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The NFL Draft Value Index «
While the NFL owners meetings have already given us rumors of a franchise swap and the latest tampering charges in the endless Jets-Patriots saga, they’ve also delivered a more meaningful, tangible bit of news. The NFL handed out 32 compensatory draft picks Monday night, with 14 franchises coming away with at least one selection.

2015 NFL Mock Draft: January 27th Update
2015 NFL Mock Draft Marcus Mariota Jamies Winston Jaelen Strong La'El Collins Devante Parker Todd Gurley

2015 NFL Draft Journal: John Crockett, RB, North Dakota State (3/25)
For the 2015 NFL Draft, Optimum Scouting will host a series of “Draft Journals”, written by some of the most intriguing prospects in the draft. The hope is that these journals can give some insight not only on these players’ backgrounds, but their interaction with training, events, NFL teams and more. So whether you’re an NFL Draft follower, a current college player or an evaluator of these players, these “Draft Journals” will hopefully be a resource for you. Enjoy!

DeMarco Murray and the Team Building Strategies of the Cowboys and Eagles - Over the Cap
For someone who played quarterback and wide receiver throughout his entire football career, I’ve strangely fallen in love with analyzing the running back since I’ve started writing here. I think part of it is knowing how completely wrong I was on the first article I wrote on Over The Cap and then digging deeper to rectify it led me to really appreciate the complexity of the position during a time where we’ve, wrongfully (myself included at one point), begun to devalue an important position.

NFP Prospect Focus: Adrian Amos and Jaquiski Tartt | National Football Post

NFL Draft: Is it really that simple? | National Football Post

FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Innovative Statistics, Intelligent Analysis | Futures: Rookie Rankings
I hate rookie rankings. You love rookie rankings. It's a beautiful relationship.

Draft prospect Leonard Williams of USC breaks down film | The MMQB with Peter King
LOS ANGELES — Altogether, I watched approximately 1,000 hours of football last season. Roughly 20 minutes of that was dedicated to the college game.

Bruce Arians narrows Arizona Cardinals' NFL draft needs - ESPN
Cardinals coach Bruce Arians says besides tight end, running back, offensive linemen and cornerback could also be on Arizona's draft wish list.

Inside Slant: An invitation to humility for NFL owners - NFL Nation Blog - ESPN
Why should the NFL do anything differently or change its base thinking when revenues and television ratings are at an all-time high?

2015 NFL Draft: Defensive backs have talent and size to go with it - publisher Frank Cooney resumes his breakdown of the best prospects in the 2015 draft by position, climbing the ladder for a close-up view of a lanky defensive back group with 10 worthy of consideration in the top 64.

Who is Jim Tomsula? A shot of steel-forged Pittsburgh in San Francisco -
Taking over the 49ers would be a tall task for a veteran coach, let alone a rookie. Enter Jim Tomsula, who just might have the perfect demeanor to handle the havoc.

Database error leads to revision of three compensatory selections | ProFootballTalk
The NFL has revised three compensatory selections after a "database error" led to a need to correct a few of the picks that were awarded to teams earlier this week.

Tomsula: Reggie Bush 'can be an every-down back' -
Jim Tomsula believes that Reggie Bush is capable of being an every-down running back. How will the San Francisco 49ers coach incorporate Bush in his stable of running backs for 2015?

NFL bans practice of lining up ineligible WRs in slot -
The Patriots used some tricky ineligible receiver tactics to gain advantage over the Ravens during a playoff win. The league on Wednesday passed a rule to make such play illegal.

Changes to extra points are close to happening -
Significant changes to the league's extra point rules are likely for next year. What did NFL competition committee co-chairman Rich McKay say about Wednesday's discussion with owners on the topic?

What we learned Wednesday at NFL Annual Meeting -
Marc Sessler and Conor Orr are in Arizona at the NFL Annual Meeting, and on Wednesday they caught up with some high-profile coaches. Take a look at what they had to say.

Trades we'd love to see happen this offseason -
Will Adrian Peterson be traded to the Arizona Cardinals? How would Drew Brees fare in Buffalo's offense? The Around The NFL guys propose the trades they would love to see in the coming weeks.

