Thursday Round-Up: Who Are The Seahawks' Top-10 Rookies So Far?

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


Good morning, 12s.

Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Thursday, Aug. 20 - about your Seattle Seahawks:

Rookie Report Card

With the team's first preseason game in the books, Rob Rang at SeahawkFootball.com has updated his list of Seattle's Top 10 most-impressive rookies to date, leading with defensive end Frank Clark (No. 1), wide receiver/return specialist Tyler Lockett (No. 2), and cornerback Tye Smith (No. 3).

Rang's thoughts on the three 2015 NFL Draft picks are outlined for you below and rounding out his Top 10 are offensive lineman Mark Glowinski (No. 4), running back Thomas Rawls (No. 5), offensive lineman Kristjan Sokoli (No. 6), defensive tackle T.Y. McGill (No. 7), 2014 undrafted wide receiver Kevin Smith (No. 8), defensive back Triston Wade (No. 9), and offensive lineman Terry Poole (No. 10).

Click here to read Rang's full report. He'll be updating it throughout preseason play.

1. DL Frank Clark: With a game-high nine tackles, including a tackle for loss and forced fumble, Clark was a terror against the Broncos, beating fellow rookies and veterans, alike. After the first week of training camp and following Seattle's mock game, Clark topped my list of the impressive Seahawks rookies and he's done nothing to change that. Versatile and tough enough to play inside and out, I expect Clark to quickly emerge as a formidable part of Seattle's rotation a rookie.

2. WR/RS Tyler Lockett: The decisiveness and speed Lockett showed with two long kick returns - including, of course, the 103-yarder for a second quarter score - is precisely why Seattle drafted him. Quick and a sharp route-runner, Lockett can make an impact as a receiver if given opportunity but Doug Baldwin and Jermaine Kearse have distanced themselves from every other receiver on the roster thus far. Lockett's impact will mostly be felt on special teams but as the preseason opener demonstrated, he could prove quite the force.

3. CB Tye Smith: Smith wasn't nearly as flashy as Clark or Lockett but he enjoyed a solid NFL debut, recording four tackles, including two solos. Smith's agility and closing speed are clear and he's playing with more confidence, despite the fact that the Seahawks have added to his duties by playing him inside at nickel as well as outside. Smith's wiry frame appears best suited to the outside in Seattle's but an easier path to a "starting" role at nickel.

Tweet Of The Day

Today's "Tweet of the Day" comes from @PeteCarroll, who thanks all the 12s that attended the team's 15 open training camp practices at Renton's Virginia Mason Athletic Center.

More From Around The Web

Here at Seahawks.com, digital media reporter John Boyle highlights the play of wide receiver Jermaine Kearse on the final day of training camp and catches up with Kevin Smith, the former Husky who led the team in receiving yards in the preseason opener.

Quarterback Russell Wilson met with the media yesterday, sharing thoughts on the team's recent shuffle along the offensive line.

Former Seahawks cornerback Marcus Trufant skydived into training camp yesterday to promote a new partnership with Talking Rain.

Here's 12 songs we overheard playing on the final day of Seahawks training camp.

Scott Engel at RotoExperts.com showcases Seattle's three bonafide fantasy football superstars for 2015 - Jimmy Graham, Marshawn Lynch, and Russell Wilson.

Rob Rang at SeahawkFootball.com helps you get to know the Kansas City Chiefs ahead of Friday's preseason game against Seattle.

Jayson Jenks at the Seattle Times says its Tyler Lockett's decisiveness that could make him the spark the Seahawks have missed in the return game.

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Gregg Bell at the Tacoma News Tribune explains what it is that continues to drive Bobby Wagner after the All-Pro linebacker signed a contract extension earlier this month.

Brady Henderson at 710Sports.com notes the health of the Seahawks' secondary is slowly improving.

With the conclusion of training camp, Stephen Cohen at SeattlePI.com takes time to predict the Seahawks' final 53-man roster.

Adam Lewis at SeattlePI.com shares five key takeaways at the conclusion of Seattle's training camp.

Defensive end Frank Clark is one of three rookies mentioned on ProFootballFocus.com's list of players who impressed during the first preseason game.

And a local fan fighting cancer got a big surprise from the Seahawks yesterday.

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