Good morning, 12s.
Here's a look at what's 'out there' for today - Thursday, July 11 - about your Seattle Seahawks:
The League's Best Offensive Trios
As NFL.com editor Ali Bhanpuri notes, digital content calendars league-wide have been going all in on offseason rankings while waiting for training camps to open, and one of the latest features from the league site offers a look at how offensive triplets from each of the NFL's 32 teams stack up.
In the exercise, Bhanpuri uses a point system to assess the top quarterback, running back, and pass catcher from each team, giving a club 32 points if it has the No. 1-ranked running back or pass catcher, 31 points if it has the No. 2-ranked running back or pass catcher, and so on. A separate point system is used for quarterbacks, with Bhanpuri determining rank by two metrics; which quarterback he would want in 2019 for one game and what a quarterback's projected production is for 2019. Adding up all three totals creates a point value for each team's trio.
The Seahawks' combination of quarterback Russell Wilson, running back Chris Carson, and receiver Tyler Lockett garnered 109 points, good enough to rank as the 10th-best offensive trio on NFL.com's list. Here's a look at what the site has to say about some of Seattle's top playmakers:
Quarterback: Russell Wilson -- Rank: 8th (One game: 4th | 2019 prod.: 10th) _Running back: Chris Carson -- Rank: 14th __Pass catcher: Tyler Lockett -- Rank: 21st _
I have to admit that I'm a bit surprised by the Seahawks' score, considering Lockett's modest spot among the pass catchers. But it's a testament to Russell Wilson's greatness and Chris Carson's take-notice arrival last season. The former seventh-rounder is one of the few one-dimensional backs to break into the top 15, mainly because I'm expecting him to pick up where he left off in 2018. No, not his 20-yard effort in the Wild Card Round (that technically would've been 2019 anyway ...), but rather his 447 yards and five touchdowns over the final four weeks of the regular season. While former first-rounder Rashaad Penny could eat into Carson's workload, if Carson continues to perform as he has, there's no organization I trust more to disregard draft pedigree and start the better player than Pete Carroll's Seahawks. Lockett might not be the Seahawks' No. 1 for long, with Wilson lauding rookie D.K. Metcalf's offseason progress, but we shouldn't overlook Lockett's contributions: Wilson had a perfect passer rating when targeting Lockett (57 catches, 965 yards, 10 TDs, 0 INTS) last season, per PFF. As far as Wilson is concerned, the QB is reliable, efficient, can make plays with both his arm and his legs and is incredibly clutch. In the fourth quarter since 2016, Wilson has thrown 38 TDs against just seven picks and has a 115.9 passer rating -- 7 points higher than the next-closest QB (Drew Brees). I wish my self-imposed point system resulted in a higher overall ranking for Wilson.
Social Post(s) Of The Day
Today's 'Social Post(s) of the Day' come from us and the NFL, as our organizations share photos showcasing the Seahawks' presence at the 2019 ESPYS, which were held Wednesday evening in Los Angeles. ESPN.com has full coverage from the night right here.
More From Around The Web
With an eye on training camp opening at the end of this month, Seahawks.com's John Boyle outlines the significant changes Seattle's defensive end position has undergone this offseason.
Speaking of the Seahawks' defensive end spot, 710 ESPN Seattle looks at how that group's 2019 success could hinge upon the development of Rasheem Green, who the team took in the third round of the 2018 draft.
In an Insider piece for ESPN.com, analytics contributor Seth Walder takes a deep dive breaking down Seahawks receiver Tyler Lockett's "outrageously efficient" 2018 season.
Seahawks receiver DK Metcalf earns a mention from NFL.com as one of the top candidates to take home Offensive Rookie of the Year. ESPN.com's Brady Henderson also profiles Metcalf as Seattle's training camp nears.
And in news from around the NFC West, the Arizona Cardinals selected former Washington State defensive back Jalen Thompson in the fifth round of Wednesday's supplemental draft. The Cardinals were the only NFL team to make a pick.