Coffee and Cigarettes: Seahawks Links for Monday

Orson Charles #7 of the Georgia Bulldogs runs with a catch.

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Draft positional series: Offensive tackles, guards, centers - NFL, NFLDRAFT - CBSSports.com - NFLDraftScout.com
With literally hundreds of millions of dollars being thrown at NFL quarterbacks and receivers, there is a corresponding need for support casts that allow the expensive, big-name stars to dazzle fans with their video-game-like performances.

2012 NFL draft countdown: SN's No. 24 prospect, Cal LB Mychal Kendricks - NFL - Sporting News
Kendricks has exceptional athleticism and instincts that made him a highly productive linebacker at Cal. He'll likely be a first-round pick. (Vital statistics: 5-11, 239, 4.45 in the 40-yard dash)

Surprising disparity among WR grades from teams - CBSSports
Despite the general consensus among the media that Oklahoma State wide receiver Justin Blackmon is viewed as the unquestioned elite talent at the position by teams, NFLDraftScout.com has received indications that at least one club has Notre Dame's Michael Floyd or Baylor's Kendall Wright as the top receiver available in the 2012 draft and that there is great disparity among club as to how many pass-catchers will ultimately be drafted in the first round.

Fletcher Cox 2012 NFL Draft scouting report - Mocking The Draft
An in-depth scouting report on the athletic Mississippi State Bulldogs defensive tackle.

The Shutdown 50: #46 — Orson Charles, TE, Georgia | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo! Sports
We continue this year's series with Georgia tight end Orson Charles, whose college career got off to an inauspicious start. While touring University of Florida's trophy room during a recruiting visit, he bumped into Florida's 2006 National Championship Trophy while taking a picture of Tim Tebow's Hesiman trophy. A split-second later, the $35,000 crystal trophy was shattered. "The crystal ball looked like it was going to the ground in slow motion," said Robert Weiner, Charles' high school coach and an eyewitness. "It hit with a pretty good thud and exploded into a million pieces. It was a surreal scene."

The Shutdown 50: #45 — Kirk Cousins, QB, Michigan State | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo! Sports
We continue this year's series with Michigan State quarterback Kirk Cousins. In Cousins' 39 starts, the Spartans went 27-12, and Cousins is just the second three-time team captain in school history. Along the way, Cousins set the pace by racking up school records in most every meaningful category at his position: passing touchdowns (66), passing yards (9,131), completions (723), passing efficiency (146.1 rating), total offense (9,004 yards) and 200-yard passing games (26).

NFL Draft: Who will be an impact rookie? | National Football Post
Pro scouts run down some names heading into the draft.

NFL Draft: Kendall Wright and the 'middle iso' | National Football Post
Using video to highlight the Baylor WR prospect.

NFL.com Blogs " Blog Archive Defenders stand out at West Virginia pro day "
Bears coach Lovie Smith, Steelers coach Mike Tomlin and Steelers GM Kevin Colbert were among the representatives of 29 teams on hand to observe West Virginia’s pro day on March 16. Several linebacker coaches, defensive back coaches and defensive-line coaches were also there.

NFL.com Blogs " Blog Archive Prospects contend with tilted field at Temple pro day "
Representatives from 20 teams were at the Temple pro day on March 16 to watch prospects run outdoors on FieldTurf.

NFL.com Blogs " Blog Archive Receiver Sanu improves on combine speed at Rutgers pro day "
Representatives from 24 teams were at the Rutgers pro day on March 21. Prospects ran indoors on FieldTurf.

NFL.com news: Osweiler undecided if he'll accept invite to draft
Brock Osweiler did wonders for his draft appeal with a strong showing at his pro day, but he remains a polarizing figure among experts. In a chat with ATL, Osweiler explained his "risky" pro day strategy.

NFL.com news: Osweiler undecided if he'll accept invite to draft
Brock Osweiler did wonders for his draft appeal with a strong showing at his pro day, but he remains a polarizing figure among experts. In a chat with ATL, Osweiler explained his "risky" pro day strategy.

Seattle Seahawks Blog - Hawk Blogger: Hawk Blogger Podcast: Special Guest Scott Enyeart
Welcome back to one of our favorite podcast guests, Scott Enyeart! Enyeart has coached High School and Division I football, has ties to the Pete Carroll coaching staff, writes on the USC beat and for FieldGulls.com. He also does a regular podcast on KJR with Jason Puckett. He joined me for a long conversation on April Fool's about the Seahawks off-season so far, and where we see the team making moves in the draft. We also debunk the myth that it's Flynn-or-go-home for Pete Carroll and John Schneider.

Draft Spotlight: Bobby Wagner, LB, Utah St. " Seahawks Draft Blog
Rundown: Bobby Wagner (not to be confused with Robert Wagner) is the star "middle" linebacker in Utah State’s 3-4 defense. After improving each season, Wagner was named WAC defensive player of the year last season.

Exploring how Upshaw/Ingram would fit in Seattle " Seahawks Draft Blog
If the Seahawks draft Courtney Upshaw or Melvin Ingram in round one, how would they fit into the defensive scheme? Are they LEO pass rushers? Would they play the WILL or the SAM? Are they orthodox 4-3 rushers who take over the Raheem Brock role?

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