Good morning, 12s.
Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Tuesday, May 3 - about your Seattle Seahawks:
Germain Ifedi To Compete At Right Guard
Shortly after the Seahawks selected Texas A&M offensive lineman Germain Ifedi with the No. 31 overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, Seattle head coach Pete Carroll said the club would start out by looking at Ifedi at right tackle, where he would compete with J'Marcus Webb, a 6-foot-7, 331-pound free-agent addition.
But in a Monday interview with Pat Kirwan on SiriusXM NFL Radio, Carroll said the plan will be to have Ifedi start out by competing at right guard, a position Ifedi played early in his career with the Aggies and one that's currently open on Seattle's roster after last year's starter J.R. Sweezy signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in free agency.
"First off, I love the kid now," Carroll said of Ifedi. "He is so serious about achieving and bringing his best. He's a really exciting kid. If you go back, we thought he played really well at right tackle, if you go back and watch him as a right guard early on in his career, he was really good there, too.
"We're going to bring him in here and put him at right guard and get J'Marcus Webb at right tackle and get as big as you can get in football and see how those guys do together."
The 6-foot-5, 325-pound Ifedi played right guard for one season at Texas A&M, starting all 13 games in 2013 before moving to right tackle his final two seasons and declaring for the draft. Ifedi is currently listed as a guard/tackle on Seattle's official roster, so it's clear the Seahawks like his versatility and won't rule him out playing elsewhere on the line as the team moves into rookie minicamp, OTAs, training camp, preseason, and eventually, the regular season.
Seahawks Host High School Coaches Mentorship Academy
The Seahawks hosted the 10th annual high school coaches mentorship academy April 23-24, with 20 high school head coaches and athletic directors from across the state in attendance at team headquarters.
"The Academy has as one if its objectives to discuss ways we can make high school football better in the state of Washington," said Jerry Parish, secretary for the Washington State Coaches Association (WSCA) and father of Kirk Parrish, college scouting coordinator for the Seahawks. "Strong support from the Seahawks has allowed our coaches to share ideas on how to improve the game of football. Recently our coaches had a significant presentation on football safety, concussion protocol, and how to correctly fit equipment. The coaches association wishes to thank the Seahawks for their continued support."
Tweet Of The Day
Today's "Tweet of the Day" comes from us - @Seahawks, as we share photos from the start of "Phase Two" of the team's voluntary offseason program at Renton's Virginia Mason Athletic Center.
More From Around The Web
Here at Seahawks.com, digital media reporter John Boyle recaps what GM John Schneider said about Seattle's undrafted free agent class and 2016 draft class during a Monday interview with 710 ESPN Seattle.
Here's 24 questions and answers that should help you get to know center Joey Hunt, drafted in the sixth round by the Seahawks at No. 215 overall.
Several of Seattle's 2016 picks recorded special shoutout messages to the 12s after getting drafted.
If you missed any of John Schneider and Pete Carroll's calls to draft picks over the weekend, you can check them all out right here.
And John Clayton at ESPN.com lists the Seahawks 2016 draft class as one of his top three favorites.
Seahawks select Germain Ifedi, tackle from Texas A&M with the 31st overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft.