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FSU's Karlos Williams among sleeper RB prospects - 2015 NFL draft - ESPN
Speed Score results from the 2015 NFL scouting combine suggest that this is a good year for running back prospects, but by no means a historic one. One of this year's top prospects impressed, one did not. We now have a surprising sleeper with the top Speed Score of this year's combine, and another player so slow he pretty much disqualified himself from being considered draftable.

2015 NFL Combine Results: Defensive Backs -
Based on the game tape, Michigan State CB Trae Waynes entered the NFL Combine as the top cornerback prospect in the 2015 draft class. And while he certainly plays fast, I'm not sure anyone expected him to be the fastest cornerback prospect in the 40-yard dash at Lucas Oil Stadium on Monday, running a 4.31, basically cementing his status as the draft's top cornerback.

2015 NFL Combine Five Things to Know: Waynes separates himself -
On the final day of the 2015 NFL Combine, the defensive backs took the field for the agility and positional drills at Lucas Oil Stadium. Some surprised and other prospects struggled, but there were several notable performances, including Michigan State's Trae Waynes separating himself at cornerback.

2015 NFL Combine: Jameis tops list of 12 who impressed in interviews -
For a guy who's been interviewing prospects at the combine for 27 years, who stood out most in Indy? Jameis Winston and Amari Cooper top a list of 12.

NFL Draft: 2015 pass-rusher class - NFL -
On SI Now, Sports Illustrated senior writer Don Banks discusses whether or not the defensive line position is the most dominant in this year's NFL draft.

Day 4 combine risers/sliders: Jones jumps up draft boards; Hackett skids |
The latest NFL news, scores, stats, fantasy analysis, and mock drafts as well as the best NFL writers and photos from

Conversion Program: OT T.J. Clemmings by Eric Stoner | The Rookie Scouting Portfolio
Eric Stoner gives an excellent primer of o-line footwork while profiling his pet project in this year’s draft, a former defensive lineman converted to offensive tackle.

Byron Jones, from intern to star -
The former Huskies cornerback wasn't even going to participate in Indianapolis and now he's one of the hottest names in the 2015 NFL Draft.

NFP Prospect Focus: Taiwan Jones – Michigan State | National Football Post

NFL Draft Preview 2015: CB Ifo Ekpre-Olomu | National Football Post

NFL Draft Preview 2015: WR Breshad Perriman | National Football Post

Mayock: Quinten Rollins will be drafted earlier than expected -
Miami (Ohio) CB Quinten Rollins, who played only one season of college football, is "going to go higher (in the draft) than people think," Mike Mayock said on Monday.

Mayock: Quinten Rollins will be drafted earlier than expected -
Miami (Ohio) CB Quinten Rollins, who played only one season of college football, is "going to go higher (in the draft) than people think," Mike Mayock said on Monday.

Michigan State's Trae Waynes scorches to 4.31 40 at combine -
Michigan State star Trae Waynes made his case to be the first cornerback picked in the draft with a 4.31 clocking in the 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine.

Report: Saints could cut Pro Bowl guard Jahri Evans -
The New Orleans Saints are in talks with guard Jahri Evans to restructure his contract. If a deal can't get done, the team is reportedly prepared to cut the six-time Pro Bowl offensive lineman.

Defensive prospects can do everything ... but catch -
The NFL Scouting Combine is filled with some of the best athletes in the country. The showcase proved that many of the defensive prospects are unable to catch a football.

Cardinals sign Bruce Arians, Steve Keim to new deals -
The Cardinals are keeping their regime in place for the near future. Arizona announced Monday it signed coach Bruce Arians and general manager Steve Keim to new contracts through 2018.

Winners and losers from the NFL Scouting Combine -
The 2015 NFL Scouting Combine is done, but it isn't just about the college prospects. Ryan Mallett and Jay Cutler are among the winners and losers from the weekend. Who else is worth noting?

Indianapolis Colts release Ricky Jean Francois -
Though veterans like Francois and Landry rarely make it to the tail end of their deals, this is a second of Indianapolis Colts GM Ryan Grigson's high-profile signings from a busy 2013 and 2014 to be cut.

Ted Ginn Jr. released by Arizona Cardinals -
The Arizona Cardinals released return specialist Ted Ginn Jr. on Monday. Might the Carolina Panthers be interested in bringing back the speedy wide receiver?

From the combine: Tacoma’s, CBS Sports’ NFL prospect guru Rob Rang: “2015 draft is a good one” | Seahawks Insider - The News Tribune

Seahawks Monday Morning musings — Eight suites being added to CenturyLink Field, thoughts on Lynch, and more | The Seattle Times
— While there were lots of rumblings about Marshawn Lynch over the weekend, it doesn’t sound like anything has really changed. As we noted, money is not really the issue now. It sounds as if there is a basic agreement on terms should Lynch decide to come back. At the moment, that is the issue — Lynch deciding he wants to play. That could happen at any time, and the team hopes it’s sooner rather than later. But it could also still take a little while. Basically, anything could happen, which is sort of par for the course with Lynch.

Seahawks' pre-draft positions of need: Wide receiver - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
Continuing our look at positions the Seahawks figure to address in the draft with wide receiver, which is a giant need despite all the investments Seattle has made there in recent seasons. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Criticism of Seattle Seahawks play call out of line, Bill Belichick of New England Patriots says - ESPN Boston
New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick has heard the criticism of the Seattle Seahawks' play calling at the end of Super Bowl XLIX, and he believes it is totally out of line.

No end in sight for Ron Wolf's legacy
Schneider also has a clause in his contract that allows him to leave Seattle to become the Packers' GM. It's probably unnecessary, because coach Pete Carroll has final say in the Seahawks' football operations even if Schneider conducts the draft and drives the personnel moves for the 90-man roster. But the clause is a sign that running the Packers is Schneider's dream job.

Florida State University defensive back Ronald Darby vs. Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman simulcam | Watch the video - Yahoo Sports
The NFL Combine crew compares Florida State University defensive back Ronald Darby to Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman using the Gatorade Simulcam.

Three things to know about the Seahawks after the combine - NFC West Blog - ESPN
Three important things we learned about the Seattle Seahawks during the NFL scouting combine at Indianapolis, which ended Monday: 1. Lynch will be ba

Seattle Seahawks to expand CenturyLink Field by 1,000 seats - ESPN
CenturyLink Field will have an additional 1,000 seats for the 2015 NFL season under expansion plans unveiled by the Seattle Seahawks.

Insider Buzz: NFL Execs Terrified of Potential Wilson Fully Guaranteed Contract | Bleacher Report
The Seattle Seahawks could give quarterback Russell Wilson a big extension in the near future. Will the Seahawks give him a fully guaranteed contract? Is there concern over this type of deal?

The Great Analytics Rankings
The Seahawks are heavily invested in sports science and aggressively pursue whatever techniques can help their players maintain conditioning. Their football support staff includes a director of player health and performance (Sam Ramsden), a sports scientist (Patrick Ward), an applied sports scientist (Dean Riddle) and a sports scientist specialist (Thomas Garcia) in addition to a full complement of athletic trainers. The Seahawks have also worked with GPSSports to track their players with GPS chips during practice.

Winners and losers from the NFL Scouting Combine -
The 40-yard dashes and bench presses are finished. The 2015 NFL Scouting Combine is complete. Ryan Mallett and Jay Cutler are among the winners and losers from the weekend. Who else is worth noting?

2015 NFL Combine- Monday