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  1. Wisely sitting out the supplemental draft

    Kevin Seifert

    We basically ignored the NFL's supplemental draft, held Thursday, because I didn't foresee the likelihood of an NFC North team spending a high 2013 draft choice on the one eligible player who figured to be drafted. Once Baylor receiver Josh Gordon st...

    Blog | July 12, 2012
  2. Rick Spielman restores order for Vikings

    Kevin Seifert

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- The sky is still blue. Grass is still green. Water is still two parts hydrogen and one part oxygen. Up is still up. Down is still down. Left tackle is still one of the most important positions in football. Whe...

    Blog | April 27, 2012
  3. Rick Spielman gets somethin' for nothin'

    Kevin Seifert

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- We'll start our draft coverage by giving credit to Minnesota Vikings general manager "Crazy" Rick Spielman, who succeeded in creating a trade market for his No. 3 overall pick. ESPN's Adam Schefter has reported that the Viki...

    Blog | April 26, 2012
  4. Polian pursues a 'trade' for Vikings at No. 3

    Kevin Seifert

    This "NFL Live" video is actually really cool. From a faux Minnesota Vikings draft room, we watch a former general manager (Bill Polian) and a former head coach (Herman Edwards) take us through last-minute efforts to trade out of the Vikings' No. 3 o...

    Blog | April 26, 2012
  5. NFL blogger mock draft 2.0: NFC North

    Kevin Seifert

    The 2012 ESPN.com blog network mock draft is in the books. It was actually a lot of fun, and I hope you got a chance to jump into the fray for at least a few moments. If not, here is the chat transcript. I learned a few things. First, I'm much mor...

    Blog | April 23, 2012
  6. The Matt Kalil-Morris Claiborne debate

    Kevin Seifert

    You can't have an NFL draft without drama, and for weeks -- if not months -- there has been near certainty about the top two picks. We've also been pretty close for a while at No. 3, so it shouldn't be surprising that national discussion has swerved ...

    Blog | April 23, 2012
  7. Matt Kalil: Heavier isn't always better

    Kevin Seifert

    When we last checked in with USC left tackle Matt Kalil, he had shown up at the NFL scouting combine at a svelte 306 pounds spread out over his 6-foot-7 frame. He discussed plans to "bulk up" to around 310 pounds but made clear he was never going to ...

    Blog | April 16, 2012
  8. Bill Polian advocates Vikings-Dolphins trade

    Kevin Seifert

    We've discussed on several occasions the possibility of the Miami Dolphins, the Cleveland Browns or perhaps another team trading up in the draft to select Texas A&M quarterback Ryan Tannehill. The safest way to secure him, of course, would be to ...

    Blog | April 10, 2012
  9. Mailbag: Getting closer on Ryan Tannehill

    Kevin Seifert

    We've mentioned on a few occasions that the only NFC North quarterback intrigue in this draft will come in whether the stock of Texas A&M's Ryan Tannehill rises enough to put the Minnesota Vikings' No. 3 overall pick back into play as a trade com...

    Blog | April 02, 2012
  10. NFC North: Official draft order

    Kevin Seifert

    PALM BEACH, Fla. -- After getting our list of compensatory draft picks Monday, I decided to hold off on posting the NFC North's full list of 2012 draft picks until the NFL reconciled its own records and released an official list. So it here is, br...

    Blog | March 27, 2012
  11. How the No. 3 spot could be in play

    Kevin Seifert

    We've downplayed the Minnesota Vikings' realistic chances for trading down in the draft, especially after the St. Louis Rams shipped the No. 2 pick to the Washington Redskins and ensured that the draft's top two quarterbacks would be off the board wh...

    Blog | March 15, 2012
  12. Marrying players and need in the NFC North

    Kevin Seifert

    INDIANAPOLIS -- I spent most of my time here at the NFL scouting combine interviewing NFC North general managers and coaches about the wide variety of issues facing their teams. Many of our posts reflected the information from those interviews, and n...

    Blog | February 26, 2012
  13. Vikings: Playmakers or an elite left tackle?

    Kevin Seifert

    INDIANAPOLIS -- When he first made the suggestion last week, it slipped through the figurative space in my head. The second time, I took note. And when Minnesota Vikings GM Rick Spielman mentioned Thursday for the third, fourth and fifth times "the o...

    Blog | February 24, 2012
  14. DraftWatch: Vikings currently at No. 3

    Kevin Seifert

    As we've discussed, the NFL breaks ties in its draft order by reversing strength of schedule. The team who has the weaker strength of schedule get priority, and for the moment at least, that's why the St. Louis Rams are running second based on 13 wee...

    Blog | December 05, 2011
  15. These eight rookies are on the fast track to NFL success

    Kevin Seifert

    The early returns are in, and these eight rookies have jumped to the head of the of the class.

    Story | Conversation | October 02, 2008