Good morning, 12s.
Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Wednesday, April 8 - about your Seattle Seahawks:
Re-Grading The 2012 NFL Draft
Pete Prisco at CBSSports.com goes back three years to re-evaluate the initial marks he doled out on the picks each club made during the 2012 NFL Draft.
That year, the Seahawks' draft class included linebacker/edge rusher Bruce Irvin (No. 15 overall), linebacker Bobby Wagner (No. 47), quarterback Russell Wilson (No. 75), running back Robert Turbin (No. 106), defensive tackle Jaye Howard (No. 114), linebacker Korey Toomer (No. 154), cornerback Jeremy Lane (No. 172), safety Winston Guy (No. 181), offensive guard J.R. Sweezy (No. 225), and defensive end Greg Scruggs (No. 232).
At the time, it was considered one of the draft's weakest hauls by NFL media pundits. Prisco gave the group a C-plus.
"That's what you call blowing it," he writes.
Irvin, Wagner, Wilson, Turbin, Lane, and Sweezy have played significant roles in powering the Seahawks to two consecutive Super Bowls, including one win. The draft class performed better than any football expert expected, and Prisco makes sure his readers know it in his re-assessment of the 2012 draft:
"2012 Grade: C-plus
The Skinny: This is the draft that brought them quarterback Russell Wilson, middle linebacker Bobby Wagner, outside linebacker Bruce Irvin, nickel cornerJeremy Lane and right guard J.R Sweezy. That's a heck of a haul for John Schneider. Wilson is the big steal in the third round. Sweezy came in the seventh.
How I did: Not good. I questioned the pick of Irvin in the first round -- mainly for character reasons -- and I didn't like them taking Wilson when they just got Matt Flynn and gave him a big deal. I was way off. I thought their best pick was Wagner in the second, and he's been a huge part of the dominance of the defense.
New Grade: A+"
How did the Seahawks' NFC West rivals fare? Well, the Arizona Cardinals and St. Louis Rams improved. Prisco re-graded the Cardinals from a C-plus to a B-minus and the Rams went from a B-minus to a B-plus.
He wasn't a fan of the San Francisco 49ers' draft class, however. Prisco gives the group an F grade after originally giving them a C-minus.
New Seahawks Get Jersey Numbers
A look at the projected Seattle Seahawks roster for the 2015 season including new faces from free agency and trade. This gallery is updated with every offseason transaction.
Yesterday, Seattle released an updated look at the 2015 roster, which included jersey numbers for newly-acquired players.
Tight end Jimmy Graham will wear No. 88, cornerback Cary Williams will wear No. 26, cornerback Will Blackmon will wear No. 21, and defensive tackle Ahtyba Rubin will wear No. 77.
You can check out the team's full roster right here.
Tweet Of The Day
Today's "Tweet of the Day" comes from Seahawks All-Pro free safety Earl Thomas, who says "Seattle just feels right." I couldn't agree more.
More From Around The Web
Here at Seahawks.com we wish defensive end Cliff Avril and right guard J.R. Sweezy a happy birthday. Avril turns 29 and Sweezy turns 26 today.
Seahawks All-Pro Richard Sherman was the least-targeted cornerback in the NFL last season. Former New England Patriot Darrelle Revis was the League's second least-targeted corner this past year.
Running back Marshawn Lynch is featured in an XXL Mag video (warning: explicit content) alongside Bay-Area rappers Mistah F.A.B. and E-40. The trio offers an up-close and personal look at their Oakland roots.
Gregg Bell at The Tacoma News Tribune previews 2015 NFL Draft possibilities for the Seahawks at center and offensive guard.
Terry Blount at ESPN.com tabs three players the Seahawks could target with their third pick in the fourth round of the 2015 draft.
Doug Farrar at SI.com ranks the top-10 wide receivers in this year's draft.
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