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Coffee & Cigarettes: Seahawks links for NFL Draft Day


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Today is the first day of the NFL Draft, in case you didn't realize it.

2013 NFL Mock Drafts : NFL Mock Draft: Eric Fisher fills No. 1 spot
ERIC FISHER OTCENTRAL MICHIGAN I think he's got more upside than Luke Joeckel, and I think there's very minimal downside. You can plug-and-play him for the next 10 years and you've got a potential All-Pro tackle.

Mike Mayock's mock draft: 7 takeaways -
Gregg Rosenthal takes a look at the most interesting picks in Mike Mayock's mock draft. Philadelphia Eagles and New York Jets fans should enjoy this one.

2013 NFL Draft: Ten "Bold" Predictions for the 2013 Draft
The NFL Draft is always tremendously difficult to predict. It takes elite sources, perfect understanding of roster evaluations, knowing GM personalities, scheme views, and position values, and your own evaluations to determine who really is a 1st round prospect and who’s being fluffed up.

Broaddus Big Board: Your Final Guide For Thursday Night
With the NFL Draft only one day away, here is my final Broaddus Big Board for you to follow along with.

Broaddus: Hayden, Slay Among Quicker CBs In Draft Class
With the NFL Draft just one short day away, here are some of the cornerbacks that to keep an eye on:

2013 NFL Draft: Final Top 100 draft board - CBSSports
With only hours to go until the 2013 NFL Draft, my final Top 100 draft board is set in stone.

2013 NFL Draft: Here come the new guys - CBSSports
Offensive tackles and brand new decision makers for eight teams with picks in the top 11 will steer a most unpredictable draft.

2013 NFL Draft: By the numbers - CBSSports
A look at the 2013 draft, by the numbers. Matt Barkley would be the fifth USC quarterback drafted in the first round. Alabama can tie Miami (Fla) with four first-rounders for the third consecutive year, and other fun facts.

2013 NFL Philosophy Mock Draft | NFL Philosophy
I’m not a fan of mock drafts but there are so many people asking me for one, I literally felt bad for not doing one. I didn’t do any trades because there’s really no way to predict those. So here you go, with very quick synopsis of each pick.

Scouting Report: D.J. Fluker lacks foot quickness | 100 Yards and Running | Blogs |
One of the oddest rises during the draft process has been Alabama right tackle D.J. Fluker’s. Fluker is massive and has the measurables that scouts covet. He’s 6’5″, 339 pounds and has 36 3/4″ long arms. There’s not many people on this planet with that kind of size and length, so in a way, his rise to nearly the top of the draft makes some sense. But then when you watch him play, it doesn’t make too much sense at all.

E.J. Manuel says of Eagles: "They want me pretty bad" | ProFootballTalk
We’re well inside the grain-of-salt time before the NFL Draft kicks off tomorrow night. This might require more than a grain. Florida State quarterback E.J.

Shanahan says RG3 won’t be allowed to play before he’s 100% | ProFootballTalk
Redskins coach Mike Shanahan has taken plenty of criticism for putting quarterback Robert Griffin III on the field with a knee that was less than 100 percent healthy in Washington's playoff loss.

Are Big School Prospects Overrated in the NFL Draft?
We already know what the average draft pick is worth, thanks to the Football Perspective Draft Value Chart. If we assign the draft value associated with each pick to the college of that player, then we can determine which school had the most draft value in any given year. As it turns out, the best single draft since 1967 came courtesy of USC in 1968. Look at this pretty incredible draft for the Trojans, with five players in the top 24:

Futures: WR Cordarrelle Patterson, Playmaker | The Rookie Scouting Portfolio
When it comes to evaluating football talent, I believe analytics can be a part of the conversation. The Playmaker Score is a good example.

5 players who could slip into the first round | National Football Post
The NFP previews five players who could be surprising first round picks.

ESPN, NFL Network agree to not tip off picks on Twitter during 2013 draft | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo! Sports
One of the more enjoyable tasks Roger Goodell has in his role of NFL Commissioner is announcing each team's picks in the first round of the entry draft. Thanks to Twitter, in recent seasons, Goodell's announcements have been little more than confirmations of what reporters for ESPN and the NFL Network have already announced on the social media platform, but that will not be the case in 2013.

New York Jets keeping options open, might trade down -
General manager John Idzik said Wednesday that the New York Jets are open to trading down in the 2013 NFL Draft. The Jets have two first-round picks after trading Darrelle Revis to the Buccaneers.

Russell Wilson's story colors QB picture in 2013 NFL Draft -
A year ago, team after team passed on standout quarterback Russell Wilson. Is there a similar prospect -- like Ryan Nassib -- lurking in this draft class? Jeff Darlington explores the dilemma facing GMs.

No. 56 pick can decide: Hall of Fame — or Shame? | Seattle Seahawks - The News Tribune
The Seattle Seahawks don’t figure to be first-round players in the NFL draft, which begins Thursday and will run, well, longer than the typical human brain is wired to tolerate.

