Good morning, 12s.
Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Tuesday, Nov. 17 - about your Seattle Seahawks:
What To Make Of The 2015 Draft Class
Sheil Kapadia at ESPN.com takes time to evaluate the play of the Seahawks' 2015 NFL Draft class, a group that includes defensive end Frank Clark, wide receiver Tyler Lockett, cornerback Tye Smith, and offensive linemen Mark Glowinski, Kristjan Sokoli, and Terry Poole (practice squad) still on the roster.
Kapadia says one player to watch in the second half of the season is Clark, who could be worked into the team's defensive line rotation more moving forward. Rawls, who signed as an undrafted free agent in Seattle, also earns praise for the work he's done in place of starter Marshawn Lynch. Here's Kapadia's take on the class to date:
Ultimately, this group might end up being judged by the three offensive linemen. Poole is on the practice squad, while Glowinski and Sokoli are on the 53-man roster. The Seahawks need desperately to develop young offensive linemen, and these guys need to emerge as contributors in the next couple of years. Lockett has been impressive, with three touchdowns -- one each as a receiver, punt returner and kickoff returner. He's gotten open consistently downfield, and the big plays should follow if protection holds up and he can develop chemistry with Russell Wilson. Clark looked good in the preseason and has a high ceiling. Given the talented, veteran roster, it will probably be a couple years before the Seahawks figure out what they have with this group. B
Kapadia also consulted with ESPN NFL Draft expert Mel Kiper, who had this to say about Seattle's most-recent class:
Let us not forget that Jimmy Graham is part of this draft class (at least in my grade). Not a great start there, but it'll get better. As for actual picks, I wrote after the draft, "The pick of Tyler Lockett (they moved up for him) is one of my favorites in the entire draft. The guy is just always open ... the Seahawks need pass-catchers who can create some separation." He's been dynamite as a returner, but needs a bigger role in the passing game. It'll come. The biggest question is can Clark get more reps? There is serious ability here, it's just a tough rotation to crack. Smith is also trying to build a name in that secondary.
Tweet Of The Day
Today's "Tweet of the Day" comes from Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin, who shows off a pair of specialized 'DB 89' socks now available for purchase at Strideline.com.
More From Around The Web
Here at Seahawks.com, digital media reporter John Boyle highlights five things we learned from Seattle coach Pete Carroll's Monday morning radio show, breaks down the Seahawks' snap counts from Sunday's loss to the Arizona Cardinals, and recaps what Carroll had to say in his Monday afternoon press conference after assessing the game film.
Defensive end Cliff Avril had one of his better games against Arizona and explains how the club can bounce back after defeat.
Danny O'Neil at 710Sports.com shares three things we learned and three things we're still trying to figure out after Sunday's Seahawks loss.
Sheil Kapadia at ESPN.com explains how Carroll and the Seahawks can identify with reigning NBA MVP Steph Curry and NBA champion Golden State Warriors.
Former Washington Huskies and NFL quarterback Hugh Millen analyzes what went wrong for the Seahawks during Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer's three touchdown passes this past Sunday at CenturyLink Field.
Bob Condotta at the Seattle Times notes Seattle's offensive game plan never got a chance to get going against Arizona, according to Carroll.
Matt Calkins at the Seattle Times comments on the recent play of the Seattle secondary.
This photo gallery brings you right along the sidelines, showing you the player and coach reactions to Sunday's primetime NFC West game against the Arizona Cardinals.
Gregg Bell at the Tacoma News Tribune looks at where the Seahawks' playoff hopes stand after Week 10.
Dave Boling at the Tacoma News Tribune says the Seahawks must re-capture a chip-on-their-shoulder mentality if they wish to return to title contention.
Stephen Cohen at SeattlePI.com doles out Week 10 grades for each Seahawks position group.
With the Seahawks sitting at 4-5, Steve Rudman at SportsPressNW.com notes six teams with five or more losses after nine games have gone on to make the playoffs since 2010.
Art Thiel at SportsPressNW.com says Carroll could not recall as bad a start to a game as the one his team had against Arizona.
And Gregg Rosenthal at NFL.com eyes the NFC playoff picture after Week 10.
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