Tuesday Round-Up: The 10 Most Talented Rosters in 2016

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


Good morning, 12s. 

Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Tuesday, May 24 - about your Seattle Seahawks:

Seahawks Headline NFL.com's 10 Most Talented Teams

Former NFL scout turned media analyst Bucky Brooks at NFL.com shares his take of the 10 most talented NFL rosters heading into the 2016 season.

The Seahawks come in at No. 1 on his list and are a team that Brooks says boasts nine 'Blue Chip' players in quarterback Russell Wilson, wideout Doug Baldwin, tight end Jimmy Graham, defensive end Michael Bennett, linebackers Bobby Wagner and K.J. Wright, cornerback Richard Sherman, and safeties Earl Thomas and Kam Chancellor while featuring 'Risers' like running back Thomas Rawls, wideout and return man Tyler Lockett, and cornerback Jeremy Lane. 

Here's what Brooks had to say about the Seahawks' spot at the top:

The Seahawks' dominant run has been fueled by their superb draft-and-development model. John Schneider and Pete Carroll routinely have identified impact players at every stage of the draft and unearthed a few quality players on the undrafted free-agent market. With a coaching staff committed to putting young players on the field, the Seahawks have been a viable Super Bowl contender for each of the past four seasons. The trend will continue with the defense leading the way behind the collective efforts of Sherman, Thomas and Chancellor in the back end. The "Legion of Boom" deservedly garners headlines due to the presence of three All-Pro-caliber players, but the overshadowed work of Bennett, Wagner and Wright certainly sets up the secondary for playmaking opportunities. Wilson grew from game manager to pivotal playmaker in 2015. The improvisational wizard developed a connection with Baldwin that could help Graham reclaim his status as a premier tight end this year, as he faces more one-on-one coverage.

Rounding out Brooks' list behind Seattle? That'd be the Pittsburgh Steelers (No. 2), Carolina Panthers (No. 3), Denver Broncos (No. 4), Minnesota Vikings (No. 5), Kansas City Chiefs (No. 6), Cincinnati Bengals (No. 7), Arizona Cardinals (No. 8), New York Giants (No. 9), and Dallas Cowboys (No. 10). 

NFL Network Top 100 Players of 2016

For the second week in a row, the Seahawks will have a player unveiled on NFL Network's countdown of the Top 100 Players of 2016. The series is back at it again at 5 p.m. PT on Wednesday, when one Seattle player will join Doug Baldwin on this year's player-voted list. Baldwin was unveiled at No. 72 last Wednesday, the Seahawks wide receiver's first career appearance on NFL Network's Top 100 countdown. 

Tweet Of The Day

Today's "Tweet of the Day" comes from us - @Seahawks, as we share a short video from the first day of Organized Team Activities (OTAs). 

More From Around The Web

Here at Seahawks.com, digital media reporter John Boyle highlights five storylines to follow as Seattle begins OTAs this week

Seahawks running backs C.J. Prosise and Alex Collins talk about their time at the NFLPA Rookie Premiere held this past weekend in Los Angeles.

Bob Condotta at the Seattle Times recaps Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett's charity event held this past weekend at Camp Korey in Carnation

And Sheil Kapadia at ESPN.com details how rookie Quinton Jefferson went from Best Buy employee to Seahawks defensive lineman.

The Seahawks held the first of nine Organized Team Activities (OTAs) on Monday, May 23, marking the first time the offense has gone against the defense this offseason.

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