Coffee and Cigarettes: NFL Draft Links for Day Three

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - DECEMBER 03: Russell Wilson #16 of the Wisconsin Badgers throws a 3-yard touchdown pass to Jeff Duckworth #15 in the first quarter against the Michigan State Spartans during the Big 10 Conference Championship Game at Lucas Oil Stadium on December 3, 2011 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

I'm so burnt out.

2012 NFL Draft Best Available after Round 3 - Mocking The Draft
We're three rounds through the 2012 NFL Draft and there are some shocking players still available. The third round in particular was tattooed with odd choices like defensive tackle John Hughes, punter Bryan Anger and offensive lineman Lamar Holmes and Josh Leribeus.

2012 NFL Draft Draft Results: Round 3 recap - Mocking The Draft
The first two nights of the 2012 NFL Draft have delivered some head scratching moments. The third round of the draft featured a handful of quality prospects as well as a few of the aforementioned head scratchers. After the jump, we'll take a look at the best and worst picks of the round and list every pick made this round.

#33-37: Rams reinforce receiver corps with Brian Quick, Luck to Fleener again | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo! Sports
From the blog Shutdown Corner: 33: St. Louis Rams -- Brian Quick, WR, Appalachian State -- Sam Bradford gets a big target with the ability to get downfield, and game tape that belies his small-school status. Some fundamental concerns in transitioning to the NFL, but … Continue reading →

38-42: Jags get a Branch to a pass rush; Rams take a shot on Jenkins | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo! Sports
From the blog Shutdown Corner: 38: Jacksonville Jaguars -- Andre Branch, DE, Clemson -- A natural pass-rusher with some ability in space, Branch will provide the Jags with some much-needed edge pressre. 39: St. Louis Rams -- Janoris Jenkins, CB, North Alabama -- Jeff Fisher … Continue reading →

43-47: Jets get faster with Hill; Bears trade up for Jeffrey | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo! Sports
From the blog Shutdown Corner: 43: New York Jets: Stephen Hill, WR, Georgia Tech -- After getting torched by Randy Moss a few years back, the Jets get the closest thing I've seen to Moss from a pure upfield burner perspective. Hill didn't have great … Continue reading →

48-51: Patriots select WHO?; Rams get faster with Pead | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo! Sports
From the blog Shutdown Corner: 48: New England Patriots -- Tavon Wilson, DB, Illinois -- Nobody likes versatile defenders more than Bill Belichick, but this is an overdraft in the minds of some. He can play corner and safety, and was an Honorable All-Big 10 … Continue reading →

#52-63: Second round ends in a lighting round | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo! Sports
From the blog Shutdown Corner: 52: Tennessee Titans -- Zach Brown, OLB, North Carolina -- Like former West Virginia and current Seattle Seahawks linebacker Bruce Irvin, Brown is all about speed. He'll need to develop as a read-and react guy, but as a moveable chess … Continue reading →

Friday NFL Draft notebook | National Football Post
A look at my notes from the 2nd and 3rd rounds of the draft.

A look at my first round notebook | National Football Post
Here's what I saw last night during the NFL Draft.

Janoris Jenkins the centerpiece of St. Louis Rams' second day of draft - Don Banks - SI.com
Musings, observations, and the occasional insight as we review the doings of day two, and rounds two and three, of the NFL Draft Friday night in Radio City Music Hall....

2012 NFL Draft top prospects Ryan Tannehill, Trent Richardson among injury concerns - Will Carroll - SI.com
Well before the NFL Draft and even before the Combine, team doctors, athletic trainers and scouts will sit down and go through medical files of the potential draftees. Most players will make their medical files available to teams. The process is so thorough that things have gone from trying to hide injuries to open, proactive disclosure. "We're going to find it," said Dr. Neal ElAttrache, one of the top sports medicine surgeons and former team doctor for the Los Angeles Rams, "so most people get it out in the open."

St. Louis Rams add CB Jenkins with NFL draft's 39th pick - NFL.com
Getting bounced out of Florida was not the end of the world for Janoris Jenkins. The St. Louis Rams are willing to give a cornerback they rated a first-round talent a shot in the NFL.

