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Thursday Round-Up: Where Does Former Seattle Seahawks Linebacker Malcolm Smith Rank Among Super Bowl MVPs?

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Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Thursday, Jan. 28 - about your Seattle Seahawks:

Where Does Malcolm Smith Rank?

Ahead of Super Bowl 50 in Santa Clara, Calif., Mike Sando at ESPN.com has ranked all of the NFL's Super Bowl MVPs from Nos. 1-49, and former Seahawks linebacker Malcolm Smith comes in near the bottom of Sando's list at No. 48 for his play in Seattle's 43-8 win over the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII.

The low rank for Smith likely comes as a byproduct of how many players stood out for Seattle that day at New Jersey's MetLife Stadium. An MVP argument could have been made for so many Seahawks, including strong safety Kam Chancellor, wide receiver Percy Harvin, defensive end Cliff Avril, and quarterback Russell Wilson. But ultimately it was Smith who took home the honor for his team-high 10 tackles, fumble recovery, and pick-six of Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning. 

Here's what Sando had to say about Smith's play in Super Bowl XLVIII: 

Smith's interception return for a touchdown gave the Seahawks a three-score lead in the second quarter, and they went on to win 43-8 over the Denver Broncos. Defensive end Cliff Avril beat the Broncos' right tackle with a bull-rush move before hitting Peyton Manning and forcing the ball to float high in the air. Smith was there to collect the interception. His 69-yard return for a touchdown made the score 22-0. It was a whirlwind postseason for Smith, who had been only a part-time starter. He also made the clinching interception against San Francisco in the NFC Championship Game, snagging a pass that Richard Sherman had deflected.

And in case you're wondering where the Super Bowl MVPs of Seattle's two Super Bowl losses rank on Sando's list, Pittsburgh Steelers wideout Hines Ward comes in at No. 44 for his play in Super Bowl XL and New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady comes in at No. 17 for his performance in Super Bowl XLIX.

Lockett's Snapchat Takeover Continues

If you're looking to see some exclusive player-driven behind-the-scenes content from the 2016 Pro Bowl, you need to be following 'Seahawks' on Snapchat, where rookie wideout Tyler Lockett, who was voted to the Pro Bowl as a return specialist, has been documenting his time on the Hawaiian Islands.

If you're reading this article on a mobile device, click here to add 'Seahawks' on Snapchat so you can start keeping tabs on Lockett's all-star adventures.

Tweet Of The Day

Today's "Tweet of the Day" comes from Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, a third-round pick of Seattle's in 2012 who was selected No. 1 overall in Wednesday night's Pro Bowl draft by Pro Football Hall of Fame wide receiver Michael Irvin.

Two other Seahawks were drafted to Team Irvin - cornerback Richard Sherman with the No. 5 overall pick and defensive end Michael Bennett at No. 9, while linebacker Bobby Wagner and return specialist Tyler Lockett were picked up by Team Rice, led by Hall of Fame wideout Jerry Rice.

Complete Pro Bowl rosters can be found right here

More From Around The Web

Here at Seahawks.com, digital media reporter John Boyle highlights a few young Seahawks you might not be familiar with who could contribute in 2016. Boyle is also on site at the 2016 Pro Bowl, so stay tuned to Seahawks.com for updates from Hawaii on Seattle's five Pro Bowl attendees.

Sea Gal Hope, the Seahawks' Pro Bowl cheerleader, shares what she's been up to so far in Hawaii

Marc Sessler at NFL.com identifies a reason for hope for every non-Super Bowl team. 

Ross Richendrfer at the Seattle Times comments on the Seahawks' story as it's unfolded since 2012

Bob Condotta at the Seattle Times reviews the 2015 play of Seattle's special teams

Dave Boling at the Tacoma News Tribune looks back at how the PAT change affected the 2015 season

And Sheil Kapadia at ESPN.com answers questions about the Seahawks in his first reader mailbag of the offseason. 

Bobby Wagner, Richard Sherman, Tyler Lockett, Russell Wilson and Michael Bennett along with other 2016 Pro Bowlers attended Wheeler Army Airfield in Wahiawa, Hawaii and met with service men and women prior to the Pro Bowl draft.

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