The NFL combine kicks off tomorrow as the kickers, offensive linemen and tight ends get down to business. I'll keep you up to date with everything that happens in what promises to be an eventful few days in Indianapolis.
Chris Steuber from Scout.com held a live Q&A session today and I asked Chris who had the most to gain from a good combine performance:
"The guy who has to have a solid performance to be selected in the first round is Georgia Tech DE Michael Johnson. He has a lot of talent, but has been inconsistent throughout his career. He's been mentioned as a top prospect based on his upside, not his production. He has the physical ability to have a standout performance at the Combine." -- Chris Steuber
Chris also talked more specifically about the Seattle Seahawks and the possibility of taking Michael Crabtree (WR, Texas Tech).
"I find it hard to believe that if Michael Crabtree is on the board that the Seahawks pass him up. He's too talented. Crabtree won't run at the Combine, but the interview process will be just as important for him. The only way the Seahawks don't select him, if he's available, is if he doesn't perform well during his interview." -- Chris Steuber
In case you missed it earlier, Chris recently published an updated two round mock draft.
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Danny O'Neil lists the full schedule for this weeks scouting combine.
Todd McShay records a podcast for ESPN radio to discuss who will work out at the combine and who won't. He also talks wide receivers and corner backs. In a separate segment, McShay talks about the two highly rated quarter backs Matt Stafford and Mark Sanchez.
Matt McGuire says Michael Crabtree "isn't elite" and questions whether he is intelligent enough to impress during interviews in Indianapolis.
Kyle Rota produces scouting reports for three Missouri prospects: Chase Daniel, Jeremy Maclin and William Moore.
Mike Sando looks at how the NFC West's general managers have drafted in the past. This includes current Seahawks GM Tim Ruskell, who has traditionally favoured defensive linemen according to Sando's research.
Aaron Weinburg has kicked off the second round of his Interblog mock draft and the Seahawks will soon be on the clock.
There's also a new poll on Seahawks Draft Blog. We're asking 'who is the number one running back in this draft class'? Check the right hand side bar and cast your vote.