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Wednesday Round-Up: Justin Britt Seahawks pick with best chance to start?
Good morning, 12s.
Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Wednesday, May 14 - about your Seattle Seahawks:
Justin Britt - Rookie With The Best Chance To Start?
Terry Blount of ESPN.com believes Seahawks offensive lineman Justin Britt- the second of two picks in the second round of this past weekend's NFL Draft - is the rookie with the best chance to crack Seattle's starting lineup this fall.
Blount writes: "If Seattle's first play from scrimmage is a four-wide formation, maybe [Paul] Richardson is one of the four, but overall, the one guy who has a chance to play as a true starter is Britt.
He is offensive line coach Tom Cable's kind of guy, a tough kid who plays a little nasty at times.
'I went into last season wanting the guys I went against to remember me,' Britt said after the Seahawks drafted him. 'It was my last year, so I wanted to leave a mark in their mind and have them remember me. If nasty is the word you want to use, then I'm nasty.'
Music to the ears of Cable and coach Pete Carroll, who love players with confidence and competitiveness."
Graduation Day Turns Into Draft Day For Jimmy Staten
Seahawks.com Digital Media Reporter Clare Farnsworth caught up with defensive tackle Jimmy Staten, who the Seahawks selected in the fifth round of this past weekend's draft. Staten was in the middle of his college graduation ceremony when he got the call from general manager John Schneider.
“I wouldn’t have it happen any other way,” Staten told Farnsworth of the two milestones occurring on the same day - and at roughly the same time. “First, there was the feeling of completing college, which is what I came to college to do first of all. And then getting a chance to live out my dream as a NFL player, that’s an amazing feeling.”
It's Never Too Early - 2015 Mock Draft 1.0a (very) early look at the 2015 NFL Draft, mocking the first 32 picks. Burke used Bovada's 2015 Super Bowl odds to determine the draft order, and as such, has the Seahawks holding the final pick in round one. Burke projects USC wide receiver Nelson Agholor to the Seahawks with the pick, saying, "Get ready for the Marqise Lee comparisons. Agholor (6-0, 185) is similarly built to Lee (6-0, 195), a new member of the Jacksonville Jaguars. And it was Agholor who stepped up while Lee limped along with a foot injury last season, to the tune of 56 catches, 918 yards and six touchdowns. Coaches have praised Agholor’s work ethic, and he is a proficient route-runner. Barring any setbacks this season, Agholor should be ready to step in as an early NFL starter."
With the League readying for its 95th season, TheMMQB.com is taking a look back at the history of the NFL is a special project dubbed 'NFL 95.' Every Wednesday from May through July, they'll unveil artifacts that tell the story of the NFL. The series kicked off this morning with a look at a ticket from Super Bowl I and story highlighting the work space of NFL Films guru Steve Sabol, whose office has remained "virtually untouched" since his passing in 2012.
Seahawks Draft Central
Seahawks.com/Draft is your media hub for all of our 2014 NFL Draft content, so if you missed any of this past weekend's action there's plenty of written stories, videos, and photo galleries available to get you acquainted with your newest Seahawks.
More From Around The Web
Andy Benoit of TheMMQB.com analyzes each NFC team's picks from this past weekend's draft.
Dave Boling of the Tacoma News Tribune details how the Seahawks are disguising their draft intentions as teams around the League look to the Pacific Northwest for guidance in evaluating players.
And Todd Dybas of the Tacoma News Tribune calls attention to the emphasis the Seahawks place on undrafted free agency.
Did I miss anything you think is worthy of inclusion? Let me know on Twitter @TonyDrovetto