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  1. Lessons from Tavon Austin, Percy Harvin

    Mike Sando

    RENTON, Wash. -- The more the Seattle Seahawks watched game tape on Tavon Austin, the more they realized the West Virginia receiver would not last long in the 2013 NFL draft. Back in mid-March, the Seahawks could not know Austin would land with th...

    Blog | April 27, 2013
  2. GM: 'Don't be scared to get what you want'

    Mike Sando

    For three years, the St. Louis Rams lacked sufficient offensive weapons to properly support and evaluate prized quarterback Sam Bradford. They drafted Tavon Austin eighth overall Thursday night to change the dynamic. The pressure isn't necessar...

    Blog | April 26, 2013
  3. Closer look at 49ers' 2012 draft-day parlay

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers parlayed the 92nd and 125th picks in the 2012 NFL draft for the 117th and 180th choices, plus 2013 selections in the third, fifth and sixth rounds. That had to be one of the better value plays in the 2012 draft, the 49ers' ...

    Blog | April 30, 2012
  4. 49ers find first-rounder behind Door No. 1

    Mike Sando

    The excitement Rutgers receiver Mohamed Sanu felt turned to disappointment upon learning the draft-day call from the Cincinnati Bengals had actually been a prank. We can therefore forgive another college receiver, Illinois' A.J. Jenkins, for react...

    Blog | April 27, 2012
  5. Quick look at how NFC West GMs stack up

    Mike Sando

    NFL general managers put their reputations on the line come draft day. Some fare better than others. The chart shows how many Pro Bowl players current NFC West GMs have drafted or helped draft over the past 10 years. The numbers are not defi...

    Blog | April 26, 2012
  6. Mailbag: Pete Carroll's character

    Mike Sando

    Lou from Montreal writes: What can we learn about Pete Carroll in light of LenDale White's recent comments regarding his release from the Seahawks and Carroll's explanation? With Taylor Mays' comments on draft day and the ongoing USC scandal, this is...

    Blog | July 10, 2010
  7. Draft Watch: NFC West

    Mike Sando

    Each Wednesday leading up to the NFL draft (April 22-24), the ESPN.com blog network will take a division-by-division look at key aspects of the draft. Today's topic: Draft approach. Arizona Cardinals The Cardinals have shown better draft-day di...

    Blog | April 07, 2010
  8. A run through Kiper Jr.'s 2013 draft grades

    Mike Sando

    Good morning, NFC West (it's still morning here). I've had a chance to run through Mel Kiper Jr.'s 2013 NFL draft grades for the NFC West. As Mel notes, "Everybody knows you can't grade an NFL draft on performance the day it ends. You can't do it...

    Blog | April 28, 2013
  9. 2013 NFC West picks entering third day

    Mike Sando

    2013 NFL Draft: Rounds 4-7 Tm. SEA SF ARI STL 4th 1 2 2 1 5th 3 2 1 1 6th 2 2 1 2 7th 4 3 1 0 Total 10 7 5 4 Good morning, NFC West. The final day of th...

    Blog | April 27, 2013
  10. 49ers-Seahawks subterfuge or coincidence?

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers have addressed their top three needs methodically during the first two days of the 2013 NFL draft. After drafting safety Eric Reid and defensive lineman Tank Carradine, the 49ers added a twist before taking Rice tight end V...

    Blog | April 26, 2013
  11. 49ers' picks show pundits figuring them out

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers used the 40th overall choice of the 2013 NFL draft for Florida State defensive lineman Tank Carradine, a player analysts connected to San Francisco in pre-draft projections. That move came one day after the 49ers used the 1...

    Blog | April 26, 2013
  12. Setting NFC West table entering second day

    Mike Sando

    Bobby Wagner and Russell Wilson passed through the Seattle Seahawks' draft media room Friday. That seemed appropriate as the NFL planned to hold the second and third rounds of the 2013 draft later in the day. 2013 NFC West Picks: Day Two ...

    Blog | April 26, 2013
  13. Around the NFC West: Revis on schedules

    Mike Sando

    Good morning, NFC West. We're down to three days before the 2013 NFL draft, but the veteran trade market has proved more compelling this offseason, in my view. Percy Harvin, Anquan Boldin and Carson Palmer were key additions here in the NFC West. ...

    Blog | April 22, 2013
  14. Rams hold NFL draft cards on second day

    Mike Sando

    The St. Louis Rams hold four picks in the second and third rounds, most in the NFL. That includes three of the first 13 picks of the second round, making St. Louis the team with the most clout on the draft's second day. ESPN's John Clayton weig...

    Blog | April 27, 2012
  15. Around the NFC West: Mocking the draft

    Mike Sando

    Four days until the 2012 NFL draft. In the meantime, the mock drafts are piling up. The chart below shows new projections from reporters covering the Seattle Seahawks, San Francisco 49ers and St. Louis Rams. All three have the Rams and Seahawks...

    Blog | April 23, 2012
  16. Podcast: Kaepernick has skeptics in mind

    Mike Sando

    Colin Kaepernick's conversation with that other Colin (Cowherd) notes that the San Francisco 49ers' second-round draft choice did not receive a playbook from the team. Kaepernick visited the 49ers on Friday, the day he was drafted, but he arrived...

    Blog | May 06, 2011