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Coffee & Cigarettes: Seahawks links for Friday

Day Two.

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NFL Draft Round 1 steals and reaches: Blake Bortles, Teddy Bridgewater and more | Audibles -
Round 1 of the 2014 NFL draft is in the books, and oh, what a show it was. There was more mystery surrounding this year's draft than any in recent memory, which led to a fascinating and thoroughly entertaining opening night.

2014 NFL Draft: Top talent available entering Day 2 -
Need a quarterback? Derek Carr is still available. Nose tackle? Louis Nix can still be had. Wide receiver? Marqise Lee slipped through the first round cracks. In a very deep draft, there are still talented players on the board when the NFL Draft resumes on Friday.

Rams, DBs the big winners in first round of 2014 NFL Draft -
With the selections of linemen Greg Robinson and Aaron Donald, the St. Louis Rams took a bold step towards contending in the NFC West. Record-numbers for defensive backs and the biggest reach of the first round highlight five takeaways from the first 32 picks.

2014 NFL Draft: Browns top Round 1 winners and losers -
The Cleveland Browns top the 2014 NFL Draft Winners and losers with an excellent day from Ray Farmer that netted Cleveland Justin Gilbert, Johnny Manziel and an extra first-round pick next year.

Six first-round picks with franchise-altering potential -
New Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier has the skill set to change a franchise's trajectory. Check out Chris Wesseling's list of five more first-round draft picks with that type of potential.

St. Louis Rams muscle up for NFC West in first round - ESPN
EARTH CITY, Mo. -- In the roughest neighborhood in the NFL, the NFC West, you're either the bully or the one being bullied. There's no in-between.

Deone Bucannon drafted by Arizona Cardinals with hefty comparison - ESPN
Steve Keim hesitated for a second.

49ers fill biggest need in out-of-box way - NFC West Blog - ESPN
The San Francisco 49ers were supposed to be powerbrokers of the first round.

Thanks to Seahawks, secondary now primary in NFL -
The Seahawks didn't make a single pick in the first round of this year's NFL draft yet they still cast a shadow over Thursday's proceedings.

LIVE COVERAGE: The 2014 NFL Draft (first round) | Seahawks Draft Blog
Below you’ll find a live chat service in partnership with the Seattle P.I. I’ll be answering questions and offering analysis on each pick. You’ll also find a Google Hang Out if you want to watch us discuss the first round as it unfolds.

Seahawks trade down to #40, won’t pick until day two | Seahawks Draft Blog
After weeks of suggesting it might be difficult to trade down from #32, that’s exactly what the Seahawks did today. They made a deal with Minnesota to move out of the first round, collecting a fourth rounder (#108 overall) in the process.

Seahawks trade out of first round - May 8, 2014
The first round of the draft for the Seattle Seahawks elapsed with the team adding a new player to their roster.

What we learned: 10 takeaways from Thursday -
The Jacksonville Jaguars and Cleveland Browns will rise and fall on the arms of new signal callers Blake Bortles and Johnny Manziel. Gregg Rosenthal delves into what else we learned in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft.

2014 NFL draft first-round grades | Audibles -
After two extra weeks of speculation and smokescreens, the 2014 NFL draft is finally here. Expectations are high for one of the mysterious drafts in recent memory.

San Francisco 49ers News — Niner Insider Blog » Baalke acknowledges 49ers’ trade-up interest in LSU’s Beckham
The pre-draft buzz was correct: The 49ers were interested in trading up for LSU wide receiver Odell Beckham. The price to grab the dynamic speedster, however, was deemed too high.

If I had a nickel: top-pick Ward poised to replace Rogers as slot cornerback | 49ers Hot Read
Jimmie Ward’s daunting task for his rookie season on the 49ers: cover the slot receiver, a role previously held by Carlos Rogers since 2011. Say hello to Jimmie Football, folks.

Harbaugh transcript: ‘He has a knack for making the appropriate tackle. Sometimes it’s pretty violent, pretty vicious’ | 49ers Hot Read
Here is coach Jim Harbaugh’s transcript (via colleague Dan Brown) from his media session after the 49ers drafted defensive back Jimmie Ward 30th overall out of Northern Illinois:

49ers Blog and Q&A: Baalke on Jimmie Ward: Don't mistake size for lack of toughness
For the second straight season, the 49ers took a player listed as a free safety with their first-round choice. Jimmy Ward's immediate role, however, likely will come at the increasingly critical slot cornerback position.

Seahawks' Sherman’s story is ‘truly a great American story | - Sports
RENTON — Strip away the bravado, the postgame rants and the Twitter feuds, and Richard Sherman's big payday is all the more impressive.If you...