Seahawks draft former KSU wide receiver in seventh round

Doug Gulasy

The Seattle Seahawks drafted former Kent State wide receiver Jameson Konz Saturday afternoon in the seventh round of the NFL Draft.

Konz, who also played linebacker and tight end in his Kent State career, was drafted as a fullback. He was taken with the 38th pick of the seventh round, the 245th pick overall.

The 6-foot-3, 227-pound Konz caught 21 passes for 298 yards and two touchdowns last season for the Flashes. He started all 12 games for the team.

He jumped — literally — into draft discussion with his performance at Kent State’s Pro Day in March. He ran the 40-yard dash in 4.38 seconds and registered a 46-inch vertical leap, higher than any player at the NFL Combine.

Konz’s selection marks the fourth straight year a Kent State player has been drafted. Former Kent State quarterback Julian Edelman was selected in the seventh round of the 2009 draft by the New England Patriots, who converted him to wide receiver.

—Doug Gulasy