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Friday Round-Up: ESPN Ranks The Best Madden Cover Seasons

ESPN looked at the best seasons from players following the year they were featured on EA Sports' Madden video game.

Good morning, 12s.

Here's a look at what's "out there" for today — Friday, May 12 — about your Seattle Seahawks:

Ranking The Best Madden Cover Seasons

For, longtime NFL writer Kevin Seifert revisited his rankings of seasons from players following the year they graced the cover of EA Sports' legendary video game, Madden. His rankings, which help defuse the infamous "Madden curse," only include covers after the 2000 season, which was when the franchise began putting players on the cover instead of head coach John Madden. 

Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman, who was featured on the video game cover for Madden 15, finished second on the list behind Calvin Johnson, who crowned the Madden 13 cover: 

*What happened next: He repeated as a first-team All-Pro and Pro Bowl selection. Sherman's interceptions dropped from eight in 2013 to four in 2014, and the Seattle Seahawks failed to repeat as Super Bowl champions. But he was the league's least-targeted cornerback -- thrown at on about 6 percent of his total snaps, according to Pro Football Focus research -- and remains one of the game's top defenders overall. *

As you can view in the tweet above, Madden officially revealed it's Madden 18 cover this morning, which features New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady.

Tweet(s) Of The Day

Today's "Tweet(s) of the Day" comes from Seahawks rookies Mike Tyson and Nazair Jones as they prepare for the first day of rookie minicamp at team headquarters today: 

More From Around The Web 

Here are 12 things you should know about Seahawks rookie safety Tedric Thompson. 

Each rookie was assigned a jersey number yesterday. 

Gregg Bell of The News Tribune offers fours things to watch at the start of minicamp. 

Malik McDowell's college head coach, Mark Dantonio, joined 710 ESPN Seattle to discuss his ability on the field. 

Finally, looking ahead, Chad Reuter of previews the 50 best college football players for 2017. 

The Seahawks continued "Phase 2" of their voluntary offseason workout program this week at Renton's Virginia Mason Athletic Center. 

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