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Updated mock draft: 1st March " Seahawks Draft Blog
The combine is in the books and it’s time to take stock on where we’re at with less than two months to go until the 2012 draft. I want to offer three thoughts today, starting with this week’s projection:

Michael Brockers, Dwight Jones among 2012 NFL Combine losers - Mocking The Draft
The mantra at the NFL Combine is that fast guys running fast isn't a story and the workout process can't hurt a player. What it can do, however, is allow other players who had a good showing bypass them. The following players could see others pass them on draft boards in the next two months:

2012 NFL Draft: Is Michael Floyd the Best Receiver? - Mocking The Draft
Last March, things were looking good for the 2012 wide receiver class. Justin Blackmon, Alshon Jeffery and Malcolm Floyd were all returning to school, and each was projected to be drafted in the first half of the first round. A lot has happened since then. Most notably, Michael Floyd was arrested for drunk driving later in March. He was reinstated to the team in August, but his draft stock had taken a significant hit.

Combining the shovel option with a sprint-out pass | Smart Football
One of my favorite recent evolutions in offenses has come from the rise of "combined" or "packaged" concepts, which might combine both a run and a quick pass play or a quick shovel screen and a quick pass into the same play. Part of the motivation behind such concepts is that they are simply good ones: You can take things you are already good at, combine them, and make the defense wrong every time while executing simple ideas. But the other reason is that in the age of the no-huddle, they avoid the need for complex pre-snap audibles or convoluted calls in the huddle of multiple plays. With these "packaged concepts" you get both the quick call-it-and-go of a fast paced no-huddle without sacrificing the quarterback’s key role in putting the offense in position to succeed.

Vertical Goodness: Stephen Hill | The Rookie Scouting Portfolio
I’ve been critical of the Georgia Tech receiver all week, but I’ve also been saying that the star of the Combine is more than just a gold medal winner 2012′s Underwear Olympics at Lucas Oil Stadium. Hill is a legit prospect with NFL starter upside. Although I’ve spent several pages analyzing what Hill doesn’t do, one play can encompass most of his strengths. On the surface, one good play to several not so good ones might seem heavily weighted to the negative. However, there are certain talents that don’t require lengthy analysis to value.

Post Combine Top 32
- This is not our list, rather a list from what a number of teams board(s) look like; don’t kill the messenger!!

Speedy wide receivers stand out at NFL combine - ESPN
The NFL combine has come a long way. I first started covering it in 1990. A handful of reporters sat near an elevator intercepting players. Although we weren't allowed to see the workouts, we could get interviews and start previewing the draft.

Who might be ‘mystery’ team in Robert Griffin III sweepstakes? – Audibles
Seattle Seahawks: Plain and simple, the Seahawks need to get better at the quarterback position. They’re slotted in at No. 12 in the first round, one spot lower than the Chiefs and, of course, behind several other teams desperate for a game-changer at quarterback. Unlike the Cowboys, Jets, Vikings and others, though, Seattle does not have a road block in place at QB should it find itself the winners in the Griffin derby.

Jeff Fisher has been a busy man since being hired as St. Louis Rams coach - Jeff Diamond - SI.com
One year ago, Jeff Fisher spent his 53rd birthday snowboarding in Montana. After a stalwart stint on the Tennessee sideline, Fisher was no longer the Titans head coach, freeing him from the responsibilities of a typical February.

Will Henne generate interest on the open market? | National Football Post
Teams seeking quarterback competition might take a look.

Receiver Roulette: Part 2 | National Football Post
Six more interesting names set to hit the market

In like Flynn | National Football Post
Green Bay Packers backup quarterback Matt Flynn made a lot of money by passing for 480 yards and six touchdowns—both single-game team records—against the Detroit Lions in their 2011 regular season finale.

Dynasty Rankings: QBs - Dynasty Rankings - Rotoworld.com
Welcome to Rotoworld's third annual pre-free agency Dynasty Rankings. The next six months are the prime season for Dynasty start-up drafts.

