Coffee & Cigarettes: Seahawks links for Wednesday

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2014 NFL draft: Big cornerbacks like Richard Sherman are game-changers | The MMQB with Peter King
A few days after the Nebraska coaching staff gathered to talk about the depth chart in the spring of 2010, they set out to deliver often disappointing news: Position changes were coming, with too-slow safeties being moved to linebacker and the chubby linebackers learning how to play with a hand in t...

D-linemen the Seahawks could consider - Seattle Seahawks Blog - ESPN
The Seattle Seahawks lost three quality defensive linemen in the offseason -- defensive ends Chris Clemons and Red Bryant, who were released for salary-cap reasons and signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars, and defensive tackle Clinton McDonald, who signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in free agency.

2014 NFL Draft: Garrett Gilbert leads list of sleepers on offense | Audibles - SI.com
Any general manager worth his salt will tell you that an NFL personnel executive's salary is earned in the second and third days of the draft. Anyone can throw a dart and hit pretty well in the first round (at least generally), but to add key players to your roster in the later rounds, it takes ...

Davis mock: Johnny Manziel will go fourth, to Cleveland Browns - NFL.com
Jadeveon Clowney goes first, Johnny Manziel fourth and Jake Matthews is out of the top 10 in NFL Media draft analyst Charles Davis' final mock draft.

A deep and talented draft class of receivers could give Seahawks a lot of options | Seahawks | The Seattle Times
Many already are suggesting Indiana’s Cody Latimer could be a perfect selection for Seattle with the 32nd choice.

Offensive Lineman Categories - Evaluations - Rotoworld.com
Lance Zierlein reveals and assigns his offensive line categories to this year's crop of prospects.

New York Jets keeping in regular contact with draft's top QBs - NFL.com
With Geno Smith and Michael Vick already on the roster, would the New York Jets really be interested in a quarterback with the No. 18 pick in the first round?

2014 NFL Draft: 126 FBS programs, 126 possible UDFAs - CBSSports.com
Only 256 prospects will hear their name called on draft weekend and with more and more underclassmen entering the NFL early (a record 98 this year), the number of draft slots dwindles for college football seniors. However, every FBS-level football program will have at least one prospect who will sign a free agent contract or receive a tryout.

2014 NFL Draft: 126 FBS programs, 126 possible UDFAs (Part 2) - CBSSports.com
Everyone knows about the nation's top pro prospects, but below is a team-by-team look at one prospect from each FBS program who probably won't be drafted, but there is a good chance their professional dream isn't over. Based on my evaluations, and those of decision-makers around the league, these players might not hear their names called on draft weekend, but have a good chance to possibly make a NFL roster as an undrafted free agent.

Press Releases : News : Senior Bowl
With roster sizes limited to 53 players and only 46 of those designated “active” on game day, the offensive lineman that can play two or more positions generally sees a big boost in his draft stock across the league. Here are five Reese’s Senior Bowl linemen ranked below the top three tackles that bring position flexibility to the table.

Following the life of a scout as NFL Draft approaches - Metro.us
After the final pro day is done and all the player visits are completed, the real work begins for an NFL scout.

Police release 911 calls reporting naked woman in hotel bed in NFL player probe - Miami-Dade - MiamiHerald.com
A naked woman in a hotel room who calls herself “Jesus” is the reason Miami police are focusing on a pair of 911 calls as they continue to investigate San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and two other NFL players.

Trey Wolfe is ready: A long and complicated journey to NFL Draft obscurity - SBNation.com
Trey Wolfe's long and complicated journey to NFL Draft obscurity.

Final draft notes, Chancellor injured & Seahawks cheat sheet | Seahawks Draft Blog
“You can’t teach 6-5″ — one of the popular buzz phrases of the 2014 draft. It’s often used to describe Kelvin Benjamin and Mike Evans — two players who will probably go in the top-20 on Thursday. Why? I’m not a paid up member of the cult-of-Greg Cosell, but he’s written an absolutely blinding piece about the way the NFL views the receiver position:

Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor underwent hip surgery, hopes to be ready for preseason - Seattle Seahawks & NFL News
On March 25, ESPN NFL reporter John Clayton reported that Seattle Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor needed offseason hip surgery, only to be refuted by Chancellor via Twitter. On Tuesday, NFL.com reporter Ian Rapoport tweeted that Chancellor had the surgery and hopes to be able to return to the field in time for the preseason.

Seven NFL general managers on the draft hot seat - NFL.com
The New York Giants and Pittsburgh Steelers are two of the NFL's most patient teams, but Jerry Reese and Kevin Colbert still make Gregg Rosenthal's list of GMs under the most pressure in the draft.

