Aloha! We are definitely heading into the slower part of the NFL off season, and the well of Seahawks related content online is drying up. I appreciate the feedback and the suggestions of players to scout, and will have a post up in the next couple days outlining some of those players and their potential fit in Seattle. Apologies again about the late post yesterday, I'm still learning the editorial interface. Thinking on it, it would have been way better to have had today's post be late, then I could have pretended it was a clever April Fools prank. Alas, no such luck for old O'Leary. Hope everyone has a great day!
And now...to the links!
What is Seahawks' philosophy on drafting players who are exceptions?
"We're not looking at height, weight, speed and what other people think" said Seahawks coach Pete Carroll.
Thomas Rawls and Tyler Lockett reveal hidden talents
The NFL offseason has started to hit it's dead period. As Seahawks management hits its stride in preparing for the draft, their vacationing players are still finding ways to keep themselves busy and entertained.
The broad jump seems to be important in Seattle | Seahawks Draft Blog
When the Seahawks consider which offensive linemen to draft, the broad jump is the single most important test they consider.
Seahawks Draft Prospect Profile, OG Connor McGovern
The Seattle Seahawks have been rumored to like Missouri G Connor McGovern. Will those reports prove to be true when the NFL Draft arrives in April?
Thursday Round-Up: ESPN Insiders Grade The Seahawks in Free Agency | Seattle Seahawks
A daily link round up of what's "out there" about the Seattle Seahawks.
Five Key Takeaways From University of Washington's Pro Day | Seattle Seahawks
Key takeaways from University of Washington's Pro Day workout.
Seahawks Draft Target: offensive tackle Germain Ifedi
Scouting report for offensive tackle Germain Ifedi out of Texas A&M: A fairly good player, but not a great fit for the Seattle Seahawks.
These are the veteran NFL free agent signings who still have something left - SBNation.com
Not every 30-something player is a broken-down shell. Here are some veterans that still have a lot to offer for their new teams.
Free Agency AfterMath: Defensive Backs - Over the Cap
Salary cap, contracts, bonus money, dead money, and cap savings for every defensive back in 2016 and beyond.
The Top 5 Offensive Tackles in the 2016 NFL Draft – National Football Post
Looking at the offensive as a whole, the 2016 NFL Draft is not nearly as strong on that side of the ball as some of the recent drafts. However that is not the case at the tackle position, where as many as four or five players could be selected in the opening round of the Draft next month in Chicago.
How the Seahawks can replace Brandon Mebane | Cover32
With the Seahawks having four picks in the first three rounds of the draft they can without a doubt draft one or even two defensive tackles.
Free Agency AfterMath: Front Seven - Over the Cap
Salary cap, contracts, bonus money, dead money, and cap savings for every front seven player in 2016 and beyond.
Jaylon Smith squatting 400-plus pounds after knee injury - NFL.com
Notre Dame LB Jaylon Smith is lifting a shocking amount of weight despite being just three months removed from a serious knee injury, the Butkus Award winner said Thursday. More on that and other things we learned from pro days on Thursday.
Incredible pro day puts German Moritz Boehringer on NFL radar - NFL.com
The hype train surrounding German WR Moritz Boehringer was chugging along entering his pro day. After an incredible workout in front of NFL scouts, that train is now in full runaway mode.
NFL concussions more common on colder game days - CBS News
The study also found ankle injuries were more common at colder temperatures
Derrick Henry says he's met with Seahawks, Cowboys, Panthers - NFL.com
With Beast Mode out of the mix after retiring, the Seahawks are showing interest in a draft prospect that would bring some major power to their backfield.
Colin Kaepernick's $11.9 million salary for 2016 season with San Francisco 49ers becomes guaranteed
Colin Kaepernick's $11.9M salary for 2016 became guaranteed Thursday at 4 p.m. ET. Now the question becomes whether the 49ers pay it or trade him to another team as part of a restructured deal.