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Morning links: Hawks receive high marks for draft

New Seattle Seahawks running backs LenDale White and Leon Washington.

Several national writers rated the Seattle Seahawks’ performance in the draft as one of the best in the league.

But before getting too excited, remember the Hawks received good marks after last year’s draft and free agency period, but ultimately ended up 5-11 in 2009.

Still, Seattle appeared to add several playmakers on both sides of the ball and overall upgraded the talent level on the roster.

Steve Wyche of the NFL Network rates Seattle’s draft as one of the best over the weekend.

Clark Judge of CBS Sports also gave the Seahawks kudos.

Don Banks of Sports Illustrated also gives Seattle good marks.

Jason Cole of Yahoo Sports chimes in on Seattle in this video.

Fox Sports give Seattle and A+.

Here’s my story today on Saturday’s press conference with new offensive tackle Russell Okung and safety Earl Thomas, and the other impact players Seattle added through the draft.

And this story details the two trades that brought in running backs LenDale White and Leon Washington.

Our own Dave Boling writes about the Seahawks move away from dealing with inflexible standards in the Tim Ruskell era in taking a few risks on players like USC’s Anthony McCoy, who tested positive for marijuana, and players with injuries like Oregon cornerback Walter Thurmond and running back Leon Washington.

Clare Farnsworth of reviews Saturday’s draft moves here.