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Sixth round (No. 194): RB Spencer Ware, LSU

By Danny O’Neil

The rationale: The Seahawks’ offense will remain oriented around the run even as quarterback Russell Wilson emerges. Still, Seattle has a starting running back in Marshawn Lynch, a reserve in Robert Turbin – a fourth-round pick last year – and chose Christine Michael in the second round on Friday.

The Spencer Ware file

Position: Running back
School: Louisiana State
Height/Weight: 5-11, 229 lbs.
Drafted: Round 6, 194 overall
Notable: Played OF on LSU’s baseball team for part of the 2011 season.

Spencer Ware is 5 feet 10, 229 pounds, and the question will be whether he remains a tailback or could play some fullback, a spot he filled as a freshman at LSU. Michael Robinson was the only fullback on Seattle’s roster last year.

Ware rushed for 367 yards last season as a junior, No. 4 on the team. He was second the year before, gaining 707 yards.

The risk: Ware – like Seattle’s fifth-round pick, Tharold Simon – was suspended for a game in 2011 after testing positive for synthetic marijuana.

Adding Ware to the roster will leave someone as the odd man out in a backfield that already has three tailbacks and a fullback in Robinson, who was a special teams captain.