Thursday Round-Up: Seahawks to visit White House May 21; Round one of 'Madden' cover vote ends today

Posted May 15, 2014

A morning link round-up of what's "out there" about your Seattle Seahawks

Good morning, 12s.

Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Thursday, May 15 - about your Seattle Seahawks:

Super Bowl Champion Seahawks To Be Honored At White House

Next Wednesday, May 21, President Barack Obama will honor the Super Bowl XLVIII champion Seattle Seahawks with a trip to the White House. The visit to our nation's capital for the Seahawks continues a tradition of the President hosting the country's championship teams.

First-Round of 'Madden NFL 15' Cover Vote Ends Today

Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman is one of 16 players competing via fan vote to grace the cover of the popular video game 'Madden NFL 15,' which is set to be released Aug. 26. Sherman, a No. 1 seed, is up against Chicago Bears wide receiver Alshon Jeffrey, a No. 8 seed, in the bracket's first round.

Also in the running for the cover of the franchise's latest installment are New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham, Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy, Denver Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas, Carolina Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles, Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton, Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown, Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles, Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green, Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy, Indianapolis Colts wide receiver T.Y. Hilton, Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck, and Washington Redskins running back Alfred Morris.

Voting for round one ends today, so be sure to cast a vote for Sherman. Or, if you're still a believer in the 'Madden Curse,' submit a vote for Sherman's competitors.

Way-Too-Early 2015 Mock Draft

ESPN's Todd McShay has put together an admittedly-all-too-early mock draft for next year with draft order based off early projected win totals for every team, which has the Seahawks at 10 wins and selecting at No. 30 in the first round. With the Seahawks' pick, McShay targets Georgia running back Todd Gurley, stating, "Injuries limited Gurley's production this season after his 1,385-yard freshman campaign, but he still managed to produce 6.0 yards per carry and 16 total TDs. He is a powerful inside runner with breakaway speed and good lateral agility."

Richard Sherman's Rise

Andrew Brandt of shares 10 insights on hot topics around the NFL, including thoughts on the four-year contract extension Sherman signed with the Seahawks last week. Brandt writes, "Sherman is that rare young player who cashes in prior to his rookie contract expiring. First-round picks of any value from Sherman’s 2011 draft class are saddled with a fifth-year option; none have received an extension. Sherman, a fifth-round pick, has proved special enough to evade the ever-expanding economic control of young players. His meteoric rise to stardom in now complete."

Seahawks Draft Central 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 Digital Media Reporter Clare Farnsworth catches up with 2014 second-round draft pick Justin Britt, who is eager to adjust to life in the NFL.

Brady Henderson of takes a post-draft look at where the Seahawks stand at wide receiver, a position where the team has 12 players on the roster.

And Greg Gabriel of the National Football Post reviews each team's draft around the NFC West.

Did I miss anything you think is worthy of inclusion? Let me know on Twitter @TonyDrovetto