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Pre-Snap Reads 4/26: Draft week is here!


Western Michigan v Northwestern
Michael Bumpus thinks D’Wayne Eskridge could be a good fit for the ‘Hawks.
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Good morning. It’s Monday and there is nothing wrong with that. Here are some links.

Seahawks News

How Seahawks NFC West foes should approach the 2021 NFL draft
Before looking at the Seahawks draft prospects, a look at what strategies the Seattle Seahawks NFC West rivals could deploy in the 2021 NFL draft.

Guest post: Russell Cook proposes a defensive switch « Seahawks Draft Blog
We know the Seahawks are at a crossroads right now. So what can the Seahawks do about it? A lot actually. If you haven’t seen it, check out Rob’s mini-dissertation on the subject showing us what that could look like.

Bumpus: The small-school WR the Seahawks should consider drafting
If the Seahawks address wide receiver in the draft, Michael Bumpus wants to see Western Michigan's D'Wayne Eskridge land in Seattle.

With Duane Brown in Final Year of Contract, Is Former Chiefs OT Eric Fisher an Option For Seahawks? - Sports Illustrated Seattle Seahawks News, Analysis and More
Now that former Chiefs offensive tackle Eric Fisher's market is heating up, fans are wondering if the Seahawks will get involved with 13-year veteran Duane Brown heading into the last year of his current contract.

NFC West News

2021 NFL Draft: Potential Cardinals’ 1st-round picks, NFL draft defensive preview - Revenge of the Birds
This week was all about the defensive prospects in the 2021 NFL Draft. We discuss each position group, where the Arizona Cardinals may make a play for each position and the players to know early, middle and late.

NFL Draft: Meet the 2 linebackers the Rams have met with twice each - Turf Show Times
Grant Stuard and Isaiah McDuffie have really caught the eye of Les Snead.

49ers draft primer: A look at where the Niners stand at each position - Niners Nation
Kyle Snow is back for another guest article.

Around The NFL

2021 NFL draft: Penn State's Micah Parsons is inexperienced but carries elite potential
Extraordinary athlete who is inexperienced at linebacker but has flashed immense potential in his two college seasons.

Panthers' NFL Draft plan could be bad for Sam Darnold - New York Post
Just when Sam Darnold’s future looked cleared up, it’s messy again.

Report: Dolphins interested in adding new center in NFL Draft
It should come as little surprise that the Miami Dolphins are continuing to address their offensive line situation.

Hot Rod and the Steelers break the Saints’ hearts - Behind the Steel Curtain
Bryan Anthony Davis and Tony Defeo take a look back into Steelers lore in the BTSC family of podcasts. Check out the newest offering of the "Steelers Retro Show".

Houston Texans' Justin Reid On Lovie's Defense: 'Go Get The Ball' - Sports Illustrated Houston Texans News, Analysis and More
Houston Texans starting safety Justin Reid speaks on the performance of their 2020 defense and that changes heading their way under defensive coordinator Lovie Smith.

Justin Herbert wants to "master the offense" this season - ProFootballTalk
Justin Herbert won offensive rookie of the year. He threw 31 touchdowns, 10 interceptions, had a passer rating of 98.3 and left no doubt he is a franchise quarterback. But after going 6-9 in his 15 starts, Herbert was left wanting.

Cowboys draft 2021: Patrick Surtain II meets with Jerry Jones, labels CeeDee Lamb his 'toughest cover' -
Cowboys draft 2021: Patrick Surtain II meets with Jerry Jones, labels CeeDee Lamb his 'toughest cover'.

Vikings CB Patrick Peterson switches from No. 21 to No. 7
Days after the NFL approved the proposal on changes to jersey numbers, Vikings CB Patrick Peterson has decided to don his old number from his days as a star at LSU.