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Scouting the 2015 NFL Draft WRs: Nelson Agholor, USC | Draft Breakdown
With a little more than two months remaining before the 2015 NFL Draft, prospect overviews are being added to’s player pages every night.  I recently added my take on Nelson Agholor (WR, USC), which can be found below.

2015 NFL Mock Draft, Post-Combine: Eagles trade up for Marcus Mariota | The MMQB with Peter King
Let the silly season begin! And let me kick it off, right here! With a nod to the “Fine Fifteen" section of my Monday Morning Quarterback column, this is my post-combine attempt to put the top of the 2015 draft in some order. But keep in mind the draft is 64 days away.

How teams use the salary cap to manage rosters, dump unwanted players | The MMQB with Peter King
We are entering a key stretch for the business of football. It is the time when teams architect, assemble and mold the product they desire for the 2015 season.

Football Savages / NFL Draft Snapshot: Quarterbacks
Quarterback: The most important position in the NFL. If your team needs a quarterback in this draft, there is a good chance you are screwed.

Football Savages / 2015 NFL Draft Scouting Report - Malcom Brown, DT Texas
Malcom Brown was one of the most disruptive defensive linemen in the country, especially with the build of a nose guard.

America’s Second-Greatest Reality Show: A Visit to the NFL Draft Combine in Indianapolis «

2015 NFL Combine: 25 Takeaways include Risers/Fallers/Pro Days -
Who are the five biggest risers of the 2015 NFL Combine? What about the five fallers? Five players that will have scouts going back to the tape? The five most intriguing prospects? Here are 25 takeaways.

Technology-assisted Combine finally gets it right -
At long last, technology took the guess work and unnamed sources out of the essential numbers and results at the NFL Scouting Combine. Miles past overdue, credit NFL Media with a massive assist.

NFL Mock Draft No. 4: Eagles trade up to land Mariota at No. 4 -
You want some draft night drama? How's Chip Kelly trading away LeSean McCoy to the Raiders along with a bundle of picks to nab Marcus Mariota at No. 4?

Ravens owner: Mike Wallace a cautionary tale for Torrey Smith -
The two players were very similar through the first four years of their respective careers.

Randall Cobb should earn $9M/year on robust free-agent market -
Randall Cobb is going to hit free agency and face a robust free-agent market that should pay him well north of $9 million.

2015 NFL Mock Draft: Jaguars keep Dante Fowler in Florida -
If Jameis Winston and Leonard Williams are the top two picks in the 2015 NFL Draft, the Jaguars, who currently own the No. 3 overall pick, will be in a position to draft their favorite pass rusher.

2015 NFL Mock Draft 1.0: Jameis Winston goes No. 1 to Buccaneers |
Once the NFL scouting combine concludes, it always feels like it’s time to get serious about the upcoming draft. The silly season still has about nine unpredictable weeks to run, but both teams and prospects exit Indianapolis with a better idea of how the pieces are going to fit together come the night of April 30 in Chicago.

2015 NFL Combine Notebook – Part II | National Football Post

2015 NFL Combine Notebook – Part III | National Football Post

Contract extensions a sign of newfound stability in Arizona | ProFootballTalk
Upon receiving his new contract, Cardinals coach Bruce Arians offered to buy everybody a round. But for a change in Arizona, they're on the house. Cardinals General Manger Steve Keim said the new deals he and Arians signed are a clear signal that the Cardinals have the kind of stability of o...

Cardinals working to restructure Darnell Dockett’s deal | ProFootballTalk
The offseason has already been a productive one for the Cardinals as they have agreed on new contracts with wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald, coach Bruce Arians and General Manager Steve Keim.

“No doubt” Earl Thomas will be ready for Week One | ProFootballTalk
Despite the reported range of six-to-eight months that Seahawks safety Earl Thomas will need to recover from shoulder surgery that occurred today, a source with knowledge of the situation makes it clear that Thomas will be ready closer to the front end of that period.

New York Giants release DE Mathias Kiwanuka -
The New York Giants released DE Mathias Kiwanuka Tuesday. Kiwanuka, the nine-year veteran, won two Super Bowls with Big Blue.

No team has contacted Rams regarding Sam Bradford -
Although there have been reports of interest from other teams in quarterback Sam Bradford, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported no team has contacted the Rams about their signal-caller. Will he be dealt?

Ex-Husky James Sample a ‘sleeper’ at NFL combine | The Seattle Times
The former four-star recruit, who finished his career at Louisville, has a chance to be among the top five safeties selected in the NFL draft.

Cardinals took steps toward using analytics under GM Steve Keim - ESPN
Before Steve Keim was promoted to general manager in 2013, the Arizona Cardinals trusted simple scouting and number crunching to determine who to pay and what to pay them.

Seattle Seahawks Mock Draft: 7-Round Predictions, Post Combine | Bleacher Report
Seattle Seahawks news, rumors, scores, schedules, predictions, picks against the spread, free agent updates, power rankings, mock drafts and more

Seahawks' pre-draft positions of need: Tight end - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
Continuing our look at positions the Seahawks figure to address in the draft with tight end, which could be considered a need with incumbent starter Zach Miller coming off a serious injury and unsigned beyond 2015. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Agent's Take: How Seahawks can get creative with Russell Wilson deal -
Can the Seahawks get Russell Wilson to take a deal with a lower cap impact if it's fully guaranteed? Here's a look at ways Seattle may get creative. Story

Eagles considered the favorite to sign Seattle Seahawks cornerback Byron Maxwell |
Maxwell, 6-foot-1, 207 pounds, is considered one of, if not the bests, cornerbacks that will hit the free agency market next month.

Five players that boosted their NFL draft stock at the combine -
Which prospects gave their draft stock the biggest boost at the NFL Scouting Combine? Charles Davis reveals his list of five, which includes West Virginia wide receiver Kevin White.

The defensive lineman the Chargers need to invest in this draft - Bolts From The Blue
Going through some combine workout warriors to see if they are actually good at football, starting with a Stanford defensive lineman

Australian rugby star Jarryd Hayne expected to sign with an NFL team soon | National Football Post

Report: Giants tell Mathias Kiwanuka he’ll be released | ProFootballTalk
Giants coach Tom Coughlin said that the team has decided they want defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul back for 2015, something that may require them to use the franchise tag to keep him off the open market as a free agent.

Sources: Bills eyeing QB Sam Bradford - Yahoo Sports
The Buffalo Bills are pursuing a trade for St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford, multiple league sources told Yahoo Sports.

Osi Umenyiora doesn’t want to hang up the cleats yet | ProFootballTalk
“I feel like I can still play, No. 1. The way things ended last year, I’m just not going to end my career like that.

Norris: NFL Combine Review - All Star Circuit -
Josh Norris spotlights singular Combine results which predict success, while showcasing the meaningful and misinterpreted aspects of the event.

Combine Awards: Byron Jones and John Schneider Headline the 3rd Annual Forties! | Bleacher Report
The latest NFL news, rumors, scores, schedules, predictions, picks against the spread, free agent updates, power rankings, mock drafts and more