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  1. Shield your eyes from the 2011 draft

    Kevin Seifert

    A mere two years later, the 2011 draft is crumbling for most of the NFC North. At a time when it should be forming the nucleus of our respective teams, the class of '11 is instead causing some of our most gaping holes. The futures of two first-rou...

    Blog | May 14, 2013
  2. Eight in the Box: Key offseasons

    Kevin Seifert

    A look at a key player from each NFC North team who needs to show something in offseason sessions: Chicago Bears: Offensive lineman Gabe Carimi was the No. 29 overall pick of the 2011 draft, a left tackle at Wisconsin whom the Bears decided to ins...

    Blog | May 10, 2013
  3. Titus Young and Lions: Such a waste

    Kevin Seifert

    As the 43rd pick of the 2011 draft approached, the Detroit Lions zeroed in on a talented player they had identified for a specific role in their offense. The Lions wanted an explosive vertical threat who could capitalize on the chunks of yardage avai...

    Blog | February 04, 2013
  4. Revisiting Round 2 of the 2011 draft

    Kevin Seifert

    It seems a million years ago. In reality, it was 18 months. In the second round of the 2011 draft, three pass-catchers of diverse backgrounds and skills entered the NFC North. I've checked in on their progress at various times, and at the midpoint of...

    Blog | November 03, 2012
  5. Blogger Blitz: Speak up, Martin Mayhew

    Kevin Seifert

    I was disappointed that Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew didn't stand next to coach Jim Schwartz this week and respond to questions about the team's series of offseason incidents with its 2011 draft class. There is a level of public acc...

    Blog | May 30, 2012
  6. BBAO: Lions players to get another chance

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Detroit Lions president Tom Lewand spoke extensively during a Monday radio interview about three members of the 2011 draft class who have experienced legal entanglements related to marijuana in the past three months....

    Blog | April 10, 2012
  7. Wrapping up the 2011 draft

    Kevin Seifert

    Cleaning out my notebook with the 2011 NFL draft in the books: The Chicago Bears love their safeties. Cal's Chris Conte is the ninth they've drafted since general manager Jerry Angelo took over in 2002. (Extra credit if you can name all nine. T...

    Blog | May 02, 2011
  8. NFC North draft analysis

    Kevin Seifert

    Normally the end of the draft provides an opportunity to reassess the NFC North teams and start assessing the division race. The task of roster building is largely complete. For the most part, we'll know which teams are stacked, which ones have big h...

    Blog | April 30, 2011
  9. BBAO: Judging Mayhew without a curve

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Another sign of the Detroit Lions' progress? We have our first evidence of higher expectations for general manager Martin Mayhew as the 2011 draft approaches. In rebuilding the Lions, writes Bob Wojnowski of the Detr...

    Blog | April 27, 2011
  10. Draft Watch: NFC North

    Kevin Seifert

    Each Thursday leading up to the NFL draft (April 28-30), the ESPN.com NFL blog network will take a division-by-division look at key aspects of the draft. Today's topic: Draft Philosophy. Chicago Bears General manager Jerry Angelo has emerged fr...

    Blog | April 14, 2011
  11. Gruden QB camp: Ryan Mallett

    Kevin Seifert

    Fact: Arkansas quarterback Ryan Mallett has been hounded by character questions during the run-up to the 2011 draft. Unknown: The extent to which those questions have merit. Unfortunate: The cameo of another former Arkansas athlete, the notorio...

    Blog | April 14, 2011
  12. Profile: Blaine Gabbert

    Kevin Seifert

    As the Minnesota Vikings consider their quarterback options this spring, many of you have asked who Blaine Gabbert is and why the Missouri quarterback has emerged as perhaps the top passer in the 2011 draft. This profile from ESPN.com's Elizabeth Mer...

    Blog | March 25, 2011
  13. Video: Bears on the clock

    Kevin Seifert

    Mel Kiper Jr., Trent Dilfer and Chris Mortensen discuss the Bears heading into the 2011 draft....

    Blog | March 17, 2011
  14. Draft Watch: NFC North

    Kevin Seifert

    Each Thursday leading up to the NFL draft (April 28-30), the ESPN.com NFL blog network will take a division-by-division look at key aspects of the draft. Today's topic: draft rewind -- examining the past five drafts. Chicago Bears Best choice: ...

    Blog | March 17, 2011
  15. Jake Locker is Vikings' first decision

    Kevin Seifert

    As promised, the Minnesota Vikings are working through the process of privately working out the top quarterbacks of the 2011 draft. They've scheduled a session with Auburn's Cam Newton and TCU's Andy Dalton, among others, and on Tuesday they were pla...

    Blog | March 15, 2011
  16. Andy Dalton to work out for Bears, Vikings

    Kevin Seifert

    As we await word on how the business of the NFL will proceed after Friday's decertification of the NFL Players Association -- a lockout is expected at midnight ET -- we can rest assured of one fact: The 2011 draft will go on. To that end, let's close...

    Blog | March 11, 2011