Good afternoon, 12s.
Here's a look at what's "out there" today — Friday, March 16 — about your Seattle Seahawks:
Where Would Top Prospects Land If There Were No Draft?
The NFL draft is a huge part of roster building for every NFL team, but the folks over at TheRinger.com came up with an interesting idea: what if, instead of a draft, every top prospect coming out of college was a free agent? In assigning fits for hypothetical rookie free agents, The Ringer sent two top prospects to Seattle, Iowa cornerback Joshua Jackson and University of Texas offensive tackle Connor Williams. Here's what they said about Jackson:
Joshua Jackson, CB, Iowa: Seattle Seahawks
Jackson didn't test as well at the combine as many thought he might, and his 4.56 40-yard dash time could hurt his stock. But he's still a lengthy corner, and Pete Carroll famously values size in the defensive backfield. With Richard Sherman headed to San Francisco, Jackson could be the perfect first piece for a Seattle team that needs to rebuild its secondary.
Social Post Of The Day
Today's "Social Post of the Day" comes from the Twitter account of Jimmy Graham, who signed with the Green Bay Packers as a free agent this week. Graham offered a heartfelt goodbye and thanks to the Seahawks and their fans.
More From Around The Web
The Seahawks added a pair of free agents Friday, signing tight end Ed Dickson and linebacker Barkevious Mingo.
A couple of 2017 starters are leaving Seattle, however, with Graham going to Green Bay and Sheldon Richardson heading to Minnesota.
You can keep up with all the Seahawks free-agency news here on our free agency tracker.
The Seattle Times' Bob Condotta writes about the addition of Dickson.
Gregg Bell of the News Tribune also writes about the Seahawks' situation at tight end with Graham leaving and Dickson signing.
In NFC West news, the Arizona Cardinals made the signing of quarterback Sam Bradford official on Friday.
Take a look back at photos of Ed Dickson's first eight seasons in the NFL as he signs a free-agent deal with the Seattle Seahawks.