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Monday is my favorite time of yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaar. Tony Softli - Top 5 Running Backs in 2012 NFL Draft
I will explain in a detailed report for the top five players and break down their critical factors and athletic skill set for each position. This is what NFL personnel men look for when grading a player’s DNA (film) and how size, injuries, character issues and other concerns may affect draft boards in all 32 war rooms. Tony Softli - Top 5 Fullbacks in 2012 NFL Draft
The fullback position is a dying breed, but is still coveted at the NFL level of competition. With the spread offenses dominating the college football landscape, the fullback position has taken a back seat in development due to the single-back formation and multiple receivers and tight ends. With a hand full of fullbacks entering the draft each year, NFL coaches are looking to convert linebackers, athletic H-backs (undersized tight end) with stout blocking ability on the move, to help with the lack of surplus entering the draft each year.

Georgia CB Boykin schedules April 9 pro day - CBSSports
Georgia cornerback Brandon Boykin will work out for scouts on campus on April 9, has learned. The All-SEC prospect had been unable to participate in the scouting combine or his school's March 5 pro day after suffering a broken right leg at the Senior Bowl.

Why Tebow Should Work With the New York Jets - The Triangle Blog - Grantland
For all of the questions that surround Tim Tebow, we know one thing for sure: Drama follows him. And yet, heading into this offseason — one where he was coming off a playoff victory and was the presumptive, though not the conclusive, starting quarterback for the Denver Broncos — I naively thought we'd have a few months of reprieve from Tebowmania.

Mock Draft V. 4.0 " Pick 256
Even if David Hawthorne is re-signed, the Seahawks could use help at LB. If he’s not retained, the MLB spot is a huge weakness entering the draft. Pass-rusher (the LEO spot) is another big need but Kuechly has had a tremendous offseason and it’s going to be tough for Seattle to pass on him.

Draft 2012: Pro Day Roundup - NFL Draft Preview -
Just like the Combine, Pro Day workouts give numbered results to supplement what prospects produce on the field during games. With numerous high-profile invitees sitting out their first-impression Combine workout, Pro Days have a heightened sense of importance for participants to perform up to or beyond the athleticism they showed on Saturdays. We are around the midway point of post-season workouts so let's look at who has impressed or underperformed thus far.

Don’t look for partial schedule release this week | ProFootballTalk
Before 2010, the NFL had adopted a habit of unveiling the Week One prime-time games and the three Thanksgiving games during the league meetings in March. Beginning in 2010, the NFL abruptly scuttled the practice.

NFL - Owners meetings preview - ESPN
Normally, NFL owners are resistant to change. So the surprise of the 2012 NFL owners meetings is some of the bold proposals being made. Replay decisions could switch from the referee on the field to the replay office in the booth. Booth replays on change of possession plays could be automatically reviewed. The two-possession overtime rule could go into effect during the regular season. The trade deadline could be moved to later in the regular season. Starting Monday, NFL owners assemble at The Breakers Hotel in West Palm Beach, Fla., to decide if they want to keep the game the same or make some significant changes. Here are nine items up for discussion that could shake up the 2012 season.

Rules changes focus of NFL owners meetings - NFL -
PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Instant replay and injured reserve - the NFL's IRs - will be main topics as the owners consider several rules changes at their spring meetings this week.

NFL scouts: a look at the top OLB/DE prospects | National Football Post
Plenty of talent--but which position is the ideal fit? Blogs " Blog Archive Green, Bentley draw teams to Louisiana-Lafayette "
Twenty three teams showed up to Louisiana-Lafayette’s pro day on Tuesday. Both CB Dwight Bentley (5-foot-9 7/8, 183 pounds) and TE Ladarius Green (6-5 7/8, 239) were integral to the Ragin’ Cajuns’ success last year, and now each one is poised to reap the rewards of a strong season. Blogs " Blog Archive Corp takes his turn at Richmond pro day "
Ten teams were on hand for Richmond’s pro day on March 16. The Spiders’ top prospect is QB Aaron Corp (6-foot-3 3/8, 213 pounds), who had a nice workout. news: Former Steelers CB Gay agrees to terms with Cardinals
William Gay's message was cryptic, but the free-agent cornerback disclosed on Twitter that he's joining the Arizona Cardinals. news: Ryan: Jets could give Tebow up to 20 snaps per game in Wildcat
New York Jets coach Rex Ryan won't give his opponents a primer on what they can expect from newly acquired quarterback Tim Tebow. news: No telling what could happen this week at NFL Annual Meeting
The NFL Annual Meeting is always more about the part of the league you don't see than the part you do.

