Friday Round-Up: Seahawks Wide Receiver Doug Baldwin Among NFL's Five Most Valuable Pass Catchers

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Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Friday, June 3 - about your Seattle Seahawks:

Burleson: Baldwin "One Of The Best Receivers In The Game"

Former Seahawks wide receiver turned NFL Media analyst Nate Burleson, a graduate of Seattle's O'Dea High School, takes a detailed look at the five most valuable pass catchers in the League today, and Seattle wideout Doug Baldwin ranks at No. 5 on Burleson's list.

Burleson says his ranks aren't necessarily who he thinks are the five best receivers in the NFL, but rather the players who "are the most valuable in terms of what they mean to the rest of the offense."

Here's what Burleson had to say about Baldwin, who set career highs in catches (78), yards (1,069), and touchdowns (14) last season:

In the final eight games of the 2015 regular season, Russell Wilson had one of the best spans for a quarterback that we've seen in a while, throwing 25 touchdowns and just two interceptions. Baldwin had 12 of those scoring grabs and tied for the league lead in TD receptions last season -- making him one of the best receivers in the game in my opinion. He's growing into a huge playmaker for the offense, but his numbers aren't the reason why he made my list. Baldwin has a gritty attitude, leads by example and is someone who his teammates can trust. This is how many people describe Marshawn Lynch, who was the heart and soul of the Seahawks. And now that Beast Mode hung up his cleats, I believe Baldwin will fall into that role. It's evident Baldwin's value will only escalate in Lynch's absence.

The other four receivers rounding out Burleson's list? Dallas Cowboys wideout Dez Bryant ranks at No. 4, Atlanta Falcons wideout Julio Jones at No. 3, New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski at No. 2, and Houston Texans wideout DeAndre Hopkins at No. 1.

Tweet Of The Day

Today's "Tweet of the Day" comes from Dan Rosenweig, who was at Game 1 of the NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers in Oakland. Rosenweig snapped a pic of former Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch mingling with MC Hammer.

More From Around The Web

Here at, digital media reporter John Boyle recaps what cornerback Richard Sherman had to say about the Seahawks coming back "renewed" this offseason.

Seattle made a roster move Thursday, waiving cornerback Jamal Marshall and signing linebacker Kyle Coleman.

710 ESPN Seattle, the Seahawks' flagship radio station, announced that ESPN football guru John Clayton will host a new weekday morning show.

And Gregg Rosenthal at predicts linebacker K.J. Wright and defensive end Cliff Avril will make their first Pro Bowl this season, writing, "Pete Carroll has put together the best defense of this generation, and its continuity is incredible. It's hard to believe that two of the team's pillars haven't ever made it to the Pro Bowl. Avril, like his teammate Michael Bennett, only gets better at pass rushing as he gets older. Wright does a lot of the dirty work in coverage and against the run that gets ignored inPro Bowl voting, but that doesn't make it right. So we wanted to recognize him here."

Photos from the fifth of nine Organized Team Activities (OTAs) that the Seahawks held at Renton's Virginia Mason Athletic Center on Wednesday, June 1.

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