My story today focuses on UW linebacker Mason Foster, who the Seattle Seahawks could be interested in as a mid-round pick. grabbed some attention nationally with his performance at the Senior Bowl last month.
Foster played weak-side outside linebacker for the Huskies, leading the Pac-10 in tackles for a second straight season. NFL scouts like his versatility. He possesses enough athleticism to play outside linebacker, but also has shown enough instincts to play inside.
Add to that the fact that he played in a similar defense at Washington, and Foster could be a nice fit for Seattle as a mid-round pick.
Danny O’Neil of the Seattle Times writes that the Seahawks are following the winning draft formula general manager John Schneider learned while working in Green Bay, this year’s Super Bowl champs.
Matt Hasselbeck and Antonio Cromartie kissed and made up after their twitter tiff earlier this year. Check out the visual evidence of their reconciliation below.
Clare Farnsworth of Seahawks.com writes that Seattle head coach Pete Carroll is more comfortable in his second year going through the draft process with the team.
Doug Farrar of Yahoo Sports says USC tight end Jordan Cameron’s stock should rise after the former basketball player ran a 4.59 at in the 40 at the combine on Saturday, second among tight ends to Florida Atlantic’s Rob Housler. Cameron also posted a 37.5-inch vertical jump, and could be the Jimmy Graham of this year’s draft. New Orleans selected Graham in the third round last year.
More Farrar: He provides some winners and losers from Saturday.
Dan Pompei of the National Football Post writes that teams will draft for need even more in this year’s draft because of the uncertainty of free agency.
Len Pasquarelli of the Sports Xchange says Cam Newton’s press conference with reporters at the combine was a train wreck, calling him disingenuous.
ESPN’s John Clayton goes the other way, believing Saturday was a good step forward for Newton.
St. Louis scout Luke Driscoll was arrested for public intoxication and public indecency after urinating on an Indianapolis building.