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NFL Combine Musings: Five prospects who could defy expectations -
Five unheralded prospects who could come up big, a potential match for Christian Hackenberg, Jordy Nelson's recovery and a surprising QB option for the Rams highlight Thursday's musings from the combine.

2016 NFL Combine: Comparing top 20 prospects to their pro counterparts -
J.J. Watt he's not, but could Ohio State defensive end Joey Bosa be the next Jared Allen? Fair to compare Carson Wentz to Ben Roethlisberger or UCLA's Myles Jack to 49ers stud NaVorro Bowman? Take a gander at NFL comparisons for our top 20 prospects.

Baylor basketball player plans to work out for NFL teams -
The hoops-to-gridiron pipeline has presented another promising prospect. Baylor's all-conference power forward Rico Gathers plans to arrange a private workout for NFL teams.

Apology Day: Top prospects explain character issues -
Some of the prospects whose character has come into question by NFL scouts delivered explanations Friday -- some better than others -- at the NFL Scouting Combine. More on that and six other things we learned.

Combine winners and losers: Jason Spriggs, Jack Conklin excel -
Bucky Brooks has Friday's combine studs and duds. Kenyan Drake was overshadowed by Derrick Henry at 'Bama, but the RB shined in Indy. Meanwhile, Jason Spriggs made a push for Round 1.

Anthony Davis to apply for reinstatement to NFL -
San Francisco 49ers offensive tackle Anthony Davis plans to apply for reinstatement to the league, a source briefed on the situation told Rand Getlin.

Seahawks Draft Prospect Profile, Shon Coleman
With the NFL scouting combine underway in Indianapolis, we take a look at some possible Seattle Seahawks draft targets.

Carroll lauds Lynch, expects Rawls in camp | Sportspress Northwest
After saluting Marshawn Lynch, coach Pete Carroll said that he expects Thomas Rawls to be ready for training camp. But another injured star, TE Jimmy Graham, won't be back until the regular season.

Thiel: To get ahead, Seahawks start in the back | Sportspress Northwest
While the popular view is that the Seahawks must make upgrades to the offensive line the priority of the off-season, the argument is strong that Carroll’s belief in defense first makes cornerback paramount.

In just four years Russell Wilson has become something of a legend at NFL combine | The News Tribune
While Russell Wilson has been busy with things such as being with Ciara at the Grammys in Los Angeles, the legacy of the quarterback is obvious listening to the coaches and collegians across the country at the NFL combine.

NFL combine prospects with something to prove -
The run-up to the 2016 NFL Draft is officially underway with the start of the NFL scouting combine Tuesday from Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.

Carolina Panthers, Green Bay Packers, New England Patriots, Pittsburgh Steelers, Seattle Seahawks top win totals at CG Technology sportsbook
The Panthers, Packers, Patriots, Steelers and Seahawks are the five teams tied for the highest projected total of 10.5 wins at CG Technology sportsbook.

Oregon Quarterback Vernon Adams Embraces Russell Wilson Comparisons | Seattle Seahawks
“I’m blessed to be compared to Russell Wilson, a great quarterback like that. I’ve always rooted for him." - Vernon Adams

Seattle Seahawks Draft Database • 12Seahawks
A look at our Seahawks draft database shows you which players are being mocked to Seattle with the 26th pick in the 2016 NFL Draft.

Russell Okung: Return to Seattle Seahawks is 'very possible' - Seattle Seahawks Blog- ESPN
On Thursday night, Seattle Seahawks left tackle Russell Okung launched his GREATER foundation, which aims to connect underserved students to the technology community.

2016 combine day one open thread | Seahawks Draft Blog
They’ve switched it around this year with the running backs working out today with the offensive linemen. The tight ends will work out tomorrow with the receivers and quarterbacks.

Seahawks Offensive Line a Focus This Offseason | Seattle Seahawks
With two starters headed towards free agency, the Seahawks have decisions to make about their offensive line.

Pete Carroll, Seahawks reportedly talking about extension | ProFootballTalk
Seahawks coach Pete Carroll is heading into the final year of his contract and work is reportedly underway to make sure that's not the case when it comes time to play the 2016 season.

Marshawn Lynch’s “Tremendous Run” and Five More Things We Learned from Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll at the NFL Scouting Combine | Seattle Seahawks
Highlights from Seahawks coach Pete Carroll's press conference at the NFL scouting combine.

Former 49ers OT Anthony Davis to apply for reinstatement after 2015 retirement, per report -
Davis would still be under contract with the 49ers if he plays in 2016.

Bears use franchise tag on Alshon Jeffery | ProFootballTalk
There's still time for teams to use the franchise tag, but the fact that several teams are already using it is a sign about the negotiations. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Bears are tagging wide receiver Alshon Jeffery, keeping him off the market.

Derrick Henry moves well for a man his size | ProFootballTalk
The NFL Scouting Combine revealed that Derrick Henry doesn't quite have elite speed and quickness by the standards of an NFL running back. Until you consider how big he is. Henry ran a 4.