Seattle Seahawks Blog - Hawk Blogger: Imagining Melvin Ingram
WHAT DOES HE BRING? Ingram appears to be the best pure pass rusher in the draft. If his arms were 2-3 inches longer and/or he was 2-3 inches taller, he'd be a certain Top 5 selection. The jokes about his "T-Rex" arms and in-between measurables make it possible that he could slide to the Seahawks.

Seattle Seahawks Blog - Hawk Blogger: Imagining David DeCastro
WHAT DOES HE BRING? DeCastro is regularly compared to Steve Hutchinson and Steve Wisniewski. Seahawks fans don't need much help in understanding what a lineman of that caliber can mean to any football team. He is a dominating run blocker and an unflappable pass protector. He has the mean streak necessary to play in the trenches, and the intelligence to handle combination blocking and hand-offs during line stunts.

Dont’a Hightower (LB, Alabama) game tape " Seahawks Draft Blog

Changing gears up a bit… " Seahawks Draft Blog
The last couple months, we’ve talked quite a lot about pass rushers. Especially Courtney Upshaw. We’ve spent a lot of time covering quarterbacks, linebackers and running backs too.

Exclusive Interview: Doug Baldwin (Seattle Seahawks) | Pro Football Exclusive
Justin Godsey: How do you stay connected with your Fans ? Doug Baldwin: Mostly through social media sites like twitter. When I go out to eat and places in public I occasionally meet people recognize me. Other than that, I’m pretty low key. Blogs " Blog Archive Lindley impresses at San Diego State pro day "
But QB Ryan Lindley (6-3 3/4, 226) put on a show, completing 67 of 73 passes on the day despite not working with any of his own receivers. Lindley is very smart and has good arm-strength. He should be a fourth-round draft pick.

2012 NFL Draft: David DeCastro And The Power O Run Play - Pacific Takes
The Stanford Cardinal have had a kickass run attack the past few seasons, and David DeCastro has been the most critical cog in its flawless humming. DeCastro's strength, power, speed, and all-around nastiness give offensive line coaches wet dreams, and someone will be very pleased to grab him at the next level.

Big 12 to SWAC, goal remained the NFL | The Top Spin
On Hamilton’s Pro Day, the Seattle Seahawks, Kansas City Chiefs, Buffalo Bills, Tennessee Titans, Philadelphia Eagles and Houston Texans were among the teams present, as confirmed in an email exchange with Ryan McGinty, Prairie View A&M sports information director.

Ourlads' 2012 NFL Mock Draft
Perry is a high motor, flash edge player with excellent quickness. He gave Stanford’s Jonathan Martin a battle in the overtime game. Perry had 9 ½ sacks and 13 tackles for loss, totaling 54 tackles. He knows the Pete Carroll defense and Pete Carroll knows him.Perry was clocked in a 1.55/10 that is running back territory. Perry is bigger and faster than Whitney Mercilus

NFP Sunday Blitz | National Football Post
*The Seahawks were the right place for Matt Flynn for a couple reasons. He isn’t being counted on to play like he did in the regular season finale for the Packers. In fact, he might not even be counted on to start. My Seahawks sources wouldn’t be surprised if Tarvaris Jackson beat him out, given that Jackson played pretty well the second half of the season. And the Seahawks still are looking at QBs in the draft. The other factor is Seahawks general manager John Schneider had special insight into Flynn. He was part of the Packers crew that drafted him, and he also is one of Mike McCarthy’s best friends in the business. After visiting with Flynn, Schneider told associates he was impressed with how Flynn had matured and how his leadership and confidence had grown since they were last together two years ago.