Seahawks Sign Draft Picks EJ Wilson and Walter Thurmond

12th ManContributor IJune 19, 2010

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According to multiple sources the Seattle Seahawks have inked fourth rounders defensive end EJ Wilson and cornerback Walter Thurmond.

Thurmond is an interesting prospect, who many thought could have gone as high as the second round before his senior season was cut short because of injury.

If he proves he can be healthy and not be another injury liability this team has become all too familiar with in recent seasons, we got a steal.

Before he got hurt, his statistical seasonal average at Oregon was 67 tackles, and 4 INT’s; very solid.

EJ Wilson becomes the highest draft pick to come to terms, leaving the big three of Okung, Thomas, and the Donut Caper, as the only draft picks unsigned.

Both have a chance to crack the top of the depth chart and earn significant playing time amidst a rebuilding movement.

EJ Wilson is competing with Rickey Foley, Dexter Davis, and Red Bryant for playing time across from Lawrence Jackson.

At 280 pounds, he doesn’t necessarily have the build to play Carroll’s elephant role.

Currently, the team has been trying to convert defensive tackle Red Bryant into a defensive end; he has been taking first team snaps across from Lawrence Jackson at defensive end.

Ken Hamlin Signed

Former Seahawks safety Ken Hamlin has signed with the Baltimore Ravens shortly after he had a tryout with the team.