Monday, 23 February 2009

Monday afternoon links

Tony Pauline looks at the 'riders and sliders' from the defensive prospects who worked out today. He was impressed with Evander 'Ziggy' Hood (DT, Missouri) a prospect the Seahawks grilled during Senior Bowl week.

Eric Williams caught up with Malcolm Jenkins (CB, Ohio State) to hear his thoughts on performing at the combine. Jenkins says he's fast enough to stay at corner and not move to safety as some people have suggested. Tuesday will be the big test when Jenkins runs the 40 yard dash.

Mike Sando and Rob Rang have been looking at the best case 'draft scenarios' for each NFC West team. Despite the circus that has surrounded Michael Crabtree this weekend, Rang still believes he would be Seattle's ideal pick. Crabtree showed at Texas Tech his ability to be a great play maker, now he has to prove not only his fitness but a greater level of maturity in the aftermath of what wasn't a great weekend - culminating in a bizarre 20 second press conference to clear up the issue of his surgery.

John McGrath says the Seahawks should take Michael Crabtree (WR, Texas Tech) despite his disappointing weekend at the combine. Seattle needs an offensive play maker badly and as long as he's healthy and can show a certain level of maturity, he still makes a lot of sense for the Seahawks.

The NFL Network panel review the standout performances from today, including the linebacker group and defensive tackles. You have to be impressed with Aaron Curry. Adding weight and still beating most of the running backs in the 40 yard dash? Awesome.

Danny O'Neil looks at six things he learnt at the combine. He writes that Curry delivered a killer interview and although, as O'Neil testifies, that won't translate much onto the field, combined with his physical work out he's definitely one of the stars of the show so far.

John Morgan reports that the Seahawks have been meeting with Connecticut defensive back Darius Butler. With former secondary coach Jim Mora now the head honcho it's no surprise the team are checking out corners. Tim Ruskell has used two high round picks on the position previously (Kelly Jennings & Josh Wilson).

Clark Judge rounds up the combine and quotes Seahawks head coach Jim Mora and special teams coach Bruce DeHaven.

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