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Eric Stoner: How I Grade Quarterback Play | The Rookie Scouting Portfolio
Matt’s Note: Eric submitted a 10-page analysis of Marcus Mariota, which includes this section below on how he grades quarterback play. As he suggested, the article could be broken into two parts: How to develop a grading scale that makes sense and his breakdown of Mariota and the layers of context that everyone must sift through when trying analyze a passer.  This is what I’ve done. The Mariota analysis will be out later this week.

Football Savages / Mock (Mock) Draft | Football Savages
The draft is upon us! Finally April is here and we can bask in the goodness of the upcoming event. I have held off on a mock draft thus far (thank the lord), but I thought to bestow the internet with one because I feel like the general public is deprived of mocks. Enjoy!

NFL Mock Draft: Peter King guesses 2015 first round, picks 1 to 32 | The MMQB with Peter King
Let me tell you something about a “mock draft” a month before the “real draft.” It’s not very accurate. It would be more accurately called a “best guess draft.” That is all it is. Don’t let any of the geniuses, including a faux genius like me, tell you otherwise.

The Top 5 Interior Offensive Linemen in the 2015 NFL Draft | National Football Post
It wasn’t too long ago that guards and centers were never in the conversation when people talked about potential first round offensive linemen. With defensive coordinators continuing to put quality pass rushers inside on passing downs, the interior linemen have become more important and that shows in where they are now being drafted and the amount of money they are getting paid in free agency.

2015 NFL draft positional rankings: Center |
The latest NFL news, scores, stats, fantasy analysis, and mock drafts as well as the best NFL writers and photos from

2015 NFL Mock Draft 2.0: Jameis to Buccaneers, Mariota to Titans |
The latest NFL news, scores, stats, fantasy analysis, and mock drafts as well as the best NFL writers and photos from

UMass tight end Jean Sifrin makes it to the NFL draft at age 27 | The MMQB with Peter King
NORTH MIAMI BEACH, Fla. — Jean Sifrin is standing in an elementary school parking lot, looking uncomfortable. He has spent the last six hours zig-zagging through the blighted neighborhoods of Miami-Dade, reflecting on the twisting path that has brought him to the doorstep of the National Footb...

Agent's Take: Everything you need to know about trading Adrian Peterson -
He's not Adrian Peterson's agent, but former agent Joel Corry walks down the AP situation and what it would take to get AP playing for 7 different teams.

Phillip Dorsett clocks a blistering 4.2 40-yard dash at Miami pro day -
With all 32 NFL teams in attendance, Miami had several prospects impress on Wednesday at the Hurricanes pro day, most notably senior wide receiver Phillip Dorsett, who timed in the mid-4.2 range on his two 40-yard dash attempts.

Small FCS school Towson continues to command significant NFL attention -
Small FCS Townson's pro day attracts 23 NFL scouts and the Ravens' John Harbaugh to see Ryan Delaire, an intriguing pass-rushing prospect.

2015 NFL Draft Big Board: Plenty of options in deep cornerback class - NFL, NFLDRAFT - -
Marcus Peters is off some teams' draft boards because of his well-noted troubles at Washington, but he's best the corner in a deep class.

Stefen Wisniewski’s latest free agent visit with Patriots this week | ProFootballTalk
The Patriots became leverage for Cowboys linebacker Rolando McClain to get a better deal at home, but they won't have to worry about that with their latest visitor. According to Albert Breer of the NFL Network, the Patriots hosted Raiders center Stefen Wisniewski on a visit this week.

Seven candidates to break single-season records -
Elvis Dumervil believes Michael Strahan's single-season sack record will soon be broken. Is J.J. Watt the man to do it? Which other single-season records might fall in 2015?

Warner: Kaepernick learning to harness athleticism -
After a tumultuous offseason, the San Francisco 49ers will depend on Colin Kaepernick more than ever before during the 2015 season. Kurt Warner, who's worked with Kap, weighs in on what he's seen from the QB.

Trent Baalke confident NaVorro Bowman's recovery -
San Francisco 49ers GM Trent Baalke is "very confident" in linebacker NaVorro Bowman's recovery after missing the entire 2014 season. Will the three-time All Pro recapture pre-injury form in 2015?

Cowboys sign London Warriors prospect Efe Obada -
The Dallas Cowboys have reached across the Atlantic for their next big find, signing Britain's Efe Obada of the London Warriors to a contract. Does he have a shot at making the team?

The 25 NFL players with the biggest contracts - Seattle Seahawks & NFL News

Unger Games – The Leading Contenders To Replace The Seattle Seahawks’ Pro Bowl-Sized Hole - Oregon Sports News
They say “scared money don’t make money.” Or at least some guy said that to me one time when he heard I was going to Las Vegas for some fun. His point: You have to be willing to lose serious money if you want to make serious money gambling. The Seattle Seahawks subscribe to my […]

Seahawks officially re-sign DT Jesse Williams | The Seattle Times
The Seahawks on Wednesday officially re-signed third-year defensive tackle Jesse Williams, who had been waived in a procedural move in early March. Williams, a fifth-round pick out of Alabama in...

Kam Chancellor on Sean Taylor: "He's with me in the game, on my shoulder every week" | Seattle Seahawks
Kam Chancellor has modeled his game after former Washington Redskins safety Sean Taylor, who died at age 24 after nearly four seasons in the NFL. Taylor would have turned 32 years old today.

Seahawks re-sign FB/DL Will Tukuafu | The Seattle Times
Seahawks fullback/defensive lineman Will Tukuafu has re-signed with the team, according to his Instagram page.

Seahawks LB Irvin blasted after DUI April Fools' joke
Bruce Irvin posted on Twitter that he drove home after drinking too much. When he later admitted he was joking, some laughed, some didn't.

The Ravens don't want Justin Forsett to be another one-hit wonder running back -
Could the Ravens' Justin Forsett become the latest tailback to rush for 1,000 yards and never do so again?

Source: Albany tight end Brian Parker to work out for Eagles, visit Bengals | National Football Post
Albany tight end Brian Parker is emerging as a draft sleeper.