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Saturday, April 24, 2010
How Wilson could fit with Seahawks

By Mike Sando
ESPN.com

RENTON, Wash. -- The Seahawks drafted a Wilson from Carolina in the fourth round Saturday.

That would be E.J. Wilson, defensive end from North Carolina, and not C.J. Wilson, defensive end from East Carolina.

Again, E.J. was the pick at No. 127 overall.

My Pro Football Weekly draft guide describes E.J. Wilson as "strictly a bull-rusher" who could "stick as a base left end in a '40' front or potentially as a five-technique in an odd front." The report says he "needs to loosen his hips but has potential to develop into a solid pro."

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll noted Friday that Seattle was very much focused on drafting for need, not just for the best player available, and this selection addresses a void on the defensive line.

Wilson appears stout at 6-foot-2 and 286 pounds. He could fit the Cory Redding mold in terms of being a defensive end best suited for holding the edge against the run. Redding left Seattle for Baltimore this offseason.