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Washington quarterback Jacob Eason throw around the rush of Boise State’s Curtis Weaver for a touchdown pass in the first quarter of the Las Vegas Bowl on Dec. 21, 2019. Eason, a Lake Stevens alum, was one of 58 players — and the only UW player — invited to participate in the NFL Draft’s virtual event. (Darin Oswald/Idaho Statesman)

POLL RESULTS: Eason likely to be picked in early rounds

Most fans believe the former Lake Stevens star will be a second- or third-round pick in the NFL draft.

Washington quarterback Jacob Eason throw around the rush of Boise State’s Curtis Weaver for a touchdown pass in the first quarter of the Las Vegas Bowl on Dec. 21, 2019. Eason, a Lake Stevens alum, was one of 58 players — and the only UW player — invited to participate in the NFL Draft’s virtual event. (Darin Oswald/Idaho Statesman)
Lake Stevens High School graduate and University of Washington quarterback Jacob Eason is expected to be an early-round pick in the NFL draft, which begins Thursday. (Dean Rutz/Seattle Times/TNS)

POLL: When will Jacob Eason be picked in the NFL draft?

The Lake Stevens High School graduate and UW quarterback is expected to be an early-round selection.

Lake Stevens High School graduate and University of Washington quarterback Jacob Eason is expected to be an early-round pick in the NFL draft, which begins Thursday. (Dean Rutz/Seattle Times/TNS)
Voters want the Seattle Seahawks to provide more support for Rasheem Green (98), who led the Seahawks with just four sacks last season, and the rest of the defensive line during next week’s NFL draft. (Mike Siegel/Seattle Times/TNS)

POLL RESULTS: Seahawks should prioritize D-line in draft

However, there was also strong support for bolstering the offensive line.

Voters want the Seattle Seahawks to provide more support for Rasheem Green (98), who led the Seahawks with just four sacks last season, and the rest of the defensive line during next week’s NFL draft. (Mike Siegel/Seattle Times/TNS)
Should the Seattle Seahawks target running back, where Chris Carson had a Pro Bowl-caliber 2019 but saw his season ended by injury, in the upcoming NFL draft? (AP Photo/Brian Blanco)

POLL: What should the Seahawks prioritize in the draft?

The NFL draft is taking place as scheduled on April 23-25, so which position should Seattle target?

Should the Seattle Seahawks target running back, where Chris Carson had a Pro Bowl-caliber 2019 but saw his season ended by injury, in the upcoming NFL draft? (AP Photo/Brian Blanco)
Seattle defensive end Jadeveon Clowney, currently a free agent, rushes Cincinnati quarterback Andy Dalton in the Seahawks’ 21-20 victory on Sept. 8 at CenturyLink Field. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

POLL RESULTS: Seahawks shouldn’t sell out for Clowney

More than half of voters want Seattle to bring back the star defensive end, but only at a reasonable cost.

Seattle defensive end Jadeveon Clowney, currently a free agent, rushes Cincinnati quarterback Andy Dalton in the Seahawks’ 21-20 victory on Sept. 8 at CenturyLink Field. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Will the Seattle Seahawks re-sign star defensive end Jadeveon Clowney? (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

POLL: What should the Seahawks do about Jadeveon Clowney?

Seattle’s star defensive end remains on the free-agent market. Should the Seahawks bring him back?

Will the Seattle Seahawks re-sign star defensive end Jadeveon Clowney? (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)
The Seattle Mariners’ Ken Griffey Jr. smiles from beneath a pile of teammates who mobbed him after he scored the winning run in the bottom of the 11th inning of Game 5 of the American League Division Series against the New York Yankees on Oct. 8, 1995, at the Kingdome. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

POLL RESULTS: 1995 is the season for positive M’s memories

More than two-thirds of voters said their best Mariners memories come from Seattle’s first playoff run.

The Seattle Mariners’ Ken Griffey Jr. smiles from beneath a pile of teammates who mobbed him after he scored the winning run in the bottom of the 11th inning of Game 5 of the American League Division Series against the New York Yankees on Oct. 8, 1995, at the Kingdome. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
In this Feb. 21, 2001, file photo, Seattle Mariners’ manager Lou Piniella puts his arm around Japanese player Ichiro Suzuki as workouts begin at their spring training camp in Peoria, Ariz. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

POLL: Which Mariners season generates the best memories?

With the start of baseball season delayed, we conjure up positives from past Seattle seasons.

