Good morning, 12s.
Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Friday, March 6 - about your Seattle Seahawks:
Mel Kiper Mock 3.0
ESPN Insider Mel Kiper Jr. released the third edition of his 2015 mock draft yesterday and the draft expert tabbed University of Central Florida wide receiver Breshad Perriman to the Seahawks with the 31st overall pick in round one.
Perriman is an audible from the names Kiper threw out in the first and second editions of his mock draft, when he had Miami wideout Phillip Dorsett and Ohio State wideout Devin Smith as first round targets for the Seahawks. Perriman, who caught 50 balls for 1,044 yards and nine touchdowns at Central Florida this past season, has been a rising favorite of Kiper's as this year's draft inches closer.
On the 6-foot-2, 212-pound Perriman, Kiper writes, "Seattle was a play away from winning the Super Bowl -- a game in which the Seahawks had five players catch passes, none of them a wide receiver who was actually drafted. Seattle has been resourceful at wide receiver, but the group it has just isn't very explosive. The Seahawks could really use a decent size-speed combination there, and a guy who can, at worst, create consistent separation, which is something they don't have when Paul Richardson is on the shelf. One of the bigger sleepers in the 2015 draft class at this point, Perriman has good length but will also prove dangerous after the catch. At one time I had him as a likely second-round pick, but now I see him as a close call in terms of overall ability next to the top few wide receivers in this class. He fills a need here."
Breshad's father, Brett, is a former NFL wide receiver who played 10 years in the League in stints with the New Orleans Saints, Detroit Lions, Kansas City Chiefs, and Miami Dolphins. At the 2015 NFL Scouting Combine, Breshad was asked if it was hard for Brett to balance being his dad and being his personal coach.
"No, not at all," said Breshad. "Actually, he's going to critique me at the end of games regardless, no matter whether I think I played my best game or if I had the worst game of my life. He's going to always critique me. That's something I look forward to after the games because without the critique you can't really improve. I kind of look forward to the critique he has for me every week."
Tweet Of The Day
Today's "Tweet of the Day" comes from @TheSeaGals, whose show group leaves this weekend for the Armed Forces Entertainment Tour. The group will perform for U.S. military personnel in Germany, Kosovo, Belgium, Netherlands, and the United Kingdom.
More From Around The Web
Here at Seahawks.com, I share a detailed look at which of the Seahawks offensive players will become free agents on Tuesday, March 10.
ESPN Insider Mike Sando labels cornerback Byron Maxwell as a "Buyer Beware" free agent, "Maxwell has made spectacular plays as a valued contributor in Seattle. Life for him figures to get a lot better from a financial standpoint, but leaving the Seahawks' defensive context will make it tougher for him to perform at a similar level."
ESPN's NFL Nation bloggers break down the biggest free agent-needs for each of the League's 32 teams and assess how active each club will be when the market opens. Terry Blount, who covers the Seahawks, calls offensive line and wide receiver the team's biggest needs, "Left guard James Carpenter is a free agent, and the Seahawks need to upgrade. The offensive line gave up 86 sacks over the past two years on a team that throws the ball less than anyone in the league. And they still covet a big body at wide receiver." *But Blount doesn't expect the team to execute many free-agent moves, *"GM John Schneider said the Seahawks are better prepared to make a run at free agents this year than last year, but there are limits for a team that must secure long-term deals for quarterback Russell Wilson (likely more than $100 million) and middle linebacker Bobby Wagner (probably more than $40 million). However, Seattle has more than $25 million in cap space and will make a run at one of two prominent players."
Greg A. Bedard at TheMMQB.com calls Seahawks tight end Tony Moeaki and safety Jeron Johnson some of the NFL's best free agency bargains.
Photos of the Seahawks' 2015 offensive free agents to-be. NFL free agency opens on Tuesday, March 10.
Marc Sessler at NFL.com ranks the League's top 17 free agents to-be at wide receiver.
Wide receiver Paul Richardson joined *The Steve Sandmeyer Show *on Thursday to talk about his comeback from the torn ACL he suffered in the Seahawks' divisional-round playoff win against the Carolina Panthers.
Brady Henderson at 710Sports.com recaps a Thursday conversation with Seahawks defensive tackle Brandon Mebane on 710 ESPN Seattle. Mebane says his rehab from the hamstring injury that sent him to injured reserve is going well.
And coach Pete Carroll's decision to get aggressive at the end of the first half of Super Bowl XLIX apparently saved Katy Perry's halftime show from getting spoiled by the Arizona sun.
D*id I miss anything you think is worthy of inclusion? Let me know on Twitter *