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Hawks Get DE Jackson in Round One; TE Carlson in Two

The Seahawks needed a tight end in a lot of people’s minds in the first round of Saturday’s draft, but instead of taking one, they moved down and they picked DE Lawrence Jackson of Souther California with the 28th pick.  “I bring versatility along the defensive line. I know everybody saw what the Giants did in the Super Bowl with their (rotating) defensive line,” Jackson said on the telephone from a draft party.

The deal that got Jackson to become a member of the Hawks saw them trade their 25th pick to the Dallas Cowboys in exchange for that selection, plus Dallas’ fifth-round pick (163rd overall) and a seventh-round choice (No. 235 overall).  Jackson will help out a line that lost DT’s Chuck Darby and Ellis Wyms.

The team did fill their TE need in round two, grabbing 6-foot-5 John Carlson from Notre Dame.  They had to make another deal to move up to get Carlson, as they traded with Baltimore to move up from 55 to 38.

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