Friday Round-Up: C.J. Prosise Among NFL Rookies Ready To Make A Leap In 2017

ESPN Insider listed Seahawks rookie running back C.J. Prosise as a potential breakout player in 2017.

Good morning, 12s.

Here's a look at what's "out there" for today — Friday, February 10 — about your Seattle Seahawks:

C.J. Prosise Makes ESPN Insider's Leap Players List

For ESPN Insider, staff writer and former NFL defensive back Matt Bowen looked at 10 rookies that could make a jump in their development to stardom in 2017.

Seahawks rookie running back C.J. Prosise received mention and Bowen explains how his versatility as a runner and pass catcher could take his game to another level in Seattle.

In his limited playing time, Prosise rushed for 172 yards and a score on 30 carries (5.7 yards per carry) to go along with his 17 receptions (on 19 targets) for 208 yards (12.2 yards per catch). Sure, it's a small sample size, but given Prosise's size-speed combination (6-1, 220 pounds, 4.48-second 40-yard dash) and his matchup ability as a receiver, I see him as a really good fit for coordinator Darrell Bevell's offensive system.

Prosise has a smooth running style, he accelerates through the hole, and I like that he can create more daylight due to his lateral agility. He can bounce the ball to find outside lanes or pick up hidden yardage inside the tackles.

He has even more promise as a receiver (where he started his college career at Notre Dame) because of those matchups he can create. He has the route-running ability to win versus a linebacker or safety. Throw option routes, get him open in the flat or take a shot to expose man coverage.

Prosise was limited to only six games his rookie season due to injuries, but during that stretch he definitely flashed the playmaking ability head coach Pete Carroll has often raved about.

Other rookies on Bowen's list are San Diego tight end Hunter Henry, Atlanta linebacker Deion Jones, New England wide receiver Malcolm Mitchell, New York Giants cornerback Eli Apple, Chicago linebacker Leonard Floyd, New York Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepard, Baltimore running back Kenneth Dixon, Tampa Bay cornerback Vernon Hargreaves III and New York Giants running back Paul Perkins.

Tweet Of The Day

Today's "Tweet of the Day" comes from Seahawks wide receiver Jermaine Kearse, who wished 12s a happy Blue Friday during the offseason.

More From Around The Web

The Seahawks added former Vikings kicker Blair Walsh yesterday. 

Seahawks linebacker Bobby Wagner and legend Jacob Green were honored at the 82nd Annual MTRWestern Sports Star of the Year Awards. 

In his latest mailbag, Sheil Kapadia of ESPN answers questions about free agent cornerback Sam Shields, offensive tackle George Fant and more. 

Andy Benoit of Sports Illustrated thinks Seattle's primary offseason need is at cornerback.

Finally, John Clayton of 710 ESPN Seattle looks at how recent moves in the NFC West division impact the Seahawks. 

Take a look back at the best 'Thank Goodness It's Blue Friday' photos from the Seattle Seahawks' 2016 season as submitted by you, the 12s.

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