Pre-Snap Reads 3/30: What Jarran Reed’s departure means for L.J. Collier

Seattle Seahawks Seahawks NFL mock draft: Few picks, but a chance to fill a few

Seattle Seahawks

Seahawks NFL mock draft: Few picks, but a chance to fill a few needs – The Athletic (paywall)
Seattle enters NFL draft month with only three selections, but that should be enough to bolster its WRs, DBs and offensive line.

Seattle Seahawks’ free agency patience pays off with pass-rush bonanza – Seattle Seahawks Blog- ESPN
By bringing back star Carlos Dunlap and surrounding him with a depth and youth, the Seahawks have a pass rush not seen since their Super Bowl days.

Huard: Seahawks’ Jarran Reed release means new role for L.J. Collier
A change in position for 2019 first-round pick L.J. Collier may be a big reason why the Seahawks felt comfortable moving on from Jarran Reed.

Analysis: Assessing Seahawks’ Defensive Position Groups After Two Weeks of Free Agency – Sports Illustrated Seattle Seahawks News, Analysis and More
After a quiet first week in free agency, the Seahawks went into aggressive mode fortifying their pass rush with a trio of signings in a two-day period. With a few big name free agents still unsigned, what’s next for Seattle on defense?

Analysis: Here are the needs the Seahawks can still meet in free agency | The Seattle Times
The Seahawks have made upgrades on the defensive line and brought in a pass-blocking guard, but there’s still some work left to do.

Around the NFC West

Arizona Cardinals huge NFC West underdog against Rams, 49ers, Seahawks
The Arizona Cardinals made a lot of moves to bolster its roster this offseason. One sports book is evidently not impressed.

Inside the 49ers’ bold decision to move up in the NFL draft – Sports Illustrated
When the Niners looked at the QB landscape, they decided now was the time to find Jimmy Garoppolo’s eventual replacement.

Matthew Stafford ‘re-energized’ as he prepares for first season with the Los Angeles Rams – CBSSports.com
Stafford is chomping at the bit to get on the field with his new team

What is the Rams’ plan at inside linebacker for 2021?
The Rams haven’t added any linebackers yet. Are they waiting for the draft? Or will they roll with the same group from 2020?

Kyle Shanahan: We still plan on Jimmy Garoppolo leading us – ProFootballTalk

Around the NFL

A massage therapist’s story of Deshaun Watson’s inappropriate behavior – Sports Illustrated
Editor’s note: This story contains a detailed account of sexual misconduct.

Proposal for 17-game regular season includes three preseason games – ProFootballTalk

QB Trevor Lawrence ‘the direction’ Jacksonville Jaguars are headed with No. 1 pick in NFL draft, says Urban Meyer
Jacksonville Jaguars coach Urban Meyer strongly suggested Monday that the team is leaning toward taking quarterback Trevor Lawrence with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2021 NFL draft.

Ex-coach Hue Jackson says Cleveland Browns lied about plans during his tenure
During a wide-ranging radio interview Monday with ESPN 850, former Browns coach Hue Jackson said the team’s efforts to improve while he was with them were flawed by philosophical differences.

NFL Power Rankings 2021: Post-free-agency 1-32 poll, plus which teams made the best offseason moves
Matthew Stafford could take the Rams to the next level, Urban Meyer has Jags fans excited and Allen Robinson can make any quarterback look good.

The Effect of Scrambles on DVOA Revisited | Football Outsiders

Saints QB Jameis Winston ready for a rebrand: ‘Game manager is not a bad’ label