Good morning, 12s.
Here’s a look at what’s “out there” for today —Wednesday, December 21 — about your Seattle Seahawks:
Two Seahawks Make ESPN’s List
With the help of NFL personnel evaluators, ESPN senior writer Mike Sando compiled a list of 10 notable players who should have made the 2017 Pro Bowl.
Two Seahawks players made Sando’s list, in tight end Jimmy Graham and linebacker K.J. Wright. One evaluator described Graham as a top-five player at his position, while another said Wright doesn’t get enough credit for his abilities:
"My Lord, Graham is playing like a Pro Bowler," an AFC personnel evaluator said. "I would absolutely take him over Jordan Reed. Graham is a top-five tight end right now."
One personnel evaluator said he'd take Wright over teammate Bobby Wagner, who made the NFC Pro Bowl roster at middle linebacker. That was less a knock on Wagner than it was an acknowledgement of Wright, a do-it-all defender who rarely misses a tackle.
"I think Wright makes them go," one evaluator said. "He is instinctive. All he does is line up and play every game and produce. He is one of the more underrated players in the league."
ESPN Insider access is required to read the full article to see who else makes the list with Graham and Wright. Both players qualified as two of eight Seahawks Pro Bowl alternates for the game, meaning they could be added to the team if a player drops out.
The 2017 Pro Bowl is set to take place on January 29 in Orlando.
Tweet Of The Day
Today’s “Tweet of the Day” comes from Arkansas State football, who congratulated running back J.D. McKissic on signing with the Seahawks.
The Seahawks and Cardinals have matched up 35 times throughout their history, with an even split of 17 victories each as well as a tie that came earlier this season. The two teams face off again this Saturday at CenturyLink Field to see who will lead the all-time series.