Seahawks choose Russell Wilson in third round
Wilson is listed 5 feet 11, 204 pounds. Wilson initially attended North Carolina State, and was a baseball prospect before playing his final season at Wisconsin.
Seattle picked Wilson with its third-round pick, No. 75 overall.
This isn't the first time Wilson has been drafted. He was a fourth-round pick of the Rockies in 2010. He transferred to Wisconsin to play his final season of collegiate eligibility, and was not required to sit out a year because of transferring because he had already graduated.
Wilson passed for 3,175 yards with the Badgers last season, 34 touchdowns and was intercepted four times.
He was the
fifth sixth quarterback selected in this draft. Stanford's Andrew Luck (Indianapolis), Baylor's Robert Griffin III (Washington), Texas A&M's Ryan Tannehill (Miami) and Oklahoma State's Brandon Weeden (Cleveland) were all taken in the first round. Arizona State's Brock Osweiler was chosen in the second round by Denver.
In terms of overall selections, this is the highest Seattle has taken a quarterback since it used the second pick of the 1993 draft on Rick Mirer. Brock Huard and David Greene were both chosen in the third round, but each were selected with a later pick that. Green was chosen No. 85 in 2005, Huard was No. 77 in 1999.