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Morning links: Sherman throws out first pitch at M’s game – yes, it’s a strike

He didn’t exactly look like Satchel Paige on the mound, but Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman did something most celebrities don’t do when they throw out the ceremonial first pitch at a Mariners game – he threw a strike.

Check out the video from KiNG-5 TV below. Joining Sherman at the game were teammates Kam Chancellor and Earl Thomas.

“It looked like a strike to me,” Sherman told KING-5 TV. “I think that was a third strike, and he might have been out. But that’s not here or there – Felix (Hernandez) would have handled the rest.”

Here’s my story on Russell Okung from Thursday’s interview. Okung talked about the improvement he’s made with Tom Cable on board as Seattle’s offensive line coach. Okung: “On top of being a great motivator, he’s a really great teacher. He really forced me to learn the intricacies of the game and to be a real student of the game, and to really understand what’s going on. He fixed a couple of technique issues that I had. Really, we just started over, and he kind of brought me back to how I used to be in college.”

Chris Burke of Sports Illustrated writes the safe pick for Seattle in the second round would be Oregon offensive lineman Kyle Long, and the surprise pick would be Arizona quarterback Matt Scott. I would probably flip those two around. I don’t see the Seahawks selecting an offensive lineman that high.

ESPN’s Mel Kiper gives us his top 10 QB draft prospects of all time. It’s no surprise John Elway heads the list. You must be an ESPN Insider to view this. Former Seattle running back Curt Warner is No. 2 on Kiper’s all-time running back list. Walter Jones is No. 8 on the all-time offensive line list.

Check out Norwegian kicker Havard Rugland, nicknamed “Kickalicious”, who signed with the Detroit Lions to compete with David Akers for the Lions kicking job left vacant when Jason Hanson retired.

The Vancouver Sun issued a statement standing by its report quoting Richard Sherman saying that nearly half the players in the NFL use Adderall.

The newspaper also published this video of Sherman’s conversation with reporter Mike Beamish.