Good morning, 12s.
Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Wednesday, June 27 - about your Seattle Seahawks:
NFL Rosters Ranked
In an Insider feature for ESPN.com, analytical website Pro Football Focus dives into its database to rank each of the NFL's rosters from 1-32. The rankings take into account every roster as it stands right now, focusing on each team's expected starters for 2018 and the grades those players received for their play last season.
The Seattle Seahawks' roster talent comes in at No. 12 on PFF's list. Here's some of what the story has to say:
Biggest strength: The centerpiece to the Seahawks' defense for the past six seasons, veteran linebacker Bobby Wagner has been the epitome of consistency throughout his career and still managed to best previous career highs in 2017. Wagner's 96.7 grade ranked No. 1 among qualifying linebackers last season, and he enters the 2018 season as a clear-cut favorite to have a repeat performance.
By the numbers: Doug Baldwin is as sure-handed as they come in the NFL, as he was the only wideout last season to drop one or fewer passes with at least 55 catchable targets. A byproduct of his catching ability, Baldwin's 88.2 grade ranked sixth among qualifying wide receivers.
The Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles top the roster talent rankings, with the Atlanta Falcons (No. 2), New Orleans Saints (No. 3), New England Patriots (No. 4), and Minnesota Vikings (No. 5) rounding out an NFC-heavy top five.
Social Post Of The Day
Today's 'Social Post of the Day' comes from Sea Gal Kylie, who "finally" got a shot of herself and Turf, the chocolate lab who patrols the grounds at Virginia Mason Athletic Center.
More From Around The Web
John Clayton at 710Sports.com shares his take on the Seahawks pass rush, stating Seattle will need a big year out of defensive end Frank Clark.
ESPN.com rates the No. 1 receivers on each NFL team, and for the Seahawks the site names Doug Baldwin, placing the veteran wideout in its 'Tier 1: Clear No. 1s' class. Baldwin is the only player in the tier who wasn't drafted.
And Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll comes in at No. 3 on NFL.com's head coach power rankings, with analyst Elliot Harrison writing:
"Few coaches have enjoyed the kind of success in the salary cap era that Carroll has with the Seahawks. Moreover, last year represented a 'down' year for Seattle -- you know, when the Seahawks only went 9-7. Don't forget Carroll's two postseason appearances as the Patriots' front man in 1997 and '98, or his fine work as the 49ers' defensive coordinator. In 1995, his unit led the NFL in total defense. Fun fact."