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Friday Round-Up: Seattle Sports 710 AM's Brock & Salk Praise Tyler Lockett's Leadership

Heading into his eighth season, Tyler Lockett is taking on a bigger leadership role as the team’s longest tenured player.


Good afternoon, 12. Here's a look at what's out there today – Friday, June 3 – about your Seattle Seahawks.

It's been an offseason showered in praise for Seattle Seahawks wideout Tyler Lockett. Last week, Lockett received an Emmy Award for his feature on Black Wall Street. Two days later, Lockett was named Seattle Male Sports Star of The Year. Now as OTAs get into full swing for the Seahawks, Lockett is being recognized for his leadership qualities on the field. Seattle Sports 710am's Brock and Salk Podcast dove into why Lockett has been an early leader in OTAs.

Brock Huard and Mike Salk discuss the departure of former legendary Seahawks captains quarterback Russell Wilson and linebacker Bobby Wagner briefly; before speaking on why Lockett may be the next great Seahawks leader.

Salk compared the emergence of Lockett as a leader early in OTAs to a younger Wagner stepping up in training camp.

"It's sort of reminiscent of the Bobby Wagner ascension after some of those other guys left, right?" Salk said. "All of a sudden Bobby was the one at all the press conferences."

Lockett has been vocal on and off the field about his struggles and growth as a player and a man in the press conferences and on social media.

And in a year of new faces at several positions, Lockett has shown support and has worked to build chemistry with both quarterbacks Geno Smith and Drew Lock.

Lockett has spent his entire career with Seattle, and now is the longest-retained Seahawk. All signs point to Lockett being prepared to take on the role.

Social Post Of The Day

Today's social post comes from the Seahawks twitter account, sharing a thread about National Gun Violence Awareness Day. More info on the Seahawks’ efforts here.

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