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The hangover.



2013 NFL Draft grades: Reviewing the first 3 rounds -
What exactly is the basis of NFL Draft grades immediately after the picks are made? It's not always an exercise to predict the future. Instead, the grades are based more on scheme fit and player value relative to their expected draft position.

2013 NFL Draft grades: Good, bad and surprise picks from Rounds 6 and 7 -
A surprising amount of talent was available late in the 2013 NFL Draft.

2013 NFL Draft results: Matt Barkley, Mr. Irrelevant highlight final day -
The NFL Draft finished up on Saturday with rounds four through seven.

Undrafted free agents 2013: Best available players -
The 2013 NFL Draft is over. Now, the work turns to snapping up the players who didn't get picked.

Jordan Hill: NFL Draft Profile - Black Shoe Diaries
You lucky bastards.

Fifth round (No. 137): DT Jesse Williams, Alabama - Blog -
The rationale: Calling him a strong nose tackle might be an understatement. Last summer, there was a picture Tweeted of him bench-pressing 600 pounds. Yeah. He can move a house.

NFC West draft analysis - NFC West Blog - ESPN
The NFC West has been gaining on the two-time defending NFC West champion San Francisco 49ers.

2013 NFL draft: Full 7 round results -
Teams decided to play it safe early in the draft, scared off by risky skill position players.

The wait is over: Seaside alum Ty Powell gets drafted by the Seahawks in 7th round - :
"I spoke on the phone with head coach Pete Carroll," Powell said. "He told me we're bringing you in to be a pass rusher and special teams guy. When I meet him, I'm going to give him a hug."

Citadel DE Chris Billingslea signs free-agent deal with Seattle Seahawks – The Post and Courier
Billingslea, a 6-5, 265-pounder from Fort Mill, had 51 tackles for the 7-4 Bulldogs last season, with 9.5 tackles for loss and 6.5 sacks. He was named second-team all-Southern Conference by the league’s coaches after the 2012 season

Matt Austin Signs Free Agent Contract With Seattle Seahawks - Utah State Aggies Official Athletic Site
Austin, a 6-2, 202-pounder from Monrovia, Calif. (Charter Oak HS/Mt. San Antonio JC) earned second-team all-WAC honors in 2012 as he finished the season leading Utah State in receptions (48) and receiving yards (729), and tying for first with five receiving touchdowns, while his 56.1 receiving yards per game average ranked ninth in the WAC.

2013 NFL Draft Scouting Report: Alvin Bailey - OG, Arkansas - Stampede Blue
A starting OL found in the 4th Round? Colts need to take advantage if Alvin Bailey is there to select.

Seahawks pick up Jared ‘Fat Rabbit’ Smith in seventh round of NFL Draft | Seattle Seahawks & NFL News -
Cable did a similar thing last year with J.R. Sweezy, who was a defensive tackle at N.C. State but was drafted as an O-lineman by the Seahawks in the seventh round. Smith said he had actually talked to Sweezy at the NFL Scouting Combine in February, and has since become good friends with him. As a rookie in 2012, Sweezy appeared in 13 games and started three of them. “I talked to (Sweezy) about it,” Smith said of the defense-to-offense transition. “He told me he was nervous at first, but you just have to give all of your trust to (Cable), and he will make everything happen. So I’m just going to take his advice, and I’m just gonna put my whole, entire football learning skills in his hands.”

Seahawks add offensive lineman Ryan Seymour in seventh round of NFL Draft | Seattle Seahawks & NFL News -
“I pretty much played it all,” Seymour told Seattle media Saturday after his selection. “I’m just coming in as a versatile athlete. They can play me wherever they want. I can play anywhere from left tackle all the way over to the right side.”

Happy birthday, Ty Powell — you’ve been drafted by the Seahawks | Seattle Seahawks & NFL News -
“(Harding) recruited me as a safety,” Powell said. “I cam in and played rover, and after that they asked me to play D-end, to get more involved in the game and just be more, I guess, a little more reckless. Because that’s how — that’s my play, it’s reckless. Going full-speed all the time.”

Kansas State wide receiver Chris Harper brings physical style to Seahawks | Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times
“I just developed a mentality to play bigger than what I was, and it just carried over to me playing receiver,” Harper said. “It’s helped me out a lot.”

