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  1. Draft prospect takes cue from Dockett

    Mike Sando

    INDIANAPOLIS -- California defensive lineman Trevor Guyton knew plenty about the Arizona Cardinals before meeting with them at the NFL scouting combine. Guyton, coached at Cal by former Cardinals defensive coordinator Clancy Pendergast, has been w...

    Blog | February 26, 2012
  2. If Lions sign top pick, Rams can't sign second one

    Mike Sando

    Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando The NFL has clarified the Rams' negotiating options should the Lions sign Matthew Stafford or any other draft prospect before Saturday. If the Lions sign the top choice, the Rams would be free to negotiate with...

    Blog | April 23, 2009
  3. Marcus Lattimore's addition follows pattern

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers reached the Super Bowl last season without requiring much from their 2012 draft class. They remain in position to bring along prospects slowly and that is reflected in two draft selections through four rounds in 2013. Secon...

    Blog | April 27, 2013
  4. How four mocks see West before combine

    Mike Sando

    With NFL prospects descending on Indianapolis this week, I've gathered pre-combine mock draft projections from Mel Kiper Jr., Todd McShay, Rob Rang and Gil Brandt. Their first-round picks for NFC West teams appear in the chart. Mock drafts tend...

    Blog | February 19, 2013
  5. 2011 NFL draft update: Long roads back

    Mike Sando

    The third in a series of items revisiting 2011 NFC West draft choices and their 2012 outlook: Knee, shoulder, leg and heel injuries prevented a few 2011 NFC West draft choices from contributing as much as expected last season. The six players l...

    Blog | August 29, 2012
  6. 2011 NFL draft update: The elite eight

    Mike Sando

    The second in a series of items revisiting 2011 NFC West draft choices and their 2012 outlook: Eight NFC West draft choices from 2011 enter their second season having secured starting jobs. 2011 NFL Draft: Projected Starters Team OFF ...

    Blog | August 29, 2012
  7. 2011 NFL draft update: Carpenter's outlook

    Mike Sando

    The first in a series of items revisiting 2011 NFC West draft choices and their 2012 outlook: For months, the Seattle Seahawks assumed James Carpenter would land on the "PUP" list for players injured severely enough to miss camp and the start of t...

    Blog | August 29, 2012
  8. Video: Challenging convention on QBs

    Mike Sando

    A relatively low confidence rating for the San Francisco 49ers' backup quarterback situation seemed strange amid the team's understandable excitement for 2011 second-round draft choice Colin Kaepernick. Why would a promising prospect such as Kaepe...

    Blog | June 05, 2012
  9. Around the NFC West: Floyd vs. Quick

    Mike Sando

    The disparate ratings teams place on NFL draft prospects can lead to surprises, as when the Seattle Seahawks made defensive end Bruce Irvin the 15th overall choice this year. The receiver rankings were particularly interesting this time. The on...

    Blog | May 01, 2012
  10. Fitz as GM: A look at recent track record

    Mike Sando

    A great wide receiver does not always make for a great general manager. Larry Fitzgerald appears to have been right last season, however, when he called Arizona Cardinals first-round draft choice Patrick Peterson a "can't-miss" prospect. Fitzge...

    Blog | April 23, 2012
  11. When character concerns can be overrated

    Mike Sando

    Seattle Seahawks fans know their team once avoided at almost any cost NFL draft prospects with known issues reflecting poorly on the players' character. That was the emphasis of former general manager Tim Ruskell, who drove home the message in a l...

    Blog | April 20, 2012
  12. Which teams can maximize trading down

    Mike Sando

    Trading down in the NFL draft to acquire additional picks sounds good in theory. Sometimes, it's tough finding a trading partner. Other times, sacrificing quality for quantity hurts a team's prospects. But in every case, making an effort to tra...

    Blog | April 19, 2012
  13. Tannehill, quarterbacks and rolling the dice

    Mike Sando

    A recent back-and-forth between ESPN's Todd McShay and Mel Kiper Jr. regarding Texas A&M's Ryan Tannehill pointed to the educated guesswork that goes into evaluating quarterbacks for the NFL draft. Does anyone really know how these prospects w...

    Blog | April 15, 2012
  14. On trade prospects near top of 2012 draft

    Mike Sando

    The St. Louis Rams, in trading the second pick of the 2012 NFL draft to Washington, have already benefited from one team desperate for a quarterback. They could benefit again if the Miami Dolphins traded into the third overall spot from No. 8 to e...

    Blog | April 10, 2012
  15. Around the NFC West: Pre-draft visitors

    Mike Sando

    We've reached the point where college prospects make pre-draft visits to NFL teams and analysts try to figure out what it all means. Teams visit with players they hope to select. Teams also visit with players they're unlikely to select. Sometimes ...

    Blog | April 10, 2012
  16. Patrick Peterson, recruiter and talent scout

    Mike Sando

    INDIANAPOLIS -- NFL teams can at least partially thank Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson for delivering one of the top prospects at the position to the 2012 draft. Morris Claiborne credits Peterson, his former LSU teammate, for convert...

    Blog | February 26, 2012