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Friday Round-Up: Quarterback Russell Wilson Gives Early Assessment of Seahawks 2016 Rookie Class


Good morning, 12s.

Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Friday, May 27 - about your Seattle Seahawks:

Wilson Talks Seahawks Rookies

The Seahawks used eight of their 10 picks in the 2016 NFL Draft on offense, selecting linemen Germain Ifedi, Rees Odhiambo, and Joey Hunt, running backs C.J. Prosise, Alex Collins, and Zac Brooks, tight end Nick Vannett, and wide receiver Kenny Lawler.

Quarterback Russell Wilson gave an early assessment of the team's most recent draft class following the third set of Organized Team Activities (OTAs) at Virginia Mason Athletic Center on Thursday. Here's what the Seattle signal caller had to say about some of Seattle's newest faces on the offensive side of the football:

(On OL Germain Ifedi...)"Germain Ifedi looks really talented. He's huge. He's as big as you can get."

(On TE Nick Vannett...) "He's got unbelievable hands, smooth hands. His timing, he gets his head around right on time, understands the route concepts. Just a worker. Keeps his head down and works. That's what you love about him. He made a lot of great plays today and he's made great plays the past three OTAs. He's going to be a talented star for us I think. You guys are going to look forward to him and the plays that he makes."

(On RBs C.J. Prosise and Alex Collins...) ""Well Collins and Prosise look really good. Prosise wasn't out there today, but Collins is just a physical runner who's run the ball a lot. He played at Arkansas, ran the ball, physical, has been in that type of offense running the ball downhill. He's never really caught the ball before, in terms of college and all that, but he's got great hands. And C.J., he's got all the talent in the world. They did a really good job of picking him and finding him. So we're looking forward to it."

(On WR Kenny Lawler...)"I couldn't be here for rookie minicamp, but I watched him making those catches. Just crazy hands. I YouTube'd a couple of his highlights, too, just to see him make plays, and he's got great hands. He made some great plays in OTA number two the other day, made a nice seam catch. He's got great hands."

Tweet Of The Day

Today's "Tweet of the Day" comes from the Seattle Storm, who share a short video of guard Jewell Lloyd showcasing her longsnapping skills on the basketball court.

More From Around The Web

Here at Seahawks.com, digital media reporter John Boyle shares six key takeaways from Thursday's OTAs, the first session that was open to the media. Boyle also details what Brandon Browner thinks of his new role with the Seahawks.

Coach Pete Carroll is optimistic that both tight end Jimmy Graham and running back Thomas Rawls will be ready for Week 1 of the regular season.  

Bob Condotta and Jayson Jenks at the Seattle Times each share three observations from Thursday's OTAs.

And Sheil Kapadia at ESPN.com shares word that Russell Wilson's trust with his receivers is "over the top."

The Seahawks held the third of nine Organized Team Activities (OTAs) on Thursday, May 26 at Renton's Virginia Mason Athletic Center.

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