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Seahawks draft choices filling roles they were drafted to fill
The obvious stars of the Seahawks’ three-day rookie minicamp were the 11 draft choices who were selected two weeks ago with specific roles in mind, and the skills to fill them.

Listen Up, NFL Rookie Class of 2013 | Bleacher Report
I have no records in the NFL , no statues in my likeness. My experiences and accomplishments carry through history like a distant star millions of light-years away, barely visible to most gazing eyes upon the night’s sky...

Seahawks rookie mini-camp comes to a close - May 12, 2013 | Seattle Seahawks - Seattle's live and local sports station
He's got remarkable size for a quarterback. At 6-foot-5 and 251 pounds, he stands out physically. "He’s got a very good arm," Carroll said. "He can gun the football down the field. He’s got great presence in that he’s such a big guy in the pocket which is totally different from our guys. If he can hang with us, you’ll see us utilize him doing things that he can do well. He’s bright and he’s handled things well so we’re excited about him."

What we learned from the Seahawks' rookie minicamp - Blog - MyNorthwest.com
Three things we learned and three things we're still trying to figure out after the Seahawks' three-day rookie minicamp:

Hidden contributions for Percy Harvin, Robert Quinn - ESPN
Information from Neil Hornsby of Pro Football Focus shows another way Harvin could help the Seattle Seahawks in 2013: through penalties drawn against the opponent. Harvin drew six of them in nine games. He ranked second to Baltimore's Torrey Smith in penalties drawn on a percentage of pass-routes basis, according to PFF's charting.

Jerrod Johnson hopes to win backup QB job with Seahawks | Seahawks | The Seattle Times
"I asked him to throw his old way, and he couldn't do it so that's a good thing," Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said Sunday. "He's got a very good arm. He can really gun the football down the field. He's got a great presence in that he's such a big guy in the pocket. Totally different than our other guys. If he can hang with us, you'll see us utilize him doing the things he can do well."

Seahawks' rookies take first step | HeraldNet.com - Sports
RENTON -- The distance between making an impression at a rookie minicamp in May to being ready for the NFL regular season is, as Seattle Seahawks...

Rob Rang on Seahawks at rookie minicamp | Seahawks Insider - The News Tribune
Rob Rang, senior draft analyst for NFLDraftScout.com, offers his impressions on players who stood out at the Seattle Seahawks rookie minicamp.

Seahawks Daily - Closing Rookie Minicamp
The three day Rookie Minicamp is now in the books and the Seahawks' staff liked what they saw out of their 11 drafted players and even some of the tryout players.

Why does the NFL make for such bad media? - SBNation.com
The most popular sport produces next to nothing in the way of interesting media. Why?

Broncos, Falcons, Seahawks among teams with best receivers - NFL.com
Seahawks primed to set league ablaze Saying you have the best receivers in the AFC East is like claiming to have the nicest car at a demolition derby, but I digress. There are really three teams that have a corps worth envying. The obvious first choice is the Denver Broncos. Not only are Demaryius Thomas, Wes Welker and Eric Decker elite-level wideouts, but they each bring a different skill set to the party. Thomas is the most dangerous and the best deep threat, and Welker is the possession guy, while Decker -- the Broncos' top red-zone option -- is an amalgam of both of them. Try to beat that. The Green Bay Packers' group, meanwhile, is sort of Denver-lite, with Randall Cobb, James Jones and Jordy Nelson.

Why does the NFL make for such bad media? - SBNation.com
The most popular sport produces next to nothing in the way of interesting media. Why?

Broncos, Falcons, Seahawks among teams with best receivers - NFL.com
Seahawks primed to set league ablaze Saying you have the best receivers in the AFC East is like claiming to have the nicest car at a demolition derby, but I digress. There are really three teams that have a corps worth envying. The obvious first choice is the Denver Broncos. Not only are Demaryius Thomas, Wes Welker and Eric Decker elite-level wideouts, but they each bring a different skill set to the party. Thomas is the most dangerous and the best deep threat, and Welker is the possession guy, while Decker -- the Broncos' top red-zone option -- is an amalgam of both of them. Try to beat that. The Green Bay Packers' group, meanwhile, is sort of Denver-lite, with Randall Cobb, James Jones and Jordy Nelson.

Bears could cut Carimi, two years after taking him in Round 1 | ProFootballTalk
In 2011, the previous regime in Chicago liked Gabe Carimi enough to pick him in the first round of the NFL draft. In 2013, the current regime in Chicago may not even like Carimi enough to give him a spot on the 53-man roster.

Pete Carroll talks mini-camp « Seahawks Draft Blog
Earlier in the week Carroll praised tight end Luke Willson (why the extra ‘L’ Luke… why?) for his display. He’s an intriguing guy. There’s not a great deal of tape out there, but any time the team brings an athletic ‘catcher first’ tight end into camp you can’t help but want to see more. Those types of players are changing the NFL as much as anything. Seattle’s offense has lacked a difference making athlete at the tight end position (that’s no slur on Miller or McCoy, I’m a big fan of both). We’ll see if Will.son can be the next out of nowhere field stretching big man.

An early projection for Rams' Tavon Austin - NFC West Blog - ESPN
Nik Bonaddio of numberFire expects relatively big things from St. Louis Rams rookie Tavon Austin based on similarities with other receivers.

Cardinals' scouting, coaching staffs grow - NFC West Blog - ESPN
The Arizona Cardinals grew their coaching staff earlier this offseason. Now, the team's personnel department is growing, too.

Arizona Cardinals QB cap snapshot minus Brian Hoyer - ESPN
Brian Hoyer's release from the Arizona Cardinals, reported Monday, clears $2 million in salary-cap room while reflecting significant roster changes at quarterback since Hoyer started in Week 17 last season.

These five late-round draft picks could start on NFC West teams - ESPN
NFC West teams naturally expect more from earlier draft choices such as 2013 first-rounders Jonathan Cooper, Tavon Austin, Eric Reid and Alec Ogletree.

Seattle Seahawks voted by readers to win Super Bowl - NFL.com
It's seems the Seattle Seahawks are becoming a popular pick these days. They were voted by readers to win Super Bowl XLVIII in our "Predict the Season" game.

Datone Jones: Colin Kaepernick can't keep running - NFL.com
The Green Bay Packers drafted Datone Jones, in part, because his skills help to combat the read-option. Jones saw 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick shred the Packers in the playoffs, but he doesn't think it can last.

Top 5 OTs, OGs & Cs for the 2014 draft | National Football Post
15 players to keep an eye on during the upcoming collegiate campaign.

The British Invasion | National Football Post
Former discus star launches football career with 49ers.

Patriots cut Brandon Deaderick | ProFootballTalk
In a surprising roster move on Monday afternoon, the Patriots have released defensive lineman Brandon Deaderick.

Breakout offensive players: Watch out for TEs Pitta, Cook, Gresham - NFL - CBSSports.com News, Rumors, Scores, Stats, Fantasy
Who's primed to break out in 2013? Jason La Canfora's list includes three tight ends -- Dennis Pitta, Jared Cook and Jermaine Gresham -- who will see plenty of passes thrown their way.

FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Innovative Statistics, Intelligent Analysis | Four Downs: AFC West
In our last installment of this series, we chronicled the Broncos’ need for interior run defenders. Since that time, the Broncos have been able to re-sign Kevin Vickerson, add Terrance Knighton, and draft Sylvester Williams, three essential cogs to stopping the run near the line of scrimmage. On the linebacker front, however, Denver hasn’t been nearly as proactive

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