Good morning, 12s.
Here's a look at what's "out there" for today — Wednesday, April 25 — about your Seattle Seahawks:
Schneider Featured In The Washington Post
In a contributing piece for The Washington Post, longtime NFL writer John Clayton wrote a compelling and inspiring piece about Seahawks general manager John Schneider.
Clayton's piece chronicles Schneider's road from a scout with the Green Bay Packers to his current position with the Seahawks and how he has developed his way of thinking as an NFL GM. Here's a short snippet from the story that you can read in full here:
"In the lead-up to the seven-round NFL draft, which begins Thursday, he goes through full-day meetings with scouts and coaches to put his board of prospects in order. But in the end, Schneider has to make the final decisions on which players to select.
So, two-and-a-half days before each draft, he retreats to his office for silent reflection, ensuring there are no distractions.
"I can lock the door," Schneider says. "It's awesome."
Schneider, who was hired by the Seahawks in 2010, was an essential piece in Seattle's turnaround and Super Bowl XLVIII title. Under Schneider and head coach Pete Carroll — who was hired a week earlier — the Seahawks have made two Super Bowl appearances and qualified for the playoffs in six of their eights seasons, including five consecutive postseason appearances.
Social Post Of The Day
Today's "Social Post of the Day" comes from Seahawks wide receiver Tyler Lockett, who dropped some fire bars yesterday in a team meeting:
More From Around The Web
Here's a look at where the Seahawks stand at the safety position heading into the draft this week.
Gregg Bell of The News Tribune believes the Seahawks will trade down in the first round tomorrow.
Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times answered five Seahawks-related questions heading into the draft.
Finally, Danny O'Neil of 710 ESPN Seattle believes if the Seahawks go after a running back in the draft, it should be in the later rounds.