According to this free agent prospect analysis by Pro Football Weekly, Seahawks fullback Leonard Weaver could be one of the hot commodities in free agency with his rare combination of good blocking skills and pass-catching ability. Says Weaver's agent, Harold Lewis:
"As far as him staying in Seattle, I'm sure Leonard would be very happy," Lewis told PFW. "But just being a realist, I don't see it." The reality, according to Lewis, is that Weaver shapes up as a potentially hot commodity on the open market. "He's more of a hybrid running back who can knock over anybody," Lewis said. "When you look at the successful teams right now, you see two-back systems usually with one big running back. Leonard fits that mold, and there should be lots of interest in him.
ESPN's Mike Sando focuses on the drafting patterns of NFC West GM's in the first two rounds in this blog entry.
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Courtesy of Yahoo's The Shutdown Corner, San Jose State defensive end Jarron Gilbert appears to be a pretty good athlete, jumping out of a pool in this YouTube clip that has received a lot of play in the last 24 hours.
Take another wide receiver out of the free agent pool. According to this report from Adam Schefter of the NFL Network, the Tampa Bay Bucs will franchise Antonio Bryant.
More Schefter: Albert Haynesworth will test the free agent market.
Dennis Dillon of the Sporting News identifies the major question surrounding six intriguing NFL prospects heading into the combine, including Texas Tech's Michael Crabtree.
Alex Marvez of Fox Sports says NFL scouts should be wary of the quarterback class filled with top-rated juniors.
Chad Reuter of NFLdraftscout.com outlines the potential risers and fallers in this year's combine.
The NFL Network rates the top 10 scariest players ever to play the game. Who leads the list? Dick Butkus – of course. If watching Butkus highlights couldn't get you motivated to play football, something is wrong with you.