Good morning, 12s. Here's a look at what's happening today – Monday, July 19 – for your Seattle Seahawks.
Gil Brandt: Jordyn Brooks Could 'Make The Leap' In 2021
Nothing about Jordyn Brooks' rookie season was easy. The 27th overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft started his career virtually, as the COVID-19 pandemic forced all offseason activities to be held online. Brooks didn't get on the field in Seattle until training camp in late July, but there were fewer in-person meetings than normal due to distancing guidelines.
There were no preseason games, which are often critical for rookies to get used to NFL size and speed. Once Brooks finally got into live action, he suffered a knee injury in Week 2 during his first career start. The Texas Tech alum returned to play 14 games on the season, totaling 53 tackles, including five or more in five of the final eight games.
With K.J. Wright still unsigned, Brooks is slated to fill a larger role for Seattle in Year 2. Pro Football Hall of Famer and current NFL.com senior analyst Gil Brandt believes Brooks is up for the challenge, listing him among the top 10 candidates to “make the leap” in 2021.
Here's what Brandt wrote about Brooks' potential breakout season:
"The Seahawks' selection of Brooks 27th overall last year raised some eyebrows, and his slow, injury-interrupted start surely didn't help assuage any doubters. But the Texas Tech product showed promise down the stretch, collecting 30 combined tackles between Week 13 and 17, second-most on the team in that span. Brooks will get a chance to impress even more in 2021, when he'll be asked to help replace departed defensive stalwart K.J. Wright. (If he can follow through on his vision of a pick-happy Year 2, so much the better.)"
A look back at some of the best photos of Seahawks linebacker Jordyn Brooks from the 2020 season.
Tyler Lockett Hosts Youth Football Camp In Seattle Area
Seahawks wide receiver Tyler Lockett got in some extra work over the weekend with some unlikely training partners. He hosted the Tyler Lockett Youth Football ProCamp on Saturday and Sunday for children grades first through eighth at Eastside Catholic School in Sammamish, Wash.
Lockett attended the camp and gave the children the experience of a lifetime, working with the NFL star on their games. The attendees participated in hands-on instructions, football skill stations, contests and non-contact games.
Campers also received an autographed mini-helmet, an individual photo with Lockett and a Tyler Lockett Football ProCamp gear package (shirt, shorts, bag), among other things.
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