NFL Combine: Defensive Risers | National Football Post
Who helped themselves the most with their workout?

NFL.com Blogs " Blog Archive Playbook: Seahawks should build around QB Jackson "
In our first look into the Seahawks’ offseason, we focused on a few teams needs, including running back, defensive end and linebacker. But for every team, the biggest question always revolves around the quarterback.

Back from the Combine, and back at it
After attending the NFL Scouting Combine, the Seahawks' coaches are back at VMAC - and back in pre-draft meetings with the scouts. Now, however, they get to "put a name to a face," Todd Wash says.

NFL.com news: Manning's perfect match exists in Kansas City
Sometimes we don't write what we think because there's not much to substantiate it. Cool. Now that this issue has been resolved, it's time to discuss a sensible suitor for arguably the greatest quarterback of our generation.

NFL.com news: QB Stock Report: Cousins, Jefferson improve draft grades
NFL quarterbacks are the most scrutinized athletes in professional sports. Inherently, signal callers annually garner much of the attention at the NFL Scouting Combine.

Mailbag: On carrying over salary cap room - NFC West Blog - ESPN
Tigre from "South of the Border" asks about new provisions allowing NFL teams to carry over unused salary-cap space to future years. He wonders why a team would ever decide against carrying over some of the unused allotment.

Brock and Salk - Podcasts - MyNorthwest.com
Brock and Salk digest the latest Mariners news, especially Franklin Gutierrez's injury and who could replace him in center field. The guys reveal the winners in their Media Bracket and some intriguing match ups. Seahawks GM John Schneider joins the show to tell the guys all about the offseason process, team philosophy, and what the team will look for in their next QB.

2012 NFL draft pro day updates - Tony Pauline - SI.com
SI.com's draft analyst Tony Pauline of Draftinsider.net checks in daily with news and notes about top prospects participating in pro days.

Is Peyton Hillis thinking about retiring? - CBSSports.com
We told you a couple days ago that the Browns were unlikely to franchise tag running back Peyton Hillis but might still attempt to sign him in free agency. if Hillis doesn’t retire, that is.

A glimpse of Leroy Hill's rude awakening - Blog - MyNorthwest.com
"What would you be doing right now if you weren't playing football?" That's a quote from my old coach, Chuck Knox, and he used to throw it out at us every once in a while when I played for the Seahawks. It was much more of a challenge than a question and I gotta tell you, it used to piss me off. It insinuated that we were all just a bunch of grunts that weren't good for anything but blocking and tackling.

NFL Combine: Defensive Risers | National Football Post
Who helped themselves the most with their workout?

Chargers expect to lose Mike Tolbert, sign another running back | ProFootballTalk
For the second consecutive offseason, the Chargers are preparing to lose a running back who’s also a solid contributor on special teams.

NFL mock draft: Memphis' massive, highly athletic Dontari Poe moves into top 10 - NFL - Sporting News
12. Seattle Seahawks: Devon Still, DT, Penn State. With defensive linemen Raheem Brock and Red Bryant scheduled to be free agents, the Seahawks grab Still, who has the talent to start as a rookie and could fill Bryant's role if they lose him.

A glimpse of Leroy Hill's rude awakening - Blog - MyNorthwest.com
"What would you be doing right now if you weren't playing football?" That's a quote from my old coach, Chuck Knox, and he used to throw it out at us every once in a while when I played for the Seahawks. It was much more of a challenge than a question and I gotta tell you, it used to piss me off. It insinuated that we were all just a bunch of grunts that weren't good for anything but blocking and tackling.

Hill’s arrest likely will cost him a big contract | Seattle Seahawks - The News Tribune
Some early analysis holds that a recent arrest of linebacker Leroy Hill signals the end of his career with the Seattle Seahawks. I wonder if it won’t just make it cheaper to keep him.

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