Good morning, 12s.
Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Tuesday, Feb. 24 - about your Seattle Seahawks:
Mock Draft Central
With the 2015 NFL Scouting Combine in the rear-view mirror, several League analysts are taking what they learned from last week's workouts at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Ind. and applying it to their latest mock drafts.
Here's a look at the players draft pundits have the Seahawks selecting with the No. 31 overall pick in May's NFL Draft:
Don Banks at SI.com sees Seattle taking Georgia running back Todd Gurley, whose story I shared from the combine last week. On Gurley, Banks writes, "I'm with Pete Carroll on the Marshawn Lynch retirement speculation. The veteran running back is for sure playing in 2015, but after that, who knows? Seattle is that rare team in position to take Gurley in the first round and give him all the time he need to rehabilitate from his November 2014 knee injury."
Rob Rang at CBSSports.com has the Seahawks taking Florida State offensive lineman Cameron Irving at No. 31, "The two-time defending NFC champions boast one of the league's best rosters but free agency and injury concerns could make Pete Carroll and John Schneider even more difficult to predict this year than most. And that's saying something. The 6-5, 308-pound Erving has switched from defensive tackle to left tackle to center in college. He has the length, athleticism and tenacity scouts like. The Seahawks could see the versatile athlete as a potential replacement for left guard James Carpenter, a pending free agent."
Dane Brugler at NFLDraftScout.com has Seattle going with Washington cornerback Marcus Peters, who's looking for a fresh start at the next level after he was dismissed from the Huskies this past November, "With Byron Maxwell likely departing via free agency and Jeremy Lane expected to start the season on the sideline because of injuries, cornerback shoots to the top of Seattle's draft needs. And if Peters handles himself well during interviews, he could join his mentor (Marshawn Lynch) in Seattle."
Matt Miller at BleacherReport.com has his post-combine mock with the Seahawks selecting UCLA edge rusher Owa Odighizuwa in round one, "General manager John Schneider loves two things in prospects—long arms and big hands. Owa Odighizuwa has both (33.75" arms, 11" hands) and has shown the speed and production as an edge-rusher to fit in well with the Seahawks' 4-3 defense. *Odighizuwa would ideally play a defensive end role, allowing Michael Bennett to continue being a wild card at end and tackle. When Odighizuwa is in, Bennett is allowed to wreck the offensive line and it has to focus on Cliff Avril and the former UCLA pass-rusher at the same time. That's a nightmare for any offensive line."*
Tweet Of The Day
Today's "Tweet of the Day" comes from Seahawks offensive lineman Justin Britt, who shared thoughts on the NFL's comparison of draft prospect Melvin Gordon to Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch.
More From Around The Web
Here at Seahawks.com, Clare Farnsworth details the newest addition to Seattle's CenturyLink Field - the Toyota Fan Deck, which will add 1,000 seats to the south upper concourse in time for the 2015 preseason.
Jenny Vrentas at TheMMQB.com shares a Q&A with former Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn on how he handled going from Seattle's loss in Super Bowl XLIX one day to being named head coach of the Atlanta Falcons the next.
Nick Eaton at SeattlePI.com shares 20 NFL Combine highlights that may interest Seahawks fans.
Danny O'Neil at 710Sports.com tracks Seattle's pre-draft needs at wide receiver.
Seattle running back Marshawn Lynch has applied to trademark the phrase, "I'm just here so I won't get fined" that he made famous in the buildup to Super Bowl XLIX.
And in advance of the 2015 season, the Cleveland Browns have unveiled a new logo.
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