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NFL scouting: Not just throwing darts

Risers, fallers, winners, losers, sleepers, reaches and busts. The feats and fiascos by front offices during the three-day spectacle that is the modern NFL Draft has become the stuff of legend and infamy. But what is the real process like?

Ohio State embraced "Hawk Tackle" techniques

The National Champion Buckeyes adopted Pete Carroll's "Hawk Tackle" techniques in 2014, and it paid huge dividends.

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Why the NFL loves basketball players

Overcome with March Madness, Danny Kelly explains why so many NFL general managers are scouting college basketball games these days.

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Talking technique with OL at the NFL Combine

Danny Kelly spoke with linemen about what puts them in unique position to make the transition to the NFL, as well as asking the toughest defensive linemen they faced in college.

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The Seahawks need Michael Bennett's hands

What sets the Seahawks pass rusher apart from so many of his peers? Hand fighting. It's become an essential part of the team's defensive philosophy.

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How Tom Brady got surgical against Seattle

New England lined up, identified the matchups they wanted, then exploited them.

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Marshawn Lynch is the Seahawks

And the Seahawks are Marshawn Lynch.

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Devin McCourty is the man in the middle of it all

They don't have a fun nickname, but the Patriots also have one of the league's best secondaries thanks to safety Devin McCourty, the linchpin of the group.

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Tom Brady, Patriots have too many ways to beat you

Why is it so hard to defend the New England Patriots offense? Danny Kelly breaks down the secrets from the NFL's most creative playbook.

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The real value of rushing yards

Two teams that run the ball exceptionally well, the Seahawks and the Panthers, will square off Saturday. Danny Kelly says it's a clear reminder of how balance and creativity are key.

Seahawks Replay Booth: Textbook zone blocking

Breaking down a key run for the Seahawks in Sunday's game against the Niners.

Marshawn Lynch and the Seahawks' complete run game

Who needs to be the second-half MVP to finish the year strong?

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The feel-good hit of the fall

It's not a wild scenario to imagine a 6-2 Cleveland Browns team come November. Are you ready for this?

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How the Seahawks will stop Dallas

Run defense is sexy. Ok, maybe not, but it's damn important.

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DeMarco Murray makes the Cowboys worth watching

The Dallas Cowboys rode DeMarco Murray and a more balanced offensive approach to a 3-1 start. Can the Cowboys keep winning like this?

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The rise of the 'offensive weapon' in the NFL

The lines are blurring between receiver and running back, and teams are finding more ways to use hybrid players. Danny Kelly shows how teams are using receivers as de facto running backs this season.

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The NFL goes back to college

Remember when everyone said the read option was just a fad? Instead, coaches are building on the innovations college programs are using. Danny Kelly walks through the new section of the pro playbook.

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Percy Harvin is just getting started

Percy Harvin gives the Seattle Seahawks offense a whole new dimension.

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The godfather of zone blocking

While the offenses for the Broncos and Seahawks were on opposite ends of the spectrum in Super Bowl XLVIII in terms of style, both were rooted in blocking scheme principals developed by Alex Gibbs.

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The man who made the modern NFL

The NFL is a passing league, but you knew that already. Meet the man who made it that way: Don Coryell.

The Seahawks' physical, punishing run game

"It's the way we want to play."

Seahawks Replay Booth: The bootleg zone flood

Taking a look at some Seahawk schemin'.

Seahawks Replay Booth: Scat protection

Back to some Xs and Os.

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Evaluating edge rushers

What kind of things will teams be looking for among the prospects in this year's draft? Danny Kelly walks us through the traits scouts look for when evaluating pass rushing defensive ends and outside linebackers.

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What makes a great defensive tackle?

What kind of things will teams be looking for among the prospects in this year's draft? Danny Kelly walks us through the traits scouts look for when evaluating defensive tackles.

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What to look for in a tight end prospect

What kind of things will teams be looking for among the prospects in this year's draft? Danny Kelly walks us through the traits scouts look for when evaluating tight ends.

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What to look for in an offensive lineman

What kind of things will teams be looking for among the prospects in this year's draft? Danny Kelly walks us through the traits scouts look for when evaluating the offensive line.

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The running back's toolbox

What kind of things will teams be looking for among the prospects in this year's draft? Danny Kelly walks us through the traits scouts look for when evaluating running backs.

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What makes a good receiver?

What kind of things will teams be looking for among the receiver prospects in this year's draft? Danny Kelly walks us through the traits scouts look for when evaluating the prospects.

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Hump moves & extra gears: The scout's lexicon

Hump moves, burst, stacking and shedding ... funny words and phrases that have very specific meanings when it comes to evaluating prospects. Danny Kelly gets us ready for the NFL Draft with an illustrated guide to the terminology.

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Nickel & diming: The importance of specialization

Forget about 3-4 and 4-3 defenses or every-down players, specialization is the new paradigm among NFL defenses. Danny Kelly explains how it's impacting free agency and the draft.

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How do Combine drills translate to the field?

So what does a three-cone drill, 40 time and all that other stuff really mean for players and teams? Danny Kelly sits down in the film room to explain.

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The Seahawks' Zone Blocking Scheme

Breaking down Seattle's offensive line blocking scheme.

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NFL Draft: Finding a place for the 'tweeners'

They aren't traditional down linemen or standup linebackers, but they can still play football. Danny Kelly explains what exactly a "tweener" is, and how smart defenses utilize these hybrid players.

Win Forever Young

Seahawks mesh Pete Carroll's 'Win Forever' with John Schneider's 'Forever Young'

The Seahawks' L.O.B., the cover-3 & man-free

The NFL is a passing league. It's stated so often these days that it's almost a cliche.

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