Seahawks draft DT Jesse Williams, a man of many tattoos, in fifth round | Seattle Seahawks & NFL News -
And, inked along his left sideburn, is the term “YOLO” — short for “you only live once.” “I’ve had that for a couple of years. It’s something my mom always used to tell me, and I try to live that most of the time,” Williams told Seattle media after he was drafted Saturday. “You only live once; I have to make the most of the opportunities. “My whole journey, coming from Australia to Arizona, then Alabama, then continue my way to Seattle — it’s been sort of a bit of a jumble, and me trying to make the most of the opportunities I’ve been given. It’s been a tough road. I try to live it on a daily basis, one opportunity. I try to take it and make the most of it, as best I can to live my life and try to be the best person I can.”

The draft is over… final thoughts « Seahawks Draft Blog
Perception can be a funny thing sometimes. For example, if you were told the Seahawks would come out of this draft with Jesse Williams and Christine Michael, I suspect you’d give it a big thumbs up. Yet I sense a slightly mixed reaction to Seattle’s latest draft simply due to the order in which they were taken.

UMD’s Bscherer commits to Seattle camp; Heikkinen mulling offers | Duluth News Tribune | Duluth, Minnesota
“It’s the only call I got (Saturday night), and I’m pretty pumped,” Bscherer said. “My agent had texted me with a list of teams that had not fulfilled their offensive line needs during the NFL Draft, and the Seahawks were one of them. Their offensive line coach (former Raiders head coach Tom Cable) is excited to have me. I was pretty happy to get that call. I was hoping that phone would ring all night.”

Day III GIF reaction and analysis « Seahawks Draft Blog
This year I reviewed more players for the draft than ever before. I put in more work than last year, and in 2012 I covered 6/10ths of the players Seattle drafted on the blog, and actually called three of the picks during the draft. This year, other than nailing the Christine Michael pick at the top, I was left with complete surprise time and time again, including a few players I had never even heard of.

Quick takes on the rest of the NFL draft « Seahawks Draft Blog
Truthfully, I did not think much of the rest of the NFC West’s drafting until a couple of great picks in the late 3rd round.

Business as usual: Seahawks' draft full of odd moves - Blog -
The Seahawks began the final day of their draft by choosing a receiver who began his college career at quarterback, a defensive tackle from Australia with an acronym tattooed on his face and a backup tight end from Rice University who happens to be Canadian. Oh, almost forgot. There was also cornerback who was arrested Thursday night.

Sizing up positions the NFC West targeted - NFC West Blog - ESPN
The NFL draft becomes a blur on the final day as teams select lesser-known players one after another. By the end, it's helpful to take a look at the bigger picture.

Carroll on draft: Let the competition begin | Seahawks Insider - The News Tribune
“The whole idea is to make this roster as competitive as possible,” Carroll said. “And so that means it’s hard for theses guys to make it. But also, the quality of guys we were able to draft and attract here in free agency makes it hard for the guys to keep their jobs. And that’s just understood. That’s part of the makeup of being here with the Seahawks.”

Seattle Seahawks Blog - Hawk Blogger: Rapid Reactions: Seahawks 2013 Draft
Three days and 254 picks later, the 2013 NFL Draft is behind us. There will be plenty of analysis in the days and weeks to come, but here are some immediate reactions to what the Seahawks did:

Lawrence Okoye to 49ers leads free-agent rookie deals -
Who are the big-name undrafted free agent signings? British Olympian Lawrence Okoye tops the list after joining the NFC champion San Francisco 49ers.

Marcus Lattimore: I'll follow San Francisco 49ers' plan -
Marcus Lattimore believes he can be back from major knee surgery in three to four months. The new San Francisco 49ers running back said he'll defer to the team as far as a timetable.

Getting to know your signed UDFAs | National Football Post
With the NFL Draft concluded, teams are racing to sign undrafted free agents. Here they are, along with scouting reports from Russ Lande.

Fisher, Snead building Rams into winner in competitive NFC West - NFL - News, Rumors, Scores, Stats, Fantasy
Jeff Fisher and GM Les Snead have to like the Rams' offseason, drafting playmakers on offense and defense while adding protection for Sam Bradford.

Grades: 2013 NFL Draft Round 1 - NFL - -
Pete Prisco grades every pick of the 2013 NFL Draft, Round 1.

2013 NFL Draft: Top 120 Undrafted Players
8 . Alvin Bailey - OG - Arkansas

2013 NFL Draft: Biggest Steals of Day 2
The first round of the NFL Draft came and went so suddenly that it barely sank in with me before the second round had started yesterday afternoon. But the second round passed quickly, and the third round went even faster. There were several trades as teams jockeyed for position and moved up and down the board for various players. We saw some coming a mile away, some left us scratching our heads, and some we saw coming a mile away and they still left us scratching our heads.