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Thursday Round-Up: Doug Baldwin Eager To See What Jimmy Graham Will Bring

A daily link round-up of what's "out there" about your Seattle Seahawks


Good morning, 12s.

Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Thursday, May 14 - about your Seattle Seahawks:

Baldwin Joins 710 ESPN Seattle

Doug Baldwin sounded excited on 710 ESPN Seattle yesterday, when the Seahawks wideout was asked about the team's offseason addition of three-time Pro Bowl tight end Jimmy Graham.

"He can be an offense completely amongst himself," Baldwin said of the 6-foot-7, 265-pound Graham. "His ability to be a big target in the red zone, his athleticism is really strange for a guy his size. The way he moves, it's unbelievable. He's going to be able to do a lot of things for us offensively."

Head coach Pete Carroll has said he thinks Graham will help open up the passing game for Baldwin, the team's leading receiver from a year ago. But Baldwin's looking forward to Graham opening running lanes for Marshawn Lynch. With the pass-catching tight end involved in the offense, opponents should be hard-pressed to leave an extra defender in the box to defend against No. 24.

"Not only is he going to be able to open things up for myself, but also for Marshawn as well," Baldwin said. "And opening more things up for Marshawn is going to be devastating to the defenses we face."

Could Tyler Lockett Be 2015's Top Rookie?

Seahawks wide receiver/return specialist Tyler Lockett, taken by Seattle in the third-round (No. 69 overall) of this year's draft, is listed at No.4 on's projection of 2015's Top 100 rookies.

On Lockett, college football writer Bryan Fischer states, "Meet Russell Wilson's new best friend, a dynamo out of the slot who will create plenty of mismatches and boost the return game instantly."

Defensive end Frank Clark, who the Seahawks took in the second round (No. 63 overall), appears on Fischer's Top 100 rookie projections at No. 69.

Tweet Of The Day

Today's "Tweet of the Day" comes from @EAMaddenNFL, who unveiled New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. as the cover athlete for Madden 2016.

Beckham takes the cover from Seattle cornerback Richard Sherman, who was joined by his 'Legion of Boom' teammates on the start-up screen of last year's game.

More From Around The Web

Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett appeared at No. 90 on NFL Network's countdown of the Top 100 Players of 2015.'s Dan Hanzus shares five takeaways from last night's unveiling of players ranked No. 90-81.

Seahawks defensive end Cliff Avril tells KING 5 News why joining the fight against diabetes is important to him. This weekend, Avril will participate in the 33rd Annual Nordstrom Beat the Bridge at Husky Stadium.

And Jayson Jenks at the Seattle Times says Eric Pinkins is embracing his switch from cornerback to linebacker, seeing it as an opportunity to get on the field faster.

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