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Morning links: Hawks looking to trade back?

A reminder that we’ll host a live chat with Brian McIntyre of Mac’s Football Blog, to talk Seahawks draft and lockout issues, at 11 a.m. today

Peter King of Sports Illustrated provides an update on the health of NFL Films president Steve Sabol, who has a brain tumor, along with some draft tidbits, including this nugget: “Seattle wants to trade down so bad from 25 that John Schneider can taste it.”

Russ Lande of the Sporting News offers a seven-round mock draft here, with the Seahawks selecting Iowa defensive end Adrian Clayborn in the first round. has Seattle selecting Illinois defensive lineman Corey Liuget.

Pat Kirwan of the NFL Network has Seattle selecting Colorado cornerback Jimmy Smith in the first round and Miami offensive tackle Orlando Franklin in the second round.

According to Pro Football Focus, former Seahawks defensive end Lawrence Jackson made the most out of limited snaps after being shipped to Detroit by his former USC coach Pete Carroll.

Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean reports the Titans have had eight quarterbacks travel to the team’s facility, with the latest Arkansas quarterback Ryan Mallet. Others include Colin Kaepernick (Nevada), Christian Ponder (Florida State), Nathan Enderle (Idaho), Andy Dalton (Texas Christian), Jake Locker (Washington), Cam Newton (Auburn) and Blaine Gabbert (Missouri).

Greg Cosell of the NFL Films evaluates Florida offensive lineman Mike Pouncey, calling him a reliable, versatile athlete that will be a solid starter in the league.

Dan Pompei of the Chicago Tribune ranks the cornerbacks in this year’s draft.

Mike Freeman of CBS Sports says the second round of mediation is mostly for show, and according to sources that he’s talked to on both sides, there has not been that much movement because both sides believe they can win in court.

Mike Florio of expresses a similar pessimism here.