The Seahawks added more depth along the defensive line in the fifth round with the pick of Maryland defensive tackle Quinton Jefferson.

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Quinton Jefferson

College: Maryland

Position: Defensive tackle

Seahawks in 2016 draft

Round 1, Pick 31
OL Germain Ifedi, Texas A&M | Bio

Round 2, Pick 49
DT Jarran Reed, Alabama | Bio

Round 3, Pick 90
RB C.J. Prosise, Notre Dame | Bio

Round 3, Pick 94
TE Nick Vannett, Ohio State | Bio

Round 3, Pick 97
OL Rees Odhiambo, Boise State | Bio

Round 5, Pick 147
DT Quinton Jefferson, Maryland | Bio

Round 5, Pick 171
RB Alex Collins, Arkansas | Bio

Round 6, Pick 215
C Joey Hunt, TCU | Bio

Round 7, Pick 243
WR Kenny Lawler, Cal | Bio

Round 7, Pick 247
RB Zac Brooks, Clemson | Bio

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Height, weight: 6-4, 291

Birth date: March 31, 1993

Personal: Jefferson is married and has three young daughters, including twins. His oldest daughter is 5, and his twins turn 2 in July. “I was already motivated from the jump,” he said, “but having them just added. Everything I do is for them, my wife. I want them to have a good life. I want them to be that role model and show them they can do anything they want.” He broke his jaw in a fight and had to gray shirt. He spent that year working at Best Buy. He tore his ACL three games into the season in 2014 but responded to have a solid senior season in 2015.

Scouting report: The Seahawks needed to add depth along the defensive line, and in this draft that’s what they’ve done. Jefferson has played defensive end and defensive tackle in college, and the Seahawks like experimenting with young players to see where they fit. The Seahawks could opt to try Jefferson as a big, run-stuffing defensive end, similar to what they did with Red Bryant a few years ago. Or he could play as a three-technique defensive tackle — the spot held by Ahtyba Rubin. Rubin will turn 30 before this season, and Jefferson could provide depth this year while giving the Seahawks an option in the future.

Quote to note: “I think I bring a lot of versatility because I played defensive end and tackle. I feel like I can play along the front. I feel like I’m very disruptive inside with the run and the pass. I feel like I can really get after it on third down, kick inside on sub packages and rush the passer. That’s a premium in this league right now.”