Good morning, 12s.
Here's a look at what's "out there" for today – Friday, July 13 – about your Seattle Seahawks:
710 ESPN's Brock & Salk Show Counts Down Most Intriguing Seahawks
With training camp kicking off in two weeks, ESPN 710 Seattle's Brock & Salk Show is counting down their picks for the 12 most intriguing Seahawks of 2018, and so far this week, they've covered their No. 12, 11 and 10 picks, linebacker Shaquem Griffin, receiver Tyler Lockett and left tackle Duane Brown.
Talking about Griffin, a fifth-round pick in this year's draft, Brock Huard said Wednesday, "Speed. Can a rookie come in and absolutely flash like Tyler Lockett? Yes. Like Russell Wilson? Yes. Largely, they do it with speed. And that's the way Griffin is going to have to do it. What I'll be wondering is: can we feel 4.4 at training camp in two weeks? Am I going to feel it up in the booth (during the season)? Are we going to feel that speed? Because if we don't, he won't play a huge role."
On Thursday, the two discussed Lockett, with Mike Salk saying, "I think he's on this list for a few reasons. One, is he going to be a long-term part of your plans here? He's one of the guys entering the final year of his rookie deal. He's been good, but also injured. It's not his fault, but he had that one big injury in 2016. And as he said, it was a miracle almost that he came back last year and played at 75 percent and contributed at all. But is he going to still be the top-end kick returner? Are kick returns going to matter enough for him to be a top-end kick returner moving forward?"
Today, Brown appeared on the list at No. 10.
"There's a bunch of things to like and be intrigued by when it comes to Duane Brown," Salk said. "They spent a lot on this guy; a lot of resources. Two important picks were given up in order to acquire Duane Brown. Why? Because he's big. But that's not the thing that makes him intriguing. What makes him intriguing to me is whether or not he can step up and be the leader of this group. Brock has told me a million times that with the best teams he's played on, the leadership emanated from that offensive line room. There's not been another offensive lineman on this team for a while that has been worthy of that level of leadership, or has the personality to go with it. By all accounts, Duane Brown has that. And in year two now, his first full year in Seattle, Mike Solari is expecting some of that. Brown is a commanding presence, and that's the first step. The next step is: how does he choose to use that leadership? By all accounts he's good at it, and they're going to need it."
Social Post Of The Day
Today's 'Social Post of the Day' comes from our own Instagram account, which has pictures of offensive linemen Jordan Roos and Joey Hunt visiting fans in Bethel, Alaska.
More From Around The Web
Pro Football Focus looks at Russell Wilson’s impressive fourth-quarter play last season.
710 ESPN Seattle's Tom Wassell ranks his level of confidence in each position group.
At The Athletic, Ben Baldwin breaks down eight patterns about the Seahawks he has found from breaking down data this offseason.
Seahawks linebacker Shaquem Griffin was the co-Grand Marshal at the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games Parade of Athletes this past weekend at University of Washington's Husky Stadium. The Seahawks Blue Thunder Drumline and Seahawks Legend Walter Jones also took part in the Opening Ceremony.