing 119 tackles, seven tackles for loss, one forced fumble, three interceptions and eight pass break-ups. He appeared in 46 career games as a four-year letterman for the Wolverines. 

At the next level, Hill said he's fine playing special teams as well as either safety spot.

"You have to play special teams at Michigan, so I'm used to it. I get after it on special teams," he said.

"I'm basically going to come in and compete," Hill said. "So I'm going to come in and I'm going to compete to the best of my ability."

An aggressive safety, Hill adds depth to the Seahawks safety group behind Earl Thomas and Kam Chancellor. He is the Seahawks' second addition at the position this offseason after Seattle signed Bradley McDougald in free agency. 

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