Wednesday Round-Up: Richard Sherman & Earl Thomas Named To NFL Expert's Top 10 Players Of 2015

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, July 8 - about your Seattle Seahawks:

Two Seahawks In Adam Schein's Top 10

Ahead of tonight's conclusion to NFL Network's countdown of the Top 100 Players of 2015, when Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch will be unveiled somewhere in the Top 10, NFL Media columnist Adam Schein has put together his picks for the Top 10 players in the League.

The network's show is determined solely by the votes of current NFL players, but Schein's take is his opinion and his opinion alone. Two Seattle players not named Marshawn Lynch make it into Schein's Top 10 - cornerback Richard Sherman and free safety Earl Thomas, who came in at No. 11 and No. 21, respectively, on NFL Network's Top 100.

On Sherman, who sits at No. 10 on Schein's list, Schein writes, "Tough to separate Sherman from Darrelle Revis (whom I would rank 11th in an expanded list), but I'm giving the Seahawk a slight edge here. The former fifth-round pick has established himself as a truly elite NFL corner, with shutdown ability and a knack for playmaking. In four NFL seasons, Sherman has picked off 24 passes -- that's a remarkable number, considering quarterbacks are spooked and generally avoid his side of the field."

On Thomas, who Schein puts at No. 6, Schein says, "The hard-hitting, playmaking safety is the best in the game at his position, and the pulse of the best defense in football. With unbelievable range, Thomas breaks up passes, picks off passes, forces fumbles and rocks anyone who dares to come over the middle. He's a stud, a true game-changer who keeps offensive coordinators up at night."

Players ranked Nos. 10-1 on NFL Network's Top 100 Players of 2015 will be unveiled in a two-hour special starting at 5 p.m. PT today. Tune in to find out where the Seahawks' 'Beast Mode' back will land.

In related news, each member of NFL.com's *Around The League *staff shares their ranks of the Top 10 players in the NFL and a few Seahawks earn mention from Dan HanzusMarc Sessler, and Connor Orr. And NFL.com's Colleen Wolfe argues that Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman should have appeared higher than No. 11 on NFL Network's countdown of the Top 100 Players of 2015.

Third-Annual Sherman Softball Game

Photos from the second-annual Richard Sherman celebrity softball game benefiting his Blanket Coverage foundation.

Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman is hosting his third-annual celebrity softball game on Sunday, July 19 at Safeco Field in downtown Seattle. More than 22,000 fans came out to enjoy last year's game that featured NBA star Kobe Bryant, Seattle-area rapper Macklemore, and several of Sherman's current and former Seahawks teammates.

A portion of the event's proceeds will go to Sherman's Blanket Coverage Family Foundation and other local charities. You can buy tickets to the game right here and be sure to keep an eye on Sherman's site, as he's announcing new players to the lineup as the game nears.

Tweet Of The Day

Today's "Tweet of the Day" comes from Providence Alaska, which shares a photo of Seahawks linebacker Kevin Pierre-Louis and defensive tackle Jimmy Staten visiting kids at The Children's Hospital at Providence. Pierre-Louis and Staten are in Alaska this week as part of the team's 12 Tour.

More From Around The Web

Here at Seahawks.com, digital media reporter John Boyle continues his 2015 positional preview series with a look at the state of the Seahawks defensive line. You can click here to learn what to expect in 2015 from the offensive line and come back this afternoon to read Boyle's take on the Seahawks' tight ends.

Former Seahawks Walter Jones, Cortez Kennedy, Carl Eller, Jerry Rice, and John Randle earn mention on SI.com's ranks of the all-time best NFL players by uniform number.

Rob Rang at Scout.com says the Seahawks have big expectations for rookie wide receiver Tyler Lockett this year.

Second-year wideout Paul Richardson, the Seahawks' first pick in the 2014 NFL Draft who injured his ACL in the playoffs last season, looked pretty healthy in a footwork video he recently posted to Instagram.

Stephen Cohen at SeattlePI.com put together a list of Seattle wide receivers and tight ends readers can vote to the site's all-time team. SeattlePI.com will unveil the results of the exercise before the start of training camp.

And Brady Henderson at 710Sports.com recaps a radio conversation with supermodel Chrissy Teigen and her Grammy Award-winning husband John Legend. Teigen, a Seattle-area native, appeared on 710 ESPN Seattle as part of the station's '6 Degrees of Danny, Dave and Moore' contest that gives listeners a chance at winning a pair of Seahawks season tickets.

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