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Pre-Snap Reads 3/23: Do Seahawks see Jalen Carter as an option at the 5th pick?


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As it pertains to this year’s draft, three of the four teams picking ahead of our Seattle Seahawks have not recently shown the best foresight. How will their decisions affect the Seahawks’ picks? Who’s looking good to you? Is a trade back from 5 seem the most prudent move?

Seahawks News

Will Seahawks benefit from draft mistakes by Panthers, Texans, and Colts? - Seaside Joe
Looking at the brain trust for the 3 QB-needy teams ahead of the Seahawks and which QB they're probably leaning towards, 3/22/2023

Wednesday draft notes: D-line & the QB pro-day tour « Seahawks Draft Blog
It’s always useful to look for trends among the top pro’s. While there are plenty of players who match the testing results and never amount to anything, it’s still a means of helping us identify who has the potential to be an impact player in the NFL.

Rost: With No. 5 pick, Seahawks are most interesting team in the draft - Seattle Sports
The Seahawks can go for big long-term impact by taking a QB 5th overall, or more immediate with a defender. Stacy Rost explains both sides.

Orlovsky: Seahawks shouldn't be scared by Anthony Richardson's passing - Seattle Sports
Anthony Richardson has been tied to the Seahawks and had a low completion percentage at Florida. Dan Orlovsky says that's doesn't mean much.

Wednesday Round-Up: Julian Love Named Most 'Underrated' 2023 Free Agency Signing by Pro Football Focus -
Brad Spielberger of Pro Football Focus breaks down some overlooked free agent signings so far this offseason.

Seahawks 2023 NFL Draft big board: Prospects to watch in Rounds 1, 2 and 3 - The Athletic
Seattle has five picks in the first three rounds (four in the top 52), and their needs align nicely with the talent in this draft class.

Seattle Seahawks Analysis: Ranking The 13 NFL Draft Classes of John Schneider & Pete Carroll - Sports Illustrated Seattle Seahawks News, Analysis and More
As the architects for two Super Bowl teams, Schneider and Carroll enjoyed their share of success acquiring talent in the draft and fortunes took a big turn for the better in 2022. How do each of their 13 draft classes stack up against one another?

NFC West News

49ers news: Why giving up on Javon Kinlaw would be a huge mistake - Niners Nation
Technically, Kinlaw is still in the rotation for the 49ers. Here’s why they shouldn’t think about moving on from the former 1st round pick

San Francisco 49ers Sign Austin Bryant to One Year Deal - Sports Illustrated San Francisco 49ers News, Analysis and More
The San Francisco 49ers reportedly have signed former Detroit Lions defensive end Austin Bryant to a one-year deal.

Arizona Cardinals Won't Get What They Want for DeAndre Hopkins - Sports Illustrated Arizona Cardinals News, Analysis and More
The Arizona Cardinals won't get what they want for WR DeAndre Hopkins.

Report: Cardinals struggling to get desired trade for DeAndre Hopkins - Larry Brown Sports
A new report suggests the Arizona Cardinals are struggling to find any team willing to meet their asking price for DeAndre Hopkins.

NFL free agency 2023: Are the Arizona Cardinals alive this offseason? - Revenge of the Birds
It’s been a relatively quiet offseason thus far for the Cardinals from a free agent perspective. Is that cause for concern?

Rams have done nothing to imply that Matthew Stafford will start Week 1 - Turf Show Times
How much heavy lifting will be left for whichever stars remain on the roster?

Los Angeles Rams Reunion? LA 'Best Fit' For S John Johnson III Says ESPN's Bill Barnwell - Sports Illustrated LA Rams News, Analysis and More
While the Rams have seen their secondary get depleted this offseason, signing John Johnson III could help alleviate that.

Around The NFL

Giants Lead 2022 DVOA Overachievers | Football Outsiders
Brian Daboll, QB whisperer? Geno Smith, Comeback Player of the Year? Every year, a handful of teams outshine their DVOA projections. Here are 2022's brightest examples.

How can Packers know Jordan Love is ready to replace Aaron Rodgers? - Green Bay Packers - ESPN
Is there a moment when the Packers knew Love was ready to take over, like they did when Rodgers replaced Brett Favre?

NFL coach hiring with the Rooney Rule: Blind resume analysis — Andscape
NFL coach hiring with the Rooney Rule: Blind resume analysis

2023 NFL free agency: Best team fits for Teddy Bridgewater, Odell Beckham Jr. and more -
After the first wave of free agency, there are still number of impact players on the open market. Where could they be headed? Nick Shook reveals team fits for 11 notable free agents.

NFL trade grades: Weighing deals for No. 1 pick, Jalen Ramsey, Brandin Cooks and more -
Just how much did the Bears help themselves in a pre-draft swap that netted a package of picks and D.J. Moore? Can Jalen Ramsey boost the Dolphins' chances in the AFC? Marc Sessler grades the most notable NFL trades of 2023 so far.

NFL 2023 Beat Writer Mock Draft: QBs go quickly, surprise trade, Aaron Rodgers stalemate - The Athletic
Four QBs went in the top seven, and some teams changed course after filling needs in free agency, but the Jets-Packers standoff continues.

2023 NFL offseason: Top 10 moves, signings, trades, coaching hires include Lions' secondary overhaul -
A look at some of our favorite moves of the new year