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Coffee and Cigarettes: Seahawks links for Tuesday

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Two more days.

A Look at the 2012 Rookie Options - Over the Cap
Recently I have been getting some questions on the 2012 rookie option years so I thought it made sense to get a post together on it and update it as the options gets picked up.

NFP Prospect Focus: Dorsett, Smith and Coates | National Football Post

NFP Prospect Focus: Mid to Late Round Tackles | National Football Post

NFP Prospect Focus: Gallik, Finney and Langford | National Football Post

NFP Prospect Focus: Jalen Collins and Danielle Hunter | National Football Post

2015 NFL Mock Draft: Mike Tanier's Round 1 Picks | Bleacher Report
Publishing your first mock draft just days before the actual draft is like giving your research presentation after everyone else in the class has finished.

Get to know some of the 2015 NFL draft's most intriguing prospects |
It’s finally here. The 2015 NFL draft is upon us. On April 30, a group of extremely large, uncommonly athletic human beings will flock to the Auditorium Theatre in Chicago with the hope of landing a spot in football’s uppermost level. There will be plenty of pomp and circumstance—Roger Goodell will get thoroughly booed; ESPN will hone its green-room cameras on the player who slips far beyond his pre-draft projection; each pick will be graded and scrutinized—while the 32 NFL franchises go about the business of shaping and improving their futures.

2015 NFL draft needs: Breaking down what every team is looking for |
On paper, the 2015 NFL draft class is one of the deepest in recent memory. How will the abundant talent impact teams' plans from April 30-May 2?

ESPN, NFLN simply giving audience what it wants | ProFootballTalk
Every year at this time, a debate has emerged regarding whether ESPN and NFL Network would tip draft picks before Commissioner Roger Goodell walks to the podium and announces the pick. As explained by Richard Deitsch of SI.

Report: Rams to exercise Michael Brockers’s 2016 contract option | ProFootballTalk
It looks like the Rams will join the group of teams exercising their fifth-year options on members of the 2012 draft class. Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the team will pick up the option on defensive tackle Michael Brockers before the May 3 deadline to do so.

Kevin Colbert calls pre-draft leaks “horrible” | ProFootballTalk
“I think it’s horrible,” Colbert said during his annual pre-draft press conference, via Scott Brown of  “I think it’s really bad for our profession when people use whatever means they use to get information out to try to influence the draft and they talk about a kid’s test score, a kid’s injury, a kid’s character.  I think that’s awful.  It’s disrespectful to our profession, it’s disrespectful to the game, it’s disrespectful to the kid.”

Rams not expected to exercise 2016 option on Mark Barron’s contract | ProFootballTalk
The Rams only had one pick in the first round of the 2012 draft, but they have a pair of decisions to make about 2016 options on first rounders. They selected defensive tackle Michael Brockers and traded for safety Mark Barron last year after the Buccaneers decided to part ways with the  seventh...

2015 NFL Draft: 10 veterans available in right deal -
Big names -- Adrian Peterson of the Vikings, Chargers QB Philip Rivers and Chiefs pass rusher Justin Houston -- are being discussed as draft weekend trade chips. They are among 10 valued veterans who could change address this week if the price is right.

2015 NFL Draft: 128 FBS programs, 128 possible UDFAs -
While everyone knows about the nation's top pro prospects, this is a team-by-team look at one prospect from each FBS program who probably won't be drafted, but there is a good chance their professional dream isn't over.

There are only five can't-miss players in the 2015 NFL Draft -
Winston or Mariota? Nope. Corners? O-linemen? Nope. One of the best scouts in the NFL says there's only 5 can't miss players in this draft -- and everyone else.

There are only five can't-miss players in the 2015 NFL Draft -
Winston or Mariota? Nope. Corners? O-linemen? Nope. One of the best scouts in the NFL says there's only 5 can't miss players in this draft -- and everyone else.

2015 NFL Mock Draft: RB Todd Gurley breaks into the top 10 -
The NFL Draft has not produced a first round running back since 2012, but that will change this year with Georgia's Todd Gurley, who might surprise in the top 10 picks.

Dallas Cowboys not in running for Adrian Peterson -
The 30-year-old running back will play for the Vikings or no one, or at least that is the word coming from Minnesota, per Ian Rapoport. But could Bruce Arians make a play?

Re-drafting the 2014 offensive line class -
Offensive line wasn't known for its strength in 2014, but we ended up with a class that stands out for its depth. Conor Orr breaks down the offensive line class starting with guard Zach Martin.

Baltimore Ravens set Seattle Seahawks standard - Baltimore Beatdown
The Seattle Seahawks are clearly one of the best teams in the league at the moment. Partly defined by last year's Super Bowl loss and the last 10 years of excellence, the Seahawks have set a high bar for how to play football in the NFL

Six draft trades we'd love to see -
With every draft comes lots of trades, and a few notable names are likely to be dealt. Could Jay Cutler be reunited with Lovie Smith in Tampa Bay? That's just one deal we'd love to see.

Seahawks pre-draft position review — Linebackers | The Seattle Times
We’ll continue our Seahawks pre-draft position reviews with a look at the linebackers.

Video: One-on-One with Russell Wilson | The Seattle Times
Seahawks QB Russell Wilson talks about watching the film of Seattle’s Super Bowl loss and about his upcoming gig hosting Nickelodeon’s 2015 Kids’ Choice Sports Awards.

A tale of two seven-round Seahawks mocks | Seahawks Draft Blog
Is Devin Funchess a possible alternative to Dorial Green-Beckham?

10 best and 10 worst draft picks in Seattle Seahawks history - Seattle Seahawks & NFL News

With NFL-high 11 picks, Seahawks have flexibility to move up - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
Trading up hasn't been the Seahawks' M.O. under general manager John Schneider and coach Pete Carroll. But with no selections among the first 62 and plenty of draft capital this year, it's not hard to imagine Seattle moving up in the second round. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Three draft prospects who could fit Seahawks’ needs on offensive line | Seattle Seahawks | The News Tribune
Donovan Smith was going through relatively rote answers to yet more questions at the NFL’s scouting combine in Indianapolis.

Monday Round-Up: Seahawks Seven-Round Mock Draft | Seattle Seahawks
A daily link round-up of what's "out there" about your Seattle Seahawks