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  1. William Hayes' return and Rams' pass rush

    Mike Sando

    The St. Louis Rams finished tied for the NFL lead in sacks with 52 last season. William Hayes collected seven of them while playing on a one-year deal worth $900,000. That was a bargain by NFL standards. 2008 NFL Draft Class Sack Leaders ...

    Blog | March 12, 2013
  2. On Early Doucet's unusually long run

    Mike Sando

    Wide receiver Early Doucet might not feel like a success story following his release from the Arizona Cardinals on Saturday. Doucet struggled with drops and lost playing time last season, after all. Those were negatives, but the bigger picture loo...

    Blog | March 10, 2013
  3. Campbell: Player of week, and beyond

    Mike Sando

    NFC West teams used 2008 second-round draft choices for Donnie Avery (St. Louis), John Carlson (Seattle) and Chilo Rachal (San Francisco). The division landed one other second-rounder that year: Calais Campbell, chosen 50th overall by Arizona. ...

    Blog | September 19, 2012
  4. Gholston to the Rams? Nothing to lose

    Mike Sando

    The St. Louis Rams now have two of the first six players from the 2008 NFL draft class after adding Vernon Gholston in a move the team announced Wednesday. Only one of those players, No. 2 overall choice Chris Long, figures to stick around on the ...

    Blog | August 22, 2012
  5. Chris Long's place among 2008 top picks

    Mike Sando

    Chris Long's new four-year extension with the St. Louis Rams puts him in strong company among top NFL draft choices from the 2008 class. Long joins New England's Jerod Mayo as players among the top 10 choices to re-sign with their drafting teams. ...

    Blog | July 30, 2012
  6. Curry, Carlson and Seahawks' ticking clock

    Mike Sando

    Playing connect-the-dots with prominent Seattle draft choices predating the Seahawks' current leadership, which arrived in 2010: 2003 draft: First-round pick Marcus Trufant accepts a pay reduction. Fourth-rounder Seneca Wallace, the only other pl...

    Blog | August 29, 2011
  7. Chris Long last 2008 first-rounder standing

    Mike Sando

    NFC West teams drafted four players in the first round of the 2008 NFL draft. The St. Louis Rams' Chris Long is the only one employed by an NFC West team. Kentwan Balmer, chosen 29th overall by the San Francisco 49ers that year, had been holdin...

    Blog | August 24, 2011
  8. NFC West re-draft pain after Willis, Breaston

    Mike Sando

    Michael from Seattle asked whether I noticed that the Seahawks had ranked last among NFL teams in Rick Reilly's recent re-drafting of the 2006, 2007 and 2008 first rounds, with cornerback Kelly Jennings going 210 spots later. Mike Sando: Not only ...

    Blog | May 16, 2011
  9. Talib's troubles make Cardinals appear wise

    Mike Sando

    The Arizona Cardinals went into the 2008 NFL draft needing a cornerback. It's increasingly clear they made the right choice in Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie even though the one-time Pro Bowl choice is coming off a disappointing 2010 season. The p...

    Blog | March 30, 2011
  10. Gholston, Long and the 2008 defensive ends

    Mike Sando

    Vernon Gholston's anticipated release from the New York Jets comes three years after the Ohio State defensive end dominated at the NFL scouting combine. Gholston tied offensive lineman Jake Long for a combine-high 37 repetitions in the bench press...

    Blog | March 01, 2011
  11. Seahawks, 49ers draft classes take hits

    Mike Sando

    Thirty of 32 first-round choices from the 2008 NFL draft remain with their current teams. The exceptions: Lawrence Jackson, selected 28th overall by the Seattle Seahawks, and Kentwan Balmer, chosen one pick later by the San Francisco 49ers. And...

    Blog | August 23, 2010
  12. Rams rookie was never irrelevant

    Mike Sando

    Posted by's Mike Sando The Rams brought a measure of fame to Idaho linebacker David Vobora when they made him "Mr. Irrelevant" as the last player chosen in the 2008 NFL draft. Vobora wasn't the Rams' only seventh-round linebacker this year. ...

    Blog | August 21, 2008
  13. AFC East: Safe selections, though the Bills provided a surprise

    Mike Sando

    The AFC East had four of the top 11 draft slots but avoided taking high-risk positions such as QB and WR. Still, the Bills managed to provide a mild surprise.

    Story | Conversation | April 27, 2008
  14. Draft rewind: Cardinals' five-year recap

    Mike Sando

    A look at the NFC West's best and worst from the past five NFL drafts, one team at a time. Arizona Cardinals Best choice: Calais Campbell, DE, 2008 second round. Campbell and inside linebacker Daryl Washington were the top candidates in this sp...

    Blog | February 20, 2013
  15. Video: Setting scene from Seahawks HQ

    Mike Sando

    RENTON, Wash. -- I've returned to Seattle Seahawks headquarters and set up early for the 2012 NFL draft's second day, affording time to shoot a quick video setting the scene. The Seahawks moved into this facility in August 2008, giving them direct...

    Blog | April 27, 2012
  16. On the line: Prediction for 2012 NFL draft

    Mike Sando

    Something tells me the Arizona Cardinals will select an offensive lineman in the first three rounds of the 2012 NFL draft. 2008-2011 NFL Drafts: Offensive Linemen in First Three Rounds Rank Team 1st 2nd 3rd Total 1 Seattle...

    Blog | May 02, 2011