Seahawks.com Blog | Sizing up Russell Wilson "
A closer look at third-round draft choice Russell Wilson: Pick: 12th pick in the round, 75th overall; the only quarterbacks in franchise history that were drafted earlier were Rick Mirer in 1993 (second pick in the first round) and Dan McGwire in 1990 (16th pick in the first round).

Ducks' James joins crowded 49ers backfield - NFC West Blog - ESPN
A run on offensive linemen in the second round made running back a better value choice for the San Francisco 49ers on Friday.

Initial thoughts on Seahawks' QB selection - NFC West Blog - ESPN
The Seattle Seahawks said they would have strongly considered drafting Ryan Tannehill with the 12th overall choice, had the quarterback been available.

Where the Rams stand after defining day - NFC West Blog - ESPN
No NFL team entered Friday in better position than the St. Louis Rams. No team owned more picks on what was the second day of the 2012 NFL draft. No team owned better picks. No team stood to gain more than the Rams and few, if any, had as much ground to cover in becoming competitive again.

Broncos select QB Brock Osweiler to backup Peyton Manning - NFL - SI.com
The Denver Broncos may have just found the eventual heir apparent to Peyton Manning. And his insurance policy, too.

Russell Wilson 4-27 - Seattle's live and local sports station
Ian, Puckett, and Hugh talk with the Seahawks 3rd round pick, Russell Wilson, from Wisconsin. They had a great chat that covered everything from his transfer to Wisconsin, his height, his football abilities, and his excitement to be with Seattle.

Draft Spotlight: Bobby Wagner, ILB, Utah St. " Seahawks Draft Blog
Written by Kip Earlywine 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

Pete Carroll on ESPN 710 " Seahawks Draft Blog
I’ve listed some quotes from Pete Carroll’s appearance today on the Brock & Salk show for ESPN 710. He began by discussing Bruce Irvin’s role on the team next year…

4-27 John Schneider - SPORTS RADIO KJR
4-27 John Schneider

Seahawks get a linebacker: Bobby Wagner - NFC West Blog - ESPN
Suspicions confirmed: The Seattle Seahawks were indeed trading back in the second round to avoid selecting a linebacker ahead of the market

Video: Setting scene from Seahawks HQ - NFC West Blog - ESPN
I've returned to Seattle Seahawks headquarters and set up early for the 2012 NFL draft's second day, affording time to shoot a quick video setting the scene. The Seahawks moved into this facility in August 2008, giving them direct views of Lake Washington, even from the practice fields. The setup in the media workroom isn't bad, either.

NFL Draft 2012: Bruce Irvin Broke Your Mock Draft, And That's Okay - SBNation.com
We don't know everything, and neither do NFL general managers. But it might be nice if we stopped treating mock drafts as scripts, especially in the cases of talents like Bruce Irvin.

A note about Bruce Irvin's age: He's 24 | Seahawks Blog | The Seattle Times
Bruce Irvin is 24 years old. This is not a newly uncovered fact. His age was reported as 22 when he arrived at West Virginia in 2010 after being recruited out of junior college.

Seahawks new pass rusher 'a hunter' says JC coach | Seahawks Blog | The Seattle Times
Bruce Irvin had to get on the field. That's what he told Iona Uiagalelei, the defensive coordinator and associate head coach who had recruited him.

Brock and Salk - Podcasts - MyNorthwest.com
Seahawks coach Pete Carroll talks about the team's decision to trade back to No. 15 and take defensive end Bruce Irvin, the role they envision for him in Seattle's defense, why they felt comfortable with drafting him despite his off-field problems, and more.

Top 10 surprises from Round One - CBSSports
If the second through seventh rounds of the 2012 NFL draft are as frenzied as the first round was, then perhaps you should add a seat belt to your favorite lounge chair. The action was quick and chaotic and boasted plenty of surprises. In descending order, here is a recap of the ten biggest surprises of the night.

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