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Morning links: Youngsters on the move

Post by Eric Williams on July 20, 2012 at 10:39 am with 6 Comments »
July 20, 2012 10:53 am
San Francisco 49ers tight end Delanie Walker (46) and Seattle Seahawks safety Earl Thomas (29) in action during the second quarter of an NFL football game in San Francisco, Sunday, Dec. 12, 2010. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Chris Steuber is a former draft guy for and who now works as the player personnel director of the Georgia force of the Arena Football League.

Today he ranks his top 10 Seattle Seahawks prospects. Steuber describes a prospect as a player entering up to their third-year in the NFL or under 25 years of age up until September 1st of the upcoming season, no matter their NFL tenure

Steuber ranks Earl Thomas Seattle’s top young prospect, followed by Russell Okung, Kam Chancellor, Richard Sherman and Bruce Irvin rounding out his top five.

Here’s what Steuber has to say about Thomas:

“After a great rookie campaign in 2010, Thomas continued to build up his resume in 2011 and earned his first Pro Bowl berth. Recognized as one of the NFL’s best safeties, Thomas has just scratched the surface.”

Chris Burke of Sports Illustrated gives Seattle a B-minus grade in offseason grades for every team, and said that Jason Jones could be the team’s most important pick-up this offseason.

Jerry Brewer of the Seattle Times writes that with Marshawn Lynch, Seahawks fans will always fear the unknown: “He’s not a bad dude. He has tremendous football character (great teammate, hard worker, humble). But Lynch has yet to show that he can stay out of his own way. The Seahawks will never lose sleep worrying about Lynch’s competitiveness. Problem is, they’re already awake fretting over how he occupies his time when he’s not carrying a football.”

Clare Farnsworth of takes a closer look at Seattle’s special teams unit.

ESPN’s Mel Kiper Jr. writes that Seattle’s offensive line has to stay healthy and play up to its potential, and says Alabama inside linebacker C.J. Mosley makes some sense in next year’s draft in his audit of the NFC West. You must be an ESPN Insider to view this.

According to, the NFC West is the second-worst division in the league, and that’s actually showing some progress.

Rich Eisen of the NFL Network discusses the Seahawks with Hall of Fame quarterback Warren Moon in this audio link. The Seattle conversation begins 20 minutes in.

Here’s a nice shot of Seattle safety Kam Chancellor and cornerback Richard Sherman enjoying some down time on Lake Chelan.

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  1. The drafts that PC and JS have had have been nothing short than incredible. We’re stacked moving forward! As long as we stay relatively healthy, it won’t be long before we’re dominating and for years to come!


  2. Dukeshire says:

    That quote above from Brewer is spot on, I’ve got to believe. Well stated.

  3. The NFC East is the MOST overrated division in most Polls!!

    The fact that 9-7 wins it – come on! I do give them points for having the Super Bowl winner but hey come on. EVERY year we are told that the Cowboys are going to win it all and .. . . HIGHLY overrated!

  4. Last year alone – based on record

    NFC West champ> NFC East champ By 4 games
    NFC West 2nd> NFC East 2nd On tie breaker
    NFC EAST 3rd> NFC East 3rd by one game
    NFC East 4th > NFC west 4th by 3 games

    Not much difference if you ask me

  5. bbnate420 says:

    30 wins for NFC West teams and 30 wins for NFC East teams in the regular season in 2011, to back up your point xcman. Giants only beat SF by three points in NFC Championship Game, albeit on the road. But they play in the East, which we all know automatically makes you better!

  6. bbnate420 says:

    Hopefully Kam and Sherm will be careful out there on the water. We don’t need them going on any Florida fishing trips, RIP.

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