Good afternoon, 12s.
Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Wednesday, Feb. 24 - about your Seattle Seahawks:
Lockett, Rawls Go In Round One Re-Draft
The Seahawks didn't own a first-round pick in last year's NFL Draft, but two players who became key pieces of their rookie class were selected by Chris Burke in his re-pick of 2015's first round, which you can check out over at SI.com.
Burke's feature looks at how different the first round would have been had teams known what they know now about each player. Wide receiver Tyler Lockett, who the Seahawks moved up to pick in the third round (No. 69 overall), and who went on to achieve Pro Bowl and first-team All-Pro honors as a returner, rockets all the way up to No. 8 overall in SI's re-draft.
Running back Thomas Rawls, meanwhile, who Seattle signed as an undrafted rookie free agent last year, made an even bigger jump. Rawls is picked at No. 27 overall, the second running back off Burke's re-draft board behind Todd Gurley, who went at No. 3. Rawls averaged 5.6 yards per carry last season and racked up 830 yards rushing, topping 100 yards in four of his starts in place of an injured Marshawn Lynch, including a franchise rookie-record 209-yard effort in Week 11.
On a side note, three former University of Washington Huskies were picked up in Burke's round one re-draft. Cornerback Marcus Peters, who earned Pro Bowl and AP Defensive Rookie of the Year honors this past year, was re-drafted at No. 14 by Burke after originally going at No. 18. Linebacker Shaq Thompson was re-drafted at No. 25, the same spot he was selected last year, and linebacker Hau'oli Kikaha went at No. 31 after going at No. 44 a year ago. Former Huskies defensive tackle Danny Shelton, who was taken at No. 12 overall last year, falls out of Burke's reconfigured round one draft.
Tweet Of The Day
Today's "Tweet of the Day" comes from Seattle artist Keegan Hall, who shares a short timelapse video of a pencil drawing he made of Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson.
More From Around The Web
Quarterback Russell Wilson penned a moving piece for The Players' Tribune about what he learned from a young leukemia patient.
Bob Condotta at the Seattle Times poses five questions for the Seahawks as they enter the NFL Combine and identifies current Seahawks who did not take part in the annual event at Lucas Oil Stadium.
Gregg Bell at the Tacoma News Tribune says NFL Combine participant interviews are more important to the Seahawks than on-field workouts.
Danny O'Neil at 710Sports.com profiles left tackle Russell Okung's free-agent situation and shares highlights from his latest 'Hawk Talk' chat.
Local sports reporter Bill Swartz reviews the state of the Seahawks' offensive line.
Danny Kelly at FieldGulls.com looks at popular Seahawks mock draft targets.
Robert Mays at TheMMQB.com outlines five themes that come up every year at the NFL Combine.
And Rob Rang at CBSSports.com shares 10 bold predictions for the 2016 NFL Combine.