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Thursday Round Up: Doug Baldwin Ranked Among NFL's Top Slot Receivers

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

Good morning, 12s.

Here's a look at what's "out there" for today — Thursday, September 22 — about your Seattle Seahawks:

Doug Baldwin Listed Among Best NFL Slot Receivers

The latest edition of's position power rankings series has listed the league's top slot receivers. The list of 10 players includes the Seahawks record-setting wide receiver Doug Baldwin, who found a place at No. 2 on the ranking. Baldwin is ranked behind Arizona Cardinal Larry Fitzgerald (No.1) and in front of New England Patroit Julian Edelman (No. 3).

Here's some of what had to say about Baldwin:

"2) Doug Baldwin, Seattle Seahawks: Responsible for the NFL's top passer rating when targeted (139.9) in 2015, Baldwin was the most efficient receiver in the league last season. Of the 87 receivers to play at least 25 percent of their teams' snaps and accrue an average depth of target beyond 10 yards, per Pro Football Focus, Baldwin's completion rate of 79 percent was No. 1.

A crafty route runner without fear over the middle, Baldwin has emerged as Russell Wilson's go-to target in high-leverage situations. While he plays nearly 90 percent of his snaps in the slot, he isn't limited to shallow routes. In fact, only Sammy Watkins scored more touchdowns on deep passes (20 or more yards in the air) in 2015 (Watkins had eight to Baldwin's five)."

You can find the complete list of the NFL's top slot receivers here.

Tweet of the Day

Today's "Tweet of the Day" comes from Richard Sherman who continues his writing series at the Players' Tribune- this week covering how to overcome a loss.

More From Around the Web

Here at, digital media reporter John Boyle writes on how the Seahawks look to "get back on track" in the running game. 

Pete Carroll gives an update on the injuries of Doug Baldwin, Tyler Lockett and Thomas Rawls. 

Richard Sherman took a stance on social justice during his press conference on Wednesday.

The Seahawks returned to practice at Virginia Mason Athletic Center on Wednesday to prepare for their home game against the 49ers.

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