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Coffee & Cigarettes: Seahawks links for Friday

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Big Board Part 1(of 5) Round 2 | Seahawk Tracker
This is a 5 part series covering what prospects I believe the Seahawks will be targeting. I'm not going to make judgements on what guy fits the Seahawks Scheme, I'm just trying to gather a video collection of the positions so you the reader can take a brief video look at the possible options in each round, or if you desire dig deeper by going to each Prospects page which will have additional videos. My friend and I, had this chat about what round would be the earliest the Seahawks would draft a guy in, based on need, this is what we came up with.

Do new coaches, general managers mean new quarterbacks in the NFL? -
The past few seasons have shown that if your team is changing their head coach, general manager, or both a new quarterback is also highly likely.

Report: Multiple teams eyeing JaMarcus Russell -
"I've been following his comeback story pretty closely," one NFC scout told's Mike Freeman. "I think a lot of teams are. Good chance he gets a second shot."

Coaching candidate Greg Roman a victim of his own, Niners' recent success - Yahoo! Sports
From Yahoo! Sports: San Francisco's coordinator has been passed over for interviews in large part because of the team's playoff runs.

WR Tyrone Goard is the perfect red zone target presents 'Prospect Primer,' a video look at an assortment of draft-eligible players who attended the scouting combine in Indianapolis. Eastern Kentucky's Tyrone Goard posted four 100-yard receiving games last season, including a 175-yard, four-TD effort vs. Tenn.-Martin, tying the school record for TD catches in one game. Goard earned strong reviews at the East-West Shrine Game, and became the first player from Eastern Kentucky to participate in the scouting combine since DB Antwaun Molden in 2008.

Travis Kelce unable to do complete workout after getting sick -
Kelce (6-foot-5 1/4, 250 pounds) ran the 40-yard dash in 4.62 and 4.65 seconds. He had a 35-inch vertical jump and a 10-foot-4 broad jump. He did the short shuttle in 4.47 seconds and the three-cone drill in 7.12 seconds. Due to the sports hernia injury, I’m told that the scouts on hand didn’t think Kelce was in optimum condition for the workout. He got sick after running his 40s, and did not run any routes.

NFL Draft Sleeper: Film Breakdown of H-Back Kyle Juszczyk - Hogs Haven
With no first round pick and a cap penalty to their name, the Redskins will need to find contributors with some later round picks in the upcoming NFL Draft. One draft 'sleeper' that caught my eye...

NFL likely to 'draft' format for next Pro Bowl -
The NFL is increasingly likely to move to a 'draft' format for the Pro Bowl, according to league sources, and held more internal meetings on the topic this week.

NFL Videos - Yahoo!
Dream Chasers: Kenny Stills 8 hours ago - 4:51 | 12 views The former Oklahoma wide receiver entered his name for the NFL draft earlier than many expected, but he's working to prove the doubters wrong. The second episode of a Yahoo! original series.

Seahawks will face Packers on national TV in preseason
In the NFL, preseason games are what you make of them. And last August, the Seahawks and rookie quarterback Russell Wilson definitely made the most of each and every one of them.

Dan Orlovsky, D.J. Ware cut by Tampa Bay Buccaneers -
Tampa Bay also released running back D.J. Ware, clearing another $750,000 in salary cap space. Ware rushed for just 51 yards on 11 carries during his one season with the team. The writing was on the wall for the six-year veteran after the Bucs signed free-agent running back Brian Leonard this week.

Pittsburgh Steelers' Alameda Ta'amu sentenced to probation -
Pittsburgh Steelers nose tackle Alameda Ta'amu was sentenced Thursday to 18 months of probation after pleading guilty to reckless endangerment, resisting arrest and drunken driving.

The wonderful mystery of Terron Armstead « Seahawks Draft Blog
Terron Armstead made headlines at the combine by running a 4.65 at 6-5 and 306lbs (it was later changed to an official 4.71, see above). I remember at the time wondering if Seattle would pull a reverse-Sweezy. Maybe they consider it? He’s got the length and the size they look for at defensive tackle. That’s some explosive speed for a big guy. Dion Jordan ran a 4.60 at 248lbs. Think about that comparison.

Kirk Cousins preparing for Redskins' read-option style -
Washington Redskins backup QB Kirk Cousins did a capable job in relief of Robert Griffin III last season. If he's needed again in 2013, Cousins plans to be ready to run the read-option.

Denard Robinson still a mystery as draft approaches -
Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson is a home-run threat every time he touches the ball. But does he have a natural position? He remains an enigma as the 2013 NFL Draft approaches.

Cardinals QB Carson Palmer has a first-year cap hit of $4 million | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo! Sports
If the Arizona Cardinals did not make any changes at the top of their quarterback depth chart this offseason, Kevin Kolb and John Skelton would have combined to earn $12.13 million in cash and count $14.175 million against the team's salary cap.

2013 NFL free agency - Percy Harvin among top 5 offensive offseason acquisitions - ESPN
Every NFL offseason, teams make moves to upgrade their rosters via free agency or the trade market with veteran talent. Sometimes it works better (Peyton Manning to the Denver Broncos) than others (Laurent Robinson to the Jacksonville Jaguars), but the goal is always the same: Improve the team and give the opposition another weapon to game plan against. Of course, some require more planning than others. Let's examine the five offensive offseason additions that will make the biggest impact for their new teams this season.

Worthy of redemption? | National Football Post
JaMarcus Russell is looking for a second chance. According to one report, he just might get it.

NFP TOP 200 - Version 10.0 | National Football Post
Russ Lande offers up his tweaked Top 200 with less than a month until the 2013 NFL Draft.

Studying the draft record of NFL Teams | National Football Post
Tony Villiotti breaks down the production teams have gotten from their draft classes.

Palmer still has arm, smarts to lead Cardinals to playoffs - NFL - News, Rumors, Scores, Stats, Fantasy
Reports of Carson Palmer's demise have been greatly exaggerated. Pete Prisco reviews tape and sees a savvy QB who can still make all the throws and is capable of leading Arizona to the playoffs.

Are teams taking JaMarcus Russell comeback seriously? -
I'm told that a number of teams have been following Russell's comeback attempt closely. It's not the entire league, but it's more than a few teams. The reason is quite simple and goes beyond the alleged 30 or more pounds that Russell has lost. Or his alleged new desire to prove himself.

FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Innovative Statistics, Intelligent Analysis | Word of Muth: Examining Clady's Set
The past two weeks I’ve broken down a few different pass rush moves. I looked at how they give offensive linemen trouble, and what the linemen could’ve done differently to stop them. It was really fun, and I thought both columns turned out well, but there was just too much defensive success for my taste. So, this week, rather than tell you how an offensive lineman can win, I’m going to show you.

Western Michigan’s Alex Carder a late-round possibility -
Alex Carder, QB (6-foot-1 7/8, 216 pounds) — Carder — who was not at the NFL Scouting Combine — ran the 40-yard dash in 4.93 and 4.92 seconds. He had a 33-inch vertical jump and a 9-foot-5 broad jump. He did the short shuttle in 4.32 seconds and the three-cone drill in 7.18 seconds. He threw the ball well at the pro day.

Luke Marquardt to hold workout at Azusa Pacific on April 11 -
Marquardt’s height — he’s 6-foot-8 — helps make him an intriguing NFL prospect, and could allow him to be the first Azusa Pacific player selected in the NFL draft since Christian Okoye — the famous “Nigerian Nightmare” — was a second-round pick in 1987 by the Kansas City Chiefs.

