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Morning links: Schneider, Carroll make list of top NFL decision makers

Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports ranks Seattle’s front office as No. 5 in the league. It’s a pretty good read this morning on what makes NFL decision makers successful.

Baltimore tops the list, followed by New England, Green Bay, N.Y. Giants and Seattle.

La Canfora: “Try to knock what the tandem of John Schneider and Pete Carroll have accomplished since literally turning over the entire roster there and building it into a winner in a few short years. They have crushed on trades for guys like Marshawn Lynch and Chris Clemons and Leon Washington, and I believe, the Percy Harvin trade will be looked at as one that started their Super Bowl run. Schneider has the perfect temperament, learned from Thompson, to allow Carroll to be the man and get the spotlight, but trust me, this personnel department has been more key to the rise of the Seahawks than anything else.”

Pete Prisco of CBS Sports picks six Seahawks for his annual list of the top 100 NFL players. Seattle players include Richard Sherman (No. 9), Earl Thomas (51), Russell Wilson (82), Russell Okung (86), Marshawn Lynch (87) and Percy Harvin (97).

Clare Farnsworth of profiles new Seattle defensive end Benson Mayowa, who earned a spot on the 90-man roster as a tryout player.

The NFL released times and dates for the league’s preseason schedule on Tuesday. Here’s Seattle’s slate of games.Aug. 8 at San Diego, 7 p.m. (FOX)Aug. 17 Denver, 7 p.m. (FOX)Aug. 23 at Green Bay, 5 p.m. (CBS)Aug. 29 Oakland, 7 p.m. (FOX)

A player (or two) from Seattle is expected to be revealed when the NFL Network announces selections 61-70 on their top 100 players in the NFL list on Thursday, 5 p.m.. Three Seahawks have already appeared on the list in Percy Harvin (No. 90) and Max Unger (95).

Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports lists the St. Louis Rams as one of his teams expected to surprise this year.

Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune provides some interesting perspective on former Chargers great Chuck Muncie, who died of a heart attack at the age of 60 on Tuesday.

Check out the latest Fresh Files from Doug Baldwin in the video below.