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Friday Round-Up: Jarran Reed Is The Seahawks' 'Best-Kept' Secret

Seahawks defensive tackle Jarran Reed was picked as the team's best-kept secret by Bleacher Report.


Good afternoon, 12s.

Here's a look at what's "out there" for today — Friday, May 25 — about your Seattle Seahawks:

Reed To Help Anchor D-Line

Every team in the NFL has stars on its roster that overshadow the contributions other notable players make to help the team. At Bleacher Report this week, Justin Mosqueda went around the league and highlighted those who aren't getting enough attention as each team's best-kept secret.

For the Seahawks, that player was defensive tackle Jarran Reed, who is entering his third season in the NFL. With the Seahawks making a ton of moves on the defensive side of the ball this offseason, Mosqueda sees Reed's role growing and giving him a big opportunity to shine through in 2018:

Nothing is stable in Seattle at the moment, but one player who will help the Seahawks in this transitional phase is nose tackle Jarran Reed. After jumping from six starts as a rookie in 2016 to 15 in 2017, Reed will join Frank Clark—a third pass-rusher until last season—as the anchors to the Seahawks defensive line.

The departures of Cliff Avril, Michael Bennett and Sheldon Richardson left holes up front. Add in the loss of cornerback Richard Sherman and the questions about strong safety Kam Chancellor's future, and only more of the load will fall on Reed's shoulders.

Among returning Seattle defensive linemen, only Clark (34 tackles) has recorded more tackles at or behind the line of scrimmage_

​Social Post Of The Day

Today's "Social Post of the Day" comes from the Pro Football Hall of Fame:

​More From Around The Web

Pete Carroll, Russell Wilson and Doug Baldwin gave their perspectives on the NFL's new National Anthem policy.

Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times looked at how the Seahawks are using OTAs to test the league's new kickoff rules.

Finally, Dave Wyman of 710 ESPN Seattle offered his takeaways from Thursday's practice.

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