Good morning, 12s.
Here's a look at what's "out there" for today — Friday, May 26 — about your Seattle Seahawks:
ESPN Makes Early Season Predictions
With a better look at how NFL rosters will shape up in 2017, six ESPN insiders made early predictions for the upcoming season. Insiders made their picks for second-year players primed for a breakout season, the best offense and defense in 2017, and which teams they think got better and worse in the offseason.
Seahawks running back C.J. Prosise was mentioned as a candidate to breakthrough next season by senior NFL writer Mike Sando. Here's why:
*Seahawks RB C.J. Prosise should be primed for a breakout season in Year 2. He flashed great ability with Seattle as a rookie in 2016 -- 156 yards from scrimmage at New England, for instance -- but injuries kept him off the field. Better luck on the health front could let Prosise shine in a situational role. *
Additionally, insiders Matt Bowen and Aaron Schatz believe the Seahawks will have the best defense in 2017:
*Bowen:On defense, give me the Seahawks. Getting Earl Thomas back is the key to Seattle's core Cover 3 scheme. This unit wins with the perfect mix of rush and coverage. *
Schatz:On defense, I have to go with Seattle. The Seahawks' pass defense should return to greatness with Thomas back on the field, and they have a strong run defense as well.
Tweet Of The Day
Today's "Tweet of the Day" comes from Seahawks rookie defensive lineman Malik McDowell, who posted this video after signing his rookie contract yesterday:
More From Around The Web
The New Orleans Saints will wear a No. 96 helmet decal during their OTAs to honor Seahawks Legend Cortez Kennedy.
NFL.com ranks division races for 2017 based on competitiveness.
Seahawks linebacker Bobby Wagner sat down with KOMO News’ Molly Shen and talked about his mother, who suffered a stroke in 2009.
Finally, in his last story for The News Tribune, Dave Boling pieced together a strong piece on Seahawks Legend Curt Warner and his family's experiences with autism.
Current Seahawks and NFL alumni took part in the United Way All-Star Softball Classic on Saturday, May 13 at Seattle's Safeco Field in a game that benefited homeless youth.