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Morning links: UCLA’s Jones in Hawks’ crosshairs

The Seattle Seahawks have shown an interest in UCLA defensive lineman Datone Jones.Seattle interviewed Jones at the Senior Bowl, and talked to him again at this week’s NFL Scouting Combine, which I write about in my story today.

Measuring in at 6/3 ½ and 283 pounds, Jones is a versatile performer who can backup Red Bryant at defensive end and also move inside to rush the passer on third down.

Seattle head coach Pete Carroll tried to recruit Jones to USC, who hales from nearby Compton, Calif.

Jones says he tries to emulate single-season sack leader Michael Strahan. Listen to Jones talk about Strahan in the video above.

Clare Farnsworth of talks with some of the top pass-rushing prospects in this year’s draft.

Danny O’Neil of The Seattle Times writes that 6-7 Mike Glennon, the guy who replaced Russell Wilson at North Carolina State, will likely go higher than Wilson in this year’s draft, showing that height still maters in the league.

Dan Pompei of the National Football Post writes that father of the pistol offense, former Nevada head coach Chris Alt, is at the combine talking with NFL coaches about how to defend the trendy offense.

Bob McGinn of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel offers a nice breakdown of the top 50 or so prospects expects to go in the first two rounds, including comments from NFL scouts. .

Pete Prisco of CBS Sports writes that BYU pass rusher Ziggy Ansah is raw, but the athletic freak is worth the risk.

Mike Freeman of CBS Sports wonders if there’s an impact player in this year’s crop of quarterbacks.

Jason Cole of Yahoo Sports that all things point to San Francisco trading Alex Smith, with the Chiefs and the Cardinals as possible destinations. That’s the same thing I’m hearing from reporters who cover those teams here at the combine.