Good afternoon, 12s.
Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Thursday, May 4 - about your Seattle Seahawks:
2018 Mock? Yes, A 2018 Mock
The 2017 NFL Draft is less than a week old, but that didn't stop ESPN NFL Draft analyst Todd McShay from putting together an initial mock for next year's selection process. McShay understands it's way too early to predict what teams might do in 2018, hence the 'way-too-early' headline in his Insider article, but having studied limited tape on next year's class McShay still does his best to match up who he believes to be 2018's top players with teams that make sense.
Of note, 14 players in McShay's way-too-early mock draft for 2017 ended up going in the draft's first round last week, while 20 went in the draft's first two rounds. Also of note, McShay used Football Outsiders' early projected records for the 2018 season to determine his 2018 mock draft order, which has the Seattle Seahawks selecting No. 31 overall.
Here's who McShay is mocking to Seattle next year (the asterisk denotes an underclassman):
31. Seattle Seahawks
Pick:Orlando Brown, OT, Oklahoma*
Comment:Brown is the son of Orlando Brown, who played nine NFL seasons and died in 2011. Like his dad, Brown is a mammoth left tackle prospect, listed at 6-foot-8, 360 pounds. He has started all 26 games for the Sooners the past two seasons.
Tweet Of The Day
In honor of Star Wars Day, or May the Fourth, today's "Tweet of the Day" comes from us - @Seahawks, as we share a short clip of defensive end Michael Bennett donning Jedi robes and a lightsaber. In related news from a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, NFL.com has a fun photo essay depicting NFL players and coaches as Star Wars characters.
More From Around The Web
Here at Seahawks.com, digital media reporter John Boyle shares a detailed behind-the-scenes account of what life is like on the road for a Seahawks scout.
Here's 12 things you probably didn't know about Seahawks second-round draft pick Ethan Pocic.
Former Seahawks running back Justin Forsett announced his retirement from the NFL yesterday after nine seasons, four of which were spent in Seattle.
Sheil Kapadia at ESPN.com breaks down where things currently stand on the Seahawks offensive line.
Bob Condotta at the Seattle Times ranks which Seahawks draft picks will play the most next season.
Seahawks receiver Doug Baldwin and Amtrak Cascades visited Tillicum Elementary School and Tyee Park Elementary School on Wednesday, May 3 to discuss train safety and the importance to "Stay Back from the Tracks."