Thursday, June 27, 2013
Links: Studying in Seattle
By ESPN.com staff
Wide receiver Michael Rios is trying to make his mark in the NFL.
Padric Scott is getting used to defeating stereotypes. "I think it’s funny because you get labeled so easy,” said Scott, a rookie defensive tackle. “It was actually funny in high school because I remember walking into class and they’re like, ‘What is he doing here?’ Almost like you don’t belong. I like to destroy those stereotypes.”
San Francisco 49ers
Turron Davenport of BaySportsNet.com draws comparisons between Justin Smith and former 49ers defensive lineman Bryant Young. Davenport: "These two players hold value that doesn’t show up in the stat sheet. They make the players next to them better. Look at [Dana] Stubblefield’s numbers and you will see that he had three of the worst statistical years of in his 11 year career while not playing with Young on the 49ers defensive line."
Who will be headlining Seattle's backfield in 2016?
Mastering the playbook remains rookie offensive lineman Michael Bowie's top priority during the offseason.
St. Louis Rams
Running back Isaiah Pead cracks NFL.com's list of the top 40 players expected to "make a leap" in 2013. Chris Wesseling: "Pead should be viewed as the early leader in the Rams' committee attack."
Rookie Barrett Jones is profiled in this video by the team's official website.