The Florida Gators have their first selection of the 2012 NFL Draft as DT Jaye Howard was selected by the Seattle Seahawks with the 19th pick in the 4th round, number 114 overall. Howard had a productive senior season with the Gators, totaling 64 tackles and 4.5 sacks his senior year.
Howard was slotted as a mid-round selection, and should provide good value for the Seahawks down the liine. While he won't start from day one for Pete Carroll, if given the time to develop, Howard should be a solid contributor in Seattle for the next few years.
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