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Thursday Round-Up: Seven Seahawks Named To Pete Prisco's Top 100 Players For 2016

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

Good morning, 12s. 

Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Thursday, June 2 - about your Seattle Seahawks:

Seven Seahawks Crack Prisco's Top 100

At this point in the NFL offseason, Top 100 player lists seem to be all the rage, and Pete Prisco at CBSSports.com is the latest to unveil his ranks of the League's best athletes.

Seven Seahawks, including free safety Earl Thomas (No. 18), cornerback Richard Sherman (No. 28), defensive end Michael Bennett (No. 39), quarterback Russell Wilson (No. 45), linebackers Bobby Wagner (No. 56) and K.J. Wright (No. 79), and tight end Jimmy Graham (No. 89) make Prisco's cut, which he "based on play from last season, with a big eye on this season."

Here's what the NFL analyst had to say about each Seahawk:

Earl Thomas (No. 18):He's the ball-hawking safety that all teams crave in the middle of the field. He was bothered some by injury last season, but he remains the standard in the middle of the field in the NFL.

Richard Sherman (No. 28):Here's another corner with a swagger who continues to play at a high level. There will be some who say he is a product of their scheme, but I think he'd succeed in any scheme. He is long and smart and can run with receivers.

Michael Bennett (No. 39):His numbers don't do him justice. He had 10 sacks last season, but he's far more disruptive than that. He can rush from the outside and the inside, which is where he really can cause problems for an offense.

Russell Wilson (No. 45):He came on strong as a passer last season, improving from the pocket. His ability to create with his legs outside of it remains a big part of his game. He threw 34 touchdown passes and only eight picks playing behind a bad line that saw him get sacked 45 times.

Bobby Wagner (No. 56):His ability to run and chase is huge for the Seattle defense. He is fast and athletic, and that shows up on tape. He wasn't as good in 2015 as he was the year before, but he was still really good.

K.J. Wright (No. 79):A lot of the attention on the Seattle defense goes to the front, the back end and Bobby Wagner. But Wright's ability to cover and also be good against the run is key to that defense as well. He closes fast to the football.

Jimmy Graham (No. 89):He had 48 catches in 11 games last season before tearing the patella tendon in his right knee. He started slowly after coming to Seattle in a trade last spring, but he did have an eight-catch, 140-yard game against Carolina. He's still an elite pass-catching tight end when healthy.

Tweet Of The Day

Today's "Tweet of the Day" comes from Fox Sports West, which shares a 'Throwback Thursday' video of Seattle cornerback Richard Sherman's playing days at Compton, California's Dominguez High School. The clip shows Sherman registering a sack and forcing and recovering a fumble in the 2005 CIF-SS Division III title game.

More From Around The Web

Here at Seahawks.com, digital media reporter John Boyle details what went into Justin Britt's move to the center position and shares notes from coach Tom Cable's Wednesday press conference on Seattle's new-look offensive line, 2016 rookie class, and more. 

Last night, Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett checked in at No. 59 on NFL Network's countdown of the Top 100 Players of 2016.

Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman recalls a humbling experience he had with a young fan at Kam Chancellor's 'Bam Bam Spring Jam' held this past weekend in Norfolk, Virginia.

Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and retired running back Marshawn Lynch made ESPN's list of the world's 100 most-famous athletes

Matt Calkins at the Seattle Times says cornerback Richard Sherman insists Seattle's defense is second to none

Photos from the fifth of nine Organized Team Activities (OTAs) that the Seahawks held at Renton's Virginia Mason Athletic Center on Wednesday, June 1.

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