Fun with Scouts Inc.'s seven-round mock - NFC West Blog - ESPN
Predicting which teams will draft specific players can be tough work. Last year, for instance, the seven-round mock draft from Scouts Inc. went 0-for-28 in projecting players to NFC West teams. Some of the projections lined up from the standpoint of position. For example, the Seattle Seahawks did select a linebacker in the second round, but it was Bobby Wagner, not Lavonte David. The St. Louis Rams did take a receiver in the second round, but it was Brian Quick, not Rueben Randle.

Closer look at Kam Chancellor's contract - NFC West Blog - ESPN
Kam Chancellor's new deal with the Seattle Seahawks should keep him with the team through 2015 at least.

Michael Bennett back where it all started
Michael Bennett was first with the Seahawks for four games as a rookie free agent in 2009. Now that he’s back, Bennett will fill two roles and plans to do it well enough to make this stay last a lot longer.

A look at the Seahawks’ 2013 draft visit list (part IV) " Seahawks Draft Blog
Michael Brooks, DT, East Carolina 6’2⅜", 294 pounds. 5.01 in the forty. No video on youtube. Classic 3-tech measurables. Likely to be undrafted.

Scouts Inc. full mock draft: Seahawks will use second-round pick on linebacker | Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times
Scouts Inc. released a seven-round mock draft, including all all 10 picks the Seahawks have at this time. The article is an ESPN Insider and therefore not available to everyone, but here are who the folks at Scouts Inc. have the Seahawks taking:

Defensive lineman "Tha Monstar" intrigues Seahawks | Seattle Seahawks - The News Tribune
He has been compared to San Francisco’s Justin Smith and New England’s Vince Wilfork, but Williams looks to versatile Baltimore defensive lineman Haloti Ngata as a guy whom he wants to emulate at the next level. "As a player, he holds himself pretty well," Williams said. "We have similar body types. And the way he plays, his attitude toward the game, and I think his love for the game is something I strive to be as much as I can."

NFL draft questions: How will Seahawks surprise? -
The Seattle Seahawks see things a little differently than most teams. Last year, they surprised us with their selection of Russell Wilson. How can they surprise us this time around?

Seahawks Drafting For Future More Than Present " CBS Seattle
When the 2012 season came to a close coach Pete Carroll admitted it would be difficult for rookies to earn a job on his team in 2013. That’s more true now with Seattle using free agency and trades to address needs at defensive end and receiver.

Seahawks mock draft (rounds 2-7) " Seahawks Draft Blog
A lot of people have been using the comments section to post their seven-round Seahawks mock drafts this week. I thought I’d chime in with my own here. I’ve tried to mix in scheme fit, reported interest, official visits and hunches.

Breaking down the Darrelle Revis, Kam Chancellor contracts | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo! Sports
As part of the deal, Chancellor received a $5 million signing bonus and his $1.323 million non-guaranteed base salary in 2013 was increased to $2.825 million in fully guaranteed base salary. The signing bonus and base salary bump increased Chancellor's cap number from $1,376,404 to $3,878,403, a $2,501,999 jump that leaves the Seahawks with around $4.698 million in cap space for 2013.

FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Innovative Statistics, Intelligent Analysis | 2012 OL Continuity Scores
I had a reader send an e-mail asking for the 2012 OL Continuity Scores. We don't normally put these up on the site, they just show up in the book, but there's no reason I can't share. Here are all the scores for 2012 along with each team's details, score for 2011, and year-to-year change.

Lance Zierlein's OT Draft Grades | The Sideline View
The tackle draft is very uneven. While the top three tackles in this draft all have Pro-Bowl caliber potential, the middle rounds offer a very scarce amount of starting potential talent. Guys like Watson, Long, Bahktiari and Armstead are all solid prospects, but once you get past them, it's a wrap. Teams looking for tackle help will have to draft tackle earlier than they might like or they will be out of luck.

Lance Zierlein's TE Draft Grades | The Sideline View
LZ Favorites - Vance McDonald and Nick Kasa: To me, there is nothing more dangerous than a bigger TE who can run. Those types of combination TEs are tougher on defenses because they can be effective in the running game or passing game on any given snap. McDonald has and outstanding combination of size and speed and is just scratching the surface. Kasa is a tough blocker who is a former DE and who has the ability to get down the field. Kasa has issues with catching cleanly, but he's still learning the position.

Tim's Mock Draft With Trades: Round 1 | Fanspeak - Voice Your Passion!
Mock Draft Database | Mock Draft Archives | Off. Player Rankings | Def. Player Rankings | East-West Shrine Game | Senior Bowl Tim's Mock Draft With Trades:

Seattle Seahawks Final Mock Draft - Fanspeak's NFL Draft Blog | Fanspeak's NFL Draft Blog
Here is Fanspeak's full, final 2013 Seattle Seahawks Mock Draft: 56. Seattle Seahawks- DT Sylvester Williams, UNC 87. Seattle Seahawks-WR Da’Rick Rogers,