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"The cookies have fallen where they may." - Nate Dogg

NaVorro Bowman on Seahawks: You must earn hype -
San Francisco 49ers LB NaVorro Bowman has heard the hype building around the Seattle Seahawks, but he told Around The League on Friday, "You have to earn these things."

Seahawks interested in Quinton Patton? " Seahawks Draft Blog
I’ve not spent a ton of time studying Patton, but what I did see was generally a bit hit and miss. Yet this tweet seems to suggest a large degree of interest. This doesn’t mean the Seahawks will draft him at #56 if available, they might be really interested but with a third round grade only (for example). Even so, it’s interesting to highlight another prospect who could be a day two target.\

Friday tweets – Gholston, ten for #56, Mayock & Scott " Seahawks Draft Blog
I’ve got a lot of time for Davis Hsu and his take on the Seahawks. I’m guessing most of you share that opinion. This was an interesting shout, bringing attention to a name we haven’t discussed yet.

Branch has high praise for Tarvaris Jackson - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"I'll say this: Tarvaris Jackson is one of the toughest competitors I've seen out there," Branch said in a telephone interview with the AFC East blog this week. "When he played when I was in Seattle, the guy was hurt in more than half the games and he kept playing. He had us winning games, too. We were in every single game. It’s not like we ever got blew out. "It was a rebuilding process for Seattle. So Jackson didn’t have quite the tools Seattle had last year. But the guy is tough as nails, smart and has a cannon for an arm. Buffalo fans should definitely realize that they got some stature back there."

5 Offensive Guards St. Louis Should Target on Day 1 or Day 2 of the NFL Draft | Bleacher Report
Seemingly, the St. Louis Rams have one starting position to fill on the offensive line. Last season, left guard seemed like a rotating carousel of players that changed by the week...

The Biggest 'Project' Players in the 2013 NFL Draft | Bleacher Report
As good as some talent evaluators are, scouting in the NFL is still an inexact science. That's not a knock on general managers or front office personnel—that's just the truth...

Seahawks not likely to pursue Tebow | Seahawks | The Seattle Times
The Seahawks' search for a backup quarterback isn't going to stop with the addition of Josh Portis earlier this week.

The 2012 Seattle Seahawks Removed the "Up" From Up-Tempo - 12th Man Rising - A Seattle Seahawks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Things were a bit quiet here yesterday. I'm sorry for that. I've been lost down a bit of a rabbit hole of a stats project and I didn't realize that I forgo

The Shutdown 50: Arkansas QB Tyler Wilson | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo! Sports
We continue this year's series with Arkansas quarterback Tyler Wilson, who went through more organizational churn in his two seasons as the Razorbacks' starter than anyone should want. Ryan Mallett's successor in Bobby Petrino's offense started out with a bang in 2011, completing 277 of 438 passes for 3,638 yards, 24 touchdowns, and six interceptions, and becoming the first Arkansas quarterback to receive First-Team All-SEC honors.

Raiders to place LB Rolando McClain on waivers | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo! Sports
The Rolando McClain era with the Oakland Raiders has come to an end as ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the club will place the 2010 first-round pick on waivers. Running back Darren McFadden is now the only Oakland first-round pick since 2000 still on the team's roster. That year, Oakland selected kicker Sebastian Janikowski with the 17th overall pick.

Draft tendencies of NFL teams | National Football Post
Tony Villiotti shows you where in College Football the NFL teams look when they draft

Behind the Scenes Thoughts on Tight Ends in 2013 RSP | The Rookie Scouting Portfolio
With the launch of the 2013 RSP, Sigmund Bloom suggested that I share a behind the scenes retelling of my thoughts and feelings about players – something that delves deeper than rankings and profiles of skills ad potential. A few days ago, I wrote about running backs. Today, it’s tight end – a position where three years from now I can imagine three players I had ranked in the wrong direction. It’s also a class where I could have justified making a good player look great (but didn’t).

From the gut: My thoughts on NFC teams
It’s April, so most of these points will probably look silly in 9 months, but the NFC should be the class of the NFL in 2013. I think you can make a convincing case for practically every team in the NFC as a possible playoff contender, which means a lot of coaches in that conference are going to be wondering what went wrong by December. Here’s my quick thoughts on each team:

Sons of Joe Montana, Cris Carter hoping for NFL shot | ProFootballTalk
Among the 213 prospects who will work out over the next two days at the NFL’s Super Regional Combine at Cowboys Stadium will be the sons of two Hall of Famers.

Anthony Davis celebrates his contract by taking a shot at Schiano | ProFootballTalk
When 49ers offensive tackle Anthony Davis played at Rutgers, his coach was current Buccaneers head coach Greg Schiano. The two of them didn’t always see eye to eye. And so today when Davis signed a five-year, $37.3 million contract extension with the 49ers, he decided to take a little shot at Schiano to celebrate.

Eight in the Box: Under the radar - NFC West Blog - ESPN
Seattle Seahawks: The Seahawks made high-profile moves almost exclusively this offseason. They landed Percy Harvin, Cliff Avril and Michael Bennett before trading away quarterback Matt Flynn. There isn't much from which to choose in the under-the-radar category. Defensive tackle Tony McDaniel, signed from the Miami Dolphins as a cheaper alternative to Alan Branch, will have to suffice. McDaniel has been mostly a backup and rotational player during his seven NFL seasons. "He has great length with good power and plays with good pad level," Scouts Inc. wrote in its review of him. "He isn't a quick-twitch athlete and is inconsistent to get off blocks and show range to the pile. He has limited pass-rush skills and hasn't made great progress given his time in the NFL." How's that for under the radar?

2011 NFL Draft Do-Over: Buffalo Bills scoop up Colin Kaepernick -
Colin Kaepernick was selected 36th overall two years ago, but what if NFL teams re-drafted today? Bucky Brooks has the Buffalo Bills taking the talented quarterback in his 2011 NFL Draft Do-Over.

NFL Draft Insider News & Notes: Week of April 1st
Evidently Scott turned in a terrific workout today for the Seattle Seahawks today, completing all but two of the 65 passes he was asked to throw. His targets were receivers from a local high school. Scott finished the workout hauling a long pass 65-yards through the air.

Brandon Kaufman Scouting Report: NFL Outlook for Eastern Washington WR | Bleacher Report
Small-school wide receivers that put up numbers as big as Brandon Kaufman's 2012 season will always get attention from NFL scouts...

Cobi Hamilton Scouting Report: NFL Outlook for Arkansas WR | Bleacher Report
The Arkansas Razorbacks wide receiver corps was good enough in 2012 to have three of its members drafted in the first four rounds...

Remember Me? - Evaluations -
Alen Dumonjic discusses a few prospects that have been lost in the draft shuffle, including Oklahoma QB Landry Jones.

Ranking the Outside Linebackers for the 2013 NFL Draft | FRG Scouting
(note: The OLBs on this list are ranked by grade. The list is still growing, and more OLBs will be graded and added as we approach draft day.):

Ranking the Inside Linebackers for the 2013 NFL Draft | FRG Scouting
Below is FRG’s current ranking of the top inside linebacker prospects in the 2013 NFL Draft: