Coffee & Cigarettes: NFL Links for Day 2 of the Draft

Al Bello

LINKS!

Day two upon us.

Instant reaction: round one « Seahawks Draft Blog
Best day one team – New York Jets John Idzik appreciates the job he’s taken on. Yes, they could’ve splurged on offensive frills like a quarterback (Geno Smith) or a tight end (Tyler Eifert). Instead, they selected the two players I personally thought were the best in the draft. They simply had no choice but to trade Revis, cutting their loses. They couldn’t franchise him next year. They had no bargaining power. And yet they still got a first round pick out of Tampa Bay. It doesn’t matter how good Revis is, that wasn’t easy. Now they’ll swap in Milliner — a complete cornerback in my view — and add Richardson, who could be the next Darnell Dockett. They could still draft a quarterback at #39. They had a superb first day accumulating talent — the way a rebuild needs to be done.

2013 NFL Draft results: Geno Smith still waiting to hear his name - SBNation.com
The first round of the 2013 NFL draft is nearly complete -- and Geno Smith is still waiting to learn his fate. Florida State's E.J. Manuel was the first quarterback off the board, going No. 16 to the Buffalo Bills.

Analyzing the Trades in Day 1 of the 2013 Draft
There were five trades in the first round of the NFL Draft. Who were the winners and losers? Which draft was used — the traditional Jimmy Johnson chart or something closer to my chart? I’ve never argued that teams use my chart when making trade (rather, I’ve argued simply that they should), but it’s worthwhile to see the trade market has shifted under the new CBA.

Eye On Football - CBSSports.com
All things NFL by Eye on Football writers Will Brinson, Ryan Wilson and Josh Katzowitz.

Grades: 2013 NFL Draft Round 1 - NFL - CBSSports.com - NFLDraftScout.com
Pete Prisco grades every pick of the 2013 NFL Draft, Round 1.

2013 NFL Draft: Top 250 Prospects Remaining After Round One
In a first round that saw eight offensive lineman in the Top 20 picks, EJ Manuel as the lone quarterback in the first round, and FIVE trades, the 2013 NFL Draft first round was predictably unpredictable. And, while players like Kyle Long, Justin Pugh, and Travis Frederick surprised as first rounders, some of the draft’s best players (at least in our eyes) slid past the 1st round.

The Drafty Hour: Post first-round special - SBNation.com
Dan Rubenstein and Matt Ufford are joined by special guests from the SBN universe and beyond to reflect on all of the first round's picks and storylines.

Geno Smith, Manti Te’o headline the best available players after first round of NFL draft
West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith was the one on draft day whose presence in the green room was a bit heartbreaking.

Manti Te'o, Matt Barkley fall from NFL draft first round - NFL.com
Notre Dame's Manti Te'o and West Virginia's Geno Smith join USC's Matt Barkley as first-day fallers, adding intrigue to the top of the second round in the 2013 NFL Draft.

2013 NFL Draft: 49ers' Harbaugh gets his man, finally - CBSSports
Jim Harbaugh once recruited Eric Reid. He wasn't going to lose out on the safety twice, packaging two picks to select the LSU star Thursday night in the first round of the NFL Draft.

2013 Draft: Line to gain: blockers dominate first round - CBSSports
Nine offensive linemen, one shy of the NFL draft record, went in a first round that featured only one quarterback -- E.J. Manuel -- and no Geno Smith or Manti Te'o.

2013 NFL Draft: Grading the first 32 picks - CBSSports
The Minnesota Vikings were the big winners of the first round but the 49ers, Rams, Steelers and Bengals also made moves which could pay off immediately. Which teams, on the other hand, made head-scratching picks in the top 32? Rob Rang grades each selection of the first round.

2013 NFL Draft: Best remaining players - NFL.com
Who is the best player left on the board in the 2013 NFL Draft? Eddie Lacy, Geno Smith, Manti Te'o and Ryan Nassib are some of the big names available.

2013 NFL Draft: Best prospects available after day one - CBSSports
With 32 players off the board, who are the best available prospects still left for the second and third rounds on Friday?

Fifteen Thoughts on the First Round of the 2013 NFL Draft | NEPatriotsDraft.com - 2013 NFL Draft
Just as expected the first round of the 2013 draft was as exciting as ever. With just about every pick in doubt leading up to the selection, NFL Draft fans were left in true suspense this year.

NFL Draft 2013: Tracking the Best Available ILBs | Bleacher Report
Even though this year's inside linebacker class doesn't feature a Patrick Willis or NaVorro Bowman type, there is still value to be had, especially on day two of the 2013 NFL draft...

NFL Draft 2013: Tracking the Best Available Safeties | Bleacher Report
This year's safety class has been regarded by some as one of the deepest and most talented classes in recent years. There are eight safeties total who have a chance to go inside the top 100...

Fanspeak's Big Board: Best Available for Day 2 of the NFL Draft - Fanspeak's NFL Draft Blog | Fanspeak's NFL Draft Blog
Best available players left for day 2 of the NFL Draft.

While Seahawks wait, other NFC West teams making moves in 1st round | HeraldNet.com - Seattle Sidelines
We knew it was likely going to be a quiet day for the Seahawks, who sent their first-round pick Minnesota in the Percy Harvin trade, and so far it...

Live draft blog: First day of the 2013 NFL draft; Trufant goes 22nd to Falcons | Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times
The Seahawks, of course, don’t have a first-round pick this year. You’ve probably heard that a million times by now, but it’s worth pointing out just one more time as the first round of the NFL draft is about to get underway. We’ll post some updates and thoughts as the blog unfolds here. We’ll also [...]

A look at the Seahawks’ 2013 draft visit list (part V) « Seahawks Draft Blog
Please do me a favor and be sure to check out Rob’s FINAL 2013 mock down below if you haven’t already. With that said, here’s part five:

On Cardinals' choice of Jonathan Cooper - NFC West Blog - ESPN
Three pass-rushers and three offensive tackles were off the board when the Arizona Cardinals went on the clock with the seventh overall choice in the 2013 NFL draft.

On Rams' move up for WR Tavon Austin - NFC West Blog - ESPN
St. Louis Rams general manager Les Snead has repeatedly vowed to act boldly and without fear. The team is succeeding on both fronts.

49ers get their safety after trading up - NFC West Blog - ESPN
LSU safety Eric Reid was an increasingly popular projection to be selected by the San Francisco 49ers as the 2013 NFL mock drafts piled up late this week.

On Alec Ogletree's addition to the Rams - NFC West Blog - ESPN
The St. Louis Rams arguably needed starters at running back, guard and safety after drafting Tavon Austin eighth overall and trading back eight spots into the 30th overall choice.

Sport Science: A look at Alec Ogletree - NFC West Blog - ESPN
Fun night so far in the NFC West. I'm waiting to conduct an interview before filing a column. In the meantime, I've posted a video featuring new St. Louis Rams linebacker Alec Ogletree, a recent participant in ESPN's Sport Science series.

Draft analyst likes Arthur Brown for Seahawks at 56 - Blog - MyNorthwest.com
Dan Shonka, a draft analyst from Ourlads.com, describes Kansas State's Arthur Brown as a productive outside linebacker with good instincts and speed. Shonka also thinks Brown could be the Seahawks' second-round pick, No. 56 overall. "I don't know if he'll be there because a lot of teams like this guy, but there's also a lot of good football players ... so I think that's a possibility at 56," Shonka told "Bob and Groz" on Thursday.

After ‘quiet evening,’ Seahawks set for Day 2 of NFL Draft
While the other NFC West teams were addressing needs in the first round of the NFL Draft on Thursday night, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll offered, “Percy (Harvin) is really our No. 1 pick this year.”

John Schneider honed his skills while working with some of the best in the business
It’s NFL Draft season, which is when GM John Schneider shines by using tactics he learned at his previous stops to find Pete Carroll the unique players the Seahawks’ coach covets.

Advanced Trends in the NFL Draft: 2004-Present | The Sideline View
The Sideline View set out to find any trending data that may provide baselines of what NFL scouts look for the in draft. In doing so, we compiled one of the largest draft/combine databases ever created. Through the process of breaking down and analyzing this data, we have found several trends that may give us a hint towards who will be selected where in tonight's NFL Draft.

Kam Chancellor and the Safety Market - Over the Cap
Now that the contract parameters are in for Safety Kam Chancellor lets look to see how he stacks up with some other players. For this article I’ll be using stats from Pro Football Focus, though most will be raw data that I am using to grade a player under my own metrics.

Press Releases : News : Senior Bowl
Here's what goes on at club headquarters ahead of the “Annual Selection Meeting”.

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