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Thursday Round-Up: Seahawks Cornerback Richard Sherman Among NFL's Most-Valuable Defensive Backs

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


Good afternoon, 12s.

Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Thursday, April 7 - about your Seattle Seahawks:

Sherman Among NFL's Most Valuable DBs

A week ago, Bucky Brooks at NFL.com labeled Seattle's Richard Sherman as the game's top cornerback heading into the 2016 season. Today at the League site, NFL Media analyst Ike Taylor, a former cornerback for the Pittsburgh Steelers, shares his opinion on which defensive backs - so safeties are considered, too - bring the most value to their respective secondaries.

On Taylor's Top 5 list, Sherman lands at No. 4, behind Arizona Cardinals corner Patrick Peterson (No. 1) and free safety Tyrann Mathieu (No. 2), Denver Broncos nickel cornerback Bradley Roby (No. 3), and ahead of New York Jets corner Darrelle Revis (No. 5). Here's what Taylor had to say about Sherman:

Sherman has proven himself since the day he stepped into this league as a fifth-round pick in 2011. He's very intelligent and his play reflects it. Some people questioned why he only played one side over his first four seasons, why he didn't travel to cover his opponent's top receiver. Well, he covered No. 1 receivers all over the place last season and did a helluva job in the process. On top of that, he's improved his tackling and is a huge member of the Legion of Boom. He's in his prime and isn't satisfied, and I have to respect that.

Tweet Of The Day

Because Sherman is the main subject of today's Round-Up, our "Tweet of the Day" comes from the Seahawks cornerback, who announced that his fourth annual celebrity softball game benefiting his Blanket Coverage foundation will be held July 10 at Seattle's Safeco Field. Tickets are available now.

More From Around The Web

Running back Thomas Rawls sat down for an interview with Q13 FOX and gave an update on his recovery from the ankle injury he suffered last December.

John Clayton at 710Sports.com doesn't think the Seahawks will take a cornerback with pick No. 26 in the first round of this month's draft, something ESPN Insider Mel Kiper projected to happen in his latest mock draft.

And NFL.com ranks the Seahawks' Week 6 game against the Carolina Panthers as the second-best game of 2015

On Richard Sherman's 28th birthday, check out these photos of each of the Seahawks cornerback's 28 career interceptions, regular season and postseason combined.

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