Good morning, 12s. Here's a look at what's happening today – Monday, July 12 – for your Seattle Seahawks.
ESPN: Three Seahawks Are Top 10 Players At Their Position
Last season, seven Seahawks were named to the Pro Bowl roster -- tied with the Chiefs, Packers and Ravens for most in the NFL. Seattle's roster is filled with high-end talent, including longtime franchise pillars Russell Wilson and Bobby Wagner, as well as 2020 newcomer Jamal Adams.
ESPN's Jeremy Fowler is seeking to affirm the rankings of players across the league, and the Seahawks are standing out. Fowler polled NFL executives, coaches and players across the league to compile the top 10 players at each position. Wilson ranked fourth among quarterbacks, Wagner was third among linebackers and Adams was fourth among safeties.
Here's some of the analysis from Fowler and his sources:
"He'll have easier throws to make and won't have to be the hero as much," an anonymous NFL coordinator said about Wilson fitting in Shane Waldron's new offense. "I think the main thing is he just has to get rid of the ball faster. If he does that, he should have a good year."
Wilson ranked as high as No. 2 on some evaluators' lists after ranking second overall in the 2020 rankings. Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes was first for the second consecutive year.
Wagner was listed at No. 1 for some evaluators, but his overall ranking dropped him to third. He was No. 1 overall among linebackers in 2020.
"My favorite linebacker of the last 10 years," a high-ranking NFL official said of Wagner. "Not a drop-off yet. He's always kind of been the standard for me."
Some evaluators also listed Adams at No. 1 before slotting in at fourth overall. Like Wagner, he was No. 1 in the 2020 rankings. Adams played just 12 games last season and set the NFL single-season sack record for safeties (9.5). No other safety had more than 3.5 sacks.
"Truly one of a kind," an AFC executive said of Adams. "Enforcer, blitzer, energizer. You have to track him every snap."
Fowler will conclude his rankings this week with running backs Tuesday, wide receivers Wednesday and tight ends Thursday. We'll see if any other Seahawks make the cut, as Chris Carson, DK Metcalf, Tyler Lockett and Gerald Everett could make an appearance.
Social Post Of The Day
Seahawks wide receiver DK Metcalf continues to challenge gravity, this time with a 42-inch box jump off one leg while holding a 15-pound medicine ball:
More From Around The Web
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Joe Fann of NBC Sports Northwest lists five "good" Seahawks players who must be "great" in 2021.
Jake Heaps of 710 ESPN Seattle on three young defenders the Seahawks are banking on in 2021.
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