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  1. WR draft review following A.J. Jenkins trade

    Mike Sando

    Former San Francisco 49ers receiver A.J. Jenkins could compete with former St. Louis Rams receiver Donnie Avery for a starting spot in the Kansas City Chiefs' offense. That coincidence illustrates the high level of turnover at the position around ...

    Blog | August 21, 2013
  2. 49ers' trade of Jenkins validates criticisms

    Mike Sando

    Last week, we considered whether 35 offensive snaps and 16 pass routes were enough for the San Francisco 49ers to fully assess second-year wide receiver A.J. Jenkins. Turns out it was enough. The 49ers traded Jenkins to the Kansas City Chiefs f...

    Blog | August 19, 2013
  3. Another indicator on Cards' Michael Floyd

    Mike Sando

    Larry Fitzgerald, Michael Floyd and Andre Roberts combined to catch four passes for 77 yards and a touchdown during limited action in the Arizona Cardinals' exhibition opener at Green Bay. It was an encouraging start for the Cardinals' receivers in t...

    Blog | August 12, 2013
  4. Quick roster snapshot: Recent draft flavor

    Mike Sando

    An NFL-high five of the Seattle Seahawks' 11 draft choices from 2013 played in the Southeastern Conference. Christine Michael, Jesse Williams, Tharold Simon, Spencer Ware and Ryan Seymour joined K.J. Wright, Pep Levingston, Kris Durham, James Carp...

    Blog | June 07, 2013
  5. Which team 'leads' in rookie starts since '10

    Mike Sando

    Kent Somers' piece about NFL rookies combining to start more games than in the past caught my attention Friday. I wanted to know how many games NFC West players have started as rookies in recent seasons. I wanted to break down the numbers by team ...

    Blog | May 17, 2013
  6. A word about NFC West draft strategies

    Mike Sando

    You might recall our March discussion from the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference regarding NFC West team-building strategies. St. Louis Rams chief operating officer Kevin Demoff, addressing conference attendees, noted that his team expected to...

    Blog | May 15, 2013
  7. 710ESPN Seattle audio: Hitting the brakes

    Mike Sando

    One year ago, a visitor to the NFC West blog warned against reading too much into Russell Wilson's strong showing at the Seattle Seahawks' rookie camp. 2012 NFC West Draft: Rookie Starts Player Tm. Starts Russell Wilson SEA...

    Blog | May 13, 2013
  8. Justin Blackmon? Rams fine without issues

    Mike Sando

    A long list of NFL mock drafts projected Oklahoma State receiver Justin Blackmon to the St. Louis Rams one year ago. It's looking like the Rams came out just fine without him. Blackmon, charged with DUI last offseason when authorities said they...

    Blog | April 30, 2013
  9. Raiders' trade shows Rams' timing right

    Mike Sando

    The Miami Dolphins just traded the 12th and 42nd overall choices to the Oakland Raiders for the third overall choice. One year ago, the Washington Redskins traded the sixth and 39th picks, plus first-rounders in 2013 and 2014, to acquire the secon...

    Blog | April 25, 2013
  10. 49ers vs. Seahawks: Let the debate rage

    Mike Sando

    The 2012 battle for NFC West supremacy between the San Francisco 49ers' and Seattle Seahawks' has turned into a perceived battle this offseason. "It just feels like the Seahawks make a move, then the Niners make a move," former NFL quarterback Dam...

    Blog | April 03, 2013
  11. Taking stock: Two picks that became five

    Mike Sando

    You might recall the high school kid who parlayed an old cell phone into a $9,000 convertible through a series of online trades. 2012 49ers Draft Parlay Partner SF gives SF gets IND 92 97, '13 5th MIA 97 103, 196,...

    Blog | March 26, 2013
  12. Playing favorites? Not these head coaches

    Mike Sando

    In 2010, Pete Carroll's Seattle Seahawks famously drafted in the first round a safety from the University of Texas (Earl Thomas) over one Carroll coached at USC (Taylor Mays). That turn of events came to mind upon reading an NFC West mailbag submi...

    Blog | March 23, 2013
  13. How NFC West rates in past three drafts

    Mike Sando

    2010-12 Drafts: Total Picks by Round Tm. STL SEA SF ARI 1st 3 4 4 3 2nd 5 2 3 2 3rd 3 2 2 3 4th 3 6 2 3 5th 4 4 2 3 6th 3 4 7 5 7th 8 6 5 ...

    Blog | March 07, 2013
  14. Sifting through West's top draft bargains

    Mike Sando

    Recent pieces from Adam Schefter and Mel Kiper Jr. have focused attention on some of the strongest decisions NFC West teams made during the 2012 NFL draft. With Kiper's 2012 draft re-grade in mind, I've put together a list showing the NFC West ro...

    Blog | January 25, 2013
  15. Wrong on Wilson? Hey, I liked Ryan Leaf

    Mike Sando

    I once thought Ryan Leaf had the makings to become a top NFL quarterback and that the gap between Leaf and Peyton Manning wasn't all that significant. "Maturing stock adds to Leaf's net worth" was the headline for a Sporting News piece I wrote in ...

    Blog | January 04, 2013
  16. ESPN poll gives Schneider edge as top exec

    Mike Sando

    Seattle Seahawks general manager John Schneider has edged a strong field of candidates for NFL executive of the year in voting by ESPN staffers. 2012 NFL Draft Class Comparison Stats Games Starts Snaps Colts 84 51 3,787 ...

    Blog | December 28, 2012