Coffee and Cigarettes: Seahawks Links for Sunday

Ron Brooks #13 of the LSU Tigers intercepts a pass intended for DeAngelo Benton #3 of the Auburn Tigers.

Happy Sunday everyone!

101Sports.com: Tony Softli - Top 5 Wide Receivers 2012 NFL Draft
NFL coaches and personnel men will always covet size when it comes to the wide receiver position. This mental block pushes those players above a shorter player and in many cases there is a total disregard to production. I break up receivers in three categories so that shorter or slower players don’t get lost in the process and allows them to receive the final grade they deserve. A receiver with good height, weight and speed is considered clean or WR. A receiver that lacks the ideal speed for the position (4.55 or slower) is slotted in the WRs category, and receivers that lack height (5-9) or shorter are tagged and put in the category of WRz. A lot of teams dropped Anquan Boldin (Baltimore Ravens) out of the first three rounds after he ran a 4.60 on grass. But when you turn on his DNA (film) you see a player that played faster than timed and had RAC (run after catch) that was excellent with very good production.

Osweiler's positive workout clouds QB picture - CBSSports
After sitting out the Combine and bypassing Arizona State's original pro day because of a foot injury, Brock Osweiler had his opportunity to work out for pro scouts on Friday. The junior ran the 40-yard dash twice and threw during a scripted passing session, reportedly looking good in both areas.

2012 NFL Draft quick report: Darron Thomas, Oregon - Mocking The Draft
Strengths: Thomas is a productive, winning quarterback with good athleticism and size. Career record of 23-3. Will be a good developmental player if he’s willing to put in the effort. Could be a player similar to Joe Webb of the Minnesota Vikings – maybe not an every-game starter but a solid spot guy who can be put into certain packages to create athletic mismatches.

2012 NFL draft countdown: SN's No. 25 prospect, USC DE Nick Perry - NFL - Sporting News
Perry is one of the premier pass rushers in this year’s draft because of his excellent use of his hands to jolt and defeat pass blockers. (Vitals: 6-3, 271 pounds, 4.55 seconds in the 40-yard dash.)

In survey of nine teams, eight call Osweiler a fourth-round prospect | ProFootballTalk
After Arizona State quarterback Brock Osweiler worked out for scouts on Friday, we passed along the opinion of longtime NFL personnel man Gil Brandt, who said Osweiler now looks like a first-round draft pick.

2012 Free-agency Assessment - NFL Nation Blog - ESPN
Visit 2012 Free-agency Assessment - NFL Nation Blog for information, in-depth analysis and discussion about 2012 Free-agency Assessment

Panthers re-sign Antwan Applewhite | National Football Post
Versatile defensive end knows the scheme

NFL Draft: Breaking down a Jenkins 'pick six' | National Football Post
Using video to talk technique at the CB position.

NFL Draft: Ranking the tight end class by tiers | National Football Post
One prospect stands alone at the top.

Scout.com: Ron Brooks Profile
His three career interceptions were all returned for touchdowns. He's known for his versatility, lining up at several positions for the Tigers. The 5-foot-10, 190-pounder ran the 40-yard dash in 4.37 seconds at the NFL scouting combine, registering a 38-inch vertical leap, a 10-foot broad jump and bench pressed 225 pounds 12 times.

NFL.com Blogs " Blog Archive Rounding up Central Florida, Northern Illinois pro days "
Top CB prospect Josh Robinson, who stood out with his performance at the NFL Scouting Combine, attracted representatives from 18 teams to the pro day at Central Florida on Thursday. Packers GM Ted Thompson and Saints director of college scouting Rick Reiprish were there, along with defensive backs coaches from the Jaguars and Colts. The prospects worked out indoors on FieldTurf.

NFL.com news: Titans' Hasselbeck, Hutchinson back together after break up
"He’s obviously a great player and was a great, great teammate in Seattle," Hasselbeck, who played with Hutchinson from 2001 through 2005, told the Tennessean. "We sort of fell apart when he left a little bit."

New rule on crack-back blocks adds defenders to 'defenseless' players -
The NFL owners meetings are over and there are new rules in the books, voted on by the 32 owners. Player safety is the one theme that will get new rules passed almost every time and that is for the most part a very good thing. Under the umbrella of player safety is the "defenseless player" rule. In regard to a defenseless player, the NFL rulebook states:

Brock and Salk Blue 42 - Podcasts - MyNorthwest.com
What are Brock Osweiler's strengths and weaknesses and where should the former Arizona State quarterback be drafted? If Ryan Tannehill falls to the Seahawks, would he be worth the 12th overall pick? Did Donovan McNabb make a fair point about Mike and Kyle Shanahan failing to adapt the Redskins' offense to fit players' strengths?

Clayton expects Hawthorne to stay with Seahawks - Blog - MyNorthwest.com
"I would have to think he's going to probably to come back on a two- or three-year deal," Clayton told "Bob and Groz" on Friday. "[I] wouldn't be surprised if they could get something done today. But I know that the communication has still been there from the Seahawks."

Video: Roundtable on Seahawks' Matt Flynn - NFC West Blog - ESPN
Trent Dilfer, Mel Kiper Jr. and Chris Mortensen spent about three minutes discussing Matt Flynn in some detail last week. I didn't see their conversation until recently and wanted to pass it along in case you also missed it.

Brock Osweiler impresses, first round possible? " Seahawks Draft Blog
I’m a big fan of Brock Osweiler. In January I wrote an article arguing why the Seahawks should consider drafting him in the first round. That wasn’t based entirely on need either, it was based on talent. I think Osweiler is worthy of a first round grade.

Draft Spotlight: Robert Turbin, RB, Utah St. " Seahawks Draft Blog
Rundown: Nicknamed "The Turbinator" by some and "Hulk" by others, Robert Turbin is a bruising and highly productive runner from Utah State of the Western Athletic Conference.

Pauline's top five receivers - Video - SI.com
SI.com's Andrew Perloff and Tony Pauline discuss the top five wide receivers/tight ends in the 2012 draft. - Video - SI.com

Who is Jeremy Lane? | National Football Post
A genuine sleeper DB from Northwestern State.

Draft Breakdown — BJ Coleman – Difference Maker
Although this quote might be something that you’d expect to hear from a top quarterback prospect or likely first round draft pick, like Robert Griffin III or Andrew Luck, these words, from his scouting combine press session, are straight from the mouth of an FCS player from Tennessee Chattanooga. And, if you’d expect a small school signal caller with only nine touchdowns in his senior season to simply be hoping to get drafted and given the opportunity to play in the NFL, then you’ve never met B J Coleman. As one of the most positive, upbeat players in college football, there wasn’t a trace of cockiness in him, as he put everyone on notice that he isn’t just looking for the opportunity to make plays, he’s dead set on making a difference.

ASUDevils.com - Osweiler excels in pro day workout
With Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll and more than 20 NFL scouts on hand, former Arizona State quarterback Brock Osweiler had an impressive showing in his pro day workout Friday inside the on-campus Dickey Dome.

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