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Pre-Snap Reads 3/2: Are the Seahawks’ recent drafts coming back to haunt them?

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Seattle Seahawks

Seahawks facing negative impact from string of underwhelming draft classes | NBC Sports Northwest
Seattle hasn’t drafted well in years, and the lack of value contracts from impact players is taking its toll on the roster.

Cardinals’ signing of J.J. Watt only increases the challenge for Seahawks to protect Russell Wilson | The Seattle Times
The NFC West might have been the best division in the NFL in 2020 and may only be better in 2021. The pressure on Seattle to protect Russell Wilson will...

5 Seahawks Who Could Be Traded Before Free Agency - Sports Illustrated
As free agency rapidly approaches, the Seahawks are running short on time to make a few moves to create cap space. Though it may not be the preferred method to do so, trading away a high-priced veteran for draft capital should be on the table as a potential option.

Russell Wilson's ex-Seahawks teammate points out why this is alarming - 710 ESPN
K.J. Wright is confident Russell Wilson isn't leaving, but ex-Seahawks FB Michael Robinson pointed out multiple things that concern him.

If you think Seahawks' Carroll has too much power, you've got it all wrong - 710 ESPN
Pro Football Talk highlighted Seahawks coach Pete Carroll's power since Paul Allen's passing. The Groz says it's neither new nor a bad thing.

Around the NFC West

Can Rams franchise tag-and-trade anybody? - Turf Show Times
Five NFL players have been tagged-and-traded in the last three years

'Pretty unusual': Why a left tackle such as 49ers' Trent Williams going on the open market is rare - San Francisco 49ers Blog- ESPN
The 49ers' offseason hinges on what happens with Williams, who will rightly earn a major payday wherever he lands.

49ers contacted Panthers about acquiring Teddy Bridgewater in potential trade, per report - CBSSports.com
San Francisco is reportedly feeling out the quarterback market

How J.J. Watt can get better by pairing with Cardinals' Chandler Jones - Arizona Cardinals Blog- ESPN
Last season Watt was double-teamed 30% of the time, the highest rate in the league and something fewer teams can do while also accounting for Jones.

Around the NFL

Washington expected to part ways with QB Alex Smith - NFL.com
The Washington Football Team is expected to part ways with quarterback Alex Smith in the coming days, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport and NFL Network's Kim Jones reported Monday.

Irv Cross, Pro Bowl CB and pioneer sportscaster, passes away at 81 - NFL.com
Former NFL Pro Bowler and pioneer sportscaster Irv Cross passed away Sunday at 81, the Philadelphia Eagles announced. Cross played nine years in the NFL for the Eagles and Rams before becoming the first Black sports analyst on national TV.

Report: New NFL TV deals could coming within the next two weeks - ProFootballTalk

Former Texas coach Tom Herman joining Chicago Bears

Marcus Mariota trade rumors: Keep an eye on the Eagles - Bleeding Green Nation
The former future savior of Philadelphia might be available.

NFL could add a Monday night Wild Card game next season - ProFootballTalk