Wednesday Round-Up: Seahawks No. 1 In Pro Football Focus' Defensive Front-Seven Rankings

The Seahawks finished first in Pro Football Focus' rankings of defensive front-sevens.

Good afternoon, 12s.

Here's a look at what's "out there" for today — Wednesday, January 18 — about your Seattle Seahawks: 

Seahawks No. 1 In PFF's Defensive Front-Seven Rankings 

Senior analyst Mike Renner of Pro Football Focus ranked NFL defensive front-sevens from top to bottom and placed the Seahawks' crew atop his list. Renner noted that front-seven units are one of the most difficult to rank in the league, considering he factored in pass-rushing, run defense and coverage skills when compiling his list. 

Here's why Renner put Seattle No. 1: 

*The class of the league for some time, the Seahawks paired the league's most productive linebacker duo this season with a defensive line that can get pressure via multiple avenues. Cliff Avril, Michael Bennett, and Frank Clark all had top-40 pass-rushing grades among edge players, while Bobby Wagner and K.J. Wright both finished with top-10 grades for off-ball linebackers. *

Tweet Of The Day

Today's "Tweet of the Day" comes from Seahawks linebacker K.J. Wright, who posted this message on Twitter after being named to the Pro Bowl for the first time in his career. 

More From Around The Web 

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Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times wonders if the Seahawks will extend the contract of safety Kam Chancellor. 

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Sheil Kapadia of ESPN predicts the Seahawks will have a new starting corner next season opposite of Richard Sherman after the injury to DeShawn Shead. 

Finally, using Next Gen Stats,'s Matt Harmon looked at the best cornerbacks this year and listed Sherman. 

Team photographer Rod Mar shares exclusive behind-the-scenes images from the Seattle Seahawks' trip to Atlanta for the Divisional Round of the playoffs against the Falcons.

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