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Pre-Snap Reads 4/28: The day before the day before the Seahawks are on the clock


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Seahawks News

What a Seahawks trade for Julio Jones could look like
The Atlanta Falcons are interested in trading Julio Jones, and the Seahawks may be a potential landing spot for the superstar wide receiver.

Live stream (4:45pm PST): Seahawks draft preview « Seahawks Draft Blog
Rob Staton & Robbie Williams discuss the upcoming NFL draft and debate what the Seahawks might do. Plus we run through a mock draft simulation…

How The Seahawks Prepared For The 2021 Draft Amidst The COVID-19 Pandemic
An inside look at the challenges the Seahawks faced preparing for the 2021 NFL Draft, and how they adjusted in a year that was anything but normal.

Seahawks need WR, CB help in NFL draft but have league-low three picks - Seattle Seahawks- ESPN
The Seahawks are used to having a lot of picks at their disposal, but recent trades have them with the lowest total for any team since 2009.

Draft Expert Matt Miller: Why Seahawks may stick with just 3 draft picks
With only three picks, is it a sure thing the Seahawks will trade down? Draft expert Matt Miller told Wyman and Bob why it's no sure thing.

Rost: Making the case for the Seahawks drafting different positions
The Seahawks have just three picks in this year's NFL Draft and a few holes to fill. So where do they start? Stacy Rost tackles the question.

Seahawks 2021 NFL draft: Targets at the greatest positions of need
A look at what the Seattle Seahawks needs are in the 2021 NFL draft. Which positions do they most need to add to via the draft?

NFC West News

Niner Nate-tion Podcast: Don’t be shocked if the 49ers trade for another first round pick - Niners Nation
Leo Luna says the team is ready to make more big swings.

2021 NFL Draft: 3 day two tackles who have first round traits - Turf Show Times
Will Rams go tackle on day two?

Kyler Murray on whether he has any influence on Cardinals draft: 'I don't know why I wouldn't'
Kyler Murray is the foundational cornerstone of the Cardinals franchise. As such, the third-year QB says he feels his input should be considered when it comes to Arizona's draft selections.

Around The NFL

NFL Draft 2021: 7 sleepers to watch in the top three rounds -
These players could last into the second round. They shouldn’t.

Odds are in the Bengals favor at pick No. 5 - Cincy Jungle
Cincinnati has a surprisingly great history of success picking in the second round.

Brian Gutekunst says Aaron Rodgers’ contract is part of two-year salary cap puzzle - Acme Packing Company
With Rodgers carrying a $39M cap hit in 2022 and the team headed for another difficult year with the salary cap, perhaps it makes sense that the team hasn’t worked hard on adjusting his contract just yet — especially after Brian Gutekunst said it’s part of the plan for the summer.

Washington bringing Ereck Flowers back in trade with Dolphins
Ereck Flowers' tumultuous NFL career appears to have achieved some stability, and he's heading back to where he first found it. The Dolphins have agreed to trade Flowers to the Washington Football Team.

Dallas Cowboys 'impressed' with Dak Prescott's rehab progress, coach Mike McCarthy says
Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy said he is "very impressed" with Dak Prescott's progress in his rehabilitation work for the ankle injury that ended his 2020 season.

John Harbaugh guarantees Baltimore Ravens will pick up Lamar Jackson's fifth-year option
Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh told "The Rich Eisen Show" on Tuesday that the team will pick up quarterback Lamar Jackson's fifth-year option before Monday's deadline.

NFL Draft 2021: Breaking down likely first-round picks at each position reveals locks and uncertainties -
We know five QBs are going in Round 1, but will there be a sixth? Jason La Canfora sorts everything out

2021 NFL Draft: Justin Herbert is lobbying hard for the Chargers to take one certain player -
if Justin Herbert ran the Chargers draft, this is who they would take in the first round

PFT's one, and only, mock draft of the year - ProFootballTalk
Mock drafts are like opinions and bungholes. Everybody has one and they all stink, except maybe your own.

Steelers pick up Minkah Fitzpatrick's fifth-year option, have yet to pick up Terrell Edmunds' option -
Fitzpatrick has been a standout performer for the Steelers.

Dolphins to move Robert Hunt from tackle to guard, may draft a tackle in first round - ProFootballTalk
The Dolphins’ decision to trade starting guard Ereck Flowers may have demonstrated that they’re committed to taking a tackle in the first round of the NFL draft on Thursday night.

Trey Lance's stunning NFL draft rise reaches finish line with a nervous wait in the green room
In vast annals of NFL draft history, there’s no precedent for the meteoric rise of North Dakota State quarterback Trey Lance.

Cowboys brass 'impressed' with Dak Prescott's recovery: 'Maybe a little ahead of schedule'
Dak Prescott suffered a devastating compound ankle fracture that ended his 2020 season in Week 5. Since then, it's been largely good news for the Dallas Cowboys quarterback.

32 NFL Mock Drafts combined: Biggest reaches, top risers and fallers, and most popular locks – The Athletic
By collecting the picks from 32 team seven-round mock drafts, we find the most popular selections in this week's NFL Draft.