Chris Steuber is a former draft guy for Scout.com and NFLDraftScout.com 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:
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“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 Seahawks.com 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.
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.