Good afternoon, 12s.
Here's a look at what's "out there" for today — Monday, May 1— about your Seattle Seahawks:
Schneider Featured In The Washington Post
Before the 2017 NFL Draft conducted over the weekend, Neil Greenberg of The Washington Post featured the draft track record of Seahawks general manager John Schneider in the newspaper's "Fancy Stats" section, which discusses advanced stats in sports.
Using the Pro Football Reference stat Approximate Value (AV) — which measures how well a player performed overall in a season — Greenberg believes Schneider has been the best talent evaluator in football in the past 21 years.
Since 2010, when Schneider and head coach Pete Carroll joined the Seahawks, the team has drafted elite-level talent like Earl Thomas, Kam Chancellor, Richard Sherman, K.J. Wright, Bobby Wagner and Russell Wilson.
Here's some of what Greenberg had to say in his story:
*Schneider's average return on a draft is more than two times better than any other general manager on the job for at least five of the past seven NFL drafts, and it more than triples the value Jerry Jones, owner, president and general manager of the Dallas Cowboys, and Bill Belichick, head coach and de facto general manager of the New England Patriots, get from their selections. *
*In this light it seems ludicrous Schneider has never been named NFL Executive of the Year (he had a third-place finish in 2012), but there is no doubt he has been the best general manager the league has seen — at least when it comes to drafting — in the past two decades. *
Tweet Of The Day
Today's "Tweet of the Day" comes from NFL Films, who shared this clip of Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett in their tease for the newest edition of NFL Top 100:
More From Around The Web
ICYMI: Here's a look at the Seahawks' 2017 draft class.
Seahawks writers Bob Condotta and Jayson Jenks of The Seattle Times discuss the best picks from the 2017 class.
Brock Huard of 710 ESPN Seattle believes Seahawks rookie Ethan Pocic will push for playing time immediately.
Finally, ESPN's Sheil Kapadia explains how Seahawks general manager John Schneider turned the No. 26 pick into five selections.
Photos of the 11 draft picks the Seahawks selected in the 2017 NFL Draft.