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