Saluting Clare Farnsworth, a Seahawks institution–and the kindest guy in Seattle sports | Seahawks Insider - The News Tribune

Leftover thoughts on the first two weeks of free agency - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
With the first two weeks of free agency in the books, here are a few Seahawks-related musings that we haven't had a chance to cover. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Falcons had ‘no talks’ with Seahawks about Michael Bennett | Atlanta Falcons blog
FLOWERY BRANCH – The Falcons have not been in talks with Seattle to acquire defensive end Michael Bennett. “There has not been (any talks),” Falcons coach Dan Quinn said via phone from the owners' meetings on Wednesday. “I don’t know where that story came from.

Seattle Seahawks planning to bring back Jesse Williams |
The Seattle Seahawks plan to re-sign defensive tackle Jesse Williams after waiving the former Alabama standout on March 6. Seattle general manager John Schneider said the Seahawks needed to rework Williams' contract after he spent his first two NFL seasons on the injured-reserve list.

Seattle Seahawks News & Rumors: 5 NFL Free Agent Wide Receivers the Seahawks Should Considering Signing : Sports : Latin Post
The Seattle Seahawks are the defending NFC Champions, but even they have work to do. The Seahawks biggest weakness is the wide receiver position. Latin Post lists five free agent wide receivers who the Seahawks could consider signing this offseason.

Seahawks fill out defensive coaching staff with three more hires | The Seattle Times
The Seahawks filled out their defensive coaching staff by announcing the hirings of three new assistants Wednesday.

What we learned Wednesday at NFL Annual Meeting -
Marc Sessler and Conor Orr are in Arizona at the NFL Annual Meeting, and on Wednesday they caught up with some high-profile coaches. Take a look at what they had to say.

Ranking the NFL coaches 1-32: No easy choices, except at No. 1 -
Bill Belichick has been the NFL's top head coach for years, and his fourth Super Bowl title confirms that. Pete Carroll, almost a repeat Super Bowl winner, is No. 2.

Eric Stoner: Stanford LT Andrus Peat, A Conversation | The Rookie Scouting Portfolio
While picking the brain of his friend Alec, Stoner shares thoughts of his own about Peat, the state of tackle play, scouting quirks, and NFL Draft philosophies that he's kept locked away until this post. Eric: Thoughts on Peat? Alec: Honestly, I still don’t think he’s very good. I wanted to like him because his body type…

Quick hits from Pete Carroll’s media session at the NFL Meetings | The Seattle Times
Here are some highlights of Seattle coach Pete Carroll’s session with the media at the NFL League Meetings on Wednesday in Phoenix.

Sean Payton: Growth in pass protection will be key for Travaris Cadet - ESPN Boston
"He’s tough enough, he’ll know who to have, [so] that will be a technique and an ongoing skill and development [thing]," he said. "We felt like he definitely could become a protector because what keeps guys from being that third-down back is they don’t know who to block. That’s the first thing that keeps them from playing that position. They scan and see the guy that’s free; the problem with that is when the guy they are supposed to block doesn’t come and they’re in the backfield still and you have a flare-control issue – he’s supposed to be out in the route but he’s floating in the backfield before he leaves, it doesn’t work. So he’ll know who to block, it will just be a matter of technique.”

Mike Freeman's 10-Point Stance: Seahawks Should Not Wait to Pay Russell Wilson | Bleacher Report
1. Pay the man. Pay him now. No, Russell Wilson is not on the verge of a new, historic deal. Yes, he should be.

ESPN Wisconsin - 03/24/15 The descendants
“The one thing I always took from Ron was, you better know your team up and down, and it’s OK to take a shot once in a while,” said Schneider, who grew up in the Green Bay suburb of De Pere and got his scouting shot because he repeatedly pestered Wolf for an internship in 1992. “But if you take a shot and lose, you better fix that really fast. And that’s what I try to do.”

Tomsula: 49ers sticking with 3-4 defense | CSN Bay Area
PHOENIX – The losses of inside linebackers Patrick Willis and Chris Borland has not prompted the 49ers to seriously consider a change with the 49ers’ defensive scheme.