Wednesday Round-Up: Seahawks Running Back C.J. Prosise Among Most Intriguing Scheme Fits For 2016 Rookies

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Good morning, 12s.

Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Wednesday, May 11 - about your Seattle Seahawks:

Seattle Could Be C.J. Prosise's "Perfect Fit"

Doug Farrar at SI.com takes a look at eight rookies "with the ability to do some unusual things at a very high level" with the teams that selected them in the 2016 draft, and Seahawks third-round pick C.J. Prosise, the running back Seattle took No. 90 overall out of Notre Dame, appears on Farrar's list for what he can provide as a third-down back, a job veteran Fred Jackson held a year ago.

Here's what Farrar wrote about Prosise, who was a favorite of head coach Pete Carroll's during the pre-draft process:

The Seahawks are looking for a reliable third-down back, which is why Prosise was one of the three backs the team took in the 2016 draft. Yes, there's the need to replace Marshawn Lynch over time, but Prosise is a different type of weapon. He played safety and receiver at Notre Dame until depth issues forced him to the running back position ahead of the 2015 season, and he responded with 1,029 yards and 11 touchdowns on just 157 carries, averaging 2.83 yards after contact and totaling 43 missed tackles on those 157 carries. He's a projected do-it-all guy for Seattle who will attack defenses as a receiver just as much as he will as a back.

"He's a guy that I fell in love with because when I went back and watched him on film at receiver, and [he would] run all of the routes," Pete Carroll said of Prosise after the team's rookie minicamp. "He was a regular receiver. He got 50 targets or something like that two years ago. He's a natural football player at that position that became a running back. Well, that's really unusual that it happens like that, and that he would be so dynamic at the running back spot."

The Seahawks, one of the more open-minded teams in the NFL when it comes to position matches and switches, could well be Prosise's perfect fit. 

Tweet Of The Day

Today's "Tweet of the Day" comes from former Seahawks quarterback Matt Hasselbeck, who wished fellow former Seahawks quarterback and Ring of Honor member Jim Zorn a happy 63rd birthday yesterday. 

More From Around The Web

Here at Seahawks.com, digital media reporter John Boyle chats with defensive end Cliff Avril about his recent humanitarian trip to Haiti.

Seattle's rookie offensive linemen Germain Ifedi, Rees Odhiambo, and Joey Hunt explain what it's like to work with coach Tom Cable, who was mic'd up for Saturday's rookie minicamp practice

And no Seahawks have been unveiled on NFL Network's countdown of the Top 100 Players of 2016 just yet, but the staff at NFL.com is taking a stab at ranking 2016's top talent on their own and a couple contributors have Seattle players ranked in the 80-100 range, including defensive end Michael Bennett at No. 84 and running back Thomas Rawls at No. 100.

Members of the Seahawks rookie class joined the veterans for a Phase Two offseason program practice on Monday at Renton's Virginia Mason Athletic Center.

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