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Wednesday Round-Up: PFF NFL Roster Rankings Have Seahawks On Top

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


Good morning, 12s.

Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Wednesday, June 10 - about your Seattle Seahawks:

Seahawks Have Best Roster In The NFL

For the second consecutive year, Pro Football Focus NFL analysts have ranked the League's rosters from 1-32 in an Insider feature for, and for the second consecutive year, the Seahawks appear atop their ranks.

The PFF staffers pinpoint cornerback Richard Sherman, free safety Earl Thomas, running back Marshawn Lynch, tight end Jimmy Graham, and quarterback Russell Wilson as Seattle's top five players.

Here's the site's rationale for putting the Seahawks roster at No. 1:

Analysis: The best roster in football belongs to the Seahawks. The team, which was littered with injuries at the time, came up one play short of winning back-to-back Super Bowls, and that had more to do with a questionable play call and a fantastic defensive play than any sort of roster weakness.

The offensive line remains below average at best, but Wilson, Lynch and now Graham give the Seahawks weapons perfectly suited to make up for any blocking issues, especially when their read-option plays are added into the equation. Lynch broke 130 total tackles last season, including the playoffs, while no other back got near 100.

The Legion of Boom was very banged up by the end of that Super Bowl, but Sherman and Thomas remain elite talents, and there are quality players all over the defense. Even free-agent pickup Cary Williams, much maligned in Philadelphia, could have a pretty good year in a defense that puts better talent around him and supports his aggressive play. With the roster in this kind of shape, the Seahawks aren't going anywhere for a while.

Rounding out the top five rosters behind Seattle are the Green Bay Packers (No. 2), Baltimore Ravens (No. 3), New England Patriots (No. 4), and Denver Broncos (No. 5). You can find PFF's 2014 roster ranks right here (also an Insider feature for ESPN).

Welcome Back, T-Jack

Backup quarterback Tarvaris Jackson agreed to terms on a new contract with the Seahawks.

The Seahawks agreed to terms on a contract with Tarvaris Jackson on Tuesday, the quarterback who's backed up starter Russell Wilson the past two years.

Jackson had been an unrestricted free agent for the past three months, but is now in line to return to Seattle for his 10th NFL season.

NFL Top 100 Continues

NFL Network's countdown of the Top 100 players of 2015 continues tonight with players ranked Nos. 50-41, when a third Seahawks player will be unveiled.

Defensive end Michael Bennett (No. 90) and linebacker Bobby Wagner (No. 69) are the Seattle players to appear on the list thus far. Tonight's show gets going at 6 PT.

Tweet Of The Day

Today's "Tweet of the Day" comes from Seahawks wide receiver Paul Richardson, who updates 12s on his rehab status.

Richardson had his knee operated on this offseason after injuring his ACL in the team's divisional-round playoff win over the Carolina Panthers this past January. Seattle head coach Pete Carroll has said Richardson could return in time for training camp, but also noted the team will be cautious in their efforts to bring last year's second-round pick back.

More From Around The Web

Here at, digital media reporter John Boyle shares five takeaways from Tuesday's OTA, leading with the competition to replace Max Unger as the team's starting center.

Boyle also recaps Tuesday's media availability with cornerback Richard Sherman, who opened up on the status of the left elbow he injured in this past January's NFC Championship.

Bob Condotta at the Seattle Times shares five quick-hit observations from Tuesday's OTA.

The fantastic weather holds out Tuesday for the Seahawks on day eight of organized team activity.

Gregg Bell at the Tacoma News Tribune says the most notable thing he saw at Tuesday's OTA was wide receiver Paul Richardson fielding kickoffs and jogging back up field. As noted above, Richardson is coming off an injury to his ACL.

Stephen Cohen at shares his takeaways from what he saw at a defense-dominated OTA on Tuesday.

Brady Henderson at recaps a Tuesday conversation with cornerback Cary Williams on 710 ESPN Seattle.

And the Seahawks today announced stops for the team's 12 Tour, set to take place this summer at locations around the Pacific Northwest.

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