New York, NY—The Seattle Seahawks use 8 of 10 picks in 2012 NFL draft on defensive players. They had 7 picks in the final four rounds.....seventh-round selection J.R. Sweezy will be switched from defensive tackle to offensive guard.
The Seahawks started the day by drafting Utah State running back Robert Turbin, and then all the focus went to the defense, even though that wasn’t the specific plan.
Seattle followed the selection of Turbin by getting Howard, from Florida, later in the fourth-round. Then came Idaho linebacker Korey Toomer in the fifth-round; defensive backs Jeremy Lane of Northwestern State and Winston Guy of Kentucky in the sixth-round; and final round selections of Sweezy and Louisville defensive end Greg Scruggs to close out the draft.