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Wednesday Round-Up: Reaction to the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine

Posted Feb 26, 2014

A morning link round-up of what's "out there" about your Seattle Seahawks

Good morning, 12th Man.

Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Wednesday, Feb. 26 - about your Seattle Seahawks:

Eric Edholm of Yahoo! Sports details the winners and losers of the NFL Scouting Combine, liking what he saw from Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel, Auburn offensive tackle Greg Robinson, and Oregon St. wide receiver Brandin Cooks, among others. Cooks, who ran the fastest 40-yard dash at the combine in Adidas' adizero 5-star company cleats (4.33 seconds), won $100,000 in a competition put on by the brand. Cooks' 40-time was actually the second-fastest at this year's convention, losing out to Kent St.'s Dri Archer (4.26), who wasn't wearing the shoes in his workout.

Robert Mays of Grantland.com has his winners and losers piece from the NFL Combine, also pointing to Auburn offensive tackle Greg Robinson. The 6-foot-5, 332-pound mauler ran a 4.92 in the 40-yard dash - second-best at his position - and Mays isn't afraid to dub him "the most highly-coveted tackle in the draft."

Chris Burke of SI.com pinpoints the risers and sliders from the final day of this year's NFL Combine. Burke was impressed with the 6-foot-1, 215-pound hard-hitting safety Deone Bucannon out of Washington St.,  who clocked a 4.53 40-yard dash.

Adam Schein of NFL.com reveals some truths and debunks some myths to come out of this year's NFL Scouting Combine.

Bucky Brooks of NFL.com labels Oklahoma St. cornerback Justin Gilbert, Ohio St. cornerback Bradley Roby, and TCU cornerback Jason Verrett as the big winners from the final day of the NFL Combine.

Chase Goodwind and Dan Parr of NFL.com tell us what we learned from the final day of this year's workouts in Indianapolis, Ind.

Rob Rang of CBSSports.com catches you up on 10 of the biggest stories to come out of this year's NFL Combine.

NFL senior writer Pat Kirwan breaks down some of his favorite players from this year's combine in this short video for CBSSports.com.

Michael David Smith of ProFootballTalk.com tells us how Super Bowl MVP linebacker Malcolm Smith's story provided motivation to some players at this year's NFL Scouting Combine.

NFL Network's Rich Eisen posted a sub 6-second (5.98) 40-yard dash yesterday for the first time since he started competing in the event back in 2005.

Steve Rudman of SportsPressNW.com has a closer look at Washington running back Bishop Sankey, reviewing comparisons to Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch.

Brady Henderson of 710Sports.com passes along several highlights from Danny O'Neil's latest "Hawk Talk" chat.

Todd Dybas of the Tacoma News Tribune breaks down wide receiver Percy Harvin's 10 touches from the 2013 season - those 10 touches racked up 245 yards.

Beth Hackett, a reader contributor to the Seattle Times, explains what bandwagon Seahawks fans - like herself - helped bring to Seattle.

The Associated Press takes a look at some important dates coming up on the NFL calendar, with March 11 signifying the opening of free agency. The AP also tells us about six standout performances from this year's NFL Combine.

NFL.com's Dan Hanzus says HBO's "Hard Knocks" has eight contenders in place for its Fall series - the Arizona Cardinals, Buffalo Bills, Chicago Bears, Jacksonville Jaguars, New York Giants, Oakland Raiders, Pittsburgh Steelers, and St. Louis Rams.

Here at Seahawks.com, we curate the many faces of the NFL Combine's 40-yard dash - you're sure to crack a smile at this one.

Digital Media Writer Clare Farnsworth wraps up this year's NFL Scouting Combine, calling attention to top performers and standout players from throughout the week of workouts.

And in honor of the club's victory in Super Bowl XLVIII, NFL Films raised the Seahawks flag at their headquarters in Mt. Laurel, N.J. yesterday - just 90 minutes from MetLife Stadium. The flag will fly until a new Super Bowl champion is crowned.

Did I miss anything you think is worthy of inclusion? Let me know on Twitter @TonyDrovetto

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