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Tuesday Round-Up: Seahawks Among Best In ESPN's 'Blue-Chip' Rankings

A daily link round-up of what's "out there" about the Seattle Seahawks.

Take a player-by-player look at the Seattle Seahawks 75-man roster following Tuesday's NFL-mandated roster reduction.

Good afternoon, 12s.

Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Tuesday, August 30 - about your Seattle Seahawks:

Seahawks No. 2 in ESPN 'blue-chip' rankings (Insider)

ESPN's John Clayton set out to find which teams in the NFL have the most high-end talent.

The Seahawks finished behind the Patriots for second in Clayton's rankings among the 32 NFL teams, tying the Cardinals, Packers, Bengals and Chiefs with 10 blue-chip players each. Here's how Clayton split those 10, along with additional thoughts on Seattle's roster:

Offense (3): Doug Baldwin, WR; Jimmy Graham, TE; Russell Wilson, QB

Defense (7): Cliff Avril, DE; Michael Bennett, DE; Kam Chancellor, S; Richard Sherman, CB; Earl Thomas, S; Bobby Wagner, LB; K.J. Wright, LB

Where they stand: The Seahawks have a deep roster, though questions persist along the offensive line. The core group of defenders is in its prime, however, and Wilson hasn't yet peaked.

What could change: The Seahawks could still rise. All starters are signed at least through 2017. Halfback Thomas Rawls and wide receiver Tyler Lockett could graduate into the elite class by next season. They are developing promising defensive players such as Frank Clark and Cassius Marsh, and the Hawks have a lot of faith in their 2016 draft class.

Tweet of the Day

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More from around the web

Here at Seahawks.com, digital media reporter John Boyle wrote about Tyler Lockett's role for 2016.

Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman said Tyvis Powell has been "growing everyday" as he switches between safety and corner.

Sheil Kapadia of ESPN.com shares how Russell Wilson is exploiting NFL defenses with one offensive set.

Nick Patterson of Heraldnet.com writes that Mark Glowinski is quietly becoming a dependable clog in Seattle's offensive line.

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