RENTON, Wash. — Depth on the defensive line, a taller wide receiver and an outside linebacker were how the Seattle Seahawks handled a busy fourth round of the NFL draft.
Seattle took UCLA’s Cassius Marsh with its first pick in the fourth round, traded down with the Cincinnati Bengals to draft Alabama wide receiver Kevin Norwood and finished off its hectic round by selecting Boston College linebacker Kevin Pierre-Louis on Saturday.
Marsh fits Seattle’s need for a rush defensive end. He slimmed down from 300 pounds when he arrived at UCLA and played his senior season at 265 pounds.
At 6-foot-2, Norwood fits more of the height profile that most expected the Seahawks to address with a wide receiver.
Pierre-Louis, a native of Norwalk, Conn., finished the 2013 season with a career-high 108 tackles for the Eagles and was named a first-team All-Atlantic Coast Conference selection.