I’m flying to Indianapolis this afternoon, and should arrive later this evening for this year’s NFL scouting combine.
Beginning on Thursday, we will have wall-to-wall coverage on the Seattle Seahawks’ effort to add to the 2013 roster this week through the draft, which begins in earnest this week.
If you have questions or concerns regarding Seattle’s offseason plans, let me know in the comments section and I will try and ask those questions when we talk with general manager John Schneider and head coach Pete Carroll this week.
Also, the Pro Football Writers Association is working with Google+ to put together some video conferencing with beat reporters from each team during the combine. You can learn more about that effort here, or follow the hastag #combineplus on Twitter.
Elliot Harrison of NFL.com believes the Seahawks should focus on the defensive line with the team’s first round pick. Harrison: “Much like the Niners, Seattle can go either way, but the guess here is that you want to be watching the defensive tackles, particularly the guys in the 290-300-pound range. Yes, defensive coordinator Gus Bradley left for Jacksonville, but the Seahawks aren't changing their scheme. If Florida's Sharrif Floydfalls to No. 25 -- where the 'Hawks reside -- then he's a possibility. Oregon's Dion Jordan is probably going to go higher, but the athletic defensive end would be an awesome addition. I ran into him last week -- the dude looks like a small forward. He should be fun to watch perform in Indy.”
Clare Farnsworth of Seahawks.com writes that the depth of this year’s defensive line class should work in Seattle’s favor.
I talked with Doug Lange and Mark Scholten of KPUG AM in Bellingham about the Seahawks salary cap situation in this audio link.
Mike Mayock of the NFL Network walks you through what coaches and scouts are looking for in each drill at the combine in this video link. This is a pretty cool feature worth checking out.
Dane Brugler of NFLDraftScout.com offers 10 players to watch at this week’s combine.
Rob Rang of NFLDraftScout.com expects teams to follow Seattle’s lead of drafting lanky press corners.
Veteran agent Jack Bechta writing for the National Football Post gives us a glimpse of what’s happening behind the scenes at Indy.