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Larry Stone: Seahawks’ emphasis on grit during NFL draft could come with a risk during coronavirus pandemic

The Seahawks’ picks in the NFL draft were predictably unpredictable. Of course they went in the first round for a guy that many people had graded far lower. And of …

UPDATED: Tue., April 28, 2020

Former Idaho linebacker David Vobora among NFL drafts most relevant Mr. Irrelevants

There is always intrigue about who will be selected No. 1 overall in the NFL draft but let’s not forget the last player picked, also known as Mr. Irrelevant.

UPDATED: Tue., April 28, 2020

How did analysts grade the Seahawks’ 2020 NFL draft class?

Here’s a look at some of the grades for the Seahawks in the just-completed 2020 draft.

UPDATED: Sat., April 25, 2020

Just two Washington Huskies selected in uncharacteristically disappointing NFL draft

For the University of Washington, the 2020 NFL draft – all three days, 16 hours and 255 picks of it – can be conveniently condensed into a four-word tweet.

UPDATED: Sat., April 25, 2020

Seahawks opt for experience over projects in draft class

The Seattle Seahawks were not in search of projects in this year’s NFL draft

UPDATED: Sat., April 25, 2020

Washington State’s Dezmon Patmon taken by Indianapolis Colts in sixth round of NFL draft

Dezmon Patmon spent his last two seasons at WSU proving he was more than a big body and then padded that assertion, leading the Cougars in receiving yards as a …

UPDATED: Sat., April 25, 2020

Gonzaga Prep grad, California standout linebacker Evan Weaver drafted by Arizona in sixth round of NFL draft

Weaver was selected in the sixth round of Saturday’s NFL fraft with the 202 overall pick.

UPDATED: Fri., April 24, 2020

Pitch and catch: Round 2 of NFL draft heavy on wide receivers

While only one quarterback, Oklahoma’s Jalen Hurts, was taken in the second round of the NFL draft Friday, the guys who haul in passes were everywhere.

Seahawks land pass rusher in Tennessee’s Darrell Taylor

The Seattle Seahawks have addressed their biggest need entering the NFL draft by selecting Tennessee pass rusher Darrell Taylor in the second round.

UPDATED: Fri., April 24, 2020

Big Sky Conference products hope to get NFL call

The coronavirus pandemic derailed the draft process for many Big Sky standouts hoping to get picked up in the late rounds of this weekend’s NFL Draft or as a free …

UPDATED: Fri., April 24, 2020

Matt Calkins: Seahawks say they took the ‘best player on the board’ with pick of Jordyn Brooks in NFL draft. But for now, it’s a head-scratcher.

Perhaps the most futile exercise in sports writing is trying to grade a draft pick immediately after it is made. Bleacher Report once did that with the Seahawks in 2012 …

Despite loaded wide receiver class, Washington State’s Dezmon Patmon hopes to hear name called in NFL draft

It may not be easy for a 6-foot-4, 225-pound NFL wide receiver prospect to slip onto a closed high school football field without being noticed, and the thick, frizzy bush …

UPDATED: Thu., April 23, 2020

Seahawks keep their pick, select Texas Tech LB Jordyn Brooks

The Seattle Seahawks delivered one of the surprises of the first round of the NFL draft by selecting Texas Tech linebacker Jordyn Brooks with the No. 27 pick Thursday night.

UPDATED: Thu., April 23, 2020

One constant in this unique NFL draft: Joe Burrow at the top

In this most unique of drafts, filled with technological concerns and even uncertainty when real football might return, there was one constant Thursday night: Joe Burrow.

Grooming Gordon: Meet the two men who tag-teamed the pre-NFL draft process for Washington State’s record-setting QB

There isn’t much of a consensus among NFL pundits and writers as to where the next stop on Gordon’s tour will be, but the WSU signal-caller – projected to be …

John Clayton’s final 2020 NFL mock draft: Three QBs in the top six

Even though the 2020 NFL draft is likely to be driven by quarterbacks, with three passers potentially going within the first six picks, there figures to be a lot of …

UPDATED: Wed., April 22, 2020

Can Jacob Eason snap the streak of underperforming Washington quarterbacks in the NFL?

On social media, Washington’s football program uses the same hashtag – #ProDawgs – to reference its many players who have succeeded in the NFL.

UPDATED: Thu., April 23, 2020

Former Washington State receivers Easop Winston Jr., Brandon Arconado learn to speed up for NFL dreams

In 40 short yards, Easop Winston Jr. came to a troubling realization the day he showed up to the STARS sports training facility in Anaheim this January.

UPDATED: Wed., April 22, 2020

Seahawks GM John Schneider still has work ahead prepping for remote draft

It’s no secret Seattle Seahawks general manager John Schneider likes to make draft-related trades.

UPDATED: Tue., April 21, 2020

AP mock draft: Look for 3 QBs in first 5 picks of NFL draft

Talk about virtual drafts, what is a mock draft, really? Make believe.

UPDATED: Sat., April 18, 2020

NFL follows NBA’s lead in blurring traditional positions

Being a jack of all trades used to be a detriment for NFL players

UPDATED: Sat., April 18, 2020

NFL mock draft: Will Jacob Eason go in the first round? Who will the Seahawks pick?

Before NFL teams go on the clock Thursday as they’ve never done before — coaches and general managers making picks from their own homes — we put ourselves to the …

UPDATED: Fri., April 17, 2020

NFL GMs think the remote draft will alter the trading scene

To trade or not to trade? An especially difficult question in this year’s NFL draft.

UPDATED: Fri., April 17, 2020

With new game ahead, NFL to hold practice remote draft

The NFL will hold a practice remote draft three days before the real thing is done in the same way

UPDATED: Fri., April 10, 2020

Former Washington QB Jacob Eason to participate virtually in 2020 NFL draft

Washington football fans will get to see former Husky quarterback Jacob Eason during this month’s NFL draft.

UPDATED: Thu., April 9, 2020

NFL will have 58 prospects participating remotely in draft

The NFL announces 58 prospects will participate remotely in the draft in 2 weeks.

Tua Tagovailoa’s agent says he’s healthy, will be ready for camp

Tua Tagovailoa’s agent says the quarterback is healthy and will be ready for training camp.

UPDATED: Thu., April 9, 2020

Seahawks’ Pete Carroll on changes to NFL draft and offseason due to coronavirus: ‘We’ll figure it out’

You really wouldn’t expect Seahawks coach Pete Carroll to view the challenges facing every individual and business right now as anything other than another opportunity to compete.

NFL going virtual for upcoming draft

The NFL draft will be conducted in a virtual format, with team personnel working from their homes.

NFL teams rely on tape with virus altering pre-draft routine

NFL teams are having to adjust to a new normal as they prepare for the draft in three weeks without being able to visit prospects for in-person evaluations and interviews.