While unpredictable, Seahawks have draft tendencies - 710sports.com
While the Seahawks' first picks have been surprising, general manager John Schneider and coach Pete Carroll have shown a proclivity for drafting certain types of players. - Blog 710 ESPN Seattle at 710sports.com

Reviewing Seattle's 2011 Draft | Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times
And here’s our review of Seattle’s 2011 Draft:

Teams will be dancing to QB shuffle on draft day | Seattle Seahawks | The News Tribune
Head down, Johnny Manziel walked toward the podium in Indianapolis at the NFL Scouting Combine.

Will other NFL teams try to copy Seahawks' formula for success? | HeraldNet.com - Sports
The question was posed to Pete Carroll 30 minutes or so after his Seattle Seahawks had finished pummeling the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII.The ...

Jeff Fisher: St. Louis Rams not shopping Sam Bradford - NFL.com
Sam Bradford's status in St. Louis has been a hot topic with Rams fans. With Johnny Manziel rumors bubbling, however, coach Jeff Fisher decided to stand by his starting quarterback Tuesday.

Niners' Aldon Smith breaks silence, says 'stay positive' - NFL.com
San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith used Twitter to make his first public comments since his arrest at Los Angeles International Airport for making a false report of a bomb threat.

Les Snead: Rams have 'high-class problem' at No. 2 - NFL.com
St. Louis Rams general manager Les Snead told NFL Network's "NFL AM" on Tuesday that the Rams like their draft standing. "At two this year, it's a nice place to be," he said. Will they deal the pick?

2014 NFL Draft: Jaguars, Browns, Raiders owners to make play for QB? - CBSSports.com
It's possible the owners of doormats Cleveland and Jacksonville, hungry for attention and wins, could make it incumbent on their front office personnel to take Johnny Manziel high.

2014 NFL Draft: Jimmie Ward headlines my Better-Than Team - CBSSports.com
After hours of film study, these players get better grades than the scouts are giving them, led by Jimmie Ward, a rangy safety from Northern Illinois.

Top medical issues for the NFL Draft | National Football Post
What NFL teams need to factor into their draft-day decisions.

Diamonds on the fringe | National Football Post
Some mid-round names to watch out for in the draft.

2014 NFL draft: This year's most intriguing prospects, including De'Anthony Thomas | Audibles - SI.com
The 2014 NFL draft is just days away, which means it’s time to endlessly scrutinize each prospect and ask the tough questions, including (but not limited to): Does Jadeveon Clowney have the motor to make it in the National Football League? What does Teddy Bridgewater’s braces removal say...

2014 NFL Mock Draft: What teams should do in first round | The MMQB with Peter King
I hate mock drafts, probably because I stink at them. Also, the whole exercise can be rendered moot with one early trade. So this year, taking a page from Jerry Seinfeld’s decision not to run, I chose not to mock. And luckily, the bosses obliged.

FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Innovative Statistics, Intelligent Analysis | Best Cornerback Charting Stats 2013
Let's break out the cornerback charting stats for 2013. These stats come courtesy of the Football Outsiders Game Charting Project. There are two main stats we track. The first, Yards per Pass, is simply the average yardage gained on every pass where we list this cornerback in coverage. The other stat, Success Rate, tells you how often the cornerback prevents opposing receivers from what we consider a successful gain: 45 percent of needed yards on first down, 60 percent on second down, and 100 percent on third down. Note that nickelbacks will often rank much better in Yards per Pass than in Success Rate, while starting corners who blew a couple of huge plays over the course of the season will rank much better in Success Rate than in Yards per Pass.

NFL Draft Top 50, Nos. 1-10: Jadeveon Clowney tops the list despite carrying risks | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo Sports
From Yahoo Sports: Shutdown Corner is ranking the top 50 players for the 2014 NFL draft in groups of 10 leading up to the draft on May 8-10.

Jeff Fisher: Rams see six to eight players we could pick at No. 2 | ProFootballTalk
The Rams own the second overall pick in the NFL draft, and coach Jeff Fisher sees a lot more than two players they could be happy with. "We've identified six to eight players that we think could potentially fit us at two," Fisher said today at his pre-draft press conference.

Rookie Draft Impact and Super Bowl Champions — FootballPerspective.com
The NFL Draft is this week, which means we have something resembling real football to talk about. But how much impact will the players who hear their names called during the 2014 Draft have on the 2014 season? Here’s the short answer: as a group, they will make up about 10% of games played by all players and 8% of all starts.

Justin Gilbert - College Player - 2014 Player Profile - Rotoworld.com
Justin Gilbert 2014 player profile, game log, season stats, career stats, recent news If you play fantasy sports, get breaking news and immerse yourself in the ultimate fan experience.

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