We’re headed off today to the NFL Combine in Indianapolis, where the Seahawks and the other 31 NFL teams evaluate 335 college prospects in advance of the draft May 8-10.
And in advance of this year’s Combine, I wrote this story for today’s paper looking back at last year’s class — and how the Seahawks could have a similar strategy come draft time this year.
As a dominating Super Bowl champ with a young roster, Seattle’s needs are relative to those of other teams. Also, how free agency unfolds figures to go a long way toward determining exactly what Seattle’s needs are come draft day.
As noted, I’ll be in Indianapolis, as will Jayson Jenks. So make sure to check back often the next few days for news, notes, quotes and other stuff from the Combine.
In other news. …
— NFL.com throws Sidney Rice, Zach Miller and Chris Clemons on its list of players who could be cut;
— Seahawks,com with a take on some of Mike Mayock’s thoughts on Tuesday;
— A Detroit columnist recalls that the Lions originally held the pick that Seattle used to take Richard Sherman in 2011 (and I’ll also note that while Malcolm Smith didn’t technically start the Super Bowl, that was just because the team began the game in nickel — he was the starter at his position for the game and played most of the way);
— Cliff Avril the latest Seahawk to get a hometown salute;
— A Denver Post preview of the Broncos’ draft notes that the team realized early in the Super Bowl that the Seahawks were simply better;
— Texas A&M wants to build its new field similar to CenturyLink;
— Would only two Jacksonville Jaguars start for the Seahawks?;
— In advance of the Combine, WalterFootball has its new big board;
— Finally, an interesting take here on Roger Goodell’s $44 million salary and what it could mean long-term.