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FSU’s Demarcus Christmas drags down NC State’s Jakobi Meyers throughout the Seminoles residence opener at Doak Campbell Stadium on Saturday.  (Photo: Joe Rondone/Democrat )

Former Florida State defensive deal with Demarcus Christmas turned the second Seminole off the board in the 2019 NFL Draft when he was selected 209th total by the Seattle Seahawks in the sixth round on Saturday.

Christmas — a former four-star recruit out of Bradenton (Fla.) Manatee — was a mainstay on the FSU defensive position throughout his time in Tallahassee. He completed his collegiate profession with 51 appearances and 38 begins for FSU.

At FSU, Christmas was all the time extra of an inside run-stopper than he was a move rusher. He completed his profession with 10.5 tackles for loss, three.5 sacks and 105 whole tackles. He additionally had 13 move breakups and three quarterback hurries.

Christmas weighed in on the NFL Combine at 294 kilos, down 15 from the 309 he was listed at by FSU.

Never lauded as a freakish athlete, it is not shocking that Christmas’ mix numbers had been principally among the many backside half of the defensive tackles in attendance. He ran a 5.08 in the 40-yard sprint and did 22 reps in the bench press. 

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With Christmas’ selection, it marks the 10th consecutive year and 31st time in the last 32 drafts that FSU had multiple players selected.

Christmas is the sixth FSU player selected by the Seattle Seahawks. He’s the first since offensive tackle Ray Willis in 2005.