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Coffee and Cigarettes: Seahawks links for Tuesday

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Happy Tuesday, gang.

What I’m looking for at the combine | Seahawks Draft Blog
I’ll be conducting a daily live blog Friday-to-Monday during the combine workouts. I hope you’ll join in the debate and get involved. Today I wanted to run through some of the things I’ll be looking out for over this year. Measurements begin on Wednesday with the OL’s, TE’s and PK’s. Workouts begin on Friday. For a full schedule breakdown, click here.

Top five 2015 NFL Draft prospects by position -
With coaches and scouts starting to project which players are the best fits for their respective squads, this is a look at the top five prospects at each position for the 2015 NFL Draft.

RSP Film Room No.28: K-State WR Tyler Lockett | The Rookie Scouting Portfolio
SB Nation and Bolts From the Blue Writer Kyle Posey joins the program to examine the game of Kansas State receiver/return specialist Tyler Lockett. What I love about this episode is Posey, a former college football wide receiver, and I touch upon points about the position that I haven’t discussed with anyone else in the past:

Boiler Room: The Route Sorcery of USF WR Andre Davis | The Rookie Scouting Portfolio
A recent post featuring Delaware’s Mike Johnson underscores the power of a straight line in route running. Today’s post highlights the power of subtle movement in an otherwise straight stem: how it’s done, why it’s effective, and when the most revered film angle makes it easy to miss.

Boiler Room: CSU RB Dee Hart | The Rookie Scouting Portfolio
I’ve been studying tape with a defined process for 11 years–not as long as some, but long enough to begin to anticipate certain outcomes to player decision-making. It’s always fun when a player surprises me. Colorado State RB Dee Hart did so this morning on a zone play designed to go left.

Mike Mayock on 2015 NFL draft prospects, scouting combine storylines | The MMQB with Peter King
It’s that time of year—the 2015 football season is about to begin. Over the past decade or so, since the NFL combine has gotten so much traction in this football-crazed country, I always think of combine week as the beginning of the new season.

2015 NFL Combine: Five Bold Predictions -
NFL Combine week is here, which means a lot of overreactions, buzz and draft predictions. But here are five predictions to note prior to the "Underwear Olympics" at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.'s Top 64 Draft Prospects: Williams, Winston two best -
First on the scene in Indianapolis, publisher Frank Cooney pans the 2015 NFL Draft class and shares capsule snapshots on the top 64 prospects, led by Southern Cal defensive tackle Leonard Williams and Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston.

Mike Mayock: Three WRs could push Chris Johnson’s 40 record | ProFootballTalk
THE NFL Scouting Combine is largely a convention, where a bunch of kids take physicals in the same place for the convenience of their bosses. But there are a few fascinating things happening there, things we can see and latch onto.

Randall Cobb looking for $9 million a year | ProFootballTalk
The price tag for soon-to-be free agent wide receiver Randall Cobb is $9 million a year. That's the word from Rob Demovsky of ESPN, who reports that Cobb is seeking an average of about $9 million a year, perhaps with a deal close to the four-year, $39 million contract extension the Packers gave t...

Ravens taking a closer look at draft prospects’ off-field issues | ProFootballTalk
The Ravens earned a reputation last year as a team full of off-field troublemakers, as an offseason filled with player arrests culminated in the release of the infamous Ray Rice elevator video.

Early rules meetings focus on replay, sideline of future, more | ProFootballTalk
Weeks before the NFL's owners vote on potential rule changes for the coming season, the process commences with meetings at the Scouting Combine.  NFL executive V.P. of football operations Troy Vincent provided on Monday a preview of the topics that could generate new or revised rules.

Carson Palmer ahead of schedule, Cardinals GM says -
Cardinals general manager Steve Keim says Carson Palmer is ahead of schedule and looks "fantastic" in his recovery from ACL surgery. Will the quarterback be ready for offseason practices?

Frank Gore: I need to know if 49ers want me back -
Niners GM Trent Baalke expressed hope after last season in re-signing Frank Gore, but the hard-charging running back isn't so sure San Francisco's front office is behind him.

What kept Adam Gase from landing 49ers' top job? -
Albert Breer reports that Adam Gase was on the verge of becoming the San Francisco 49ers' next head coach, but one holdup kept the talented play-caller from replacing Jim Harbaugh.

Brandon Bostick released by Green Bay Packers -
Tight end Brandon Bostick will be remembered in recent Packers history as the player who botched the onside kick against the Seahawks in the NFC Championship game. On Monday, Green Bay cut ties with him.

Seahawks entering combine: More picks, more action at the top — and more prep time | Seahawks Insider - The News Tribune

New York Giants Potential Free-Agent Target: Jeron Johnson, S, Seattle Seahawks - Big Blue View
An under-the-radar young player stuck behind Kam Chancellor and Earl Thomas, Johnson sounds like the kind of player GM Jerry Reese has gone after in the past. What do you think, Giants fans?

Seahawks gearing up for NFL Combine | Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times
The Seahawks, like everyone else in the NFL, will turn their attention this week to the NFL Combine in chilly Indianapolis.

Seattle Seahawks: Latest Speculation on Potential Draft Picks | Bleacher Report
Seattle Seahawks news, rumors, scores, schedules, predictions, picks against the spread, free agent updates, power rankings, mock drafts and more

Scouting the Combine: Positions of need for the Seahawks
With the 2015 NFL Scouting Combine barely one week away in Indianapolis, now is a chance to look at which positions the Seattle Seahawks...

Potential combine stars: Phillip Dorsett, Shane Ray, Devin Smith -
Will Phillip Dorsett run the fastest 40-yard dash at Lucas Oil Stadium? Is Shane Ray about to cement himself as a top-10 pick? Daniel Jeremiah spotlights guys who should rock the 2015 NFL Scouting Combine.

Looking at the Seahawks' draft needs: receiver | - Seattle Sidelines
With the NFL Scouting Combine kicking off this week in Indianapolis, it’s time to take a look at the Seahawks’ roster and see where they might be looking to add talent.

2015 NFL combine: Small-school players with the most to prove - NFL -
The NFL doesn't just consist of players hailing from the most prominent schools, even though it may seem that way, and the scouting combine is the biggest place for players from the lesser-known schools to compete for the attention of professional teams on the same playing field—literally and figuratively—as the NCAA's biggest stars.

Why does Marshawn Lynch hate speaking to the media? | National Football Post
I’m just here so I won’t get fined.