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Get to know: the best choice of Seahawks Jordyn Brooks

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For the first time since facing offensive lineman James Carpenter with the 25th draft pick in 2011, the Seattle Seahawks, led by general manager John Schneider and Pete Carroll, did not trade the first round NFL draft Thursday evening.

Instead of negotiating to add more choice, the Seahawks selected linebacker Jordyn Brooks of Texas Tech with overall choice # 27.

Wait, who?

When the draft experts selected the 27-year-old Seahawks, it was planned to be an offensive or defensive lineman, or ball carrier Jonathan Taylor outside Wisconsin.

Instead, Seattle veered into a different area, taking Brooks and adding him to a lineup line-up that includes veterans Bobby Wagner and K.J. Wright and sophomore player Cody Barton.

Let’s get to know this “tacking machine” better.

* Name: Jordyn Brooks

* College: Texas Tech

* Height: 6-0

* Weight: 240

The Skinny: a four-year starter for the Red Raiders where he won all of the conference honors in each, Brooks was one of the best tacklers in the country, amassing 108 saves and 20 tackles for the loss with three bags, two escaped returns and one forced escaped.

He has above average speed, posting a scoreboard time of 4.54 to 40 yards in the NFL combined.

ESPN project guru Mel Kiper Jr. was a Brooks fan, but he hadn’t pushed him as high in his fake projects.

“There is a wide range of opinions on Brooks across the NFL, but I like his film,” Kiper wrote on ESPN.com. “He’s a striker (367 in his career) and a linebacker who has shown good combine harvester speed, running a 4.54-second dash on 40 yards at 240 pounds. He was by far the best defenseman in the Red Raiders’ lineup. He could be a 10 year old starter in the NFL linebacker, and he has the athleticism to stay on the field in third place. ”

The fascinating aspect is that Brooks is considered a linebacker. This means that he will have to move to an outside location, which he is more than talented enough to handle. But given that teams are playing more and more with nickel coverage, it remains to be seen how much playing time he would get with Wright also on the list. But it is clear that he is the replacement for Wright, who will be a free agent after this season. It also speaks to concerns about Barton and Ben Burr-Kirven, both of whom need to add size.

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