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Tuesday Round-Up: NFL.com Grades The Seahawks 2016 Rookie Class
Happy Valentine’s Day, 12s.
Here’s a look at what’s “out there” for today — Tuesday, February 14 — about your Seattle Seahawks: Read
NFL.com Grades The Seahawks 2016 Rookie Class
With the NFL Combine quickly approaching, the crew at NFL.com looked back to review the 2016 rookie class division by division.
Former NFL player and scout Bucky Brooks was in charge of grading the classes from the NFC West and was encouraged by how the Seahawks group of rookies played this past season.
Seattle is one of the few teams in the NFL that counts on its undrafted free agents to make as many contributions as its top selections. To that point, the team found a left tackle in George Fant with long-term potential. Sure, he struggled on the island, but he definitely has the athleticism to play on Russell Wilson's blind side. The Seahawks' first-round pick, Germain Ifedi, cracked the starting lineup at right guard and held his own against tough competition. Nick Vannett, Alex Collins and C.J. Prosise made solid contributions in limited action. If they continue to progress over the offseason, they should be primed for bigger roles in 2017. GRADE: B
This offseason, Brooks believes Seattle should focus on adding another cornerback — an area Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said he’d like to add depth to in his end-of-season press conference.
It's time for Seattle to re-invest in the cornerback position after watching the depth slowly deteriorate over the years. The team could use a couple of long, rangy defenders to groom behind Richard Sherman on the perimeter. Given their preference for "big" corners, the Seahawks could spend extra time checking out Teez Tabor, Quincy Wilson and Tre'Davious White at the NFL Scouting Combine. Read
Tweet Of The Day
Today’s “Tweet of the Day” comes from TCU Athletics, who customized Valentine’s Day cards of former players, which included quarterback Trevone Boykin.
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