Shawn Zobel is tweeting that Carson Palmer wants to play in Seattle and that such a move is a possibility. There’s been a lot of speculation linking the Bengals QB with a move to the North West since Palmer made it clear he would retire rather than remain in Cincinnati. The lack of a CBA restricts such a move taking place, but teams can still talk.
Mike Mayock reports from Blaine Gabbert’s pro-day. Is it possible for a quarterback to have a bad pro-day? I don’t think I’ve ever heard a negative report on a top prospect throwing in shorts. Mayock has some views on Aldon Smith and makes a great point on his potential fit in a 4-3 scheme.
Gabbert speaks to Todd McShay after his work out:
KC Joyner’s draft lab series was essential reading last year. It’s great to see Joyner delving back into the draft analysis and he has an interesting piece on the quarterback class: “(Ryan) Mallett has shown that he is capable of operating a vertical-based NFL offense right out of the gate. His combination of size, long pass ability and a willingness to take chances in the vertical game are very reminiscent of Ben Roethlisberger. That Day 1 readiness is why Mallett should be considered a better pro prospect than (Blaine) Gabbert.”
If you haven’t had a chance to get a good look at USC offensive tackle Tyron Smith, here’s his tape against Virginia from 2010: