Coffee & Cigarettes: Seahawks links for Monday

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Seven Razorbacks Sign Free Agent Deals After NFL Draft - Arkansas Expats
Here's a list of the former Hogs looking to earn a spot in the professional ranks through the undrafted free agent route.

Canadian’s decision to choose football over baseball about to pay off - The Globe and Mail
Luke Willson has shown the Toronto Blue Jays that he can crush baseballs into the third deck of the Rogers Centre. But the 6-foot-5, 250-pound Canadian has also been using that raw power to explode off the line of scrimmage and haul in touchdown passes at Rice University, drawing interest from the NFL.

Boatright a true All-American - The Daily Egyptian
As a walk-on, there were few expectations for Boatright to start during the 2011 season, but he did just that, becoming the team’s defensive Most Valuable Player with 6.5 sacks and 13.5 tackles for loss, both tops on the team. Today, Boatright weighs in at a solid 253 pounds, almost 50 pounds more than his weight as a freshman safety four years ago. He is coming off a senior season where he recorded 5.5 sacks, 13.5 tackles for loss and a touchdown scored off of his own blocked punt. The statistics alone are enough to give him All-American team honors, but there is more to Boatright than the numbers.

Jordon Roussos puts team first for Falcons (9-7-12) - Sentinel-Tribune | Sentinel-Tribune | Sentinel-Tribune | Roussos, Said, �
There were just countless nights, in between classes and staying after practice, to watch film,’’ Roussos added. “I’m extremely grateful that I was brought into such a lovely environment by those two coaches and the whole offensive staff. ‘‘It turned out to be great. I’m a better offensive linemen then I ever would have been a defensive lineman.’’

Utah State wideout Matt Austin signs with Seattle Seahawks | Aggieville: USU Sports | The Salt Lake Tribune
Austin said watching Will Davis and Kerwynn Williams get drafted was great, and he would've loved to follow in their footsteps. But he's just as happy landing in Seattle, who showed continued interest throughout the process. "Everything happened real quick, but they knew who I was and said that they liked me," Austin said. "They were texting me the whole way through the draft, so they wanted me."

John Lotulelei Scouting Report (UNLV OLB) - Draft Insider
Positive: Small but explosive linebacker who makes plays sideline to sideline. Fluid moving laterally. Effective in pursuit and easily gets outside the numbers. Immediately finds the ballcarrier wraps up when tackling. Quickly changes direction, flows well to the action, and shows a solid closing burst to the play. Possesses better than average instincts and remains disciplined with assignments. Negative: Overmatched by tight ends in coverage. Struggles getting off blocks and completely taken from the action by fullbacks. Analysis: Lotulelei is a hard charging linebacker with the ability to play three downs at the next level. The lack of height limits him but he offers definite possibilities as a backup weakside linebacker as well as a special teams player.

Jay native hopes to go from small Arkansas school to NFL | Tulsa World
Draft analysts project the 6-foot-2, 249-pound Powell as an NFL linebacker and they make reference to his "high motor." Translation: "Just go, go, go," Powell said. "I'm not going to waste one down. I love the game."

Seahawks.com Blog | What they’re saying about the Seahawks’ draft
Here’s a cyber-sampling of what some national pundits are saying about the Seahawks’ efforts in the NFL Draft that concluded Saturday and included the selection of 11 players:

Tharold Simon is the quintessential Seahawks pick - Brady Henderson - MyNorthwest.com
Two things have been made abundantly clear over the three-plus years Pete Carroll and John Schneider have been at the helm of the Seahawks.

Seeking focus after 2013 NFL draft frenzy - NFC West Blog - ESPN
NFL teams added 254 players through the recently completed 2013 NFL draft. Now is the time to seek higher ground for a better view of what happened. The two charts in this item help bring into focus where NFC West teams should expect results.

Jacksonville Jaguars mend secondary in 2013 NFL Draft - NFL.com
Jacksonville Jaguars coach Gus Bradley built the Seattle Seahawks into a great defense last year with Pro Bowl talent in the secondary. He aimed to do the same through the 2013 NFL Draft.

Tank Carradine, Marcus Lattimore among 2013 NFL Draft steals - NFL.com
Many folks had Eddie Lacy as the top-rated running back in the 2013 NFL Draft, but the Green Bay Packers snagged him in the second round. Charley Casserly provides 10 value picks.

2013 NFL Draft winners: Minnesota Vikings, Detroit Lions nail it - NFL.com
With another stellar draft class headlined by tight end Tyler Eifert, Marvin Lewis' Cincinnati Bengals are true contenders in the AFC. Bucky Brooks identifies the most notable hauls of the 2013 NFL Draft.

Vance McDonald will be Delanie Walker's replacement - NFL.com
The San Francisco 49ers were hoping to land a replacement for departed tight end Delanie Walker, and it appears they've found it in the 2013 NFL Draft with former Rice standout Vance McDonald.

From the bargain bin: The best undrafted players of 2013 | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo! Sports
Alvin Bailey, OG, Arkansas: Big but agile blocker with the ability to protect in space and at the second level, but can also bring it with power at the line. Can play right or left guard. Struggles with more advanced defensive concepts and is erratic in play-to-play blocking consistency. Needs an NFL team that understands how to bridge the gap between potential and performance. (Seattle Seahawks)

Get to know your 2013 NFL Draft class | National Football Post
7 Rounds, 254 picks, and we've got scouting reports on nearly all of them, even Mr. Irrelevant.

Report: Tebow could be released soon | National Football Post
Jets currently carrying six quarterbacks on the roster.

NFP Sunday Blitz | National Football Post
What just happened in the draft? We've got you covered, including an inside look at the Chargers drafting of Te'o.

My Thoughts on the 2013 Draft
Over the last three days, I analyzed the trades from the first round, rounds 2 and 3, and the final four rounds. Today, I wanted to discuss the things that stood out to me during the draft. In the comments, let me know what got your attention.

Tebow “probably gone” soon | ProFootballTalk
The Jets held the rights of quarterback-of-all-trades Tim Tebow through the draft, holding out hope that someone would offer, say, a conditional 2030 seventh-round draft choice for the 2010 first-round pick. Now that the draft is over, Tebow's time in New York could be, too.

Flynn is Raiders’ QB now, Pryor and Wilson will compete | ProFootballTalk
Raiders General Manager Reggie McKenzie said just before the draft that Matt Flynn is the starting quarterback, and that Terrelle Pryor will have a chance to compete. After the draft, when the Raiders selected Tyler Wilson in the fourth round, that plan hadn't changed much.

2013 NFL Draft: NFC West grades - CBSSports
The ultra-physical NFC West Division might have tightened up with each team adding impressive rookie classes to already talented rosters.

Undrafted free agents 2013: 10 best signings - SBNation.com
Alvin Bailey, OG, Seattle Seahawks No team has done a better job of uncovering high-talent, low-production college players and turning them into quality NFL players than the Seahawks. Can they do that again with Bailey? He's big, agile and doesn't shy away from contact, but was often beaten by stunts and had a lot of trouble with consistency. Like Nixon, if he can tap into his considerable physical tools, he can be an impact NFL lineman.

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