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Pro Day Schedule / Results -
Pro Day workouts are held on campus. While the interview and medical testing components of the Combine are left out at Pro Days, the same athletic drills (40-yard dash, bench press, 3-cone drill, etc.) take place. It is the best opportunity to for athletes not invited to the Combine to audition in front of high-ranking NFL decision-makers. The full chronological order of the remaining Pro Day workouts. Check back here for updated stories and news from the various Pro Days around the country.

David Wilson 2012 NFL Draft scouting report - Mocking The Draft
Acceleration/burst: Wilson possesses a great initial burst and he can get up to speed in a hurry. Accelerates incredibly well through the hole. Defenses will get in trouble if they don't get a hand on him in a hurry. Has the speed to turn any run into a big play.

How Many Quarterbacks Will Be Drafted In The First Round? - Mocking The Draft
After yesterdays post on wide receivers, I thought I would follow up with a similar post on the quarterbacks. There was a general belief that the free agent market, containing Peyton Manning and Matt Flynn, would go some way towards helping narrow down the quarterback interest in the first round of the draft. But as of Friday, neither Manning or Flynn has signed anywhere.

Courtney Upshaw is dedicated to football, but has other interests as well - NFL -
I'm switching things up a bit today. I've been writing about workouts, 40 times, the combine and pro days for a little bit too long. So, at least for this diary entry, I'm going to tell you all a little bit about myself.

Kamerion Wimbley released by Oakland Raiders - NFL -
The Oakland Raiders released Kamerion Wimbley on Friday just one year into a $48 million, five-year deal in the latest cost-cutting move by the franchise under new general manager Reggie McKenzie.

Top 10 Slot Receiver Prospects | National Football Post
Who has the ability to be a difference maker inside?

Prospect focus: Whitney Mercilus and Nick Perry | National Football Post
Taking a look at a pair of DEs. news: Browns leadership sees bright things in QB McCoy's future
With quarterback prospect Robert Griffin III presumably out of the Cleveland Browns' reach, and with the team reportedly cool to the idea of signing free agent Matt Flynn, the odds would appear to be good that Colt McCoy will remain the starter in Cleveland next season. news: How more free-agent signings impact 2012 NFL Draft
In a column earlier this week, I explained how free agency and the draft are inexorably intertwined. With the marketplace continuing to evolve, let's take another look at how the late-week signings will impact the first round in April: news: Mid-March position rankings for 2012 NFL Draft
With pro days in full swing, Mike Mayock updates his position-by-position rankings for the 2012 NFL Draft. Changes from his post-combine rankings are noted below each position.

Seattle Seahawks Blog - Hawk Blogger: Seahawks Thoughts: Day Three Of Free Agency
Attracting and signing free agents is tough for Northwest sports teams.

Gauging the Seahawks' desire to keep David Hawthorne - Daily Links Blog -
Coach Pete Carroll and general manager John Schneider have shown in their two seasons with the Seahawks that they're not afraid to make big moves at linebacker.

What we're seeing and hearing about Matt Flynn - Blog -
Matt Flynn was scheduled to conclude a two-day visit with the Seahawks on Friday before heading to Miami to meet with the Dolphins. That's about all we know for sure.

Seahawks Blog | Report: Seahawks had plane waiting for Manning | Seattle Times Newspaper
The fact that Peyton Manning didn't respond to the Seahawks' interest in acquiring him is not a revelation. The efforts Seattle made to get a meeting, however, is interesting because in a report regarding the San Francisco 49ers' interest in Manning is the nugget that the Seahawks had a jet in Denver where Manning visited last Friday, hoping to get a visit with Manning.

2012 NFC West UFA scorecard: update - NFC West Blog - ESPN
Michael Robinson's expected re-signing with the Seattle Seahawks would give the team a league-high four re-signings in the unrestricted free-agent market.

On the Cardinals' Manning/Kolb explanation - NFC West Blog - ESPN
The Arizona Cardinals went into the offseason with Kevin Kolb and John Skelton as their top two quarterbacks. They will continue through the offseason that way.

Matt Flynn’s offers have diminished, but opportunities still abound | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo! Sports
It seems that as recently as a couple of weeks ago, any talk about former Green Bay Packers backup quarterback Matt Flynn had to include the inevitability of an enormous free-agent contract for the seventh-round pick out of LSU in 2008. The assumption was that despite his two NFL starts, Flynn was ready to lead a team at an elite level. There is some fire behind that smoke -- Flynn performed well against the New England Patriots in 2010, and threw for a franchise-record six touchdown passes against the Detroit Lions in the Packers' 2011 regular-season finale.

2012 NFL draft pro day updates - Tony Pauline -
A busy Friday on the pro day schedule ends a hectic week of workouts.

Why Ryan Tannehill is a First-Round Prospect | The Rookie Scouting Portfolio
What do you call 9/22, 156 yards, TD, INT in a half of football? If the execution behind the stats isn’t studied then I call it meaningless. These stats belong to Texas A&M QB Ryan Tannehill’s performance in a blowout loss to Oklahoma in 2011. After studying his performance in this game and others, my conclusion is that Tannehill exhibits starter potential for the NFL.

Seattle’s off-season going according to plan " Seahawks Draft Blog
This free agency period couldn’t have gone much better for the Seahawks. While a certain degree of fist clenching occurred as Peyton Manning drifted away and Mario Williams shacked up in Buffalo, the reality is neither were ever likely to land in Seattle.