The fifth round of the NFL draft will again be a focal point for the Seattle Seahawks as they selected Alabama defensive tackle Jesse Williams, LSU cornerback Tharold Simon and Rice tight end Luke Willson on Saturday.

Williams is a big tackle who can play multiple positions along Seattle's defensive front. Willson is an athletic tight end the Seahawks believe can stretch the field in the passing game.

But it was the pick of Simon, just two days after he arrested in his hometown of Eunice, La., that may be the most intriguing.

Simon was arrested Thursday night on charges of public intimidation, resisting an officer and a noise violation. Simon said a series of misunderstandings and an overzealous police officer led to his arrest.

Seattle selected Kansas State wide receiver Chris Harper in the fourth round and their second running back of the drafting LSU's Spencer Ware in the sixth. The Hawks surprised everyone and took Texas A & M running back Christine Michael in the second round.  They  took Penn State defensive lineman Jordan Hill in the third round.  The Seahawks drafted 11 players, and they signed 9 undrafted rookie free agents.

Associated Press