Monday Round-Up: Seahawks' Thomas Rawls NFL's Hardest Running Back To Bring Down

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Good morning, 12s. 

Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Monday, June 13 - about your Seattle Seahawks:

Beast Mode 2.0?

From 2011 to 2014, the Seahawks' Marshawn Lynch racked up 2,420 yards after contact, more than any running back in the League according to ESPN.com's Sheil Kapadia, who after watching Lynch's recent 60 Minutes Sports segment was inspired to identify the top five and bottom five ball carriers in average yards after contact in 2015

Lynch's sub for much of last season, Thomas Rawls, finished this past year as the NFL's best in that category, fighting through defenders for 2.68 yards after contact according to ESPN Stats & Information. San Francisco's Carlos Hyde, New Orleans' Mark Ingram, Denver's C.J. Anderson, and Arizona's David Johnson were the other four backs who ranked behind Rawls. 

Here's what Kapadia had to say about Rawls, who finished his rookie year averaging 5.6 yards per attempt, a number that also ranked at the top of the League in 2015:

One of the reasons that Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll likes Rawls so much is that his style is similar to Lynch's. Rawls doesn't believe in running out of bounds, and last year he led the NFL in averaging 2.68 yards after contact. The question with Rawls is not ability but health. He suffered a fractured ankle with ligament damage in December and has not been participating in OTAs. If healthy, Rawls figures to be the bell cow for the Seahawks' run-first offense.

Tweet Of The Day

Today's "Tweet of the Day" comes from us - @Seahawks, as we send our heartfelt condolences to those impacted by this past weekend's tragedy in Orlando.

More From Around The Web

Dave Boling at the Tacoma News Tribune comments on the current state of the Seahawks offensive line.

Danny O'Neil at 710Sports.com highlights the best free-agent signings in Seattle sports history, including Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett.

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll checked out Marshawn Lynch's 'Beast Mode' store in Oakland over the weekend.

And Seattle wideout Doug Baldwin (No. 79) and tight end Jimmy Graham (No. 86) show up on Pro Football Focus' list of the 101 best players in the NFL right now. The site has unveiled players ranked No. 76-101 so far.

Seahawks rookie defensive tackle Jarran Reed threw out the ceremonial first pitch for the Seattle Mariners on Friday night.

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