Seahawks Agree to Terms With Wrotto

Scout.com's Adam Caplan reports that OG Mansfield Wrotto, one of two fourth-round draft picks the Seahawks selected in 2007, has agreed to terms with the team. Wrotto joins fifth-round linebacker Will Herring from Auburn as the team's two official draft picks to be signed at this time.

According to Scout.com's Adam Caplan, Wrotto's is a four-year contract with minimum base salaries of $285,000, $370,000, $460,000, and $550,000, and a signing bonus of $417,000. A defensive tackle and offensive tackle at Georgia Tech, Wrotto will try to make a go of it at guard for the Seahawks.

Selected with the 124th pick in the fourth round (acquired from San Francisco in the Darrell Jackson trade), the 6'3", 316-pound Wrotto was a three-year starter at defensive tackle for the Yellowjackets, and moved to the other side of the line as a senior. However, the coaches tried to move him in his junior year, but injuries to other DTs forced Wrotto to stay put. This was an obvious future pick for Seattle, as Wrotto's amazing physical potential has to be mitigated by his inexperience at a need position for the Seahawks. Wrotto is a developmental pick with starting potential.

Seattle's selection of Wrotto wasn't a surprise to the big man after he had an in-depth conversation with the Seahawks' line coach Bill Laveroni.

"I didn't have a meeting with him at the combine, but their O-line coach, coach Laveroni, did contact me on my cell phone and we talked for about 45 minutes," Wrotto told Scout.com soon after he was drafted. "He contacted my old line coach at Tech as well, so he was very excited and he liked what he saw on film and what he heard about me."

What they may have heard about Wrotto is he's a physically gifted player who has an excellent work-ethic and is versatile enough to play any of the three interior positions on the offensive line.

"Everything he has done, he's been a great fit for us," Georgia Tech offensive line coach Joe D'Alessandris said. "He's a wonderful person, a student of the game, a hard worker, very coachable. He wants to be successful and strives to be successful. When you get a package like that, you have one heck of an offensive lineman."

The Seahawks have the following draftees left to sign: Second-round CB Josh Wilson of Maryland; third-round DT Brandon Mebane of Cal, fourth-round DE Baraka Atkins of Miami, sixth-round wide receivers Courtney Taylor of Auburn and Jordan Kent of Oregon; and seventh-round guard Steve Vallos of Wake Forest.

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