Last year, the Seahawks were blanked in the NFL Network’s list of the Top 100 players in the NFL. This year, they already have one – running back Marshawn Lynch at No. 94 – and will get a second when the players who rank 61-70 are announced on Wednesday night.
The list of those 10 players will be revealed in a program that airs at 5 p.m., PDT. The only clues as to who it might be: He plays defense and was not on the list last year.
That the Seahawks were shutout last year was understandable. The team also failed to have a player selected to the Pro Bowl, for the second consecutive season. That there are at least two Seahawks on this year’s Top 100 list also is understandable. Free safety Earl Thomas was voted to the Pro Bowl last season, and joined by four teammates who were added as alternates for injured players – Lynch, fullback Michael Robinson, strong safety Kam Chancellor and cornerback Brandon Browner.