In this Feb. 21, 2001, file photo, Seattle Mariners’ manager Lou Piniella puts his arm around Japanese player Ichiro Suzuki as workouts begin at their spring training camp in Peoria, Ariz. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)
Gonzaga’s Joel Ayayi (11) celebrates as he cuts a piece of the net after defeating Saint Mary’s in the final of the West Coast Conference men’s basketball tournament on March 10 in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

POLL RESULTS: Readers expected a long run for Gonzaga

Nearly two-thirds of voters thought the Zags were going at least to the Final Four.

Gonzaga’s Joel Ayayi (11) celebrates as he cuts a piece of the net after defeating Saint Mary’s in the final of the West Coast Conference men’s basketball tournament on March 10 in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
Gonzaga forward Filip Petrusev (3) and the rest of the Bulldogs would have been one of the favorites in the NCAA tournament. (AP Photo/Young Kwak)

POLL: How would Gonzaga have done in the NCAA tournament?

The Bulldogs would have headed into the since-canceled tournament as one of the favorites.

Gonzaga forward Filip Petrusev (3) and the rest of the Bulldogs would have been one of the favorites in the NCAA tournament. (AP Photo/Young Kwak)

Patterson: Most agree, some things are bigger than sports

Comments from readers suggest most are disappointed sports have been shut down, but understand why.

AC Milan’s Samu Castillejo kicks from the corner in an empty stadium during the Serie A soccer match between AC Milan and Genoa at the San Siro stadium, in Milan, Italy, Sunday. Serie A played on Sunday despite calls from Italy’s sports minister and players’ association president to suspend the games in Italy’s top soccer division. (Spada/LaPresse via AP)

POLL RESULTS: Well, this one took a mid-week turn

Two-thirds of fans weren’t deterred by coronavirus — before sports started being suspended Wednesday.

AC Milan’s Samu Castillejo kicks from the corner in an empty stadium during the Serie A soccer match between AC Milan and Genoa at the San Siro stadium, in Milan, Italy, Sunday. Serie A played on Sunday despite calls from Italy’s sports minister and players’ association president to suspend the games in Italy’s top soccer division. (Spada/LaPresse via AP)
Glacier Peak High School fans celebrate the Grizzlies’ 57-52 victory over Sumner in the Class 4A state boys basketball tournament Thursday at the Tacoma Dome. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

POLL: Is coronavirus affecting your sports fandom?

Are you changing your attendance at sporting events as a health precaution?

Glacier Peak High School fans celebrate the Grizzlies’ 57-52 victory over Sumner in the Class 4A state boys basketball tournament Thursday at the Tacoma Dome. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Glacier Peak’s Brayden Corwin attempts a shot over Mariner’s Naser Motley Monday evening at Glacier Peak High School in Snohomish on January 27, 2020. Glacier Peak won 55-49. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

POLL RESULTS: Glacier Peak boys favored among local teams

The Grizzlies received 42% of the vote among the 10 local prep basketball teams headed to state.

Glacier Peak’s Brayden Corwin attempts a shot over Mariner’s Naser Motley Monday evening at Glacier Peak High School in Snohomish on January 27, 2020. Glacier Peak won 55-49. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Pierce Darlington (right) and the Glacier Peak boys basketball team is one of 10 local squads headed to the Hardwood Classic beginning Wednesday. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

POLL: Which local hoops team has the best shot at state?

Ten local teams are taking part in the high school state basketball tournaments this week.

Pierce Darlington (right) and the Glacier Peak boys basketball team is one of 10 local squads headed to the Hardwood Classic beginning Wednesday. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Patterson: It was ugly, but XFL has foundation to work with

The Dragons’ winning home opener wasn’t the best football, but Seattle fans loved it anyway.

Quarterback Brandon Silvers and the rest of the XFL’s Seattle Dragons make their home debut Saturday at CenturyLink Field. (AP Photo/Will Newton)

POLL RESULTS: Genuine interest in the XFL’s Seattle Dragons

Nearly half of the responders gave their interest level in the Dragons a ‘thumbs up.’

Quarterback Brandon Silvers and the rest of the XFL’s Seattle Dragons make their home debut Saturday at CenturyLink Field. (AP Photo/Will Newton)

Patterson: Spring is a chance for a glimpse of the M’s future

The players to watch this spring training are those not on Seattle’s 40-man roster.

Meadowdale High School graduate Connor Hamlett and the rest of the Seattle Dragons are hoping the XFL proves a hit with the fans. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

POLL: What is your interest level in the Seattle Dragons?

The XFL, the latest attempt at a second professional football league, arrives in Seattle on Saturday.

Meadowdale High School graduate Connor Hamlett and the rest of the Seattle Dragons are hoping the XFL proves a hit with the fans. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
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