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Robert Alford " Seahawks Draft Blog
After a very impressive Senior Bowl and a strong NFL Scouting Combine performance, Robert Alford has been given some attention on youtube in the last month, meaning we can finally say something meaningful about his NFL prospects and how he fits the Seahawks. Alford was linked to the Seahawks in the past couple months, over at rotoworld, if memory serves.

The Illusion of Balance | NFL Philosophy
It never fails. Every NFL Sunday you inevitably hear the saying, “They’ve got to stay balanced,” or, “Balance is what wins games. Teams that run the ball more win games.” The announcer or analyst then throws out the stat that Team A is 6-0 this season when they run the ball 25 times or more.

The Tape Never Lies: Alec Ogletree lacks the willingness to be consistently physical | 100 Yards and Running | Blogs | theScore.com
When a traditional NFL scout rolls the film of Alec Ogletree’s games, he’ll probably become quickly upset. Ogletree, an inside linebacker in Georgia’s 3-4 defense, is somewhat allergic to physicality.

Seahawks.com Blog | Russell Wilson: "It’s so exciting to see what we have on the table"
Russell Wilson was in a corporate meeting at Virginia Mason Athletic Center last week, but John Schneider felt compelled to interrupt the session. And who could blame him? The Seahawks had just completed a trade to acquire Percy Harvin and the team’s general manager figured the team’s quarterback should be among the first to know. "John Schneider knocks on the window and pulls me aside," Wilson recalled today during a promotional event for the Verizon Wireless "Save it Seattle: Pledge to Stop Texting & Driving" program. "He said, ‘Hey, come in. I need to talk to you real quick.’ He tells me we added Percy Harvin to the football team."

Chancellor Young among those chasing the NFL dream
The Regional Combines, like the one held at VMAC this weekend, are another chance for former players to catch the eye of someone in the NFL. That’s why Chancellor Young decided to participate despite not playing since 2008.

Re-Grading the St. Louis Rams' 2010 NFL Draft | Bleacher Report
I'm not a fan of grading draft classes after one year in the league, so I decided to piggyback on the idea of my colleague Erik Frenz . He waits three seasons, and then goes back to the draft class and assesses its value...

Re-Grading the Seattle Seahawks' 2010 NFL Draft | Bleacher Report
I'm not a fan of grading draft classes after one year in the league, so I decided to piggyback on the idea of my colleague Erik Frenz . He waits three seasons, and then goes back to the draft class and assesses its value..

Re-Grading the Arizona Cardinals' 2010 NFL Draft | Bleacher Report
I'm not a fan of grading draft classes after one year in the league, so I decided to piggyback on the idea of my colleague Erik Frenz . He waits three seasons, and then goes back to the draft class and assess its value...

Possible 2013 NFL Draft Picks For The Seattle Seahawks - Predictions, Desmond Trufant
Seattle Seahawks blogger Clinton Bell weighs in with the top needs, in his opinion, that the Seahawks need to address in the upcoming NFL Draft. The top needs, says Clinton, are TE, OT, OG, and OLB. He gives us two selections per each position, and where he thinks the Seahawks will select them in the draft. Also, he has a wishful thinking selection, but it is highly unlikely that this player will drop far enough in the draft for the Hawks to actually select him.

Dr. Andrews: RG3's recovery has been 'superhuman' - NFL.com
While Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan is striking a cautionary tone in Robert Griffin III's recovery from reconstructive knee surgery, the quarterback's doctor isn't following suit.

Victor Cruz reportedly has offer from New York Giants - NFL.com
New York Giants co-owner Steve Tisch predicted Victor Cruz would be paid more than wide receiver Wes Welker. Perhaps it's because the team already has offered Cruz at least $7 million per year.

Eric Wright reportedly on trading block for Buccaneers - NFL.com
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have been mentioned repeatedly as a potential suitor for the New York Jets' Darrelle Revis, but trying to trade 27-year-old Eric Wright has little to do with that.

Houston's D.J. Hayden makes Mayock's top five CBs - NFL.com
With a blazing 40-yard dash time at his pro day, University of Houston cornerback D.J. Hayden has gotten a little love from NFL Network's Mike Mayock and a bump in pre-draft ratings.

Review of Georgia's Pro Day. | National Football Post
Russ Lande tells you how Georgia's prospects did at their Pro Day.

Leach begins his second spring at Wazzu | National Football Post
Can the Cougars go bowling in 2013?

NFP Friday Buzz | National Football Post
*Medical concerns about Florida State defensive end Bjorn Werner are driving the stock of the prospect down with the draft a little more than a month off. One source said new information on Werner has concerned clubs and he has a yellow flag for one team. “It's not red but he is yellow and going down.” According to the source, Werner has a previous injury that has not healed properly.

Four players highlighted at North Carolina State’s pro day - NFL.com
C.J. Wilson, CB (5-11, 195) — Wilson had a 37-inch vertical, ran the 40-yard dash twice in 4.34 seconds. Wilson also marked a 10-foot-6 broad jump, a 4.19-second short shuttle, a 6.90-second three-cone drill and 17 reps at 225 pounds. He had a very good workout, but he was suspended the first four games of last year for disciplinary reasons.

San Diego State, Hawaii hold their pro days at same site - NFL.com
Brice Butler, WR (6-3 1/4, 214) — A transfer from USC, Butler ran the 40-yard dash in 4.37 and 4.41 seconds, had a 39-inch vertical, a 10-foot-9 broad jump, and 4.40-second short shuttle and 6.70 three-cone drill. He’s a bit of a long strider but he caught the ball well.

Agent's Take: Where -- and for what -- top free agents will sign - CBSSports.com
While the free-agent pool has drained a bit, some big names are still out there. What sort of deals can Andre Smith, Elvis Dumervil, Brian Urlacher and others expect? Former agent Joel Corry breaks it all down.

Chip Kelly: “We don’t run some magical offense” | ProFootballTalk
If anyone thinks new Eagles coach Chip Kelly is going to revolutionize the game of football by implementing an offense the likes of which the NFL has seen before, Kelly has some disappointing words.

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