Good morning, 12s.
Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Wednesday, June 3 - about your Seattle Seahawks:
Wilson, Lynch, Chancellor, 'Fan' Among Top 25 Best-Selling Jerseys
During a month that featured the 2015 NFL Draft, it shouldn't be too surprising to learn rookie players topped the League's list of the Top 25 best-selling jerseys.
Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota (No. 1) and Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston (No. 2) - the first two players taken in this year's draft - had the top two selling jerseys for the month of May according to NFLShop.com.
But several Seahawks also made May's list of the Top 25 best-selling jerseys.
Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson came in at No. 4, running back Marshawn Lynch at No. 13, strong safety Kam Chancellor at No. 19, and the 12s 'Fan' jersey even made the list at No. 20, beating out Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten (No. 21), Miami Dolphins defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (No. 23), San Diego Chargers running back Melvin Gordon (No. 24), and Oakland Raiders wide receiver Amari Cooper (No. 25). With four jerseys in the Top 25, the Seahawks were the most-represented team on the list.
Seahawks All-Pro cornerback Richard Sherman threw out the ceremonial first pitch for the Seattle Mariners prior to last night's game against the New York Yankees. Sherman will return to the baseball diamond next month for his third annual celebrity softball game benefitting his Blanket Coverage foundation.
Eight Seahawks Crack Pete Prisco's Top 100
Pete Prisco at CBSSports.com ranks the Top 100 players in the NFL and eight Seahawks earned a mention on his list.
Richard Sherman comes in at No. 7, Prisco's highest-rated corner, "He is perfect for their scheme, but I think he could play in any scheme. He is physical mauler who is long and can play both zone and man schemes. He can be a bit thin-skinned, but he's earned his spot here."
Free safety Earl Thomas comes in at No. 19, "Injuries impacted his 2014 season some, but he still remains the key to the Seattle defense. His ability to cover a lot of ground in their scheme makes it go. He's a ballhawk and a willing tackler."
Running back Marshawn Lynch joins the ranks at No. 25, "He is the key to the Seattle offense. His ability to pound the football opens up the rest of it. He averaged 4.7 yards per attempt last season, with 13 rushing touchdowns. He is a bruising back who is tough to bring down. But he turns 30 next April."
Defensive end Michael Bennett earns mention at No. 30, "He is one of the more versatile defensive lineman in the league. He can play inside or outside and he is a big part of why the Seattle defense is so good. He plays hard all the time. His impact is much greater than his numbers."
Middle linebacker Bobby Wagner at No. 42,* "His ability to chase down plays and cover ground in the passing game are an overlooked factor to the success of the Seattle defense. The defense is so much different when he is not on the field. Wagner is up for a new contract, and he's about to be a rich man -- deservedly so."*
Tight end Jimmy Graham is listed at No. 45, "He played through a nagging shoulder injury last season that clearly limited him. He still had 85 catches with 10 touchdown receptions. The Saints traded him to Seattle in March."
Quarterback Russell Wilson is the seventh Seahawk mentioned, at No. 53, *"He's a good quarterback who has a chance to be special. He's not there yet, but he does have the skills to make up for his limitations in the pocket. He is dangerous outside of it. Once he improves in it, he will be higher on this list." *
And strong safety Kam Chancellor rounds out the group for Seattle at No. 75, "He is the big-hitting safety in the Seattle secondary, a thumper in the run game who is more linebacker than safety. He is so key to what they do in the run game."
Tweet Of The Day
Today's "Tweet of the Day" comes from Seattle Mariners slugger Nelson Cruz, a.k.a. 'Boomstick,' who shares a photo of his meeting with 'Legion of Boom' member Richard Sherman before Tuesday night's first pitch.
More From Around The Web
Here at Seahawks.com, digital media reporter John Boyle shares five takeaways from Tuesday's open-to-the-media OTA that saw tight end Jimmy Graham dominate the red zone.
Boyle also details the close bond forming between quarterback Russell Wilson and tight end Jimmy Graham.
Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson says he's "focused on football" amidst his ongoing contract negotiations.
Terry Blount at ESPN.com rehashes Graham's thoughts about blocking in Seattle's run-first offense.
And Josh Kerns at MyNorthwest.com highlights a few additions to the Paul Allen-owned EMP Museum.
D*id I miss anything you think is worthy of inclusion? Let me know on Twitter *