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Thursday Round-Up: Lists Seattle Seahawks Wide Receiver Tyler Lockett and Running Back Thomas Rawls as Candidates for Offensive Rookie of the Year

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, Dec. 24 - about your Seattle Seahawks:

The NFL's Top 10 Rookies

In his weekly feature at that outlines power rankings for a specific position, attribute, or award, Chris Wesseling turns his attention to the League's annual honors with two games left to play in the regular season.

Wesseling examines the Top 10 candidates for Offensive and Defensive Rookie of the Year, and two Seahawks appear on his list, both coming on the offensive side of the football. Wide receiver Tyler Lockett, who was voted to the 2016 Pro Bowl as a return specialist on Tuesday, comes in at No. 8 on Wesseling's list and running back Thomas Rawls comes in at No. 10.

Lockett, a third-round pick out of Kansas State, and Rawls, an undrafted free agent out of Central Michigan, are two of seven offensive rookies to appear in Wesseling's Top 10 from around the NFL. St. Louis Rams running back Todd Gurley, the No. 10 overall pick in this past year's draft who the Seahawks face this Sunday at CenturyLink Field, claims the No. 1 spot.

Here's what Wesseling had to say about the Seahawks' Lockett and Rawls:

8. Tyler Lockett, Seattle Seahawks: Among receivers with at least 50 targets, Lockett's 80.7 catch percentage ranks second only to Danny Amendola's 82.9. Since Week 11, Russell Wilson has generated a passer rating of 154.7 when targeting the rookie. The Pro Bowl return specialist has joined Hall of Famer Gale Sayers as the only rookies all-time with five receiving touchdowns in addition to scores on both kickoff and punt returns. It's hard to believe such as a versatile and explosive playmaker lasted until the third round of the 2015 NFL Draft.

10. Thomas Rawls, Seattle Seahawks: Rawls started only seven games, yet still ranks in the top 10 in rushing while leading the league in yards per carry (5.6). The undrafted former Central Michigan star outplayed Marshawn Lynch, broke the franchise's single-game rushing mark, drew comparisons to bruising Hall of Famer Earl Campbell and established himself beyond doubt as the future in Seattle's backfield.

If not for the ankle fracture that ended his season in Week 14, Rawls would be pushing Gurley for the top spot on this list.*

Tweet Of The Day

Today's "Tweet of the Day" comes from NFL Network, which shares a graphic of what the playoff picture would look like right now, with the No. 5-seeded Seahawks traveling to Washington, D.C. for a wild-card matchup with the No. 4-seeded and NFC East-leading Redskins.

More From Around The Web

Richard Sherman continued a tradition he started his rookie season by providing presents and essential items for 25 families during the holidays as a part of his Blanket Coverage Foundation at VMAC. 

Seven Seahawks did not participate in Wednesday's practice for the Seahawks and Seattle head coach Pete Carroll gave injury updates on some of them at his Wednesday press conference.

'Visit Seattle' has a crew in this year's Clipper Round the World race and the yacht hoisted a Seahawks flag yesterday morning in Australia's Sydney Harbor.

Wide receiver Jermaine Kearse and right tackle Garry Gilliam joined 710 ESPN Seattle's 'The Huddle' on Wednesday afternoon at team headquarters.

Bob Condotta at the Seattle Times details how defensive tackle Brandon Mebane's play helps energize the Seattle defense and outlines the records quarterback Russell Wilson has set with his play the past five weeks.

Gregg Bell at the Tacoma News Tribune explains the evolution of cornerback Richard Sherman.

And Danny O'Neil at shares highlights from his latest 'Hawk Talk' chat with fans.

D*id I miss anything you think is worthy of inclusion? Let me know on Twitter *

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