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Thursday Round-Up: Seahawks Quarterback Russell Wilson Among NFL.com's Top Deep-Throwers of 2017

Good afternoon, 12s.

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

Go Deep

Over at NFL.com, fantasy writer Matt Harmon used the league's Next Gen Stats data to determine the top 10 deep-ball throwers from this past season.

With deep throws defined as passes that traveled 20-plus yards in the air, Harmon used things like passer rating, completion rate, percentage of total passing yards accumulated on deep throws, and touchdowns rate on deep throws to establish his ranking. 

Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, who led the NFL last year with 34 touchdown passes, comes in at No. 5 on Harmon's list behind Alex Smith (No. 1), Matthew Stafford (No. 2), Josh McCown (No. 3), and Deshaun Watson (No. 4). Here's some of what Harmon had to say about Wilson's place on the deep-ball rankings:

Wilson and Doug Baldwin were again one of the top connections in the vertical game in 2017. Over the past two seasons, Wilson boasts passer ratings of 93.6 and 97.0 when targeting Baldwin on throws of 20-plus air yards. With Tyler Lockett recovering from a broken leg, Wilson made it work with a new starting deep threat -- Paul Richardson -- in his stead. After accumulating 28.4 percent of his yards on deep passers (first among qualifying quarterbacks) in 2016, Wilson finished third this season with 26.4 percent. That speaks to his excellence as a vertical thrower.

Social Post Of The Day

Today's "Social Post of the Day" comes from new Seahawks offensive lineman D.J. Fluker, who signed with Seattle on Wednesday:

More From Around The Web

ICYMI: Tight end Luke Willson signed with the Detroit Lions yesterday after five seasons in Seattle.

Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times projected what the Seahawks offensive line might look like after the addition of Fluker.

Willson joined 710 ESPN Seattle yesterday and talked about his decision to sign with the Lions.

ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr. re-graded Seattle's 2017 draft class.

Finally, NFL.com's Charles Davis has the Seahawks going after an offensive guard in his latest mock draft.

Take a look back at photos of D.J. Fluker's first five NFL seasons as the offensive lineman signs a free-agent deal with the Seattle Seahawks.

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