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Metric Definitions: Strength Index; Yards Per Second; Catch Radius | Seahawk Tracker
What is Strength Index? Strength Index=(Bench Reps * Arm Length (Inches))/12* *This is to Covert Inches into Feet Strength Index basically measures in Feet, how far a player can push 225 pounds. What is Catch Radius?

Big Board Part 2 (of 5) Round 3 | 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.

2013 NFL Draft: Cordarrelle Patterson Scouting Report
Cordarrelle Patterson is widely considered the top wide receiver prospect in the 2013 NFL Draft. As a JUCO recruit from Hutchinson Community College in Kansas, he only spent one year at Tennessee, but boy was it a year. Only a small handful of human beings have his combination of size and movement skills, and that was reflected in his college performance.

2013 NFL Draft: Evaluating High Risk, High Reward Prospects | Articles | Draft
One key to consistently putting together strong draft classes is balancing risk and reward. Teams that do that well will avoid taking unnecessary risks while still finding high ceiling players with the potential to develop into elite talents.

2013 NFL Draft Scouting Report: Quinton Patton, WR, Louisiana Tech
"Ideal for a West Coast-focused offense that is willing to stretch vertically, Patton developed great chemistry with Colby Cameron at Louisiana Tech, and could develop that quickly at the NFL level to become a quarterback's favorite target, especially on timing routes. With a fun, team-spirited personality, he quickly becomes a favorite in the locker room, but leaves that off the field and rarely shows significant (including negative) emotion on the field as an outside receiver.

Lawrence Okoye impresses at NFL Super Regional Combine -
Lawrence Okoye, DE (6-foot-5 3/8, 304 pounds) — An Olympic discus thrower, Okoye reportedly turned down an offer to attend Oxford University to try out for the NFL. He ran the 40-yard dash in 4.88 and 4.78 seconds. He performed the short shuttle in 4.38 seconds, had a 10-foot-5 broad jump and a 35-inch vertical jump. His arms were measured to be 35 inches long.

Lawrence Okoye impresses at Super Regional Combine -
British Olympian Lawrence Okoye recently said five NFL teams had shown an interest in him. That number figures to rise after an impressive showing Sunday at the NFL Super Regional Combine.

The Tape Never Lies: Chance Warmack is the best prospect at his position | 100 Yards and Running | Blogs |
He was once considered the best player in the draft and the best offensive guard since Steve Hutchinson. Now there’s doubt as to whether Chance Warmack is either of those.

Cardinals think Carson Palmer is still in his prime | ProFootballTalk
Carson Palmer is 33 years old and hasn’t been chosen to a Pro Bowl since 2006, but the Cardinals believe he’s still in peak form.

From the gut: My thoughts on AFC teams
Yesterday, I talked about how optimistic I was about nearly every team in the NFC. On the other hand, most of the teams in the AFC are rebuilding, whether they know it or not. In fact, figuring out which team is the 3rd best team in the conference is much more challenging than it should be. Let’s break the AFC into tiers.

NFL winners, losers: GMs Schneider, Newsome, Dimitroff get it - NFL - News, Rumors, Scores, Stats, Fantasy
Is there a better NFL exec than Seattle's John Schneider now? Not if you ask Jason La Canfora, who points to Percy Harvin and Cliff Avril.

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. Everything looked solid for 2012 until Petrino was fired for doing ... well, the kinds of things one does if one is Bobby Petrino.

The Shutdown 50: Stanford TE Zach Ertz | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo! Sports
We continue this year's series with Stanford tight end Zach Ertz. Caught behind Coby Fleener on the Cardinal depth chart in 2010 and 2011, the 6-foot-5, 249-pound Ertz became the team's full-time starter at the position just in time for Andrew Luck's departure. He caught passes from Josh Nunes and Kevin Hogan instead, and led all FBS tight ends with 69 receptions and 898 yards. He added six touchdowns to become one of the most prominent tight ends in the NCAA, just at a time when the NFL expects more from the position than ever.

2009 NFL Draft Do-Over: Mike Wallace, Percy Harvin hit top five -
The New York Jets took Mark Sanchez with the fifth pick of the 2009 NFL Draft, but what if they got a mulligan? Elliot Harrison re-drafts that first round, giving Gang Green an explosive playmaker.

Anquan Boldin initially 'shocked' by trade to 49ers -
Anquan Boldin was in Africa when he learned that he'd been traded to the San Francisco 49ers. The receiver admits to being surprised at going from one Harbaugh to another.

Report: Rob Gronkowski's 2013 season start in doubt -
Rob Gronkowski's broken arm has been an annoyance and a hindrance for the New England Patriots. A new report states he might miss the 2013 opener after an infection was revealed.

Why trading Matt Flynn made sense for the Seahawks - Blog -
Seahawk fans, welcome to life with a franchise quarterback, and for arguably the first time in franchise history, having a homegrown, cost effective (for now) franchise passer.

Seahawks meet with Canadian defensive tackle « Seahawks Draft Blog
The Seahawks recently met with Stefan Charles, a defensive tackle who played his college football in Canada for the Regina Rams. Charles was a teammate of Akiem Hicks who was drafted by the Saints in the 2012 draft. Charles was ranked #1 in the Canadian Football League Scouting Bureau’s September rankings for the 2013 CFL Draft (he finished the year at #4).

Sunday notes « Seahawks Draft Blog
The Seahawks also met with Cullen Jenkins and John Abraham. They signed neither. Winfield’s visit is no guarantee of a deal. It’s likely a meeting was proposed when he was initially cut by the Vikings. “See what your market is and if you want to come for a meeting after that, we’d be happy to entertain you for a meeting.”

Seahawks will look at Matt Leinart and Brady Quinn
In an attempt to find Russell Wilson's new backup after trading Matt Flynn, the Seattle Seahawks are bringing in a couple of former first-round picks and a familiar face for a visit.

Report: Raiders to host QB Seneca Wallace - Silver And Black Pride
The first reports have surfaced of the Raiders taking a close look at a quarterback. Those reports say Seneca Wallace will visit next week.

The NFL Super Regional Combine Invitee List » NFL Draft Zone
It’s that time of year again, time for the NFL Super Regional Combine April 6-8. The event is a collection of some of the best talent that participated in the Regional Combines thoroughout the winter. The following 218 players will compete in front of NFL & CFL scouts throughout the weekend in hopes of catching a team’s eye and getting a shot in the big leagues. Among the list are reclamation projections (former NFL WR Samie Parker), players that just competed in BCS Bowls (Louisville RB Jeremy Wright) and NFL Draft Zone favorites (Charleston RB Jordan Roberts). The event will be covered on NFL Network during the weekend.