The NFL released its official list of players invited to the scouting combine, which takes play at the end of this month in Indianapolis.
Local players competing in the workouts include Puyallup native and Rogers High product, WSU receiver Brandon Gibson, Washington offensive lineman Juan Garcia and Central Washington products quarterback Mike Reilly and tight end Jared Bronson.
The event takes place from Feb. 18 to Feb. 24.
The Seahawks also have announced dates for their offseaon training camps.
April 7-9: veteran camp (The Seahawks get an extra camp because they have a first-year head coach in Jim Mora).
May 1-3: minicamp, with draft choices also taking part here.
June 10-12: mandatory camp.
I picked this up courtesy of Rob Staton's Seahawks draft blog.
Chris Stueber of Scout.com compares the top players in his mock draft to guys now playing in the NFL. He compares Michael Crabtree to Terrell Owens, Michael Oher to Orlando Pace and Malcolm Jenkins to Shaun Springs.
ESPN's Mel Kiper, Jr. does a similar thing here, comparing lottery draft projections with the playmakers from the Super Bowl.
Also, the National Football report is reporting that the Oakland Raiders will hire John Marshall as the team's defensive coordinator. It's been widely reported that the Raiders will remove the interim tag and hire head coach Tom Cable permanently.
The Seahawks are given 50-to-1 odds to win next year's Super Bowl.