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Tuesday Round-Up: Pro Football Focus Grades Seahawks Linebackers Best In NFL

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Good afternoon, 12s.

Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Tuesday, May 15 - about your Seattle Seahawks:

The NFL's Best Position Groups

For ESPN Insider, analytical website Pro Football Focus took a look around the league and named the best position groups now that the NFL Draft and and busy part of free agency are over. Using grading from PFF's database, the Seahawks earn a mention in the article for having the league's best linebackers, led by Pro Bowlers Bobby Wagner and K.J. Wright. Here's what PFF had to say: 

"The duo of Bobby Wagner and K.J. Wright is as good as it gets. Wagner is coming off back-to-back elite seasons with overall PFF grades of 90.8 in 2016 and 96.7 in 2017, while Wright has posted a grade of 80-plus in every season since 2011, including a career-high 89.5 in 2015. As the league becomes more dependent on nickel packages featuring only two linebackers, Wagner and Wright are perfect three-down players capable of playing both man and zone coverage while showing well against the run in the blitz game. The addition of fifth-round rookie Shaquem Griffin adds another versatile threat to the linebacking corps. He's strong in the running game, grading at 80.6 last year at UCF, but it's his ability to rush the passer -- he had the second-best pass-rush productivity in the draft class at 17.8 last season -- that makes him a potential chess piece for Seattle's defense in nickel and dime packages."

Social Post Of The Day

Today's 'Social Post of the Day' comes from Russell Wilson, as the Seahawks quarterback previews a new show, Legends, coming May 22 to his TraceMe app.

More From Around The Web

The Seahawks signed a new tight end on Monday.

At 710Sports.com, the appreciation for Seahawks Ring of Honor coach Chuck Knox continues, with John Clayton and Dave Wyman each paying tribute. Knox passed away over the weekend at the age of 86.

And former Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman came in at No. 64 on the NFL Network's countdown of the Top 100 Players of 2018.

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