Good afternoon, 12s.
Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Tuesday, May 2 - about your Seattle Seahawks:
Day 2's Draft Winners; Day 3's Best Picks
The Seahawks' six-player haul on Day 2 of the NFL Draft, which included defensive tackle Malik McDowell (No. 35 overall), LSU offensive lineman Ethan Pocic (No. 58), Central Florida cornerback Shaquill Griffin (No. 90), Michigan safety Delano Hill (No. 95), North Carolina defensive tackle Nazair Jones (No. 102), and Michigan receiver Amara Darboh (No. 106), has Seattle listed as one of the selection processes second-day winners over at NFL.com, where *Around The NFL *editor Gregg Rosenthal gives praise to the club for improving its line play:
It wasn't a surprise that Seahawks GM John Schneider used the first two of his six (!) picks Friday to get bigger up front. Michigan State defensive tackle Malik McDowell has top-five talent, and Pete Carroll is just the coach to squeeze that talent out of him. Center Ethan Pocic from LSU fills a huge need and provides clarity to a jumbled Seahawks line. Seattle also added behemoth defensive tackle Nazair Jones to the mix late in the third round.
Turning the page to Day 3 of the draft, Colorado safety Tedric Thompson, who the Seahawks took with the No. 111 overall pick, is listed among the best picks that took place on the draft's final day. Here's what NFL Media analyst Elliot Harrison had to say about Thompson, who led the Pac-12 last year with seven interceptions and whose 25 passes defended led FBS:
Seattle added depth to a strength, but as players age, teams must have guys ready to step up. Not to mention, fourth-round picks like Thompson make their hay playing in packages and special teams. And then ... never underestimate gratitude.
Harrison's final comment there refers to the emotional reaction Thompson had when he received his draft-day phone call from Schneider and Carroll, which you can check out in the video below.
Tweet Of The Day
Today's "Tweet of the Day" shows Seahawks second-round draft pick Ethan Pocic working out with former Seattle offensive lineman Kevin Mawae, who was named one of the 15 finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2017.
More From Around The Web
NFL Network kicked off its Top 100 Players of 2017 series last night and Seahawks receiver Doug Baldwin was unveiled at No. 88.
The Seahawks and Symetra awarded Apollo Elementary School with a $20,000 education grant last Friday.
Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch took out a full-page ad in the Seattle Times this past Sunday to thank Seahawks owner Paul Allen and the 12s for his time in Seattle.
Sheil Kapadia at ESPN.com rehashes what newly-drafted Seahawks safety Mike Tyson said this past weekend about being named Mike Tyson.
Brady Henderson at 710Sports.com shares three post-draft thoughts on the Seahawks roster.
John Clayton at 710Sports.com says the key theme to the Seahawks' 2017 draft was versatility.
Listen: 710's "Brock and Salk" assess each of Seattle's 11 draft picks.
The Seahawks and Symetra awarded Apollo Elementary with the 2016 Symetra Heroes in the Classroom MVP Award on Friday, April 28 at CenturyLink Field, where the school received a $20,000 education grant and Seattle receiver Tyler Lockett paid the group a surprise visit.