Good afternoon, 12s.
Here’s a look at what’s “out there” for today — Tuesday, March 28 — about your Seattle Seahawks:
Mock Draft Central
A new slate of mock drafts from national media outlets were released today. Here’s a look at potential first-round options for the Seahawks, who currently have the No. 26 selection in April’s draft:
OT Garrett Bolles
At CBS Sports, Dane Brugler has the Seahawks adding the former Utah offensive lineman:
*A polarizing prospect in league circles, Bolles has a checkered past and is an older prospect who still needs plenty of strength and technique work. However, he is a fantastic athlete with a mean streak that will endear him to NFL coaches. *
*S Budda Baker *
NFL writer Danny Kelly of The Ringer released his second mock of the offseason — one without a running back being selected in the first. He has the Seahawks going with local and versatile defensive back Budda Baker:
Earl Thomas is the straw that stirs the Seahawks’ drink, and from weeks 1 to 11 last year, opposing quarterbacks throwing to the deep middle registered a passer rating of nine. After Thomas got hurt in Week 11, that rating jumped to 139 the rest of the way out. Seattle needs a backup plan for Thomas — not just in case of injury this year, but also because Thomas has talked about an early retirement on a few occasions — and even if their All-Pro safety stays healthy, Baker is a playmaking ball hawk. He can feature in the slot and in nickel or dime looks for Seattle as a cornerback-safety hybrid similarly to how Arizona deploys Tyrann Mathieu.
*LB Haason Reddick *
Finally, former NFL general manager Charley Casserly of NFL Network picked the Seahawks to bolster their pass-rush with Temple’s Hasson Reddick, noting: “I think the Seahawks will take a pass rusher over an offensive lineman and cornerback in the first round. They have had success getting those positions later in the draft.”
Tweet Of The Day
Today’s “Tweet of the Day” comes from Ford Sports Performance CEO Tracy Ford, who shared this video clip of Seahawks linebacker K.J. Wright training last night:
Seahawks center Justin Britt held the final day of his three football camps for youth in the state of Washington Sunday at Bellevue High School.