RENTON, Wash. – On Day 2, the Seattle Seahawks finally got their quarterback.
Seattle used its sixth-round pick on Mike Teel of Rutgers, who was considered by some scouts as a marginal draft prospect with the intangibles to make an NFL roster.
Teel was a three-year starter for the Scarlet Knights, who had the most successful run in school history under his leadership. He was 3-0 in bowl games while starting at Rutgers.
Teel turned down offers from several Big Ten and ACC schools to stay in his home state of New Jersey and attend Rutgers. He broke almost every passing record at the school and engineered a remarkable midseason turnaround as a senior.
After starting the 2008 with a 1-5 record – along the way, Teel threw seven interceptions and was caught on camera taking a swing of frustration at a teammate during one loss – Rutgers won its final seven games behind 22 Teel touchdown passes.
Teel, who is the first quarterback drafted by Seattle since David Greene was chosen in the third round of the 2005 draft, is likely to compete with Jeff Rowe for the No. 3 job this season.
Teel was the second of five picks the Seahawks made Sunday. The team selected Penn State wide receiver Deon Butler in Round 3, then added Rutgers safety Courtney Greene, Oregon defensive end Nick Reed and Cal tight end Cameron Morrah in the seventh round.
Seahawks add free agents
Seattle announced the signing of six undrafted free agents.
Defensive end Michael Bennett (Texas A&M), linebacker Tony Fein (Mississippi), running back Devin Moore (Wyoming), linebacker Dave Philistin (Maryland), tackle Andre Ramsey (Ball State) and running back Tyler Roehl (North Dakota State) were added to the team after the conclusion of the seven-round draft.
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