Good morning, 12s.
Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Friday, May 6 - about your Seattle Seahawks:
Projecting Prosise & Collins' Snaps
Gregg Rosenthal at NFL.com looks at which rookie running backs will get the ball most in 2016 and not surprisingly his list begins with Ezekiel Elliot, who went No. 4 overall to the Dallas Cowboys. Rosenthal sees Elliot in a "League of his own" as rookie running backs go, and projects 365 touches for the Ohio State standout this year.
But on Rosenthal's next shelf of first-year ball carriers, players he thinks will be "fighting for snaps" in 2016, are the Seahawks' C.J. Prosise, a third-round pick (No. 90 overall) out of Notre Dame, and Alex Collins, a fifth-rounder (No. 171 overall) out of Arkansas.
Seattle expects second-year pro Thomas Rawls, who led the NFL last year at 5.6 yards per attempt, to carry the load in 2016 with Marshawn Lynch hanging up his cleats. But that doesn't mean Prosise, Collins, or even seventh-round pick Zac Brooks can't carve out meaningful roles for themselves as they compete for snaps alongside Rawls and Christine Michael, who re-signed this offseason.
Here's what Rosenthal had to say about Prosise and Collins, projecting 175 combined touches for the two in 2016:
Marshawn Lynch is officially retired. Thomas Rawls, the presumptive starter, is coming off a serious ankle injury. General manager John Schneider confirmed Prosise will be used primarily as a third-down back and should have a big role. Collins appears limited to a "thumper" role on early downs if he makes the team. Then again, who expected at this point last year that Rawls would emerge to play like a superstar?
The Seahawks will get their first look at Prosise, Collins, and Brooks at this weekend's rookie minicamp.
On Wednesday, Seahawks kicker Steven Hauschka and Jack-in-the-Box presented a $22,000 check to Childhaven, a local non-profit that serves young children who have been abused or neglected. The funds came from 2015's "Stats for Kids" program that saw Jack-in-the-Box donate $1,200 to Childhaven for every field goal made at CenturyLink Field.
Tweet Of The Day
Today's "Tweet of the Day" comes from Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, who wishes luck to all the rookies competing in this weekend's minicamp.
More From Around The Web
Here at Seahawks.com, digital media reporter John Boyle highlights five things to watch at this weekend's rookie minicamp and shares news that the Seahawks placed Marshawn Lynch on the reserve/retired list, making the running back's retirement official. You can relive some of Beast Mode's best moments in a Seahawks uniform at Seahawks.com/BeastMode.
Defensive end Frank Clark and wide receiver Kasen Williams remember their time at last year's rookie minicamp and offer advice for this year's class.
Bob Condotta at the Seattle Times says the quarterback spot will be worth following at this weekend's rookie minicamp.
Jayson Jenks at the Seattle Times shares a theory on how the Seahawks evaluate offensive linemen.
Gregg Bell at the Tacoma News Tribune says he'll be watching the Seahawks' three drafted running backs this weekend.
Nick Patterson at the Everett Herald previews this weekend's rookie minicamp.
Danny O'Neil at 710Sports.com looks at five rookies that could be starting by the regular-season opener.
And Eric Mandel at 710Sports.com recaps a recent radio interview with Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett.
The 2016 rookie class arrived at VMAC on Thursday and were fitted for their first practice as Seahawks at Rookie Mini Camp starting Friday.