Friday Round-Up: ESPN Insider Re-Grades The 2016 NFL Draft

For ESPN Insider, Mel Kiper Jr. reflected on the grades he initially gave teams following the 2016 NFL Draft.

Good morning, 12s. 

Here's a look at what's "out there" for today — Friday, March 31 — about your Seattle Seahawks:

ESPN Insider Re-Grades The 2016 NFL Draft 

This week, ESPN NFL Draft expert Mel Kiper Jr. continued his annual tradition of evaluating previous draft classes and reflecting on the grades he initially gave teams. The updated grades are given to paint a picture of how a team's draft class appears to be developing. 

Kiper Jr.'s grade for the Seahawks barely changed, going from a "B+" to a "B." Here's Kiper Jr.'s reasoning behind why he made the slight change: 

*I liked the players Seattle got for the most part, including one big steal, but the fact that some of them had to play such prominent roles was a problem. Germain Ifedi was a good pick, but as I said then, he was going to have to transition from tackle to guard, and that doesn't just happen with a snap of the fingers. I give the Seahawks credit for finding undrafted free agent George Fant, but when a guy not far removed from the basketball court is protecting Russell Wilson's blind side, that's not a good thing. Ifedi and Fant should get better, but they struggled last season. *

But again, there's a lot to like. Jarran Reed was a steal on my board, and he got eight starts as part of the rotation on the defensive interior, and I like his potential to do more. C.J. Prosise looked good, but health questions are going to linger. Nick Vannett saw some time and could play a bigger role going forward. Alex Collins got a few carries, though it's now a full backfield. Undrafted free agent Trevone Boykin could be an effective backup. Overall, that's a good return for one of the five or six best teams in the league. You just hope the O-linemen develop.

Tweet Of The Day

Today's "Tweet of the Day" comes from the NFL, who wished Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman a happy 29th birthday: 

https://twitter.com/NFL/status/847523959247683584 

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