ODU’s Craig Wilkins a likely priority free-agent possibility -
Craig Wilkins, LB (6-foot 7/8, 238 pounds) — Wilkins ran the 40-yard dash in 4.54 and 4.64 seconds. He had a 36-inch vertical jump and a 10-foot-4 broad jump. He did the short shuttle in 4.67 seconds and the three-cone drill in 7.85 seconds. He also performed 28 lifts of 225 pounds on the bench press. Wilkins — who led ODU during the 2012 season with 90 tackles, 13.5 tackles for losses, 6.5 sacks and three interceptions — is a likely rookie free-agent pickup following the 2013 NFL Draft.

Armonty Bryant gets worked out at both DE and 3-4 OLB -
Armonty Bryant, DE (6-foot-4 3/4, 259) — Bryant — who was at the NFL Scouting Combine — ran the 40-yard dash in 4.84 seconds against the wind and 4.69 seconds with the wind. He had a 34 1/2-inch vertical jump and a 10-foot-1 broad jump. He did the short shuttle in 4.43 seconds and the three-cone drill in 7.14 seconds. He also performed 15 lifts of 225 pounds on the bench press. At Tulsa’s pro day, Bryant worked out as both a defensive lineman and an outside linebacker in a 3-4 base defense. He worked out good in the linebacker drills, and could be a seventh-round pick in the 2013 NFL Draft.

Mike Shanahan of Pitt will have to switch to tight end in NFL -
Mike Shanahan, WR (6-4 1/4, 241) — Shanahan — who is not related to the head coach of the Washington Redskins — ran the 40 in 4.81 and 4.84 seconds. He had a 30 1/2-inch vertical jump and a 9-foot-6 broad jump. He did the short shuttle in 4.74 seconds and the three-cone drill in 7.34 seconds. He performed 18 lifts on the bench press. Shanahan was a wide receiver for the Panthers, but his best shot in the NFL is at the tight end position.

NFL Draft Insider News & Notes: Week of April 1st
- One sleeper in the defensive backfield to keep an eye on is Don Jones of Arkansas State. The athletic safety already has a half dozen visits, most recently stopping off to see the Miami Dolphins yesterday. Teams love Jones size/speed and several feel he offers the versatility to line-up at both safety and cornerback. The thinking is Jones will be selected during the draft’s final day.

2013 NFL Draft: Top Ten Match-Up Nightmares in This Year's Draft
As offensive coordinators put in their two cents in their team’s war room, they’ll likely be pounding the table for players that can create match-up nightmares for opposing defenses. A versatile weapon that can play all over the field can certainly take an offense to the next level. Which game breaking players will they be lobbying for this year?

2013 NFL Draft Scouting Report: Kansas State Wide Receiver Chris Harper | Bleacher Report
Collin Klein got all of the headlines when Kansas State made a run at a national championship while he was making his case to win the Heisman Trophy, but his number one receiver, Chris Harper, was the best pro prospect in the Wildcats offense...

2013 NFL Draft Scouting Report: Duke Wide Receiver Conner Vernon | Bleacher Report
Conner Vernon would be a small guard in Duke's acclaimed basketball program, but he was a big-time producer at wide receiver for their forgotten football program...

10 Most Overrated Players in the 2013 NFL Draft
The 2013 NFL Draft class is one of the most unique classes over the last decade. While it lacks a clear, elite, top-off-the-board talent, one could make first-round argument for each of nearly sixty players. However, only some of those arguments hold water. There are several players who have been over-hyped and won’t (or at least shouldn’t) be drafted as high as they’re being projected now.

QB Rankings: Top Five - Rankings -
After posting his quarterback-less big board, Josh Norris ranks this class' passers, starting with the top five.

A Prospect For Every Round: Defensive Line | - 2013 NFL Draft
As part of the “A Prospect For Every Round” series, we previously examined some potential defensive end targets whom the New England Patriots may be interested in drafting; today, we’ll look at some other defensive line prospects the Patriots could target, whether they are defensive tackles, nose tackles, or five-technique defensive ends. Read on to find out who may be on New England’s mind as the 2013 NFL Draft approaches. As always, prospect rankings and values are provided by FRX.