Every morning, we'll round up local and national Seattle Seahawks-related links.
Charles Robinson of Yahoo Sports looks back at the Seahawks' 2012 draft class:
But here is what is amazing about this class: the other four picks in the class – running back Robert Turbin (fourth round), linebacker Korey Toomer (fifth), safety Winston Guy (sixth) and defensive end Greg Scruggs (seventh) – all played in the NFL last season. That means Seattle's entire 10-player draft class was on a roster four years later. There aren't many double-digit draft classes that last four NFL seasons. That, along with the star power, makes this one special.
Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times looks at the trading of compensatory picks and how it affects the Seahawks:
The ability to trade comp picks figures to make them an even bigger factor in how teams approach free agency. [General manager John] Schneider has stated often the value he places in getting the extra picks and it surely has influenced some of Seattle’s decisions on how aggressively to pursue some free agents.
Only players who become unrestricted free agents when their contracts lapse at the beginning of the new league year factor into the comp pick formula. Players such as defensive end Chris Clemons, who the Seahawks re-signed last week, are not counted in the formula since he had been released by Jacksonville.