Seattle Seahawks training camp notes from Wednesday

SEATTLE, WA - DECEMBER 15: Wide receiver Tyler Lockett (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
SEATTLE, WA - DECEMBER 15: Wide receiver Tyler Lockett (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images) /

Russell Wilson is looking like an MVP-candidate. Tyler Lockett practices and looks great. Shaquill Griffin is looking like a starter. All this and more in today’s Seahawks training camp notes.

If Russell Wilson plays in games like Russell Wilson is practicing, the Seahawks are in for a very good season. Wilson has had exactly one day when he was not consistently in practice this training camp. Every other practice he has looked athletic and accurate. This is the Wilson of two years ago.

Today, he made several deep throws perfectly. One was a post to Doug Baldwin that beat both Richard Sherman and Earl Thomas. Let me repeat that, Wilson beat Sherman and Thomas. While that nearly never happens in real games, Seattle’s quarterback did it in practice. Because he can.

‘Quill Griffin

Mr. Griffin was one player who got the best of Wilson today. He intercepted a pass and ran it back for a touchdown. Griffin is looking better every day in camp. With Jeremy Lane sidelined with injury, Griffin is establishing himself as the player to beat for the starting right cornerback position. A rookie starting week one against the Green Bay Packers’ Aaron Rodgers? Not a great thought, but Griffin might make it happen. And he could play well.

Tyler Lockett

Lockett is getting close to being perfectly healthy for week one. He practiced in team drills for the first time in camp and looked very good. Having the receiver back means a few things. But namely it means speed on the outside for Wilson (along with Paul Richardson) and that the return game could be excellent again. Lockett is a savant when returning kicks. He makes the third phase of the game a weapon. It is great to see him back and healthy.

Frank Clark and Germain Ifedi

Both practiced today, though Clark had his brace on his left knee again. The brace does not seem to be a hindrance, however.

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Ifedi, though, seems to now be in a battle with rookie Ethan Pocic for the starting right tackle position. Pocic did play some center today as well. But it is not out of possibility that Ifedi could be a backup when the season starts.

We will know a lot more after Sunday’s first preseason game, but for now the Seahawks seem to trust Griffin and Pocic a bit more than some other, more veteran, Seahawks.