Thursday Round-Up: Bobby Wagner Included In NFL.com’s ‘Top Round 2 Picks’ Since 2012

Good afternoon, 12s.

Here’s a look at what’s “out there” for today — Thursday, March 23 — about your Seattle Seahawks: 

Wagner Among The Best Round 2 Picks

The 2017 NFL Draft class is regarded by many as one of the deepest in the past few years. Draft experts have often praised the depth at various positions and the great amount of value team’s can get beyond the first round of selections. 

Considering this year’s depth, Gil Brandt of NFL.com decided to look back at the past five drafts (2012-2016) and review the best selections that came in the second round.  

Seahawks linebacker Bobby Wagner, who was drafted 47th overall in 2012, was featured on the list of players: 

*Why he was available: Wagner was a very productive guy as a four-year starter at Utah State, and he was named the MVP of the Senior Bowl. But he was unable to attend the NFL Scouting Combine because of an illness, and I think he kind of slipped through the cracks. *

*What he became: As a five-year starter for the Seahawks, Wagner has earned three Pro Bowl and two first-team All-Pro nods. The 2016 league-leader in tackles (167) can play all three downs and cover in space; he's also a very competitive leader. When he's not on the field, the Seahawks' defense suffers. *

Wagner is coming off arguably his best season as a pro, a season where he set the Seahawks’ franchise record for tackles in a season with 167 (85 total, 82 assisted) and recorded 4.5 sacks. Not to anyone’s surprise, Wagner was selected as an All-Pro, made his third consecutive Pro Bowl appearance and was handed the Male Sports Star of the Year award at the 82nd Annual MTRWestern Sports Star of the Year Awards. 

Other players making up Brandt’s list are Pittsburgh’s Le’Veon Bell, Oakland’s Derek Carr, New York's (Giants) Janoris Jenkins, Miami’s Jarvis Landry, New Orleans’ Michael Thomas, Philadelphia’s Alshon Jeffrey, New York's (Giants) Landon Collins, Carolina’s Kawann Short and Oakland’s Kelechi Osemele. 

Tweet Of The Day

Today’s “Tweet of the Day” comes from new Seahawks safety Bradley McDougald, who is excited to be the newest member of the Legion of Boom: 

https://twitter.com/BabyLead/status/844717072399515648 

More From Around The Web

McDougald adds good depth to the safety position for the Seahawks. 

Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett talked exclusively with digital media reporter John Boyle about the importance of giving back to communities. 

Here’s an updated look at all of the free agents the Seahawks have signed this offseason. 

Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times takes a look at Seattle’s offensive line following the team’s recent free agent signings at the position. 

Finally, ESPN’s Sheil Kapadia gave the Seahawks a positive grade for the signing of McDougald. 

*McDougald started 31 games for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers the past two seasons. He gives Seattle an experienced player who can step in at free safety. *

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