Coffee and Cigarettes: Seahawks Links for Monday

TEMPE, AZ - SEPTEMBER 09: Quarterback Brock Osweiler #17 of the Arizona State Sun Devils throws a 12 yard touchdown against the Missouri Tigers during the first quarter of the college football game at Sun Devil Stadium on September 9, 2011 in Tempe, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

It's a whole new week!!

NFL Draft: Brock Osweiler and the vertical game | National Football Post
Using video to check out the 9 (fade) route vs. Mizzou.

NFL.com news: Is restricted free agency heading toward extinction?
If you were left perplexed by the lack of an offer from another team for Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Mike Wallace when he was a restricted free agent, you weren't alone.

No-Huddle Series: Iowa State WR Darius Reynolds | The Rookie Scouting Portfolio
As Jon Gruden said during his QB Camp episode with Brandon Weeden, Iowa State is "a pretty good football team. Quietly, they’ve become formidable." You don’t become that quietly formidable without some quietly formidable players. I think that pair of words fits wide receiver Darius Reynolds.

NFL.com news: Scout: TE Coby Fleener 'might be the most overrated' in draft
Stanford's Coby Fleener, considered by many to be the top tight end prospect, "might be the most overrated guy in the draft," one scout told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, via ProFootballTalk.com.

SDB Community mock – #11 Kansas City " Seahawks Draft Blog
On Tuesday we’ll vote for Seattle’s pick at #12, concluding the community mock. Kansas City are next up after Buffalo drafted Riley Reiff with 60% of the votes. This is how the board looks so far:

Quick-fire mock, Fletcher Cox & the countdown " Seahawks Draft Blog
I’ll be publishing my final 2012 mock on Wednesday just before the draft. You never know, maybe Kip will break out a mock too before Thursday (how about that for pressure). As we’re approaching draft week I wanted to note down a few thoughts and provide a quick first round projection. On Wednesday we’ll include the second round and full breakdown as usual.

St. Louis Rams, Seattle Seahawks, Arizona Cardinals. San Francisco 49ers will look to address issues in NFL Draft - NFL News | FOX Sports on MSN
It was no surprise that the Seahawks' 7-9 record wasn't good enough to get into the playoffs, like it did in 2010 in the anemic NFC West. The defense, particularly the secondary, really began to come alive in 2011. Still, it needs to be able to put more pressure on the quarterback and a premier edge rusher doesn’t appear to be available in this draft.

Draft Countdown: Arizona Cardinals : NFL Films Blog
Our countdown to the NFL Draft continues with a look back at some 2011 highlights of players drafted by and starring for the Arizona Cardinals:

Draft Countdown: Seattle Seahawks : NFL Films Blog
Our countdown to the NFL Draft continues with a look back at some 2011 highlights of players drafted by and starring for the Seattle Seahawks:

Shea McClellin: '1 1/2 Concussions,' Zierlein: Lock for 1st Round in NFL Draft | Bleacher Report
Whispers, rumors and innuendo can be heard from all corners of the NFL draft scene when the event is this close, so it's no surprise that Boise State DE/OLB Shea McClellin had to dispel rumors about multiple concussions in college. With all of the attention paid to head injuries, that could make him less attractive to teams despite many reports that he is rising up the board.

The Shutdown 50 — #15: Ryan Tannehill, QB, Texas A & M | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo! Sports
We continue this year's series with Texas A & M quarterback Ryan Tannehill, seen by most evaluators as the next man up behind Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III at the quarterback position in the 2012 draft class. However, Luck and RGIII didn't have to start their collegiate careers as a receiver like Tannehill did -- the Aggies took the Big Spring High School quarterback and made him a pass-catcher for his first two years. When Jerrod Johnson struggled in 2010, the move was finally made, and Tannehill was able to establish some pretty interesting records -- not only did he set single-season school marks for yards (3,744), attempts (531) and completions (327) in 2011, he's the only player in FBS history to post a 400-yard passing game and 200-yard receiving game ... AND the only player in FBS history to total more than 4,000 passing yards and 1,500 receiving yards in a career.

NFL Draft: one final look at Trent Richardson | National Football Post
Using video to break down the RB's 57-yard run vs. Auburn.

NFP Sunday Blitz | National Football Post
A look at low motor players, evaluating pass rushers by production, and all the latest draft rumors.

NFL.com Blogs " Blog Archive Von Miller says Melvin Ingram ‘can play almost anywhere’ "
"Every player in the draft has their knocks. His just happens to be … where do you play him? In my opinion, he can play both (positions). He can play almost anywhere," Miller told The Denver Post on Friday.

Melvin Ingram Seattle Seahawks 2012 NFL Draft Profile - Seahawks NFL Draft Blog
A player with the talents that Melvin Ingram possesses should be a top 5 or at-least top 10 pick in any draft, yet he might fall to the Seahawks at 12. The reason?

The News Tribune’s 2012 mock draft | Seahawks Insider
Here’s my mock draft for this year. I have Seattle selecting Alabama linebacker Dont’a Hightower at No.12, although I think it will be more likely that they trade down a few spots and to get him.

Seahawks look like a close-knit bunch - Blog - MyNorthwest.com
After spending time with several players at a charity event, Brock Huard says the Seahawks appear to enjoy each others company.

NFL News Story - Alabama's Hightower sees draft stock climb - 710 ESPN Seattle at MyNorthwest.com
Dont'a Hightower insists he's right where he expected to be all along: A projected first-round NFL draft pick. The former Alabama star just had to convince NFL teams that he was worth such an investment, and that he was fast enough to play middle linebacker at that level.

How to add talent without draft, free agency - NFC West Blog - ESPN
Justin from Phoenix understands criticism over the Arizona Cardinals' relative inactivity in free agency. However, he notes that running back Ryan Williams and cornerback Greg Toler will be returning after missing the 2011 season with injuries. In his view, the team will be adding a couple of impact players.

Why I’m starting to get excited about Upshaw " Seahawks Draft Blog
Last night I sat down to begin my Draft Spotlight article for Courtney Upshaw, and like I had done previously with Zach Brown, I had to stop partway through because I felt that a scouting report wouldn’t sufficiently convey the thoughts I had discovered while going through the process. I’ll go ahead and treat this like a scouting report and include my Draft Spotlight graphic, but there is also a larger point I want to get across.

Could David Carr have been a franchise QB? | National Football Post
10 years ago the Texans drafted the QB No.1 overall.

Seahawks prepare for NFL draft with air of confidence | Jerry Brewer | The Seattle Times
The Seahawks' general philosophy about the draft remains the same — get the best players who fit their tastes.

Hawks don’t have many holes to fill from this year's draft | Seattle Seahawks - The News Tribune
They weren’t fooling anybody. Two months into his tenure as the general manager of the Seattle Seahawks, John Schneider looked down from his second story office window onto the practice field and saw veteran Ray Willis – a bruising run blocker but not the fleetest of foot – taking reps with the first unit at left tackle because of the expected retirement of Walter Jones.

Cooler heads prevail at draft | Seattle Seahawks - The News Tribune
Listen to the words. John Schneider is calm and in control. He has plans and contingencies. He’s a master of the variables; weights and measures, mass and velocity. And he’s ready for the varied ways this week’s NFL draft might unfold in front of him.

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