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Kevin C. Cox


Schneider explains how Seahawks get an edge | Sportspress Northwest
John Schneider and Pete Carroll have had great success in working the margins of the NFL talent pool. With only six picks in the draft, they have no choice.

NFL Draft Top 50, Nos. 11-20: Manziel, Bortles, Bridgewater jockey for position | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo Sports
From Yahoo Sports: Shutdown Corner is ranking the top 50 players for the 2014 NFL draft in groups of 10 leading up to the draft on May 8-10.

Browns, Texans among five teams with new power structures -
The Cleveland Browns have a new coach (Mike Pettine) and a new GM (Ray Farmer). Who has final say on personnel? With the 2014 draft nearly upon us, Albert Breer revisits a study on NFL hierarchies.

Rotoworld's 2014 NFL Mocks - Mock Drafts -
With the 2014 NFL draft just days away, here's your one-stop-shop for all five of Rotoworld's latest first round mock drafts.

Draft Needs: Seattle Seahawks | ProFootballTalk
With the NFL Draft approaching, we’re taking a team-by-team look at the needs of each club. Next up is the Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks. The Seahawks earned a decisive 43-8 victory over the Denver Broncos to win the Lombardi Trophy for the first time fin franchise history in February.

Versatile Austin Seferian-Jenkins overcoming his blemishes | Seattle Seahawks | The News Tribune
Injuries, reduced production and a DUI have dogged UW’s Austin Seferian-Jenkins, but his skills and physique promise a high draft pick

Offensive line on the Seahawks’ radar at Thursday’s draft | Seahawks Insider - The News Tribune
When something is difficult to quantify, it tends to create more experts.

AFC East Draft Winds: Rumors connecting players, NFL teams -
College Football 24/7 takes a look at the buzz surrounding each team leading up to the 2014 NFL Draft, connecting prospects with their potential future NFL clubs.

Photos: Seahawks QB Russell Wilson at White House dinner, hanging out with Justin Beiber - Seattle Seahawks & NFL News
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson continued his jet-setting offseason last weekend, joining teammate Richard Sherman at Saturday’s White House correspondents’ dinner. Wilson escorted his mother Tammy to the festivities and posted the highlights on social media:

How I see the Seahawks approaching the #32 pick | Seahawks Draft Blog
A lot can happen between picks 1-31 to influence a teams plan, but here’s my best guess at what the Seahawks will be thinking going into Thursday’s draft.

Richard Sherman gives new meaning to cover corner
Monday metatarsal musings: The play Richard Sherman made to ice the NFC Championship game, and emotional display that followed, has led to the Seahawks’ cornerback being recognized for his significance and his influence.

Russell Wilson goes bowling with Justin Bieber
Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and pop sensation Justin Bieber shared a lane at Lucky Strike Bellevue this past weekend.

Top five draft sleepers
Bucky Brooks joins "NFL AM" to talk about the top sleepers in the 2014 NFL Draft.

Extra incentive for the Seahawks to trade back? -
Seattle has traded down at least once in each of the past four drafts, and this year there's even more reason to believe that general manager John Schneider and coach Pete Carroll are looking to do so. - Blog 710 ESPN Seattle at

Seahawks one of 16 teams featured on NFL Network war room cameras | Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times
The NFL Network has announced that the Seahawks will be one of the 16 teams covered with a war room camera during the draft. Here’s the release:

Can the rest of NFC West use draft to close gap on Seahawks? | Seahawks Insider - The News Tribune
After finishing 7-9 last season, the St. Louis Rams are the bottom-feeders of the NFC West.

Breaking down Seahawks draft trades | - Seattle Sidelines
In today’s Herald, I took a look at why we can probably expect the Seahawks to trade back in the draft to gain picks at some point this weekend.

Four smokescreens we aren't buying before the draft -
Don't believe everything you hear before the NFL draft. Around The League breaks down the storylines about Johnny Manziel and Teddy Bridgewater that it believes are smokescreens.

Goodell: Chicago, L.A. mayors pursuing 2015 NFL Draft -
Commissioner Roger Goodell told Rich Eisen on Monday that Chicago and Los Angeles have shown serious interest in hosting the 2015 NFL Draft. That's not the only possible change.

Re-grading the 2011 NFL Draft: The time I gave Christian Ponder an A -
We grade drafts instantly, but really can't evaluate them for three years. In 2011, Christian Ponder and Blaine Gabbert looked like stars. Today? Not so much. But we got some right, too.

Ten things to know about a front office right before the NFL Draft -
From keeping the final draft board a secret to lining up trade partners to obtaining the latest medical info, NFL offices put the finishing touches on draft strategy.

2014 NFL Draft: Top 5 picks? QBs are key; someone takes Clowney No. 1 -
Looking at the top 5 picks in this year's draft, the Rams are in a great spot, Jadeveon Clowney should go No. 1 (somewhere) and Johnny Manziel may be the key yet not go until later.

Dropping back | National Football Post
Why is this class of quarterbacks in free fall?

Monday Morning MD | National Football Post
An inside look at medical staff roles on draft day.

2014 NFL draft: Two more weeks of waiting could hurt teams, rookies | Audibles -
When the NFL announced that the 2014 draft would take place two weeks later than normal, commissioner Roger Goodell said that a scheduling conflict with Radio City Music Hall was the reason.

2014 NFL Draft: Johnny Manziel Top 5? Khalil Mack No. 1? More rumors | The MMQB with Peter King
The uncertainty of the 2014 draft is only rivaled in magnitude by the walkup, which mercilessly comes to an end in three days. Whose name will Roger Goodell call first at Radio City? It's the Texans' secret, and they're not telling

FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Innovative Statistics, Intelligent Analysis | NFL Draft: Round-by-Round QB Study
"You can get a quarterback later in the draft."

Glazer: Mettenberger, Jernigan failed drug tests at Combine | FOX Sports on MSN
There were more red-flagged drug tests at the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine than any in recent years.

Football Perspective 2014 First Round NFL Mock Draft —
The Falcons are desperate for a pass rusher and Thomas Dimitroff doesn’t anticipate being this close to landing a top-flight talent like Clowney ever again. After successfully trading up for Julio Jones in 2011, Dimitroff rolls the dice again, sending the 6th pick in the draft along with number 68 (Atlanta’s 3rd rounder), and the team’s 2015 first round and third round picks to Houston.

What are each NFL team's assets heading into the draft? | : Mike Tanier Article
"Draft need" articles are boring.