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2013 NFL Draft: Aaron Dobson, Ace Sanders display best hands -
A listing of wide receivers by how often they drop the ball reveals Aaron Dobson, Ace Sanders, and Quinton Patton have phenomenal hands -- while Justin Hunter was dead last, dropping a higher rate of passes than all but one active NFL receiver.

David Bakhtiari impresses, but is he big enough for Cable? « Seahawks Draft Blog
To date, Seattle has acquired and then started (at least one game) the following players at offensive tackle (numbers are from their combine measurements):

What Trade Compensation For Matt Flynn Would You Be Happy With? - 12th Man Rising - A Seattle Seahawks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
A quick survey of a the comments on twitter about the news that Matt Flynn's inevitable trade to the Raiders led to some very disperate opinions. The respo

Bills, Cards, Raiders show little faith in QB draft class -
One by one, the Bills, Raiders and Cardinals have shown their hands, hinting at a desire for scattershot veteran at quarterback over anyone from this year's underwhelming draft class.

Kevin Kolb agrees to contract with Buffalo Bills -
The quarterback-needy Buffalo Bills worked out a two-year deal to add former Arizona Cardinals signal-caller Kevin Kolb to the quarterback mix.

Geno Smith, Tavon Austin rise in 2013 NFL Draft Big Board 3.0 -
Georgia's Jarvis Jones terrorized the SEC over the last two seasons with 28 sacks and 44 tackles for loss, but underwhelming workouts have him sliding down Bucky Brooks' 2013 NFL Draft Big Board.

Late round draft picks: The key to success? | National Football Post
Tony Villiotti makes a case for late round picks being an indicator of success.

Free agency will slow down as draft nears | National Football Post
Clubs shifting focus away from crowded open market

49ers expect Kendall Hunter, Kyle Williams to be ready for camp | ProFootballTalk
On one disastrous play against the Saints in November, the 49ers lost both running back Kendall Hunter and receiver Kyle Williams to season-ending injuries. Four months later, both players have made enough progress that the 49ers are confident they’ll be ready to go for the start of training camp.

Chip Kelly has Eagles bracing for intense offseason work | ProFootballTalk
Monday is the opening of the Eagles' offseason work, and players in Philadelphia are bracing for an intense experience under the strength and conditioning staff brought in by new coach Chip Kelly.

Crabtree says quarterback change divided locker room | ProFootballTalk
When 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh decided to install Colin Kaepernick as the starting quarterback after a concussion suffered by Alex Smith (and a great Monday night performance from the 2011 second-round pick), plenty of people in the media thought he was making a mistake.

Flurry of action a reflection on 2013 QB class? - CBSSports
With three of the teams thought likely to be considering a QB early instead adding veterans recently, could Geno Smith, Matt Barkley and the rest of the 2013 crop of passers slip out of the first round entirely?

2013 NFL Draft trade talk: Dolphins, Vikings, 49ers to move up? -
Which teams could trade up in Round 1 of the 2013 NFL Draft? Which teams could trade down? Daniel Jeremiah has the answers, plus six prospects who could spur activity, including Tavon Austin.

2013 NFL Scouting: The Ramifications of Oakland's Trade for Matt Flynn | NFL Articles | Draft
After setting several single game franchise records with the Green Bay Packers in 2012, quarterback Matt Flynn was set to be one of the hottest commodities in free agency the following summer. Instead, Flynn found the market to be less than he expected, and he settled with a three year contract in Seattle.

Players Of Intrigue - Evaluations -
Alen Dumonjic discusses 10 players that intrigue him in terms of fitting specific NFL schemes and roles.

2013 NFL Draft: 20 Under The Radar Players
The 2013 NFL Draft is just under a month away. Many of the top prospects have been discussed and debated to the nth degree, so instead of discussing them some more, let’s take a look at some players who have flown under the radar so far. Several of these players have household names amongst the most avid of the draft community, but they haven’t made major headlines yet, and likely won’t cause a stir between now and April 25th.

2013 NFL Draft: Nick Kasa Scouting Report
In an incredibly deep class of tight ends, Colorado’s Nick Kasa has gone relatively unnoticed by all but the most earnest students of the draft (and Buffaloes' fans). The big senior has only one season of experience at the position, but his upside and surprising athleticism will earn him a draft spot north of several more experienced tight ends.