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Monday Round-Up: Seahawks Wide Receiver Doug Baldwin Picks His Basketball Starting Five From The NFL

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Good morning, 12s. 

Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Monday, May 9 - about your Seattle Seahawks:

Baldwin's Starting Five

Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin was at ESPN headquarters last Friday and spent the day appearing on several of The Worldwide Leader's programs talking about his offseason engagement, Marshawn Lynch's retirement, the Seahawks offseason program, the upcoming year, and more. All in all, it was a pretty tough day for Baldwin (this video is worth a watch)

One of the exercises ESPN put the Seahawks' No. 1 wideout through was to assemble his own starting five basketball team made up of NFL players. Baldwin, a quality hooper in his own right, named himself the team's starting shooting guard: 

Every team needs a defensive stopper. Baldwin sees himself in the mold of 3-time NBA all-defensive first-teamer Tony Allen. Hey, completing the 20-yard shuttle in 4.26 seconds at his pro day does suggest great lateral quickness. The 5-foot-11 Baldwin has gone on record to call basketball his first love, though he'd likely have more success with the Sonics than with his high school squad, which won just five games his senior year.

Other players on Baldwin's imaginary basketball team include Seattle tight end Jimmy Graham, Baldwin's starting center who played college hoops at Miami, as well as former Seahawks wideouts Sidney Rice, who Baldwin said would play small forward, and Bryan Walters, Baldwin's sixth man who he compares to San Antonio Spurs star Manu Ginobli. Baldwin names Cleveland Browns quarterback Josh McCown his point guard and puts San Diego Chargers tight end Antonio Gates, who played college basketball at Kent State, at power forward. 

Read more about Baldwin's starting five right here

Tweet Of The Day

Today's "Tweet of the Day" comes from us - @Seahawks, as we share a short clip of a field goal kicking competition between Jarran Reed and Germain Ifedi that wrapped up the third and final day of Seattle's rookie minicamp. Click here for the full video

More From Around The Web

Here at Seahawks.com, we have plenty of coverage from this past weekend's rookie minicamp, including day one, day two, and day three takeaways from digital media reporter John Boyle. Boyle also recaps what first-round pick Germain Ifedi had to say, reviews the running back competition with draft picks C.J. Prosise, Alex Collins, and Zac Brooks, and offers a behind-the-scenes look at what went down in the Seahawks draft room during the seventh round and start of the undrafted free agent process.

Third-year pro Justin Britt, who started at right tackle his first season and left guard last year, is moving to center, head coach Pete Carroll said

Second-round pick Jarran Reed and fifth-round pick Quinton Jefferson, the only two defensive players Seattle took with its 10 picks this year, are ready to "wreak havoc" any way they can.

Here's 24 questions to help you get to know offensive guard Rees Odhiambo, the Seahawks' third-round pick (No. 97 overall) out of Boise State. 

Seahawks season ticket holder Philip Feliciano rehashes his visit to Chicago for the 2016 NFL Draft

And ESPN.com predicts the best rookie for each team in 2016, with Seahawks reporter Sheil Kapadia choosing defensive tackle Jarran Reed.

Not only did the Seahawks add 10 drafted rookies to the roster, but also 26 free agents, check out some of the new faces signed to the roster for Rookie Minicamp. 

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