Good afternoon, 12s.
Here's a look at what's "out there" for today — Thursday, April 19 — about your Seattle Seahawks:
Ranking Draft Hauls
One great draft class can alter a lot for an NFL franchise.
This week at NFL.com leading up to next week's draft, Marc Sessler took a look back and reviewed his 10 best draft classes of the past 25 years.
The Seahawks were recognized twice in Sessler's rankings, coming in at No. 4 and No. 5 because of their 2010 and 2012 classes, respectively. The 2010 class notably featured OT Russell Okung, S Earl Thomas, WR Golden Tate, CB Walter Thurmond and S Kam Chancellor. The 2012 haul included DE Bruce Irvin, LB Bobby Wagner, QB Russell Wilson, RB Robert Turbin, CB Jeremy Lane and OG J.R. Sweezy.
Here's what Sessler had to say about the classes Seahawks general manager John Schneider and head coach Pete Carroll put together:
"Under coach Pete Carroll and general manager John Schneider, the Seahawks have earned a reputation for approaching the draft in a style all their own. The results speak for themselves, with Seattle forming the Legion of Boom in rapid-fire fashion by selecting Thomas, Chancellor and Thurmond in 2010. Richard Sherman came one year later before the 'Hawks padded their secondary with Jeremy Lane in 2012. Irvin's first-round selection surprised people in that same draft, as did the team's faith in quarterback Russell Wilson. While clubs dinged Wilson for his non-prototypical stature, Schneider pushed hard for the uber-athletic passer, a show of faith that changed the franchise forever."
Social Post Of The Day
Today's "Social Post of the Day" comes from Seahawks Legend Walter Jones:
More From Around The Web
USA Today polled NFL agents about league general managers and Schneider was among the most respected.
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Finally, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reviewed the Seahawks' offensive line heading into the draft.