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May 10, 2014 at 9:38 AM

Seahawks take UCLA DL Cassius Marsh with pick No. 108 of fourth round

The Seahawks have selected UCLA defensive tackle Cassius Marsh with pick No. 108 of the fourth round.

Here is Marsh’s UCLA bio.

This was a pick that the Seahawks got from the Vikings.

Seattle listed Marsh as a “defensive rush end/outside linebacker,” so apparently essentially slotting him in the team’s LEO role.

Marsh played at Oaks Christian High in Westlake Village, Calif., where he was a teammate of Nick Montana’s, among others.

He was projected by CBSSports.com as a 6-7-round pick and a 4-5-round pick by NFL.com.

Marsh played his last two years at UCLA for Jim Mora, who is a close friend of Seattle defensive coordinator Dan Quinn.

Here’s a good story on Marsh from the LA Times in November.

Here is a note I wrote on Marsh from the Combine:

{UCLA player says Mora brought toughness:} UCLA defensive lineman Cassius Marsh played his last two seasons with the Bruins for coach Jim Mora, a former UW player who also coached the Seahawks in 2009. More replaced former UW coach Rick Neuheisel, who coached at UCLA from 2008-11 before being fired.

Marsh said the difference between the two coaches was about as complete as possible.

“I love coach Mora man,’’ Marsh said. “He’s a hands-on coach, a player’s coach, holds everyone accountable. It’s a very tough program now. …

“When I first got to UCLA, it was extremely soft and I thought about leaving and coach Mora came in and he changed everything man, all that soft stuff was not acceptable and he just completely flipped everything. Now it’s quite the opposite. We play great defense over there, it’s all about toughness, so he’s really been great for our program.’’

Here is some video of Marsh:

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