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Thursday Round-Up: Thomas Rawls Included In The Ringer’s ’32 Names To Know’ List

Good morning, 12s.

Here’s a look at what’s “out there” for today — Thursday, November 3 — about your Seattle Seahawks:

Rawls A Second Half Breakout Candidate  

There are only nine weekends of football left in the 2016 season, and with only so much time remaining, Danny Kelly of The Ringer picked a player from all 32 teams that has a chance to break out down the stretch.

For the Seahawks, Kelly selected running back Thomas Rawls, who has been sidelined with a fibula injury since Week 2, but is poised to return to the lineup soon. Here’s why Kelly chose the second-year running back:

The Seahawks run game needs a boost. Christine Michael (4.2 yards per carry) has been an explosive runner, but he hasn’t provided the same tackle-breaking, run-you-over element that Rawls brings to the table. Rawls finished his injury-shortened rookie season first in Football Outsiders’ DYAR (total value), second in DVOA (value per rush), and first in running back success rate while racking up 830 yards and four touchdowns on 147 carries. He’s been on the shelf most of this year with a leg fracture, but once he gets back he’ll assume a big role in Seattle’s struggling run game.

NFL Pro Bowl Voting Is Underway 

Voting for the 2017 NFL Pro Bowl has begun. Make sure to help send your favorite Seahawks to Orlando by casting your votes here.

Social Post Of The Day 

Today’s “Social Post of the Day” comes from Seahawks rookie Quinton Jefferson, who posted this photo on his Instagram account after undergoing knee surgery.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BMR1b_jsNY/?taken-by=qjeff99

More From Around The Web

Seahawks defensive end Cliff Avril is finally getting the on-field recognition he deserves.

In his latest Twitter Q&A, digital media reporter John Boyle answered questions about why the Seahawks don’t wear throwback jerseys, Kam Chancellor, the strong side linebacker spot and more.

Former Seahawks wide receiver Ricardo Lockette helped launch the Seattle Science Foundation’s Spinal Cord Injury Research. 

Is the Seahawks defense dominant because of its depth or stars? Jayson Jenks of The Seattle Times takes a look. 

Yesterday, linebacker Bobby Wagner joined John Clayton on 710 ESPN Seattle. 

And lastly, Richard Sherman moved up a spot in Ike Taylor’s weekly cornerback rankings. 

The Seahawks and the Bills have played each other 12 times throughout their history. Seattle is currently leading the series 7-5. The two teams will face off again this Monday Night during Week 9 at CenturyLink Field.

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